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Today sees the second week of the new challenge over at Anything But A Card and the theme for Challenge #30 is “Anything Goes ..with a Holiday twist.” Here’s my Design Team piece:
The thing I am most pleased about is the Christmas tree. Almost a year ago I bought a bumper bag of green bottle brush trees with the intention of bleaching and dyeing them. However, in my true crafting style I was too scared to do it…until now. As it turned out, it was as easy as everyone says. Some warm water, a few capfuls of household bleach, pop in your tree and within no time at all the green is gone. Just rinse and leave to dry. The only thing I found was that the bleach took most of the faux snow with it, but this was easily sorted with a bit of white paint and some dry brushing. The baubles were cut off a metallic bead chain and attached with a glue gun.
To decorate the base of the spool I threaded a selection of festive coloured buttons with baker’s twine and glued these on. The greeting is from the Gecko Galz Christmas Tags collage sheet.
The little girl on top of the spool is also from the Gecko Galz. I added a pile of snowballs, made from small pom-poms, at her feet. I also popped some tiny parcels under the tree. A Christmas red bow finishes it all off.
I hope that, in between all your festive preparations and celebrations you’ll have time to buzz over to Anything But A Card and share your projects.
Thanks for buzzing by.