Monday, November 27, 2023

Simon Says - Trees

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a woodland scene in a Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Reliquary Dome using Idea-ology Woodland Trees, Christmas Salvaged Reindeer, Bubbles and lots of Distress Rock Candy Glitter, all illuminated with Idea-ology Tiny Lights. I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Scribbly Snowflakes Thinlits from Simon Says Silver Glitter card and Tear-Rific Adhesive Sheets and used the decorate the dome.

began by cutting out a well in the cork base of the Idea-ology Reliquary Dome with a craft knife to fix the excess wiring from the Idea-ology Tiny Lights in place and a channel for the wiring to the battery pack so that base would sit flat.
I fed the lights through the hole, tested and applied a thin layer of Distress Grit Paste to cover the top of the base.
I selected the decorations for the dome from Idea-ology items previously decorated. Woodland Trees sprayed with Pine Needles Distress Spray Stain, tipped with Distress Grit Paste and sprinkled with Distress Collage Medium. Idea-ology Bubbles rolled in Distress Collage Medium and also sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter and an Idea-ology Christmas Salvaged Deer painted with Sterling Foundry Wax and also given the Distress Grit Paste/Distress Rock Candy Glitter treatment on his antlers.
I fixed the items and the Tiny Lights wiring on to the base using hot glue, being careful to avoid the actual lights and applied a coat of Distress Grit Paste over any of the wires that were visible.
I applied double sided adhesive sheet to Simon Says Silver Glitter card and die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Scribbly Snowflakes Thinlits.
I removed the backing, pressed the snowflakes inside the dome on the back and two snowflakes on the front at the top of the dome.
I sprinkled Distress Mica Flakes on to the base, pressed the dome into place and added twine with Idea-ology Christmas Holiday Bells attached around the cork base.
I placed the dome on to a scrap of felt, marked around the edge with a pen, trimmed and fixed to the bottom using Distress Collage Medium.
I trimmed a piece of Idea-ology Christmas Label Tape which is self adhesive and fixed to the front of the glass.
Time to switch on the lights and the realisation that taking photos of glass, glitter, sparkle, reflection  and Tiny Lights are what us crafters have nightmares about.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

1 comment:

  1. Another stunning creation Kath, you always make the most creative items, this will be a treasure for Christmas' to come. xx