Friday, 27 November 2015

A Trio of Trees.

I bought these MDF trees at Ally Pally from Anna-Marie Designs.
 
I painted them with Paper Artsy Antartica Chalk Paint from The Craft Barn.
Added some Crackle Glaze and then a coat of
Paper Artsy Snowflake Chalk Paint.
 
I stuck the trees into the base and there they sat, unfinished
on my desk for a few weeks.
I was waiting for some inspiration as how I
wanted to decorate them.
 
A friend saw them and asked how much I was selling them for and
was quite upset when I said they were for us!!
 
She doesn't know yet, but I have made one for her too, as a pressie!
 
 
You can't actually see from the photos, but I built up the base
with Plaster Of Paris fabric.
It's a bit like what they use for broken limbs.
It was very messy!!

 
The Reindeer is a Tando one, also from The Craft Barn.
I added the die cut swirls onto him.

 
I loved making this, even though it was very messy!!
 
I hope to have some exciting news next week!
So watch this space!!
Thanks for popping by and leaving me such lovely messages.
 
Big hugs,
 
Carol xxxx

17 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely love this design Carol....very Christmassy.xx
 { aNNie}

Chrissy said...

Gosh Carol, this is a wonderful Christmas project and I love the Deer and the turquoise flowers with the pine cones..just gorgeous..and how nice of you to make one for your friend, she will be so happy.

luv CHRISSYxx

Chris said...

My goodness, it's gorgeous Carol and I want one too! Love how you created the base with the mod roc, I haven't tried that out but thought it might be messy....very worth it though. The addition of the deer and all the florals at the front make it so perfect, I'm definitely feeling the Christmas spirit! Have a lovely weekend and hope you've got your moving date now? Chris x

Carole said...

This is stunning Carol...and I so admire you in the fact you finish a project! I buy with all good intentions...in fact i have some baubles still to finish from last Christmas!! fancy popping round ? lol xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous work Carol. Love that reindeer in the background. Have a great weekend! x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful even if messy was well worth the mess
hugs Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just catching up after my craft fairs the last two days. This is so gorgeous, would love to have something like this but sounds far too messy for me! Hope to have news of your move soon, need to know where to send your Christmas card x

Bianca said...

Hi Carol,
what a lovely room docoration! I love the flowers and the stuning pritty coloration.
xx
Bianca

Sue - said...

Oh my gosh Carol this is absolutely beautiful! I bet your friend will be thrilled with hers too.

Diane said...

Good morning Carol I can see why your friend wanted a set of these gorgeous trees. Gosh what a sparkly delightful centerpiece.

Hugs diane

Carole C. said...

Hi Carol.
The trees are gorgeous and what a lovely centre piece for Christmas.
Your friend will be delighted to receive her gift, something she will treasure I'm sure.

Carole x



Judy Corner said...

Hi Carol, I am so pleased I have stumbled upon your Blog today. Just love your work and style. Your followers are hiding at the moment so I cannot add to them yet. This creation is just amazing! Judy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh wow! this is gorgeous Carol, love it.
What a beautiful focal piece to display at Christmas time.
Lorraine

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Carol, this is so beautiful, love it, is one for me too, lol
great design and love the details,
hugs Liz xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, wow this is a stunning Christmas make! I bet your friend will be thrilled!
Hugs Lynsey x

Heike said...

This is absolutely stunning Carol. Such a lovely winter/Christmas decoration. I love the colours and all those beautiful details.
Heike x

Elise said...

HI Carol!!! Sorry I've not been by recently to see all of your new projects .. we just got back from vacation. :) You've been so very busy!!!!!! Wow wow wow .. this is absolutely AMAZING!!! Truly do love how you did this .. looks so shabby chic and delicate with a GORGEOUS winter wonderland scene! How lucky of your friend to be getting one as a surprise too! She's going to be floored! :)

Big hugs,
Elise