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Wednesday, 8 September 2021

A Christmas Scene

Well this has taken 5 days to do!!
From this photo, a wooden village scene, that I 
bought 2 Christmases ago from Hobbycraft,
to the photos below!!

I painted it with Gesso first and had to leave it to dry.
Then I did one coat of grey Acrylic paint where I wanted it
 and had to leave that to dry.
I then painted parts of the windows, brickwork and 
part of the church. with Paper Artsy Chalk Acrylic paint
colour Antarctic.
Then had to let it dry!!

Then I decided the grey was too dark. So I painted over it 
with a lighter shade. That needed two coats and of course,
drying time between coats!!

Then a second coat of the Antarctic paint. 
Then some gold paint
on the clock face and the lanterns.
I used a spatula to spread some white paste, onto 
the 'floors', the roofs and trees, as snow and 
topped it with some glitter.
Put the batteries in and turned the lights on and then
turned the key for the Christmas song played 
and the centre piece rotating!!

Phew!! Hope you are still awake!! 
Sold it straight away, when I sent a text 
 photo of it to friends and family. 

So I will be delivering it to it's new owner soon.
Hope you have enjoyed the few beautiful days
we have had this week.
Thank you for your lovely messages on
my last post, also the ideas for whiskers for
my dogs and cats!! I have used Pauline's at
Crafting at Cotnob idea first. 
I used to make jewellery and had a rummage and
found a whole real of beading thread!! 
It worked out fine, as I could also make it 
black using a Permanent Marker Pen.
So thank you for all your ideas and will try 
out the others too.
Stay safe.
Big hugs,


Carole said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Carol...This is stunning...I have goosebumps looking at it. It might have taken 5 days but that doesn't seem long to me for all that work. No wonder it had sold so quickly. I don't think I could have parted with it...beautiful...hugs xx

Lynne said...

Another amazing creation Carol. Lots of waiting for paint to dry, but well worth it and pleased you found a solution for foxy whiskers x

aussie aNNie said...

WOW Carol, this is exquisite. a lot of work put into this but wow that end result, love love love. xx

Sue - said...

Absolutely amazing Carol. I’m not surprised if sold straight away. Beading wire for the whiskers of your fox is a great idea.xx

Jules said...

OMG Carol .. .. this is amazing!

If I am totally honest with you I fell in love with it as soon as I saw your first photograph .. .. .. and by the time I reach the last picture my jaw was practically on the floor.

Totally fabulous .. .. and to say I love it is the biggest understatement ever!

I'm not surprised you have sold it already. Well done!

Love Jules xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this looks great, so different to the plain wood

cotnob said...

This is stunning Carol, lots of work but well worth it, it is absolutely fabulous - I don't know how you sold it, I would have had to keep it for myself.
I'm glad my idea for the whiskers worked for you.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Wow What a stunning creation, so many beautiful details, really beautiful Carol!
Have a nice weekend, greetings Doris x

Chrissy said...

Magnificent Carol, so much work but such a wonderful reward, it is just stunning..the night scene is so magical and gorgeous, well done.


Carole Pollard said...

Just wonderful what a stunning creation love and hugs Carole x

Pat K said...

Another absolutely stunning creation Carol. It's no wonder it sold immediately...a real treasure. xx