This was a game of 2 halves, altering my beautiful (not) plastic frame, and
stamping the picture for the centre.
I did the frame first 'cos it's so cold in my craft room (and it wasn't the warmest of weeks) so I knew it would take a while for all the painty layers to dry.
I'm afraid there are a ridiculous number of photographs but I was pleased with how it turned out.
All the paints and mediums used are by DecoArt. I used
black gesso, then texture sand paste - I love this stuff, it makes such a difference, subtle but you know it's there.
Time for the paint now, I used Media fluid acrylic in Carbon Black and Quinacridone Gold.
After all this I had a nice rusty looking frame, but it looked a bit dull for a Christmas scene, so I added some Metallic Lustre in Champage Ice.
I made a background with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw, then toned it down with some cheesecloth. I stitched it all together and that was the image done.
I glued some glitter to the frame to give it a frosted look, and that's my scene finished.
I promise, no more photographs lol.
I hope you find time to join in with our challenge - rumour has it Christmas is coming so it's a quiet month right :-).
I hope you like my scene, and thanks very much for looking x