Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa Advent Calendar

Good Morning Ladies,
It's raining again. Thank Goodness it is not snow.
I have been doing a few projects that are not cards recently and having a good time creating.
Today I bring you a Santa Advent Calendar....
 This advent calendar was a paper mache' blank when I started. This is the front of the advent calendar. The little drawers were colorized using the Tim Holtz distressed stain in walnut. I love these little dauber top bottles. They make applying stain a breeze. It gave the feel of an old wooden box. I then added the little picture cuts from a Graphics 45 Christmas tablet. I added crystal laquer to each of the images. Then the problem was how to add numbers. I solved that problem by using creative memories tiny letters and numbers in gold. Worked like a dream. Each little drawer opens to reveal a candy surprise.
 To the top I added gold glitter branches from a floral pick. The flocked cardinals seemed to be perfect. So on they went.
 This is a close up of the little drawers.
This is the back of the advent calendar. Of course we needed Santa in the picture. This is from Graphics 45 from the same Christmas tablet. You can not see it in the photo, but I sprayed the back with gold glimmer mist to give it a shimmer.
This was sitting on my table with all the pieces cut for a while. It came down to time was of the essence, so it was finished last night. What a fun way to celebrate Christmas!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


melody2542 said...

This is simply gorgeous! What a cool way to decorate a Tim Holtz wonder. I Love It!!

Memaw said...

WOW Lori this is a piece of art, bet that kept you busy for a while. I think advent calanders are so cool, and this one gets a big applaude from me. Hope all is well, haven't talked to you in a while.

melody2542 said...

Hay! The candy is disappearing out of this calendar. It seems like every day more is gone. LOL