Thank you for joining us today for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop. The lovely Keila Calver set this months challenge which was to make a card or 3D project with Acetate.
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Whenever I think of an acetate project I always think of chocolates, sweets, or battery operated tea-lights. My brain was full of ideas but I needed to do something else until I could make a decision. I decided to play with my new Distress Oxide inks and while I was using them for sponged backgrounds I decided to make a sponged background with Stampin’ Up! inks. The idea for my Winter Wonderland evolved from there.
I did the emboss resist technique for the background, , I apologise for using a retired stamp set for the pine trees in the background, it didn’t register it was retired until I was typing this blog post.
The White heat embossed stars are from the Christmas Stars & Merry Christmas stamp set. made by Viva Decor. I did have to cut the stamp up because I only wanted to use certain parts of it. The other products I’ve used today are listed below and can be found in the current Stampin’ Up! Annual and Autumn/Winter catalogues.
There is a list below of the colours I used to sponge the sunset and night sky. I buffed the whole background with a piece of kitchen roll to remove any ink that was sitting on top of the heat embossed images.
I die-cut some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer trees and 2 lampposts and added these to the background. I wanted to have a snowman next to the lamp post, I don’t know why but I think it looks good.
When I was fussy cutting the reindeer I laid both pieces on my worktop similar to how they are on the background and that’s how I came up with the idea of having them ‘gazing lovingly into each others eyes’. My hubby, Geoff, suggested adding the Mistletoe embellishment to the tree and I love it.
I added Clear Wink of Stella to the snowman, the lamps and the bows and then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the bows, bell, carrot, buttons, glowing lights and the reindeer’s noses. The sentiment on the banner is from the Christmas in the Making stamp set. When the background was finished I added it to a piece of chipboard.
I added snow drifts and a bow with a star embellishment to the front of the acetate, the sentiment across the top of the acetate is from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. The sentiment says:-
May the happiness of family, the joys of friendship and the warmth of love surround you this season. The sentiment was perfect, I couldn’t think of a better sentiment to add to my Winter Wonderland.
I wanted to be able to remove the acetate for easier storage so I punched 6 holes at the back, threaded some thick whisper white bakers twine and tied it at the top with a quick bow.
I added 2 battery operated tea-lights behind the snow drifts, it looks really lovely when it is lit up. If you do make one of these please do not use a naked flame near it, only use battery operated candles.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Keila for setting the challenge, I had huge amounts of fun making this but I have to say Keila taking photo’s of the project was really difficult.
I have fallen in love with my Winter Wonderland scene and I hope you like it too. If you make one of these I would love to see photo’s of it, you can add your photo’s to my Facebook group Lady Dee’s Craft Forum
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Have yourself some crafting fun.
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Products I used
Colours I used
I also added some Black Soot Distress ink to the very top of the sponged background.