My husband and I managed to get quite a bit of Christmas decorating done early this year, so I have been in the mood for a Christmas project. The latest challenge found on page 60 of the Compendium of Curiosities III book (it's still not too late to get your own copy here) made this quite easy. Here is the project I came up with:
I started with a shadow box frame that I already had:
I painted the entire box with Gesso. After the gesso dried, I covered the frame with paper from Tim's Merriment Paper Stash.
Now for the technique. I decided that the Woodlands tree would work perfectly inside the shadow box part of the frame. It was just a bit too tall, so I cut the base off the tree so that it would fit inside. I followed Tim's technique on page 60 and then added some beads for "ornaments" from a red beaded garland I purchased. Here is the finished tree along with the garland I used.
I knew immediately I wanted to have a 3D Santa Claus in my scene, so I used B Line Designs Dear Santa stamp. I stamped this image 3 times and colored the entire image on only one of them for the base. I colored and cut apart a few pieces from the other stamped images, including Santa and the trim on his coat. Some of the parts were cut out and adhered with foam tape to the ones below to create dimension.
Once I was done layering Santa I adhered the entire stamped image to the back of the shadowbox with several layers of foam tape. I also slid the tree in next to Santa.
To decorate the outside of the frame, I began by following the technique for the tinsel twine and then I draped a section across the top of the frame, adding some red beads to several portions of the twine at the frame top.
I used some greenery I found in my stash and placed it at the top left and bottom right of the frame. I added some pinecones (so glad I hung on to those!) and berries to the greenery along with a silver snowflake. Here again is the finished project.
What will you do with your Woodland and Tinsel Twine? We can't wait to see! Just remember to head on over to Linda Ledbetter's website to get all the rules and leave a comment on each member of the Curiosity Crew's website. The Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this challenge. They have a hefty $50.00 shopping spree awaiting a randomly chosen winner. The extremely generous Tim and Mario also have another fabulous prize package for the Curiosity Crew's choice! Yay!
Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you create with this challenge! Have fun with it!