Hi there 🙂 I can’t believe that it’s November, and Christmas is very quickly approaching!! It’s also time for the mid-challenge reminder at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We have a fun theme this time
It really makes for endless possibilities, depending on your mood and preferences! I was really leaning towards a Nightmare, but when Halloween passed, and me being Ms. Last Minute, I slipped into more of a dreamy mood for my project 🙂
I chose to go with a Christmas decor item, inspired by The Nutcracker, and featuring Mitzi’s lovely Clara, found here on aurorawings.com and here in the Etsy store, and The Nutcracker, found exclusively in the aurorawings.com store. I colored 2 of each image, making the Clara colorings mirror image, then fussy cut them out. This was fun, as I was back to my old trick of printing images soooo tiny, but I got it all done without cutting any extremities off 🙂 I glued the Claras back to back, sandwiching some string between the two pieces, so they could spin, then set this aside.
I die cut the “window” that Clara is suspended from, twice from a brushed silver paper, and once from cardboard, to give it stability. I built the circular base from cardboard, then covered it with the same brushed silver paper. The window was assembled, with Clara, then inserted into a notch that I’d cut in the base. I used some sparkly eyelash yarn in a pretty blue to glue around the edges of the base and window, then die cut some corner pieces from a blue CS. I found some sparkly tulle, and gathered and glued it to the base, adding a white ribbon to finish it. The sentiment, a quote from the Nutcracker, was computer generated, then die cut with a blue frame to match the top corner pieces.
I added some rhinestones and a white bow, before affixing the Nutcrackers on either side of the window….as guards 🙂
Here is another picture of my project, from a different angle. 🙂
Posted by Susan Sudbury on Monday, November 5, 2018
I’d like to enter this in the following:
World Wide Open DT Challenge – #10 ATG Oct/Nov
DL Art – November Linky Challenge
The Sketchy Challenges – #147 ATG
Stamping Sensations – November Get Ready For Christmas
Addicted To Stamps – #168 ATG with optional Use Ribbon
Get Creative Challenges – #75 Anything But A Card
Incy Wincy Challenge – Christmas
Classic DT Open Challenge – #11 ATG