Thursday, 17 December 2015

Create a scene for CVC 2 - Trees

At Ally Pally earlier in the year I bought some mdf Christmas pieces including these trees from Anna Marie Designs. Together they create a lovely Christmas tree scene, perfect for my second DT sample for the current Country View Crafts Challenge - create a scene.

I painted the trees with decoart fluid acrylic paints in various shades of green and added some thin crackle glaze on the tips of the branches, but it must have been too thin as the crackle is so fine it can't be seen lol. (We live and learn don't we?). I lightly sponged some white over the top and when it was dry I added some sparkly embossing powder down the edges. Before I added them to the base I painted and altered some wooden and metal snowflakes for embellishments.


 The base was given a coat of dark green paint and then a coat of Americana crackle medium. When it was dry I painted with decoart lace chalk paint and the beautiful crackles appeared. It didn't take long before it was dry and I could glue on some bells, cones, berries and natural materials with a couple of altered wooden shapes.


Although I didn't finish embellishing the trees at the back I did make sure it was all painted and some of the base embellishments added to it.


To finish it off I added a Tim Holtz Christmas flash card.


I hope you are enjoying the challenge at Country View Crafts and maybe you have entered something - don't forget there is a £20 voucher for the winner each month.

Only one more week to go and it will be Christmas Eve which is where our family Christmas begins. We all get together with a few close friends and have a meal together and share a Christmas Eve mini present. Everyone comes to us Christmas Eve and Christmas day and then to my son and daughter in law's for Boxing day, I just love this special time together.

Happy Holidays as our American friends say.

hugs Brenda xxx

20 comments:

Jane said...

What a beautiful decoration Brenda I hope it has centre place in your house. Enjoy your special family time together. Hugs xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! You have another beautiful festive centerpiece. Happy holiday and merry Christmas to you and your family!

Maggie said...

Fabulous festive decoration looks even better close up lol
Merry Christmas
MaggieH

Meggymay said...

A beautiful decorative project, the trees all look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Brenda - I love it to pieces - what a fabulous decorative piece! Hugs rachel x

Lynn Price said...

Love this festive scene, Brenda ! What a fun holiday piece - the trees are such nice sizes against all of your embellishments! And great finish you've put to them - especially that sparkly embossing powder! Best wishes for the season to you and yours, and thanks for all of your support this year as I gained my footing in this new world of mixed media and blogging - couldn't have gotten here without you! xxx Lynn

Joi at RR said...

Oh wow Brenda - this is so quaint and peaceful.... just lovely. The colors are perfect and those trees are stunning. LOVED seeing your creation for sure! j.

Redanne said...

I have the tree set and have been wondering what to do with it - thanks for inspiring me with this gorgeous creation Brenda, I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this, Brenda! It's wonderful!

Joan Heath said...

It is a fantastic project. Having seen it for real the photos don't do it justice. There is such a mixture of texture, colours and embellishments. I just adore it Brenda. xx

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!! Completely wonderful!!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Brenda this is a fabulous work! As always you create pieces of art! Barbarayaya

June Macfarlane said...

Just really beautiful and i always love how you use your colour combinations. so very artistic.
Hugs June x

Ostin Dagger said...

That is really great Christmas tree scene! It is a wonderful idea for those, who does not have a room for a real Christmas tree. For example my writer from http://pinkelstar.com/, who has a room only on the windowsill. I will share with him this idea!

Paper Profusion said...

A beautiful scene Brenda - love your art work on those wonderful trees. Sending you my best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and all that you wish for in 2016. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

A beautiful scene Brenda - love your art work on those wonderful trees. Sending you my best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and all that you wish for in 2016. Nicola x

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE these wonderful tall trees Brenda and all the wonderful decorations beneath them - what a festive design for Christmas and winter! Julia xx

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Brenda - I love what you've done with the trees. The red accents with the frosty blues and whites are just wonderful. I seem to remember saying that I'd have to save mine for next year now (that must have been over at CVC I guess)...

Sorry your e-card took so long to get to you - the site's been playing up - it was actually sent on the 18th!!

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season!
Alison xx

Juls said...

These are just gorgeous!! So creative xx

A Pink said...

Utterly fabulous Poece of Christmas home decor . Love the trees in their natural state but you have altered them wonderfully . Love all the texture and detail . Gorgeous! x