Saturday, 1 November 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus

Hi all. It's time for another challenge on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog.  You might not instantly guess it from my project but the theme is "Travel'.

I didn't have a clue what I was going to do for this challenge until I was at the MDF Man's stall at the GNPE Harrogate. I saw this tree and thought it would look fab with a Christmas scene on it. I pictured this and then thought "No one travels further than Father Christmas on Christmas Eve!"

Mum and I had a lot of fun decorating it. Thanks for your help Mum. x

I thought it would be easier to do the scene on card, rather than straight onto the tree, so I drew around it and cut a piece out.

I started off by stamping Frosty, as he is at the front, I then masked him off and stamped the Quirky Cottages at a quirky angle on a quirky hill. These were then masked off so I could stamp the trees.

A mask creates the moon and I brayered in the sky with Denim and Pitch Black Adirondack ink. Traveling Father Christmas is stamped in Jet Black Archival ink.

Unfortunately I hadn't checked out how it went together and eventually spotted that my tree came down too low for the bucket. Luckily Dad came to my rescue and sawed the top off. Thanks Dad. x

I sprinkled on some Frantage embossing powder for the snow and heated it to set it. Some Stickles was added on the snowy ground to give it some sparkle. The cottages and Frosty were coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.

I assembled the tree and painted it with grey acrylic paint.

Some silver gilding flakes and a bit of inking around the edges adds the finishing touch. I used red liner tape on the bucket and a piece of doubled sided adhesive sheet for the star.

I hope you like it. I couldn't bear to put it away so it's currently sat in my craft room - I think it's a bit early to bring it downstairs! It is still autumn after all.

Talking of autumn, it was great to see all the beautiful seasonal cards for last month's challenge. All of the seasons were covered and there were some four seasons ones, which I always love. Congratulations to the winner and Top 5. It is always so hard to choose!

I wonder what you will all come up with this month? I look forward to seeing. The rest of the DT had some fab ideas.

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  1. I love it Lynne, I think I will have to pay a visit to the MDF man next weekend at the NEC and decorate my own tree. xx

  2. Fabulous Lynne and yes I reckon he travels furthest. Love what you have done here x

  3. Lynne, it a stunner, wonderful idea and I love everything about it. xxx

  4. Lynne this is fantastic and I love the way you think...Santa certainly does travel a long way.....and all in one night.......hope you had a good weekend...Jo. X

  5. love your tongue in cheek ideas Lynne. you're right about Santa though! hugs xx

  6. Brilliant work Lynne - this is something you'll get out every xmas and enjoy.
    Fabulous idea to do all your artwork on card then stick it on, sounds much easier than straight on to the MDF. Have a great weekend xx

  7. This is amazing! And such a different spin on Travel!

  8. Absolutely fantabulous! I love it. A total show stopper.
    Very well done, you clever thing! ~ Cobs.x


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