Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Box Scene

     My contribution to the All Crafts Challenge design team is a box scene. I made one of these for a friend instead of a card and she was so pleased with it she is going to use it as a decoration each year, when something like that happens it makes it all worth while, thanks Ang.
     I found the box at a boot sale, it's a corrugated card box that came flat, it just folds into place with a couple of tabs to hold it, I think it was for a cosmetics firm originally.
     The base inside is cotton wool stuck down firmly. There are some tiny snowflake peel offs attached to the back of the box to look like falling snow.
     The decoration of the box has been kept simple to make sure the tree is the focal point.
     The tree is a demijohn cork for the base,with a drift wood trunk pushed into the hole. One of my favourite pastimes is beach combing and I love driftwood, I saw a whole tree on the beach in New Zealand but it wouldn't fit in my bag!!!!!
     The top of the tree is three layers of rosette die from Sizzix. The base layer is Tim Holtz Snowflake, the next two are from Medallions, all cut in thick white paper.
     When assembling the rosettes they need to resemble lamp shades in shape, it can be tricky holding them in place and using a hot glue gun but it is possible, Tim Holtz has this on his blog somewhere so you can see how it's done, all three layers are hot glue stuck on to the trunk.
     There is some clear glitter on the layers to add twinkle, but the main feature is the little angel on the top. She is made from beads and findings from a local bead shop, if you have a bead shop near you go and ask them for the bits, most of them will have them this time of year.
     To finish off the tree the angel is stuck on top and some crochet lace is added to the pot. When sticking the tree inside I have made a small hole in the cotton wool so that it sticks to the box and won't fall over.


I would like to enter my Christmas box scene in the following challenges:
Creative Corner Challenges - Winter Wonderland
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Is Coming
Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches


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