Happy Friday! Only 6 more sleeps till Christmas Day!
Are you all finished and ready for the big day!. I did most of my wrapping yesterday and just have a few more stocking stuffers to get and I will be done.
We are expecting a significant storm starting on the 23rd and by the end of Christmas Day, we could have another 30cm of snow on the ground. Of course, that could change :-)
I have one final tree (for this year) to share with you. I really had trouble giving this one away !
I started off with the cork base again, but this time after painting it silver I decided to add some snow. I have had a small jar of Snow-Tex for around 2 years and really have never thought of using it - until I saw some wonderful creation's during Lori's Annual Visions of Sugar Plums Hop and Lori had used Snow-Tex. She has the most wonderful blog, you just have to go check it out, Chouxchoux Paper Art.
I marked where I wanted the tree to stand and then added the snowman, after glittering him up a little. The Snow-Tex was so easy to use and I just used a palette knife to spread it around. It takes around 2 hours to dry - depending how thick you make it. Once it was dried I added some glitter to this also.
I also made up a little sentiment plaque, using a miniature artist board. The paper and sentiment are from Polkadoodles CDs Studio 12 Picknix 2 and Angelberry Christmas. I distressed the edges of the paper and once secured to the plaque, went around the edges with some Faber-Castell Gelato in silver, turning the corners over a little too. Then added some glitter to finish it off.
So, I suppose I had better show you the finished tree :-)
I gave this to a friend as a Christmas gift and she was so pleased with it. She also loves snowmen.
I will definitely be using the cork board bases from now on, they are just the right size and now I know the Gesso works I can paint them any colour too! I added a little tinsel around the bottom of the tree to finish it off.
I really appreciate each and everyone of you that takes the time to come and visit my little blog. I am going to be playing catch up today on my visiting and will be around to see what you have all been up to.
Thanks for stopping by today.