Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Snowmen and Bottlebrush Trees are a few of my favorite things

It doesn't get much better in my book than snowmen and bottlebrush trees.  When I was sent some Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Crafts I knew I wanted to make a beautiful bottlebrush tree with it.
I used a Tim Holtz woodland tree and dyed it with glimmer mist and Iced Spruce Distress Spray.  Once my tree was dry I used Picket Fence Paint on the branches.  While the branches were wet I sprinkled them with the embossing powder.  I gently heated the powder.  Don't over heat or the tree with start to smoke! I just might have done that, maybe...  I kept layering on the embossing powder until I was happy with the coverage.  
I glued on vintage mercury glass beads and topped the tree with Mirrored Stars.
I set my tree aside to work on my snowman.  The snowman is made out of Activa Premier Clay.  I have a tutorial on how to make the snowmen here.  
His little hat is the topper from an old ornament top, a plastic Christmas light cover, a jingle bell, some tinsel, and tiny plastic Christmas lights.  His scarf is ribbon from Tim Holtz.  
Once he was finished I glued the large tree and the snowman to the tart tin.  
I added a couple tiny trees to balance out the scene.  Some teeny presents and snow complete this winter scene.  

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family! 
Jess




10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous little winter scene! Love the project and the soft fallen fallen snow. You need to add this the the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge blog...

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  2. A lovely scene! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

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  3. Love...love...LOVE this project ~ it is just adorable and so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful winter scene and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  4. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge 'Wish Upon A Star' over at Our Creative Corner! Love this Jess, so cute and festive! Trish xx

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  5. What a cute project! I love the tree. Please note was ask that you add our challenge graphic your post. Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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    1. I added the graphic. Sorry about that.

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  6. this is so flipping cute, i just love the entire scene! your snowman is darling! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  7. Love your Winter scene! The Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder is perfect for the tree. Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
    -Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

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  8. Wow! I love this wee winter scene you created! And you used my fave embossing powder from Emerald Creek!
    Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

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