Saturday 14 December 2013

How many more sleeps?!

Christmas is in full swing here in the Price household with excitement for the big day mounting! Tom, my son, always asks "how many sleeps..." and so I thought I'd make a countdown calendar for him!
I took some of my precious Art Parts and covered the background with Little Black Dress and Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint. I only gave it a light covering as I knew I was about to sand them afterwards but you might prefer to paint them more thoroughly. After a light sand I edged the white Art Parts with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The flower is a poinsettia stamp by Wendy Vecchi - if you have the Tattered Poinsettia die this would look fabulous (but that's on my Christmas wish list so I didn't have it to hand!) I read how Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi have recently put Frosted Film over Clearly for Art so I thought I'd have a go too and the flower is the result of that experiment! Over the top I added Wendy's fabulous Red Geranium Archival Ink and then heated to shape the flower. The centre is a hitch fastener.
The Christmas Tree is another Wendy Vecchi stamp - I have used the Pine Tree die a lot this Christmas so I chose to do something different his time but use what you have! The stamps at the bottom are actually rub ons which look fabulous! There is a black and white set of rub ons in the package and so I used the white snowflakes on the blackboard part.
I hope you find some inspiration in my project this month - we love seeing what you've made! I hope you have a very Happy Christmas and I'll see you in the New Year!
Gabrielle x


  1. Love your Christmas countdown, Gabrielle, the flower looks great! It's coming far too fast for my liking, just off to the post office with parcels in a bit..!

  2. Brilliant idea and beautifully designed and made Gabrielle.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Fabulous idea! My children measured how long till Christmas with number of sleeps too! Thanks for the memories!

  4. Such a great idea, it looks fab.

  5. That's so cute - what a great idea, and beautifully done!
    Alison x