I went all out for the current CCC#3 (check here to see what you need to do to enter) challenge using Tim's Woodlands and Tinsel Twine. I was determined to use as many holiday dies as possible. It took 3 photos to capture all the elements.
The Inspiration Emporium to a randomly selected winner. These challenges are such fun and make me use the products I've acquired instead of hoarding them. Surely I'm not the only one guilty of this! lol
Ranger: distress inks, embossing powders, paints, stains; clear embossing ink & powder; archival inks
Sizzix: Old Jalopy, Prancing Deer, Reindeer Flight, Sleigh Ride, Hanging Sign (Bigz dies); deer, cardinal, pine tree (mini mover & shaker dies); Holiday Words-Script (thinlits); recycled packaging
Stampers Anonymous: Christmas Nostalgia CMS207, Wallpaper & Wood CMS126
Hero Arts Lower Case alpha stamps
Advantus (Idea-ology): jump rings, hitch fasteners, Woodlands, Tinsel Twine-Winter
Misc: white gesso, watercolor paper, ribbon, Epsom Salts (snow!!!), wood dowel and fence, twine
The base is a corrugated cardboard box lid cut to size. Watercolor paper was cut to size. Various white and blue distress inks and paints were used to color it. Stamp snowflake background in Shaded Lilac distress ink. Adhered to box with double-stick tape.
Using Sizzix die packaging I cut a tray to fit the bottom. Painted it with white gesso and left the front bumpy. It was adhered using double-stick tape. Fill with Epsom Salts to resemble snow. Even the lumps were kept.
Cut all the dies multiple times out of chipboard or grunge board. Multi Medium (Matte) was used to adhere the layers. Color and sand the edges.
Completed size: 6"D x 12" W x 8" H
If you haven't purchased your tree or a wreath for the front door yet, maybe you'll go to this site and feed the reindeer while you're there! Thank you for st(h)opping!