I have to admit when I started working on this panel I wasn't sure where it was going. The background is Barn Door Distress Spray, a gold glimmer mist, and white paint flicked on after the sprays were dry. Once I saw the red and gold shimmer I knew it had to go Christmas. I layered on some green polka dotted paper, random text paper, and vintage ledger paper.
The ladies were fussy cut and separated into two sets of three. I added pompoms and bling to their elf hats.
I cut the back off a bottle brush tree and bent the bottom forward. Once it was glued onto the canvas I decorated it with vintage mercury glass beads. The base got a word token and a green pearl covers the hole in the token. A couple tiny wrapped gifts hide the wire from the tree. A metal star was glued directly to the canvas.
I love mercury glass beads. They are getting harder to find and more expensive too.
The sari ribbon wraps all the way around. I added a bit of green to break up all the red. The "Merry Christmas" is an old floral pic.
What have you been crafting?