Fotobella Design Team - Christmas Treasures
Hi everyone, I'm Laurie and am so excited to be part of the 2019-2020 Fotobella Design Team. Before I share my first project with you, let me tell you a little about myself. I have been crafting for over 30 years and have done so many types of crafts. I started out making wood and cloth items which I sold at craft shows and to some local stores. I loved it! I was lucky enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom while my son was growing up and I had a husband who was a great supporter! He would cut my wood on the weekends so I could spend the week painting and staining. But, after years of being self-employed, I decided to get a real job and I went back to school. All it really got me was deeper in debt and tired...lol! Now, I am retired, widowed, and a craft addict! I live with my mom and we craft our hearts out together! When I take a day off it is usually to spend some time with my son and daughter-in-law and my two precious 1-year old twin grandsons. They are truly the lights of my life! Well, enough about me....let's get crafting!
I was super excited when I opened my design team package and found the Christmas Treasures collection by BoBunny inside! It had been sitting in my online cart waiting for me to push that "purchase" button so I was already contemplating the fun I could have with it before it even arrived. This collection is a wonderful vintage nostalgic blend of rich colors and beautiful graphics. As soon as I saw this page, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it:
Living in the Midwest, I have seen many deer heads mounted on walls. And these were just too cute not to hang on my wall! So, I cut the squares apart but they were a bit large for my décor piece. So, I fussy cut each one along the edges of the picture frame portion of the 3x4 cut-apart. They came out perfect! Then I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to "dirty" up the edges for a vintage effect:
I cut out each of the reindeer and the piece with the Sleigh Rides sign. I used the backside of the Christmas Treasures Dear Santa page for my background because it has a terrific reindeer border. After all the pieces were ready, I attached them with pop dots to give them some dimension. Then I added some of the large candy dots in between to add a little embellishment. I didn't want to go too crazy with that because I really wanted the reindeer to be the "stars of the show." When it was all finished, I put it in a 12x12 black shadowbox frame. I just love the way it turned out!
I hope you enjoy my first project with this amazing collection. I can't wait to share more with you during the next few weeks! You can purchase all of the products I used here. Grab yours today and craft along with me!
The products I used: