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