Thursday, January 21, 2010

Warm Wishes Christmas House

I am so, so excited to share this project with you! I wanted to create something to commemorate the girls' first Christmas that I could pull out year after year. I've had this wooden house in my stash for awhile and wanted to make something very shabby and soft. I painted the house evergreen, then used a crackle medium and then painted cream paint on top to finish. I adhered Rusty Pickle buttons using Diamond Glaze and then glittered the tops of them. The majority of the house uses Melissa Frances products - patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, diecuts, pearls, trim, rick rack, and resin frame. I strung an old rusty jingle bell that I've also had forever on twine to hang from the center of the house. I also have built up a collection of vintage Christmas music that I used on the house. My "snow" for the Christmas tree and snowman scenes is white tulle that I had from my wedding.

I did quite a bit of editing in Photoshop to get my photos just the way I wanted them. The colors in the original photos are quite vivid and I didn't want them to look off with the shabby look I was going for. I desaturated them so the colors blend more with the whole project.

I've been working on some projects I can't quite share yet for The Scrappy Gourmet. Within the next couple of weeks, I will have a layout kit and mini album kit for sale.

I am also VERY excited to share that I won Archiver's "Share Your Story" contest! Thank you so much for voting...I really appreciate it! I am very much looking forward to getting out of the house to crop for a while! This winter weather has me going stir crazy! I might wait a month or so to use my crop time but it gives me something to keep my sights on! :)

Well, all for now! I'll have a new layout to share soon! :)


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  2. Wonderful Christmas House. Love the family pictures. Beautiful twins.

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