Is there peace in your house or is it, like mine, merry mayhem? Although I think there will definitely be light at the end of the tunnel (the production line for my Christmas cards is up and running!) I think there are a few more yards of darkness left before I see it! The house I’ve made today seems to be the very essence of peace and calm don’t you think?
I’m sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is to use a wreath and to add a touch of silver to it. I decided to go with a house instead of a card as I had an idea for how I wanted to create the wreath.
I’ve used a chipboard house, cut with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings die, and covered it with white cardstock. I’ve layered on Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I used more Chipped Sapphire to stamp the script and Picket Fence distress stain through a stencil to create the stars. I also added a touch of silver stickles around the very edge of the house.
The wreath was created from silver thread and I’ve topped it with silver and gold foil stars.
The 25th Dec is a stamp from Darkroom Door Christmas Inchies and the words are from a digital collage sheet by Lisa’s Altered Art.
Today I did manage to find a little oasis of calm in, of all places, an old fashioned hardware shop. It was stuffed full of all those things that you can never find when you need them plus lots of items that had all sorts of crafting possibilities. I am very excited about some little jam jars I have purchased so watch this space!