Monday, 17 July 2017

Twas The Night Before Christmas Tree Decoration.

This idea was originally going to be a Christmas card, but then I got side tracked by other bits and pieces I found in my boxes ………..
Twas The Night Before Christmas Tree Decoration…… but after four years I finally say that I have to used the Martha Stewart Crafters Clay I bought in Michael’s in Las Vegas!
 Martha Stewart CraftsIMG_3449
I was crafting with Iris, and we went halves on the clay, she wanted to make gingerbread men and when I had a mooch through her cutters I decided that I would make some mice, thinking I could make a card along the lines of Twas the Night Before Christmas ……..
The clay was very, very light and I think is made from some sort of paper product(?). I started with the mouse, adding a nose, and eye, whiskers and ribbon. I had a card blank ready, but then  I found some craft stick frames I had made a while ago and got to thinking ……..
IMG_3538I roughly fitted things together and worked out the area where I needed to hand write the first line of the poem so that the mouse fitted neatly over it.
IMG_3539Once happy, I glued the paper behind the frame.
IMG_3544I edged the frame with faux stitching using a black fine liner pen. Deciding that the mouse didn’t look right left white, he took on a completely different character when I coloured him  using a brown Promarker pen.  I then glued him onto the frame, holding him in place with a few small pegs while the glue dried.
I used red bakers twine to hang the decoration by, covering the ends over with a scrap of white card and edging again with a black fine liner pen.
Twas The Night Before Christmas Tree Decoration.The finishing touches, to add a little more colour and extra Christmassy flavour, were made by adding holly leaf confetti and red flat back pearls in three corners of the plaque.  I am so thrilled with how it turned out, considering it was meant to be a card ………


Cheryl W said...

Very cute! I love your brown mouse and that holly was a nice touch.

tilly said...

wow, love how this idea turned out, I to have 5 year old clay never been opened oooppppss!

jackie said...

I love your mouse xmas frame. What a great idea.

marc said...

love it and the paper clay is so good its light weight but strong you can use it in molds and even die cut with it great make need to make some more may be do a book cover big love marc

Roni said...

He is so sweet and what a great gift for someone to put on their tree! It looks quite sturdy enough so would be brought out year after year!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox