Friday, December 24, 2021

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village

Merry Christmas Eve my friends. I've been under the weather for the last week or so with the Christmas sniffles (just a cold, tested negative for Covid) which meant that my preparations for Christmas Day ended up being a last minute scramble to get everything done. BUT with ONE day to spare, fortified with coffee and Costco mince pies, I finally finished my Festive Table decoration made using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village Thinlits for the houses, Village Collection Thinlits to decorate the roofs and lots and lots of Idea-ology Woodland Trees.

I painted the tops of wood slices with White Gesso, attached to a piece of Sizzix Matboard using hot glue. I added a second layer and used a pencil to roughly mark where each house would go and attached the 2 sets of Idea-ology Tiny Lights with hot glue. I covered most of the exposed wires with coats of Distress Grit Paste. I die-cut the houses and roofs from Distress Kraft HeavyStock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village Thinlits. I added Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to the roofs, die-cut the shingles using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Village Collection Thinlits, fixed in place and drybrushed the houses and roofs with White Gesso.
I fixed vellum behind the windows and doors of the houses and added splatters of White Gesso. I added Scor-Tape to the flaps on the house, lined up one side against the roof and pressed the second side into place. I used Tim Holtz Remnant Rub Tool to burnish the flaps inside to ensure good adhesion.
I added Distress Grit Paste with my fingers to the Idea-ology Woodland Trees, sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter
and placed on a sheet of Sizzix Sticky Grid until dry.
I fixed the houses and trees to the base using hot glue, applied Distress Grit Paste to the roofs using a palette knife, added piles of sticks from my stash, pieces of moss, Idea-ology Baubles Findings coloured with Deception Pearl and Mushroom Alcohol inks and fixed to one of the Woodland Trees. 
I used Idea-ology Christmas Confections to create a sign post, added an Idea-ology Bubble on top, a Christmas Mini Flair button and a Christmas Clipping Sticker fixed to red cardstock for the North Pole sign. I added Distress Grit Paste to the sign and here and there over the base and sprinkled liberally with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.
Just when I thought I was done, I decided to add one more set of Idea-ology Tiny Lights on the Idea-ology Woodland Trees.

My festive table centre piece is ready and waiting for my Christmas guests to arrive, let the party begin.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the festive celebrations with your family and friends and that Santa pops down your chimney with lots of crafty parcels.
Hugs Kath xxx