Decking the Halls….

It is so much fun to decorate for Christmas and a fun personal touch always makes it a little special. This design is a little different from my stamping style I mostly use. I was having fun with some beautiful cool winter paper by Chatterbox and some Basic Grey chipboard and rub-on transfers. Projects like this are quick and fun and I love the wintery look….a project I’ll be able to keep up after Christmas is over and well into the winter season.

Dashing Through the Snow

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This project uses a paper mache wall hanging from Michael’s and is designed around the gorgeous large trendy snowflake chipboard shape. After sponging my chipboard with white craft ink, I sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder from Stampin Up and heat embossed. I love how these Basic Grey chipboard shapes have adhesive on the back. It makes it so easy to adhere to your design. For a fun embellishment, I played up on the dotted ends of the snowflake and tied on a dotted Making Memories epoxy tag with some dotted Aqua ribbon from Michaels. A length of black stitched ribbon replaces the original cord to hang the wall hanging and it is tied with the aqua dotted ribbon as well.

The paper mache wall hanging is covered with layers of fun Chatterbox holiday paper. Love the fun stripes and colors…I just love aqua for winter. It looks so crisp. I like to use Alene’s Thick and Tacky glue to adhere it to the altered surface. To add some interest and sentiments to my design, I pulled out my Basic Grey Wholy Cow Rub-ons. I used the Winter Black ones. So easy to apply, I love their funky designs. This wall hanging is a great application for rub-ons as stamping on an uneven paper mache surface can be a little tricky. To use rub-ons, simply cut the image out that you want to use. Remove paper backing and rub-on to the surface. Basic Grey rub-ons are among my favorites to use as they apply so easily.

This design was part of a Craft Critique review on Basic Grey chipboard.

Wishing you a fabulous day! If you missed my Christmas Card Kit giveaway, you have one more day still to enter…just scroll down. Make sure you stop back in tomorrow as I’ll be announcing the winners. 🙂

8 responses to “Decking the Halls….

  1. SWEET!!! I’m lovin’ this…I have one of these papier mache wall hanging thingies bangin’ around…I used it for a sample project a few years back and I think it’s getting a new coat of paint and a new look!

  2. You have the most beatiful designs. I look forward everday to seeing what you have created. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is very pretty, Julia! Love the aqua blues and the big snowflake!!!

  4. Beautiful!! I love the big sparkly snowflake, and it’s in some of my favorite colors!

  5. Pretty, J! Love that big, sparkly snowflake! (And the little postage stamp!)

  6. This is so pretty, love the colors and that snowflake – beautiful!

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