Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Magical Winter Wonderland...

Hi folks...I had no intention of posting today but just couldn't resist sharing with you my version of this gob-smackingly gorgeous Winter Wonderland project that Richele Christensen shared over on Simon Says Stamp Blog using an Idea-ology Vignette Tray and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holiday Thinlits and if you too want to add this stunning decoration to your Christmas ornament collection, you'll find Richele's How-To tutorial HERE 
Despite the fact that I may well have to burn the midnight oil to finish off all the Christmas Crafty stuff...I was bitten by the " I have to make this now" bug...you know that feeling when you have an itch and you just have to scratch it. I'm totally in love with how it turned out, a big thank you to Tim and Sizzix for these beautiful dies and a huge shout out to Richele for the inspiration, this beauty will have pride of place in my TV room over Christmas.
I pretty much followed Richele's tutorial but used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Birch Trees Thinlits as the first layer on my Winter Wonderland background...
followed by layers of Woodland Trees and the deer from Winter Wonderland and then added Garden Greens foliage and Idea-ology Baubles coloured with Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink along the bottom...
this beautiful Christmas sentiment die cut from card covered with silver Deco Sheet using Retro Merry Christmas Thinlits

an Idea-ology Finial painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, Crinkle Ribbon and more foliage die cuts and baubles...
 and that magical moment when the fairy lights are switched on...
The fairy lights I used are from Amazon UK, a great deal - 2 sets for the amazing price of £4.99 with free delivery and delivered within 2 days...
 

This gorgeous decoration will be keeping us company in the cubbyhole in the mad run up to Christmas, adding a festive feel to our crazy workplace but it's back to the crafty list today and the motto is FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS on the "stuff to do" pile...



but first I'll be enjoying my morning cuppa...sitting mesmerised by the twinkling fairy lights and do you think I will be able to resist the temptation of using the second set of fairy lights to make another Christmas decoration? Those of you who know me well will know the answer to that question.
Hugs Kath xxx


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12 comments:

Redanne said...

Kath, it is an absolute delight to behold!! It has a truly magical quality to it and the lights are just the icing on the gorgeous cake! After seeing Richele's I wanted to make one too but disciplined myself to making cards.... but now, after seeing this wonderful creation, I have the 'itch' too... oh dear!! Thank you for your wonderfully inspiring post, you are such an enabler.... Big hugs, Anne xxx

Rita said...

Mind blowing Kath. It is just so beautiful. I love the whole scene you have created for this. Must pop over and see Richelle tutorial. Hope you're well. Hugs Rita xxxx

Ann said...

Wow Kath what a fabulous winter scene, it's so beautiful and as Ann says the little lights are the icing on the cake!!!! I just love it....off to see Richeles tutorial.
Have a lovely day. Love & hugs Ann xxx

Annie said...

FABULOUS !!!! This is gorgeous Kath and well done dealing with that itch.....wonderful outcome. I so love the amazing layers and have all those dies so perhaps I will make one too or at least something similar. TFS and hugs
Annie x

Janette said...

Stunningly beautiful decoration, wowser...I am in love...x

Guida Machado said...

Amazing, Kath, so beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Guida

Paula Cheney said...

So awesome Kath - I love the addition of the Birch in the background. Time well spent!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW what an awesome work of art! I love the depth and dimension on this fabulous winter wonderland.
Hugs
Linda xxx

EmPemm said...

It isn’t often I see something and then immediately have to scour the internet so I can make it myself but I have to have one of those vignette ornaments!!! I have the lights, finial and vignette trays coming in the next few days and can’t wait to play. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Sandra H said...

OMG...............This is totally stunning so pleased you shared it x

misteejay said...

What a stunning creation. The white & silver looks amazing.
Toni xx

Daisychain said...

Purely magical!!!

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