My Lovely Friends,

Saturday, 4 October 2014

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas with a small tutorial too

Hi guys,
It's time again for our new challenge over at We Do Doobadoo, this time it's 

I've used my new MDF Tree set which was in my DD DT kit and couldn't resist using it straight away!!!

Warning picture heavy, grab a brew first!!!  lol

This is the basic MDF base and i started off by painting it with two layers of Gesso, while this dried I took the trees and added some designer paper onto one side

I went round the edges with a little chalk ink, and painted the tree trunk with chestnut brown Silks paint,

Take a piece of cheescloth and layer on the top of the base painting it in place with another layer of Gesso,
snip the cheesecloth away from the holes for the trees,

When dry add another layer on top ruching up the cheesecloth here and there as desired, again remove the cheesecloth from the holes,
if desired add a few more strips of cheesecloth on top of the raised layers to add depth, let it dry,

Add liquid applique to the tree edges for the appearance of snow, mine was running out or I would have used more lol, heat set with a heat gun,

To finish them off I added a pearl string on each of them, and pushed them into the  prepared base,

I took a Die cut house and stenciled some mock effect tiles on the roof with a DD burlap stencil and the new DD modeling paste, when the house was put together I added a DD star on the end of the roof and added a strip of acetate behind the house to make it stand up on the base,
Back view shown with acetate adhered on,

Front view, I added a DD paper art tree too,
And also some more behind,

I used one of the new Kraft sign posts from the paper art fences and again added acetate behind to make it stand up,
The sleigh was a gift from my sis and I added a pearl flourish on the body with glitter glue on the sleds and a Magnolia mini stamp fixed on the top too,
The cute Deer stamp - leading the way Rudolph is also a  Magnolia stamp too, both were coloured with my copics then fussy cut out,
The Deer are cut from a die, cut out of Kraft card stock and for the antlers I added a hint of frantage in Ivory, these Deer were also fixed onto the base using a strip of acetate,
I added some course glitter glue all over the base to add sparkle ( not that it's showing much in the pictures!!!!) and a little more texture too,
I left a space behind the house for a battery operated Tea Light so the windows have a warm glow in the dark, Santa is warming his toes on the fire before his nights work lol!!!!!

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. go check out all the fabby DD products and have a go yourself,

DD  MDF Tree set - 460.440.090
DD Modeling paste - 870.000.000
Dd paper art Stars - 470.715.014
DD Burlap stencil - 470.715.006
DD paper art Kraft wooden fences - 479.002.007
DD Paper art tress - 472.948.012

Magnolia - Lazy summer days paper
Pinflair - ice Diamond glitter
Crafters companion - Deer die 

Midweek Magnolias - Anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia - layered up
Country view crafts - Sparkle and shine
Magnolia-licious - Monocromatic

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx


Dawn S said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.
Oh and I love it!!

Gina Knott said...

OMG Liz this is totally stunning and so clever! Thank you for sharing a wonderfully clear tutorial!
Have a lovely weekend.
Gina x

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome creation, Liz. Had to have a closer look after you posted in Magnolia World FB. Love all the texture you gave your scene. Tilda is precious and I love that it fits with our challenge at Magnolia-licious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Julie said...

Stunning work and great tutorial, thanks x

Carol S. said...

Fantastic Christmas creation. Love all the texture and the design. Brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sharon said...

I love this Liz. Such a fabulous design and guide to the making of it. So many gorgeous details.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Scrappapouille said...

I love it.
Thanks to joining us at Marvelous Magnolia.
Good luck !


coops said...

oh wow my word this is just fantastic liz.i love the whole design and so many stunning details ;D

xx coops xx

Suzi said...

Oh my word!! what an amazing creation this is Liz, fantastic work hon. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias, good luck!
Hugs Suzi

Karen Gauthier said...

OMG! Spectacular creation. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias.


Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Stunning creation Liz..Thanks for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias..Hugz Gayle xx

Julie P said...

What an awesome project, thanks for the tutorial, Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Magnolialicious
Hugs Julie P

butterfly said...

A really enchanting winter scene. I love that cheesecloth texture on the base. Thanks for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
Alison x