Saturday, 15 November 2014

Countdown to Christmas

Hi there
Time to start facing up to the fact that Christmas is fast approaching.  Here's something I've made to help keep track of the days using Tando Creative's Christmas Countdown Frame.

Grunge paste was added to the front panel using Tando's Grid Moroccan mask.  When dry all of the pieces were painted with gesso and then Fresco Finish paints.  The raised paste was highlighted with Treasure Gold.  The edges were thickly embossed with Frantage embossing enamel and more was sprinkled over the frame to add extra sparkle. For a little extra shimmer the stockings were speckled with Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist.  The pieces glued together easily with Cosmic Shimmer glue.

As my sister is crazy about Christmas and this is a gift for her, the stockings are all double sided enabling her to start her countdown on 16th September with 99 days to go!

I'm entering this in to Tando's Creative Challenge for November 'Something with a Use'...a very specific use! 

Thank you for looking xx

Materials used:
Tando Creative: Christmas Countdown Frame
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint: snowflake, eggplant, lilac, claret, space cadet, inky pool
PaperArtsy: grunge paste 
White gesso
Cosmic Shimmer: glue
Treasure Gold: white fire
Stampendous Frantage: shabby white embossing enamel
Prima Color Bloom: tea stain spray mist


  1. Such a lovely idea and gift! Gorgeous red and sparkle! But Christmas is so not around the corner, is it? Aaarrgh

  2. Oh this is lovely Claire!!!! You have done a fabulous job! Thank you for joining in with us over at Tando x

  3. This is fabulous and such a good idea to make the stockings double sided! Thanks for joining us this month at Tando.

  4. another great Tando project love what you are creating with our kits…hope your sister enjoys her gift.


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