Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas 2010 - Kerryn

Well once again I have been having a blast with some 2 Crafty chipboard and of course making a mess :) DH has banished me to the outdoors for certain activites.

I will start my chat with the awesome chipboard Christmas Tree, now I haven't got a link for it on the site, but I'm sure if you contact Vanessa at 2 Crafty, she will be able to help you.

This tree is almost 12 inches high and I think it is the perfect centrepiece for any Christmas project. The moment I spotted it I decided I wanted to use this tree like a big photo frame. I printed 12 small photos that captured Harrison's Christmas day. From waking him in the morning to the last round of presents that night. I placed these photos in the larger circles of the tree and then used patterned paper to decorate the smaller circles. Thought this was a cool way to gather the some memories.

Now the tree itself has been given the works, a base coat of gesso to keep the colours true, then I have randomly applied distress inks in 3 different shades of green, gold embossed with a prima stamp, the stars were stickled and finally a layer a crackle accent to finish the piece off. I was so pleased with the tree, must admit it took a few days to do, but I just wanted to give each layer a chance to dry. And it took me that long to clean my hands LOL!

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Once I had the tree in place on my layout, I took the gorgeous Flourish Ornament Border and dismantled it :)
I used the bow and swirls at the base of the tree. Both pieces were inked and then I added a gem and some gloosy accent to the bow.

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The baubles were placed at the top of the page. They've been inked with the same colours used for the tree and then I have doodled some patterns on them with my gold signo.

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And here is the finished project!

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Hopefully I have inspired you in some way today, thanks for popping in!

1 comment:

Michelle W said...

Kerryn, this is simply stunning !!! And so much work has gone into it - I love each and every detail ! I hope you will be subbing this when they have Christmas calls (which won't be too far away LOL !) It is truly worthy of more than 1 comment ! Fantastic work as always xx