Hellooo my lovely blogging friends! Have you all started your Christmas crafting yet? Or are you busy with Halloween??? This week I have been playing with a lovely ~Tando Creative~ chippie book in the shape of a Christmas Tree!
I decided not to use it for photographs but to make a sort of free-standing decoration, using Christmasy quotes for inspiration. The book is just over 24cm high & really sturdy to work with....it will take all sorts of stuff thrown at it - even your tea probably hehe! Here it is nekkid hehe...
For the backgrounds of all the sides I used the new Basic Grey Jovial range of papers & then lightly covered them with gesso to tone it down a bit. The edge of each branch was then painted with white Eco paint & glitter added. After that it was a case of a good rummage in my Christmas box....nearly fell in too hehe! The reindeer in the top pic is another Tando goodie - isn't he cute? The holly & robins are coloured in stamped images and the trees are from my stash - seem to have had a pile of these for years!
For this sideI wanted a 'busy' tree, just like the one my daughter does (everything goes on it!) I have layered up the tree to give it some fullness & added some stamped & coloured images, stickles & buttons. Oh & I tracked down some of those pretty little lights too!
For this one I actually made some miniature stockings from scrap Christmas fabric. They were fiddly but worth it! The Santa is a stamped images as is the holly.
The snowman on this side is a die-cut I found & coloured then added a felt hat & fabric scarf. The teensy snowflakes have been painted & glittered....I love this paper :D
If you would like to get this book to play with take a look ~here~ for the stockists. Thank you for taking a look today my lovelies, HUGS XXX