Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How about some Christmas projects?

Hi Everyone!

Happy Wednesday!  With the view from my craft room looking like this last weekend,

I couldn't resist working on some Christmas projects!

This is an SVG Cuts file that I altered by adding starry flourishes to the 'glass' panels.  I cut the file from black paper and added lots of Aged Silver Distress Paint to give it a metallic appearance.  I embossed the decorative panels at the top for some extra texture.  The roses are my favorite Penny Duncan Creations grungy roses, colored with Distress Stains before assembly.  I cut the roses and all of the Christmas Greenery with my Silver Bullet Professional.

Here is how they look from a different angle.  I love how precisely the Silver Bullet cuts tiny details.  Some of these evergreens have really fine needles and my Bullet handled them with no problems.  I cut all of the greenery from white cardstock and colored it with various colors of Distress Inks.   This piece is already on its way to decorate my older daughter's house. 

My next project is just for me:

I purchased this shadow box at Goodwill quite some time ago.  It was pretty hideous, but had great potential.  I painted it with a nice yellow green acrylic craft paint, dry brushed on a bit of darker green, and added some brown antiquing wax.  I gave it a good buff once the wax had dried, and I really love the effect!  The letters and the base for the vintage ornament wreath were cut with my trusty Silver Bullet.   I used some junk pieces of foam that were laying around to pop up all of the elements from the vintage newspaper background. 

I am very excited to find a place to hang this new piece.  It has all of my favorite Christmas things.  Joy, Green, vintage glass ornaments, (rescued from someone's trash pile!) vintage paper, and cardstock.  I just need to add a hanger to the back, and it will be good to go.

Thanks for stopping by to see some of what I've been working on.  Hope your week is filled with joy and good things!


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