Thursday, 6 December 2018

It's got to be Christmas

We're  starting the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils today which will also be our last. We've had a great time over the last 3 years but now it's time to change direction. The Design Team have all been amazing, I couldn't have wished for better and thank you to those of you who have followed and also joined in with us.

So now onto the December challenge, I am the host and here's the theme:

It's got to be Christmas! Possibly predictive but as everyone gets busy for the festive season time seems to disappear at a fast pace, so we're keeping it simple . For this challenge we want to keep it festive and see your Christmas themed creations, just remember it must be mixed media and include stamping and/or stencilling.

I've had these MDF shapes for years and come close a few times to doing something with them and then changed my mind. So, this time I was determined to follow it through !

I'd got some grey emulsion tester pots that I didn't want to throw so used one of them to paint the shapes. Then I've used a snowflake stencil for the first layer.

 I used the same stencil on all of the shapes.

 I've layered up with Fresco Finish paint and more stencilling then decided dots would be good !

 These little stars look really good with the dots added.

 The words are also done using a stencil and Fresco Finish paint.

A little bit of bumping too on the words so they stand out more clearly. 

 All that's needed now is to drill a small hole in the top of all ofthe shapes and hang them on the tree.

I hope you get chance to join us for this last challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog to see what the DT has created.