The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new ‘anything goes Christmas’ challenge. Here is my creation:
To create the box, I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs ‘Shadow Box Frames’/ I watched her video to create the box, and once I got my head around the pieces, the folding, and the gluing I was pleased with the result.
I used some brown marbled card to create the box, as I wanted a darker frame, and once the box was created, I used some patterned paper as the base, and built everything from there.
I searched through all my Tim Holtz Christmas ephemera – of which I have a lot – and haven’t used very much. I’m currently going through my patterned papers and ephemera collection to try and use them as I bought them after being inspired by his and his creators posts – the style isn’t my usual – but I’m enjoying creating – just going with the flow!
I adhered poinsettias – from his ‘worn wallpaper’ around the outside of the frame, as well as bells and candy canes. The inside were some of his pocket cards – cut down a little – and other ticket ephemera, with a little button on the bottom corner.
I wanted to use the deer, and put some natural raffia – coloured with Distress re-inkers – behind to support the die cut, and lend a ‘woodland’ feel.
I hope you can come along and join us with your Christmas creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Crafty Animals Challenge – anything goes with an animal
Paper Dragonfly Challenge – Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – anything goes with patterned papers
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge – anything goes with mixed media
Aud Sentiments – anything goes with a sentiment
Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas and patterned paper
Love To Craft – anything goes