Monday, December 7, 2015

Santa's Coming!

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! I also want to thank you for the good wishes and prayers concerning my recent skin cancer surgery and am thrilled to report the doctor removed it all! Now that is happy news! While still being careful, I went into my craft room to play with a little shadow box from a Hobby Lobby shopping day with Annie. I am thinking she picked up one as well. With a few challenges in full swing and of course some of the DT are among my favorite people, I had to join in!

My stamps of choice "Toy Emporium" from Artistic Outpost, were all inked in Black Archival and shaded with Distress Vintage Photo and fussy cut. All papers are ODBD "Winter Collection 2014."

The box was gessoed, sanded and then painted with a Delta silver metallic paint which is more of a glaze. Love that! I did a couple of coats. Cut the paper to size, glued down and sanded the edges and then shaded. Also using my fingers added a little of the silver paint and rubbed of the excess and then with a toothbrush flicked on some gold. The inside framing was glazed with both a silver and gold paint. I have had these cheesy colored foam snowflakes for some time and painted them gold to frame around that really cool Santa!

The outer edges were treated with DecoArt one step crackle and gold applied to fill the cracks.

All the tinsel sticks were cut to fit and hot glued down. Boy does that stuff get away from you and on you! Added bits and pieces I have collected.

Now for the fabulous challenges I am sending my little Christmas shadow box off to!
A Vintage Journey "Vintage Christmas" keeping it vintage and used Tim's Vintage Photo and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks, Holiday Word Band and Alpha Tiles.

Frilly and Funkie "Tis the Season" with vintage or shabby chic goodness!

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Silver and Gold" and I used both!
Hope you are having a wonderful start to the Christmas and holiday season. I have tons to do as usually, but what will get done will and what won't!!!! Thanks again for visiting! 


Valerie-Jael said...

This is totally and absolutely fan*tas*tic! Love everything about it, just gorgeous. Hugs, Valerie Glad to hear the good news, too!

Shirley Chillman said...

Such good news TT it must feel like an early Christmas present. So pleased for you x x

Scrummy make love the little teddy.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Astrid Maclean said...

First of all Terry, I am so happy to hear about your good news, - what a relief!!!!! Christmas will definitely feel very different now....

I absolutely love your piece here, - so many wonderful details, a real delight! I heard from Annie already how much fun you two had.
Oh and of course, thanks for adding this wonderful project to the challenges I am involved in , AVJ and MMM.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Terry, best Christmas shadow box ever!! Love all the metallic effects and that little teddy bear has stolen my heart!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Tis the Season' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Vada said...

Wonderful News Miss Terry!!! Have a great restful week end.
Hugs V

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project Terry. So pleased to read you have had good news. take care of yourselk.
Yvonne xx

Team Clark said...

What a fun project and so well thought out, so great!

Annie said...

Yay!! Great news about your surgery Terry x I definitely bought a box, but it's still waiting to be decorated !!!!
This is so perfect for our Vintage Christmas challenge and it's great to have on board at AVJ x

Look after yourself x x

Hugs Annie x

Cathy Potosky said...

What a wonderful project! Love all the details in each little section! This would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

Pam said...

Beautiful shadowbox! The front is gorgeous, those foam snowflakes in gold look fabulous!! Happy to hear of your good news as well!

Redanne said...

Oh Terry, that is the best news ever!! So pleased you got such great news at such a difficult time.

Your shadowbox is an absolute delight, I love the silver colour on the outside and that image of Santa is enchanting. You have decorated the inside so, beautifully, the little bear is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful piece with us at A Vintage Journey! Big hugs, Anne xxx

Julia Aston said...

what great news Terry! Love your sweet shadowbox - each little vignette is so sweet and fun to look over - wonderful covers as well - a beautiful holiday decoration! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

butterfly said...

So delighted to hear your medical news, Terry - hope full recuperation is swift and smooth. And so happy to see your fabulous shadowbox too... brilliant use of the images, and lovely details throughout. Bravo! Lovely to have you joining us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison xx

Candy C said...

Terry, this transformed HL box is simply amazing! So creative! I love it! You did such a fabulous job of creating such lovely little vintage Christmas scenes in each compartment. I love them all! And the cover is simply amazing, too. I so love the embossed antiqued silver snowflakes and how you've wrapped the "flurry" of snowflakes around that adorable vintage Santa stamp. Very very pretty! Beautiful job, Terry.

Anonymous said...

I've been missing blog posts and had no idea your surgery was related to cancer. Oh my goodness, what a relief to read that all is well and you are on the road to recovery!
This is such a precious piece, with a gorgeous sense of nostalgia to it, in fact it looks like an heirloom piece, perfectly vintage in appearance.
Wishing you all the very best.
Lynne x

Karen Crossen said...

LOVE THIS! Just amazing little boxes of Christmas magic!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynn Stevens said...

He sure is ans no doubt he has also fallen in Love with your Christmas box.
Hugs Lynn

Cec said...

Love your shadow box and all the little vignettes you created. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Dortesjs said...

love your boxes they are stunning

A Pink said...

So happy to hear your good news! Terry . It must be such a huge relief for you .

Your shadowbox is just the cutest - I love it ! Its so full of elements that I'm sure all of us can associate with Christmas and I'm equally sure one if not all of them evoke many a happy memory for us all too !
A shadowbox to treasure ! Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey ! ( oh gosh It seems so wrong saying that to you ,a former Creative Guide lol )
Take care xx

Buttons said...

First off I'm SO pleased to hear the good news about your surgery Terry. May 2016 bring you a less rollercoaster year full of good things. And as for your shadow box - quite simply I ADORE IT!!! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Melanie said...

What a beautiful box. I love the santa stamp. Thanks for participating in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous projects! Love how you used the silver and gold. Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Rachel said...

beautiful shadow boxes! love how each one is unique but they all go together. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!


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