I don't take a lot of Christmas photos. I always mean to, but in the excitement of Christmas morning it never happens. Or when it does, the photos are chaotic. So instead of using a Christmas tree, I substituted the larger of the Creepy Trees, and paired it with this darling photo of my friends' daughter buried in leaves.
I treated the tree with crackle paint, and once it was dry sprayed it with brown and black mist to accentuate the crackles. Didn't it give it a lovely shimmer in the process?
For the Shabby Brick Bits, I wanted to achieve a lacquered effect. I started by colouring the piece with a black Gelato, then went over the whole thing with Glossy Accents.
And some Shimmerz flicks to finish everything off.
I just had to mention, too, that the Messy Head Papers from 7 Dots Studio were designed by fellow incoming Blue Fern Studios Design Team Member Olga Heldwein.
Not much time left to play along, but fear not, the January sketch goes live tomorrow. Play along for your chance to win some Blue Fern Studios chipboard!
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard
Shabby Brick Bits
Prima Brick stamp
Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Brick stencil
13 Arts Ayeeda Gesso
13 Arts Peal Mist: Black
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Crackle Paint