Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas Countdown by Kaz

For my Christmas Countdown, I am revisiting a kit that was first released in 2009 as a class on UKScrappers. The class made this into a framed countdown, but I have used a 12 x 12 inch canvas board for  mine.

I started off by using the ~{Set of 5 Snowflakes Masks}~ with texture paste across the base board. I also scraped the extra texture paste over the board to give an uneven finish. Once this was dry I used acrylic paints over the whole base blending white with pale blue. Once this was dry I smudged a little oil pastel over the snowflake only to add detail and then smudged some glitter glue over that. The base itself was finished with inky snowflakes and edging. I punched out white card and stamped the numbers onto them.

The trees have been painted with acrylic paint and the edges inked. I replaced the centres and added some Viva Decor Glitter Pen for detail.

The centre piece is again painted with acrylic paints and I stamped and embossed the snowflakes in white. I've doodled borders and added a snowflake from the ~{Tando Minis Snowflakes}~ and a plain circle from ~{Grab Bag of Circles}~. On the ~{original}~ one, ~{Di}~ had used an acrylic overlay for the numbers, but as I was using a dial outside, I punched a hole through the far end of the pointer and fixed that with a brad. The pointer is painted in silver and has a big dollop of GA on it!

I went on the hunt for some letters and found these grungeboard ones. My grungeboard hasn't seen the light of day for YEARS!!! I painted them with acrylic paint and then gently tapped my silver inkpad over them so that they look a bit aged.

Everything has been fixed in place with silicone glue.

Kaz xxx


butterfly said...

It's a lovely piece, but I can't help thinking that it might make my preparations more stressful to see the time ticking away - I suppose I could always set the counter to a more reassuring number!
Alison x

Gez Butterworth said...

Lol Alison, it is scary!!
Absolutely beautiful Kaz. The colours look beautiful.xx

Katherine said...

A super countdown Kaz - love all those snowflakes :)

Dana Tatar said...

Gorgeous work Kaz! I love the snowflakes and the soft pastel color palette! Thanks for the inspiration!