Thursday, 18 December 2014

CC3C - Challenge 17

Hi all,

Woodlands and Tinsel twine is this challenge so onto page 60 of the compendium of curiosities.   I didn't have any tinsel twine and couldn't get any as my local craft shop had sold out so its just the woodlands for me!

I decided to use a canvas but turned to the backside so it was like a shadow box.  I covered the sides and edges with some of the Postale tissue wrap and then painted over with Turquoise Paperartsy Fresco Finish chalk paint and some white gesso.  Once this was dry I added some snow to the bottom edge and again set this to dry.

The background was a piece of card  that I stuck strips of tissue wrap to and then painted with broken china and spun sugar distress paint and overstamped snowflakes with white gesso once the paint was dry.  I then used a stencil to add Santa and his Sleigh with versa mark ink and then embossed with black embossing powder as I wanted a really dark image.

The houses were from Tando and are made from thick cardboard. I painted them using more Paperartsy fresco paint in Cherry red, Pea coat and Turquoise and Green gold Decoart acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dry I assembled the houses and added them to the piece.

I coloured the trees using Tims technique and added some snow to them.  These were added to the piece once everything was dry.  I then added some more snow around the base of the houses and trees and onto the roofs of the houses.

I painted some flourishes with Decoart liquid gold acrylic paint to get a lovely soft gold finish and attached them to the frame.  Using the Signmaker Alpha Parts I put the text at the top of the frame.  This piece will now be added to our decorations in the living room, I think!

The Curiosity Crew has provided some stunning examples of this technique and you can see them at Linda Ledbetter's blog so click here to see this fabulous work.  Also thanks to the Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.

A very Happy Christmas to all and all the very best for 2015.



  1. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love those colorful houses! Fab work! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Woodlands and Tinsel Twine challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. This is so cute, Lyn! I love the fact that you used the back of the canvas as a shadow box! All of your details are amazing - the houses, paint color choices, the altered trees and even Santa in the sky above! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us!

  3. Lyn...this is adorable! Brilliant use of a canvas and your shadowbox effect is darling. I love Santa and his reindeer flying over the sleepy little village below. The altered trees on either side of your scene are darling. Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. What a sweet scene, Lyn! Love the bright houses and the way you used the canvas as a frame. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!