Friday, 1 December 2017

A Winter Wonderland ...

Hello and welcome to the first day of December ! We have a brand new challenge starting over at A Vintage Journey today and our lovely host Sandy has chosen the theme


Winter Wonderland


As the song goes, sleigh bells ring, snow is glistening! Lets see some snow, snowmen, bare trees or some snow covered pines in the meadow! Whatever Winter Wonderland means to you in your vintage, shabby, mixed media; art journalling; industrial or steampunk style.



There are times living here in the north at this time of the year when it feels as though one is living in a sepia photograph. So I had this in my mind when creating this project. 




I used a Tim Holtz Vignette Box which got a coat of white chalk paint on the outside and then sanded it down to get a really washed out look.



I then decorated it with one of my favourite Poinsettia flowers made using Tim's Tattered Floral Die. 

You can see the tutorial HERE.




A few more flowers and wintry looking seed heads .......



And this gorgeous stag from Calico Craft Parts.  What you can't see is how he sparkles with a lovely pearly shimmer on his white chalk paint!



Very few photographs I am afraid, as I lived in the moment and just made this project quite quickly without too much in the way of mixed media applications. Which is a prompt to suggest that you join us in our challenge this month even though you may have little time with Christmas preparations well under way. 

Hop on over to our blog to see what my fellow Creative Guides have to inspire you with this wonderful theme. You will not be disappointed. You will also find all the details for entering this month's challenge and the prize to be won from our sponsor this month - the amazing Andy Skinner!



As always thank you for joining me today and have a great weekend!

Jennie x




16 comments:

Annie said...

Such a beautiful make Jennie xx I love all the details and your close up photos really show those details off xx Stunning florals as always. ....Love it xx

TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

Brenda Brown said...

I love your wonderful wintry make Jennie, you have created a beautiful shabby vintage feel with the sepia tones and picture and as always your stunning flower and embellishments set it all off perfectly. Just soooo gorgeous xxxx

S@ndy Diller said...

Living in a Sepia world looks great. Love how you have added the flowers and seeds to make it come to life. Wonderful project!! Hugs,Sandy

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what an incredible project! I am loving the neutrals on this, it's so exactly the colours I use to decorate with! All of the amazing whites and natural elements are fantastic! Beautiful reindeer with the snowflakes, such a gorgeous topper! What a stunning decor piece for the holidays, love it! hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

Exquisite Jennie!!Truly!
hugs,
Jackie xx

Sara Barker said...

Perhaps it doesn't have much in the way of mixed media applications, your vignette certainly does not lack in beautiful shabby details! Your poinsettia is the prettiest I've seen and the way you've finished the box is brilliant! What a gorgeous wintry piece of home decor! Sending WARM hugs as it seems that summer has returned to Wilmington, NC!

Redanne said...

The sepia tones are beautiful, this is a fabulous winter wonderland project Jennie! Hugs, Anne xx

2amscrapper said...

Lovely project--I'm in agreement about living in a sepia winter!Helene

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful winter box you created Jennie! Love your beautiful blooms and the twisty piece and seed pods all framing your fun vintage tree gathering photo! Julia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Jennie this is such a stunning project! Each of the elements is just perfectly placed and the flowers are superb!! Such a wonderful wintry make, - love it!!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

This is so beautiful Jennie, adore the colours you have chosen and your signature beautiful florals set it off so perfectly topped with that magnificent stag! Thank you so much for sharing it, Deb xo

A Pink said...

From the sepia photograph to all the gorgeous shabby vintage elements and detail this is a really wonderful winter project, Jennie. A real beauty .
hugs x

butterfly said...

What a treat, Jennie - I love this... from the whitewashed wood of the box to that magnificent snowy stag, and from the berries to the photo, every element is beautifully handled. A delight!
Alison x

Marci said...

Beautiful!

Team Clark said...

Jennie, this is so incredibly beautiful and wintry! I adore your handmade flower and the stag sticking up. The rough paint application to the box looks amazing, like weathered wood - stunning! This is such an inspiration, thank you! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful winter wonderland project! The sepia and white colour combination looks so elegant with those pretty flowers and sparkly stag - stunning 😁. Happy December! J 😊