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! 


  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...

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

  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... :)

  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

  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.

  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!


  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

  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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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.