A VISIT WITH SANTA VINTAGE KEEPSAKE
~ using Rock Candy Stickles ~
Here is my first entry into the Compendium of Curiousities Challenges hosted by L3 Studios. All of these challenges are taken from Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiousities book.
If you were doing Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas, one of the unique ideas he suggested was using packaging from his products to create art. I loved that idea and wanted to use it in this challenge. So, I took the inside packaging from his Ideaology Time Pieces to create this Vintage Christmas photo keepsake. I added Rock Candy Stickles and a bit of Picket Fence Stickles around the outer edge of the circles to resemble snow or a dreamy feeling of days gone by.
The base is a 5x7 stretched canvas covered with a wonderful paper taken from Tim Holtz' Seasonal Paper Stash. I covered the paper with Rock Candy Stickles. Then I sized pictures of myself and my brother, my children and my grandchildren sitting on Santa's lap...three generations!
I ran a piece of silver German scrap across the center of the paper, placed my pictures into position and adhered the plastic cover over the Rock Candy stickled paper. Next I used the flowers on Ten Seconds Studio's Kabuka Mold #14 to create a border Barn Red sheet metal. That was my basic border. I cut another set of flowers out of the Barn Red sheet metal to create 3D "poinsettias". I sanded the center of the flowers and alcohol inked them with Butterscotch alcohol ink. Next I put Rock Candy Stickles all over the tops of my "poinsettias". After they dried, I cut them out individually so that I could shape them and pop them onto the top of the border. After covering the edges of the canvas with the sheet metal, I hot glued a piece of green tinsel garland in the center of the flower border. Finally, I hot glued the Rock Candy stickled poinsettias in place on top of the green tinsel garland.