Over at Crafty Individuals this month the challenge has been chosen by Lynne. She has picked "Winter Wonderland". This is a theme I love. As most of you know I have a thing about birds. However at Christmas I love snowflakes and reindeer. A perfect combination for this challenge...!!
I wanted to try something a little more ambitious this time. I had a couple of days off work to look after Rory after his eye op. In between trying to get the muzzle on to administer the drops, I manage to make a start on this altered frame. I have had this frame sitting under my desk for ages so it was lovely to actually do something with it. The photos aren't great as it's hard to get to photo anything in daylight just now but hopefully you will get the general idea.
I painted the triptych frame with gesso and several layers of acrylic and metallic paint. I stamped a scratch background all over. Then came the fun bit of decorating. I stamped and embossed swirls and snowflakes.
Then I chose images for each aperture. The middle one is this beautiful new CI stamp with the reindeer. This is the stamp I chose for coming in the top 5 of a previous challenge.
This was the main inspiration for the whole project.
The top panel was a combination of stamps from another Crafty Individuals set.
For the bottom panel I used an old Inkadinkadoo stamp of an old fashioned Father Christmas with his reindeer.
All you Tim Holtz fans will recognise the die cuts as Tim's alteration die "Reindeer Flight"
|Detail of the deer and embossed snowflakes|