Hi everyone, here we are ready for part two of the Advent calender for Artfull Crafts.
to decorate the whole project. I started by thinking about my
Christmas tree and what I put on to it, as I decorate it ready for the
festive season. As with the rest of the project I only used Kaisercraft Turtle-Dove paper
I started with making some presents.
Mini-Paper-Blooms and some leaves for colour.
reindeer. I wanted them to be bounding up the sides of the tree, like they were running up the steps. This is last years reindeer.
I then heat set it. I made a small chain for around his neck, but the
bells were all to big that I had, so I left them off. I made two of
these reindeer, facing opposite ways.
In the photo
above you should be able to see the red circle and cream rose by his
tail. I cut strips of paper and then quilled a loose circle. I glued
this on to every point on the tree, as I felt the edges were just to
hard for the look of what I was trying to achieve.
I also added the white paper on the sides of the tree as above as well.
is a little hard to see, but I also put lime tulle behind the presents
and I ran a string of hand knotted acrylic crystal like beads down the
to, and then I carefully made holes in all the boxes and added brads
onto every one. I was careful as some numbers are quite big and I had to
make sure the numbers would fit - so some brads are not centred. I used
different sized and different coloured brads on the different coloured
boxes. I then added the numbers from the Turtle Dove Numbers stickers sheet, a few wooden flourishes from Kaisercraft, and then for the star, I put paper on the back, and then bling stips to brighten the front.
it was finished. It got to sit on my bench for a few days, and then I
packed it up so very carefully and couriered to Timaru, where it is
sitting in Kasiercraft section of Artfull Crafts.
All the best Jo