It was festive week here in Bangalore…we just celebrated Diwali (the festival of lights)! It is a much celebrated festival with lots of merry making , bursting crackers, lighting lamps all around the house, meeting friends and relatives and yes finally binging on a LOT of sweets! With all these, how do you expect one to craft???
But, never the less the after effects was a creative hangover and I decided to make something classy and vintage for Xmas!! I can never make cards and my memories of wishing friends for Christmas is just calling up or wishing them with some flowers or sweets!
My 1 year of blogging has made me see some lovely creations by co crafters all over the world and thanks to the challenges, it has pushed me to create something this year..NO, not a card!
True to being vintage, I took out this last bit of lovely textured handmade paper in vanilla which has been with me for the past 6yrs now! I had used it loooong back when I started with dry pastel coloring and had just rolled this piece and kept, the sight of seeing it rolled up just inspired me do a scroll hanging.
Here is the process..I decided to work on layers, but not layering PP but paints, yes…I started with the damask stencil (TCW)and yellow och re acrylic paints and then moved on to TCW flower burst with misters and the next layer was another Damask stencil by Itsy Bitsy which I misted in festive red. Sorry for the bad lighting! It's raining here!
Couldn't stop there, so the next layer was the clock stencil form Prima and I used some modeling paste and sprinkled gold embossing powder on it, when heated it took the bright gold and some places and in some areas it was just dull…perfect antique look!
As if that was not enough, I spattered some black color and tore the paper, distressed with the tool and inked it with DI !!!
Phew, so much for layers…No, wait I then stuck a green damask PP from DCWV so that it peeks out of the torn places. I think I am done here!
Next, I took out these lovely vintage pictures from the net and altered it to my hearts content to make it more vintage! I layered a piece of paper from an old novel and then backed it up with gold carstock and the picture mat was ready to find its place on the scroll!
The word “JOY” was cut using spellbinders die. I stamped music notes on old novel paper and stuck it to chipboard from an empty cereal box and then cut the alphabets. They were then inked and the edges were heat embossed in gold!
Lastly, my first attempt at a Poinsettia flower using TH tattered leaves die…saw a tutorial and tweaked it a bit to my taste! Made the flower with 3 layers of hand made paper in bright red and green For the leaves, I stamped some text on it and the flower center is mini pompom from my daughters toy on which I glued Twinklets Diamond Dust, and applied gold glitter to the petal edges…sparkle and shine??? Gesssoed some ready made pine leaves and tucked it beneath the flower!
The flower is really bid...a palm size, unbelievable! Done, here too…
And finally, the last part involved making the scroll, for which I used an old dandiya stick( a wooden stick we use for dancing)!!! I made provision for attaching an antique gold chain to hang the scroll and attached some gold and red tassels ( remnants from my daughter’s dress gain)!
To add jingle to my project, I antiqued some gold bells and attached it to the top.
Yes, and its ready…after a 5 hour creative journey, I made my first elaborate Christmas creation! A Vintage, Festive, Xmas Scroll…how do like it??? Pl, pl let me know…like I said, my first try …would love to hear from you, I just love to read what you have to say!
For me, this was a very satisfying journey and so would like to link my scroll to the following challenges..
Craft Hoarders Anonymous- Layer It!
Divas by Design – Christmas flowers
Crafting By Designs – Get ready for Christmas
Craft Room Challenge _ make your own background
Delightful Challenges – 3 embellishments ( flower, bells and tassels)
As You Like It Challenge _ your style ( classy and vintage)
All sorts Challenge _ Christmas
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my creation!
Until my next creative journey…
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.