Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Canvas

So I finished up with the fourth challenge over at AMM for the "Flippin' Out for the Holidays Contest." The challenge was to create a home decor item that was holiday oriented.

I started with an 11 x 14 Canvas and painted it. You can't tell on the pictures but after I painted it I painted a layer of glitter. :) Then I decided to make a scene with patterned paper. I tore the hills and traced a Maya Road house onto paper and cut it out. I layered tiny pics behind the windows so it looks like my boys are looking out. I also put some paper and lace behind the top portion of the window to look like curtains. I layered borders on the roof and the chimney is KI Memories lace cardstock layered (it was blue, I used the backside). Then I used my Slice to make some snowflakes, and I stitched a line from the top to each snowflake. The dark green trees are a stamp that I stamped and embossed and then cut out. The whole thing is titled after one of my favorite Christmas songs (It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year). I added various embellishments (including that cute bird charm on the roof) and then finished by making a border of lace around the whole thing.
Here are some pics (remember, you can click on them to see them larger):




Close up:


I had fun with my new papers from Pink Paislee. I have decided that the Tinsel Town line is my favorite Christmas line this year. (I did use a couple other papers from other Pink Paislee lines too).

Supplies:


Canvas (11 x 14)--Coloron, Paint and Glitter Paint--Making Memories, Papers--Pink Paislee, Chimney is KI Memories Lace Cardstock, Stickers--Pink Paislee, Stamp--Pink Paislee, Ink and Embossing Powder--Stampin' Up!, Buttons--various (unknown), Gems--Kaiser Craft (pink circles) and Glitz Design (Clear Square/Diamond), Lace--unknown, 3D Paint--Scribbles, Bird Charm--Jewel Craft LLC, Thread--DMC

9 comments:

Jessica said...

fabulous!

lisa dickinson said...

That canvas is just incredible! love every inch of it! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Your creation is just so adorable! LOVE the details.

Jenn said...

What an awesome canvas! I also love you 'define good' layout! It is darling!

happydays525 said...

I absolutely adore this! You did a fantastic job on this, super fun!

Lisa Dorsey said...

That Christmas canvas is just gorgeous! Love all the details!

Amanda L. said...

Woah....this is out of this world....how clever to use one of the MR houses as a template...and love your previous sketch posted!!!

Christina said...

This is the cutest thing!!

Chris said...

This is absolutely incredible! Love it!