Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Decorating And Gift Giving With Scrapmatts Australian Chipboard~

Today is my November Scrapmatts Design Team Reveal, and my first project up shows how you can use your Scrapmatts Chipboard to create something that you could use for gift giving. One of the fads this year is dying bottle brush trees and another is creating altered jars that resemble snow globes, so I teamed up both of those trends and created two different altered globes. Who doesn't love getting something as magical as a snow globe!!

I chose a non traditional color palette of teal, bleached out some little bottle brush trees I picked up, and then took some teal dye (left over from when me and the kids tye-died some t-shirts) and dyed them then frosted them with some German Glitter Glass. I added some Glitter Glass and traditional glitter to the bottom and then poured clear glue over it to seal it to the bottom, and also to stick the tree into so that became a permanent 

I then coated the lid with Mod Podge and covered it in silver glitter.

I tied a hand dyed seam binding bow and added a Scrapmatts
Merry And Bright Tag  that I glitter edged.

I then added reindeer moss, a Tresors De Luxe pearl and resin  flower spray,  some textured roses, feathers, a Smoky Teal Glitter Glass Butterfly from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop, and a Scrapmatts
that I coated in glitter.

I repeated the process on the 2nd bottle.

This time adding a little bird's nest with a glittered up Scrapmatts

And a Scrapmatts
Tis The Season Tag.

And there you have it a perfect addition to your Holiday Decorating!!

This next project shows how you can use your Scrapmatts Chipboard to create something magical and beautiful to decorate for Christmas. I call it a Bucket Of Wishes!! So Vintage sweet to hang from a stocking holder on your mantle or tree.

I started with a little metal bucket that I had lying around my scrap room waiting for an alter. I painted it with gold spray paint, then covered it in Mod Podge and then covered it with some gorgeous lace that one of my Scrappy friends Christine (Moonmist) had sent me. Thank you Christine!! I just love happy mail from my friends :) 

I then took a Scrapmatts
distress embossed it then added an inked up Scrapmatts
"Wishes" sentiment on top of it and attached it to my bucket.
I then added hand dyed seam binding bows to the side and created a handle from it as well, and wrapped the lip of the bucket with ruffled sheer cream ribbon.

I am an avid hiker, and in the Winter after all the nests have been deserted, I love to collect real bird's nests for my art and to decorate with. I tucked one of my little nests into the bucket, added feathers and a large flower, then tucked in some more lace, little hand crafted and painted, paper clay eggs, a little "angel" that I digitally color altered and added wings to, a glittered up star ornament and a Scrapmatts
that I soaked in water, peeled off layers, let it dry then painted and accented it with pearl paints and put it back together for a dimensional piece.

And there you have it a perfect addition to your Holiday Decorating!!

I hope that you have enjoyed some of the pieces that I have created for Christmas.

I wish all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, a happy one! I am thankful for all of you~my scrappy friends! Hugs ~Renea


Bente Fagerberg said...

Such awesome projects Renea!! Need help to pick my jaw up from the floor...! :-)

Micupoftea said...

WOnderful! Unexpected color and whimsical details :)