Monday, 24 December 2012

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town...By Hels Sheridan

Goodly Morning Snazzyfans and a very Happy Christmas to you all.  Today I am here with my DT offering featuring the gorgeous Carta Bella Christmas Day Collection papers - oooh lalalalaaa, Carta Bella always do the most fabulous designs and these papers are simply beautiful.  The colour palette appeals to me - it is a vintage red, green, cream and brown toned collection, absolutely perfect for all your Christmas projects - do scroll back through the month because the DT have made some totally amazing arty pieces using the papers.


I am in a bit of a Paper Blocking mood at the moment and each year I make something festive to pop onto the wall... so this year I decided to alter a canvas, using the Paper Blocking technique - which really is simple, use up all your little off-cuts by simply layering them onto a board or canvas, smudge over some watered down creamy coloured paint, in my case I used Traditional Tan paint, using Cut & Dry foam... once this is dry, use either Multi Medium or Glue & Seal to give the whole piece a waterproof seal and then use either charcoal, black paint or a Stabilo All pencil and smudge along the overlapped bits to add some definition.  I added on one of the stickers from the paper collection, I bobbed him onto some card, cut it out, glued it to the canvas and then edged around him so he pops from the design.  The finishing touch was the addition of the Christmas Muse Token... I love these little charms because they are so versatile and the word fits perfectly with my theme.


As ever, Snazzy's are doing a special offer on the DT Collection, you can find the details HERE on the website.  Also, if you click HERE you can leave a comment and be in with a chance of winning one of the DT kits.  Thanks for looking... I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope that all your wishes come true!  TTFN




14 comments:

Minxy said...

Beautiful canvas, love the paper blocking xx Sending christmas hugs x

Caz said...

Beautiful canvas Hels - love that paper collection and the blocking technique!
Christmassy wishes!
Lotsa
xxxxx

Korry said...

Beautiful as usual Hels ! I've just finished my Christmas cards and got quite a pile of those little off cuts. I was wondering what to do this them. Thank you !!!! That's my project for tomorrow!

Astrid Maclean said...

One of my fav techniques! Great piece and a very merry Christmas to you!!

Cornish Emma said...

Fabulous technique now on my to do list! Love the papers and colours. Emma

Redanne said...

Fabulous Hels, as ever! This blocking is on my New Year list of techniques to try. Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

Stunning canvas from you Hels, I must have a go with this technique too! Very good reason not to ever throw anything away! Love barb x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This canvas is super, I love the blocking technique, I haven't tried this technique yet, it's great for those boxes and boxes of bits we all keep ha ha. Super papers too, and Santa is really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Great canvas Hels, loving that colour blocking. Have a wonderful Christmas. Speak soon xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous canvas, must give blocking a try. Happy Christmas to everyone at Snazzy's.

Stamping in Pink said...

Fabulous canvas Hels, never seen this tecnique before. I must try it - another great way for me to use my stash up! Karen x

craftimamma said...

I've never tried this technique Hels and it looks great so I must have a go. It won't look as good as yours though. I love the colours in this collection too and your little canvas is perfect to hang on the wall. Merry Christmas to you too and have a wonderful time.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Judy Murphy said...
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Judy Murphy said...

I love these colours Hels!
I must try this technique - sounds simple enough, but it would need to be for me lol x