November 1, 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus

Hi everyone, well it's November and Christmas is right around the corner, so it's time to get some holiday crafting going. Over at Unruly Paper Crafts the RAQ (Readers Art Quest) this month is Santa Claus is coming to town ! For inspiration, use the picture below and the color palette.

Here is my Design Team contribution ... My Santa decided to travel a bit different this year. I have these beautiful pine cones outside my place and thought they would make the perfect hot air balloon.
 The basket I created by using jute twine and I dipped it in fabric stiffener and wrapped it around a little bowl until is was completely dry.
The gifts were made from little wooden blocks and wrapped in foil, vintage tinsel was added to the basket, the bottle brush tree was bleached & custom sprayed for the color I wanted and pearls were colored with alcohol inks and glued to the tree. Miniature toys were stuffed in Santa's basket. There you have it... Santa is ready to make his rounds to all the good little girls and boys. 

 I added Snow Tex to the edges of the pine cone and vintage tin garland was strung on the outside of the pine cone. I think this will be a fun Christmas ornament to hang on my tree this year.
There you have it... Santa is ready to make his rounds to all the good little girls and boys. So I hope you join in with the festivities over at Unruly and show us how Santa is going to come to your town . You have a whole month to work on your project and be sure to link up to our website HERE so that you can share and inspire with others, also it provides a chance to win an amazing prize from our sponsor this month... Amazing Craft Products. They are the makers of Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Resin.... Happy crafting ! Toni

1 comment:

Cathy L. Calamas said...

I saw this over at UPA and had to come leave a comment. This is fantastic! I have lots of large pine cones, too in my yard. You've inspired me.

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.