Sunday, November 22, 2009

BS advent calender.....

Over on the Bubbly Funk Challenge blog the theme this week is Advent....

This is an advent calender I made using matchboxes which were covered in paper which had been coloured using distress inks and then stamped using hero arts border stamps and also Paperartsy stamps. They were built into a tree shape using chipboard which had been painted in between each layer to keep it rigid - a painted piece of chipboard was placed at the back and santa, coloured in with water colour pencils and stickles, the funky christmas trees are by Purple Onion Stamps - and "happy Christmas" all added. All hi-lighted with stickles and white pen.....The star is cut out of corrugated card and smeared with gold dauber, a gold grungeboard star was then added ontop.....

TFL XX

9 comments:

Kaz said...

Carol that's fab! It's so different to the usual matchbox advents. xx

Karen said...

oooo I LOVE this Carol!!! Its great to see a different layout for the boxes too!!!

Thank you for popping it on the BS challenge blog...good luck with the prize...whatever it may be!!! HUGS XXX

Gez said...

Brilliant Carol. Love the shape & you have decorated your advent beautifully. Love the star on top. It's perfect. Love Gez.xx

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

beautiful advent, well done

CLARE said...

Brilliant Carol, arent you clever. Really like the stamps and the shape of the project. whats going inside the matchboxes? I think I can guess lol x

Traceyr said...

This is really great Carol and something that you can use year after year.

Love the decoration. :)

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

wow Carol the finished advent calender is gorgeous !!!!!! so much work and detail.....
love the cards as well yo're such a clever girlie.

melody said...

whoa...that is rawkin kewl chickie! LOVE IT! what great inspiration...i hope you don't mind if i save the pic ~ i'd love to make one...one day!

Jaqi said...

What a brilliant idea , and the colours are fab, Love it, Jaqi