Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Holiday Traditions with the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge.

Time for December's Art With Heart Challenge and this time around it is all about HOLIDAY TRADITIONS.
Counting down to the big day is always a tradition in our house, whether it be an advent candle, chocolate advent or even an advent tree. So this time around I thought I would make my own countdown to christmas using Eileen Hull's Box, Candy Drawer Die. I added chocolates to each drawer, one for each day for the countdown. What can I say we all love chocolates in my house!!
The drawers were coloured with Fired Brick Distress Stain and sanded around the edges to add a distressed feel and I covered the sides, top and bottom with mountboard for stability covered with Tim Holtz Merriment paper. I also added a panel to the back of my drawers die cut with Tim Holtz Star Cluster die. I added Hitch Fasteners for the handles.
I added Tim Holtz Prancing Deer to the top, cut from mountboard and adding four die cut layers stuck together so that the deer would stand. I coloured the deer with Distress Stain, adding touches of Gathered Twigs around the edges and a touch of stencilling using the Star Layering Stencil.
Mini Christmas trees and wreath have been added to the top along with wooden baubles.
Each of the drawers has chocolates added, enough for all the family to countdown to Christmas.
To complete I added wooden numbers painted with Distress Stain adding touches of Treasure Gold wax around the edges. I will use these little drawers from year to year and I will add a little gift to the last drawer for Christmas Eve.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x




11 comments:

Rita said...

This looks fantastic Tracy. Hugs Rita xxx

Nicole Wright said...

SQUEAL!!!!! This is perfect! The prancing deer on the top is awesome with all the festive bits scattered around. I love the boxes! Fabulous project!

Jacquie said...

Beautiful creation Tracy, how clever of you.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
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Nan G said...

Adorable and so Christmassy!

Claudine Criner said...

This is so fabulous, the attention to detail is amazing, what a wonderful Christmas creation

Redanne said...

Totally gorgeous Tracy, love the red, love the drawers, love the reindeer.... love it all!!! Hugs, Anne xx

Eileen Hull said...

I love the happy RED Tracy! And the little embellishments are perfect, but mostly I love that the die is functional and pretty at the same time! Thanks for doing such a beautiful job...

Diana said...

Tracy this is absolutely stunning!!!

butterfly said...

Absolutely delicious (as I'm sure the chocolate is too!). I've been eyeing that candy drawer die for a while, and I love what you've done here. The weathered red on the edges is so cool, and I love the starry deer. Tiny trees and those fab wooden baubles finish it all off just beautifully. A treat of a make in all sorts of ways!!
Alison xx

Marci said...

Wonderful! Love the deer and the 25 on top.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Amazing Tracy! I think you have really sold me on adding this die to my wish list! I love all the red and the little Christmas trees are such a great addition! Another fabulous Christmas project! hugs :)