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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Santa's House

Hello ! It's Sue C here and today I'm sharing a Christmas project. I should really be getting to grips with Christmas cards but I am so very easily distracted and this was no exception !

I spotted this little wooden plaque with a metal hook in my stash and thought it would be great to hang a Christmas stocking on.

I decided that it needed a little something extra so I cut a roof shape and 2 additional side panels from grey board and a scalloped piece for the bottom edge from mount board (which I actually didn't use in the end!). 

I then used Wendy Vecchi's Yikes Stripes stencil with her white embossing paste on the roof and 2 side panels.

Then I started to paint, I wanted to keep the colours to a traditional Christmas theme and as I was seeing the panels as shutters I chose to use shades of brown acrylic paint over an initial coat of cream. 

I then started to add colour to the main wooden board, sticking to the same colour theme.

I then used Red Geranium Archival ink and the Wendy Vecchi Fancy Florals background stamp.

For the centre of the wooden panel I found a frame in my stash and painted it with acrylic paint in dark brown and when it was dry I swiped a lighter colour over the top to distress it. I also brushed some metallic wax around the edges too. 

The below is the finished piece and  I have to apologise for the poor photograph. I got my other half to knock a hook into the wall so I could hang it up to photograph and then realised the light was behind me so there was a great big shadow! The santa inside the frame is from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays set.

The poinsettias have been made from Grunge Paper that I've covered with cream card that's been stamped using Potting Soil Archival ink. I've painted a jingle bell with acrylic paint and brushed metallic wax over it too.

The letters have been cut from mount board using the  Tim Holtz Word Play die. I've then covered them with gold embossing powder and while it was still hot I spinkled on some UTEE grains too. The holly and berries are die cut using the Tim Holtz Festive Foliage strip die. The berries have had some Rock Candy Distress Glitter added to them.

For the numbers  I cut four of each from cardboard using the Mini 25 Tim Holtz die. I glued the numbers together and used Festive Berries Distress Ink to paint them red. Then I dabbed embossing ink on to them, used some Sticky embossing powder and then sprinkled on some Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

The right hand panel has been decorated with die cuts using the Festive Foliage strip die and the little calendar is from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays stamp set.

To finish, I added a couple of filigree metal corners and brushed some more metallic wax around the edges of all the panels.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project !



Jenny Marples said...

What a fantastic project Sue. Love the stripes and that centre frame. Santa has a super new home here with a great vintage feel. Jenny x

Maryanne said...

I love this project! The texture of the stripes is great and I love all the die cuts. Really great Christmas project!

Kim said...

Wow...this is stunning, Sue! Now I feel the need to make four of these for our entire family!! Beautiful!

toni said...

Wonderful Sue!!!!!! I shall be stealing this idea! a fabulous Christmas make I love it ! X

Debby said...

This is beautiful! Would male a cool gift for someone too. I have some hangers so will have to check this out.

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh heaps of work has gone into this Sue and it all really shows. Gorgeous piece. Nicola x

Micki said...

That is gorgeous! I love how the shutters really look like wood. And how you painted/distressed the wood frame. It's beautiful.

JulesinParadise said...

WOW! Love this oh so yule project!

Miss Iowa said...

Love love love this! What a wonderful scene you created.

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS, Sue! Love it ALL! So many Fab details! Especially Love the poinsettia with the text paper! WOW creation!

Giovana said...

Wow!! This is wonderful! Fantastic inspiration!

butterfly said...

Fabulous attention to detail, Sue - a gorgeous vintage glow to the whole thing, and the flowers and those fabulous stripes on the panels are wonderful. A really great festive make!
Alison x

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt Sue.... this is just ...WOW... love the feel of your whole project, fab details!!

Broni said...

Wow! What a masterpiece! This is definitely destined to become a family heirloom!!

Andiepants said...

OMG this is AMAZING!!!!! I love the homemade patterned papers too.