Most of you who follow my blog will know that I take part in the Lovely Linda's Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge, whereby Linda sets a challenge every Friday by asking us to turn to page____ [fill in a number here] of the lovely Tim Holtz's Second Compendium of Curiosities book and make something using that technique.
Most of you who follow my blog will also know that I LOVE Christmas. What some of you who follow my blog may not know is that I have an absolute passion for Christmas trees! I am quite happy to see a Christmas tree with just lights on, and if I go to a town or city at Christmas (especially Prague) I always make a bee line for the Christmas tree. Which is why I am desperate to go to New York to see the Christmas tree in Times Square.
So, when I saw Linda's challenge for this week, out of nowhere Christmas trees popped in to my head. I remembered that Mr Holtz had done a posting involving Christmas trees on his blog some time ago so an idea was born....
Linda asked us to turn to page 54 of the Compendium and make a project using Perfect Pearls Mist. So these trees were made with Cordinations cardstock and then sprayed liberally with Perfect Pearls Mist.
The black tinsel is quite a fine tinsel with little stars in that were adorning some of my Christmas presents from my Buddy Mandy last Christmas! As they are technically Snippets, I will be entering these into the Playground ready for Christmas!
And just so ya know what I used to make the trunks with, the first one was made using one of these. No, I didn't break one to make it. Some time ago when one of these spongey things was past it's best I thought to keep the handle as "it would come in use some day"! I had to trim it and as I could not find the mitre block I just cut it with a saw on the end of the desk and managed to cut my finger with it!! Big Owch! I only had two of these tiny flower pots so I went online at lunchtime today and ordered some so I can make more! I know they will make great little gifts at Christmas!
I cannot wait until the new Christmas trees from Ranger hit the shops over here. When I saw what Mario did for the recent CHA show I was all for hopping on a plane and taking them off the display. Not sure what Hubby would say about having 40-something different coloured trees adoring the house though!
I hope you like what I have done and if I have inspired you at all, then why not pick up a copy of the Compendium II book and join in with the challenges. If you want to know how I made the trees, just search for Christmas Trees on Tim's blog.
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