11 November 2008

Christmas Tree Glitters Under The Stars

The mostly finished tree for our dining room table. The one in the background is for us. The one in the front (painted egdes only) is the one my mom is making for her desk at work. Photo taken on our lovely Kiwiana wipeable table cloth.

Paint the tree with trusty acrylic using a foam brush, use the tree as a template and cover with paper, add embellies to make pretty.

I still need to add some little things to this tree, just to tie all the pieces together.

The front cover. Simple embellies over a gorgeous Doodlebug Designs loopy paper. I don't think that tag is going to work. It's too heavy at the top. And a little paisley thing hanging from ribbon. Just to add interest.

Mix and match of scrapbook quality patterned paper. Doodlebug Designs, American Crafts, and small bits from Kaiser Crafts. The doodled egdes really finish the whole thing perfectly.

believe - i hate bad rubons. These weren't the best. They moved so the finished piece had white lines where the paper had moved. Filled in with a good black pen.

Santa Claus. I'm going to try and move the "S" closer to the "anta".
I love the page with "claus" in green Doodlebug Rubons. The page is so simple and clean but so gorgeous!

I just bought a new 1" circle punch since I knew that I wanted actual circles (not almost circles) on this tree. Used sugar coated brads from Doodlebug Designs to hold the circles, which are stuck with Pop Dots.

Believe in Magic. There should be a tag under the two strips of ribbon, but it fell out. The snowman is semi-surrounded by the sugar coated brads. My mom said that they look like sweets.

The back of the album. Pretty plain. I have a nice "Limited Edition/OOAK" stamp to go on the back here.
Any suggestions to complete this tree?
I'm thinking of the next blog giveaway - but it will have to wait until December. I think I will tie it into Lollishops.


Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Awesome Work! I love them! Sharon

Jennifer said...

oh, I love them! How sweet!

cherscrap23 said...

Very nice! I'd love to make something like this!

Heather said...

You are too creative!! Loving the Christmas tree!!

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