Christmas items have been on my mind lately. Trying to get things in order BEFORE the day itself. I do not think I will keep this project- think I'll sell it... not too sure yet. I love it, I do. It's just we don't really use advent calenders.
|A Pick'N Time is where I found this great house at one heck of a steal! Check out their site. They accept paypal and come up with all sorts of odd and unusual things. This is the BEFORE SHOT!|
|How'd that get in there?!?!?! Hee Hee|
Go Steelers! By the grace of God they won last night!
Okay back to business. A minute to say something about this collection! It's just amazing. I love it, so many possibilities and things you can do with it. Ranging from cards, layouts, mini books, etc.
In the spirit of making things and giving things. I've decided to offer this lovely collection pictured here as a giveaway!!! One lucky winner will win this great collection December 10th! Contest closes 12/05/12.
All you have to do is share a Holiday project of yours. Anything and everything can be used. Layout, card, off the page project. Simply add your project off in the sidebar. I can't wait to me motivated by all of your creative wonderfulness.
|To check out other great creations check out Simple Stories blog!|
Okay onto the project!
|Aren't these just adorable. I let them dry for about 24 hrs. Then dry painted over them with a mixed red and brick red paint to get just the right color. I cut 4 - 2 x 3 inch pieces to create a fire place chimney.|
|At this point I struggled with whether or not to paint the house or to use tissue tape or paper or to leave the wood showing through. I began moving on with other pieces while trying to figure out the character I wanted the house to take on.|
|I cut many pieces and inked them up to use on the house.|
|I went ahead and glittered little pieces here and there that I knew I'd want glittered and would be easier to do so before they were adhered.|
|Anything I had hand cut out from the papers that I wanted to use as an embellishment I added a layer of Mod Podge to both sides to make it more sturdy. For this adorable mini banner I coated it twice for added protection.|
|I made sure that each section of this calendar had something POPPED off the page. You may not be able to see them all there, but I love how each box had something special and unique to offer.|
|I really wish I could better show all of the layers and pieces that pop, bend and move in these sections.|
|Love all the little pieces I was able to incorporate here. Like behind the 24 stamp number is another piece of play dough that I also ran through an embossing folder and allowed to dry then inked up. Adds a little something to it.|
|I still have some little village people that I plan to add to it as well as some small gifts into this top section. However, I'm still working on them.|
|A little Hambly Screen Prints added to the top section. just love those deer.|
|In the 25 box, I layered the Christmas Tree as well as the presents to add more depth to that box. I also glittered both tree's stars.|
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