Hello everyone! I'm thrilled and honored to be Guest Designer at A Vintage Journey today for Annie's challenge Vintage Christmas. Instead of looking for inspiration from Tim Holtz, it found me! One of his Assemblage Clocks stashed away for a special project fell off my shelf when I was looking through my stash. Since I made a Christmas clock for my family last year, I decided why not start a tradition, so here is my Christmas 2015 version.
It all started in the usual way with a coat of gesso, adding a generous heaping of Crackle paste, then coloring with Distress paints and inks in blues, Picket Fence and Ground Expresso. I added DecoArt Snow Writer and Glamour Dust and some sparkly flakes from my stash to add a little frosty look. I added some paste through Tim's Layering stencil on the back. In the photo below you can see how I stamped some trees on the inner wall using Tim's old Merry Christmas image. I inked it in Jet Black Archival and added a little Glamour Dust. Impossible to capture with my little phone camera, but in real life it just sparkles like sun shining on new snow!
My winter scene centers around Tim's Woodland tree and dies, as well as a couple of deer I found at a yardsale. Passed over by everyone, because of a broken ear, I knew I could give them a good home. I cut my tree and colored them with Distress paints. Then I went back and salvaged all those tiny bits that come out and you throw in the trash. I added Snow Writer and Glamour Dust to the tipsof them and of the branches of the trees. When they were dry, and my background was done and trees positioned, I carefully laid those tiny pieces back in the negative spaces. What a job, but so worth the effort, don't you think?
To make my topper, I used a few of Tim's Sizzix dies: Tattered Poinsettia, Tattered Pinecone, Festive Greenery and Handwritten Holidays, all by Sizzix. I cut the poinsettias and colored them with Distress ink, then embossed them with the poinsettia Texture Fade. I added Stickles to the centers. I colored a few leaves with Brushed Pewter Distress paint and sprinkled with rock Candy Distress glitter. The foliage was colored with Distress ink and heat embossed with Stampin' Up Winter Wonderland powder. I added a few grapevines from my garden and heat embossed Merry Christmas with Ranger embossing tinsel. I adhered the sentiment to a piece of clear waste packaging and added it to my spray.
Here's another look at my completed vintage Christmas Clock.
I would like to enter this in the following inspiring challenges:
Mixed Media World MMW # 10 Inspirational Image I chose a few of the colors from the inspiration image and added a few of my own.
Scrapy Land Challenges #32 Holidays I used 5 different Sizzix dies.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Just a Pinch I used just a pinch of my sparkly flakes and a pinch of red embossing tinsel!
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments! They really make my day!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!