Friday, November 27, 2015

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


For me... the most wonderful time of the year is autumn and the very special Thanksgiving season!  

But for my children and grandchildren Dec is the most wonderful time of the year.  Birthdays, Christmas, Santa and the Christmas Tree!!!! This is a scrapbook page "remembering" Christmas past.  

This project is 15x15". It is mounted on wood that hubby retrieved from a wood pallet and white washed for me!

The paper is a 12 x 12" by Teresa Collins from Craft n Craftin' and began with a stencil using DecoArt Media Crackle Paste. 

I accented the crackle with Ranger Distress Ink Faded Jeans. 

Then added some Lindy's Stamp Gang - Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz and Tweedle Dee Denim Flat Fabio

Some bling for the background with Stampendous Shaved Ice and Ranger Stickles!

And just had to have a tiny bit more bling so I added these very very small little stones with Ranger Glossy Accents!

After the background was finished I added black lace and some ribbon to the bottom. 

The chipboard frames were gessoed and then painted with DecoArt Glamour Dust.

To add some dimension, I created a flower from Ranger Frosted Film. I just fussy cut it from the piece of film - trying to make the petals looks similar to the petals on the paper. Then I heated it with my heat gun to melt and bend the petals - glued them together with Ranger Glossy Accents and painted the flower with Ranger Watermelon Alcohol Ink. 

Dark Red and Gold glitter paper was cut to surround the scene! and then glued all to the white wooden back. 

The little town and Santa die cuts are from Impression Obsession. But I cut roofs from cardstock and painted it black to make my own little neighborhood! Then added gold glitter paper in the windows!  Shaved Ice and Stickles made the snow!  I drew in Santa's face!  Also added some shaved ice to the little ornaments.

The bow was made from American Crafts Elements Premium Ribbon. I added stripes with Liquid Pearls to another piece of ribbon from my stash so it looked similar to a candy cane!!! 

The HOPE and JOY letters came from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal Paper Stash as well as the SPECIAL DELIVERY sign.

The drum, snowman and bear used to be button covers!

Here are a few close-ups of the completed project!

As always, thanks bunches and bunches for 
your interest in my projects. I so glad you stopped by! 
Hugs. j. 

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Very excited to join the following challenges:

Artplorations Stencil Blog Hop

FLASH STENCIL LINKY PARTY! ____________________________

This wonderful Christmas mood board inspired me to make a home decor for my grandkids with their pictures on it because they believe that THIS is the "most wonderful time of the year"! My background is white boards similar to the ones behind your sign.  I used scrapbook paper that has the sentiment on it.  There are Christmas trees in the pictures of the children.  There are houses included as well as the color scheme of the mood board - blues, reds, whites, creams! There is not a heart on it but it was made from the heart! It was a fun project and I am excited to get it into the mail to the kids. It's much prettier in person... of course!!! 


My favorite memories are always about family.  Ours live so far away so pictures are wonderful. 
Remembering last Christmas with this project! 



Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page, love all the fun elements you have added, and put together with so much love and care. Have a great weekend, hugs from coooooold Rhineland, Valerie

Lizzy Hill said...

Love the framing & the bg work is amazing!!! Gorgeous way of celebrating this special time of the year:):)

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! There are so many wonderful elements on your layout! Love the background with the stencilling over all the ephemera pieces. That ribbon is loads of fun and your poinsettia is so wonderfully vintage and realistic!! I definitely don't use enough shaved ice in my Christmas projects, I may pull it out of the drawer today! Thanks for the inspiration Joi and Happy Thanksgiving. hugs :)

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a wonderful piece, Joi - it's a terrific memory-keeper too! Talk about upcycling - you've done it here in spades! xo

JaMajka said...

Wow, super cool photo tutorial! Amazing artwork! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

experiments in paper said...

Joi, this is so fun!! Great step-outs, and love the result!! Fabulous details - such a wonderful way to celebrate the season....just amazing! xx Lynn

Šialka said...

Wau, it so great! A lot of details and result is beautiful!

Words and Pictures said...

What a fantastic, festive, mixed media collage! I love the crackled flourishes and great lettering, and it's so cool how you've got the sleigh flying over all those tiny houses - such a clever use of the dies. Absolutely enchanting and I bet your children and grandchildren will love seeing their memories preserved in this amazing way.
Alison x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love love love this page. Gorgeous layers and texture in the background, and lovely pictures to go with them.
thanks for joining us at SATW this month.

langeatheart said...

Wow wow wow!!! I love this! So unique! So labor intensive! It's stunning and I love how you shared the process with us! All the best from SATW! :) My fav! :)

sarascloset said...

OOPS! Let's try this again! This is such a sweet reminder of family and those memories you share at Christmas! Love all those details, and the crackle stenciling just floats my boat! I bet those kids must be getting very excited for Christmas to come! Big hugs, Joi!

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful layout! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

Natalya Loi said...

How interesting! And beautiful!) Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World! ♥♥♥

Julia S-W said...

A really beautiful background Joi and I LOVE those gorgeous little frames you've made for your images. Stunning memories! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils (late as always!! - me that is!). Julia xx

Ella Swan said...

Joi this is amazing! Thanks so much for sending it to us at SATW this month!!