Thursday, November 18, 2010

celebrate the wonder...

In keeping with the Christmas theme this week, I have a little Christmas picture to share with you... I'm calling it a picture rather than an ornament as it's probably a bit too big to hang on the tree but it would make a nice addition to the front door or elsewhere..

I've started off with an Ornate Frame large (CH159) and given it a coat of Golden iridescent stainless steel paint (one coat was enough) The word 'wonder' came from the Miracle/Perfect/Wonder set (WT06) and I've painted it with Ranger crackle paint in broken china

The next step was to back the frame with a Christmassy paper..I wanted this to be fairly soft so I whitewashed it with a little watered down gesso. Then I cut out some little trees and a reindeer from patterned paper and made a bit of a background for them to sit on with more pattered paper and lace... The Mini Stars (MI12) have been painted and inked then coated with some Ranger Stickles (frosted lace) for a bit of sparkle..

Before sticking down the 'wonder' I've gently curved it around for an extra effect (easy to do) and stuck it down along with the rest of my title.. I've then popped the trees, stars and little reindeer in place with some adhesive foam spots behind for added dimension..

To finish off I've punched a hole in the top of the frame (my Fiskars Eyelet Setter went through no probs), attached an eyelet and threaded some pretty ribbon through..and there you have it!

So, if you're already feeling the Christmas spirit..why not consider making a cute little picture to hang in your home or give as a special handmade gift?
Thanks so much for stopping by :)
Gina xox


  1. WOW I love this GIna, you have inspired me with your little techniques

  2. Awww, that is sooo cute! Guess what I'm making over the weekend ;D