Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Big Countdown

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat and we are approaching the time when children all over have advent calanders of one kind or another.   As soon as I saw this set just knew what to do with it.

Canvas coloured first with B&J and then sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer, Glimmer Mists and Crafty notions.  It looked so good a firm tone was needed for the chipboard and blocks to be added.   While the paint was drying the snowflake and spinner were covered with gilding flakes.   The two tree outers and the dial were coloured with Viva Inca Gold in Lava Red Gold Green and Gold, the reindeer was coloured with the green and given golden antlers.   It was also stamped and gold ep used on the body.  The two tree inners were given a covering of green glitter.   The three blocks (thank you Hilda) were painted with Promarkers, a cake decoration was glued to the front after they were attached to the canvas.   Tando do make a set of Advent numbers but with the dial face partly through a tree they would not work in this case so a set of stickon numbers were coloured with Lava Red and used on the dial.    Lots of gems have been dotted around and glitter use on the block were the dial and tree are glued.   The snowflake is held in place by a band of acetate keeping it proud of the canvas and with added movement.

Cannot find a picture of the Advent dial set but have also used elements from.


Karen said...

Oh this is a stunner Zoe!!!!! x

cheryl said...

omg hun this is just simply stunning wow amazing work hun hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Di said...

WOW, this is simply stunning Zoe x

Chris said...

WOW what gorgeous vibrant colours Zoe... LOVE IT!!

Chris xx

Carol Plume said...

what a gorgeous piece Zoe - loving the bright colours...xx

Kaz said...

I love this Zoe, especially how you've put the dial through the tree x