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! 


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