Now on to today's post. I know it's only September, but the holidays are coming! I created this Christmas decoration using a frame that was on clearance at Michael's...just the word "clearance" makes me happy!
The girl is a free image from Maggie Holmes Design. Isn't she sweet? I printed her on regular copy paper, then backed her with several layers of cardstock to make her more sturdy. It's difficult to see, but I added Wink of Stella glitter to give her some sparkle.
The tree was created by making a paper cone out of thin cardboard. I covered it with "vintage" sheet music and painted it using Twinkling H2O's. I also accented it with jewels and Inka Gold. I was going to use a mini fake tree and either bleach it and dye it some fun color, but every time I put the tree in place it didn't feel right. I had some paper mache cones I bought last year at Hobby Lobby on clearance (there is my favorite word again!), but the cone had too wide of a base to fit. So...when you don't have what you need, you make it yourself!
*wood frame (I bought mine on clearance at Michael's)
*red & white acrylic paint
*green & red alcohol inks
*vintage sheet music
*thin cardboard to make tree (cereal boxes work great for this)
*Inka Gold in gold and silver
*Twinkling H2O's in green
*Wink of Stella glitter pen
*vintage print out of holiday girl
*stickers for "merry" banner
*circle stamp Tim Holtz
This is entered in A Vintage Journey's Create Within A Frame Challenge