Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

                  December challenge; use a stencil or mask 

                              (Creative Embellishments DT)

Ohhhhhh I am so ready for December and the holidays, how about you!!   Kathleen here wishing you a very merry stress free month.  Just breathe and take in all of the wonderful sights and sounds.  My new grandson turns six months and it is his first Christmas.  So, I thought I would create a winter wonderland canvas filled with yummy CE chippies! 

 We have a Mickey Mouse train that runs around under our Christmas tree which I love.  Creative Embellishments had this Christmas train  which is my focal and starting off point for this canvas.  I applied a coat of gesso then starting painting the cars with Shimmerz Inklings peppermint twist, miner, miner 49er and emerald city.  The trees received a smuggy layer of Shimmerz Texturez artie choked.  

My daughter was trying to sell llama paintings to raise money for her college's medical missionary trip this summer.  She had leftovers and I decided to recycle the.  This is an 11x14" canvas. I ripped a piece of Webster's paper Sweet Seasons at an angle and cropped off two inches on the side to give an opening down the center .  Here I used a dot stencil and applied a mask which I also added on the edges.


Branches (set of 3)            Frosty the Snowman       Snow Flakes


Webster Papers  Sweet Season


Creative Embellishments Branches (set of 3)   Frosty the Snowman    Snow Flakes  

Christmas Signs     Berry Branches        Holly and Berry boarder

Shimmerz Inklingz(Emerald City, Peppermint Twist, Miner Miner 49er), Dazzlers( Snowbuddies Bizness, Barely Blue), Texturez (Artie Choked, Gold Mine), Shimmeringz (Goldie Lox), Vibez(Snow Storm)
Petaloo flowers
Stash items; ribbon, lace,

Gauche Alchemy  A wintery mix

 The Aviary: Paper Wings Production

Tresors de luxe winter challenge  found on facebook. 
Make sure to also check out all the wonderful goodies available in their Etsy Shop

Artastic  Use this color palette


  1. Totally stunning! This is certainly a project to treasure. Thank you for playing along with ARTastic this month. Merry Christmas.

  2. WOW! this is absolutely gorgeous, Kathleen and what a treasured keepsake this will be. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Fantastic project Kathleen. Thanks for entering it in the ARTastic challenge this month. Happy Christmas. :)

  4. Gee whizz! You've excelled yourself here.....LOOOOVE the whole thing - & the symbolism of the train with your Christmases, well, that works a treat:):) Fabulous project - so happy to see you playing along with us at ARTastic this month:):)

  5. Love that you recycled Kathleen and in such an ARTAstic way too! Your layout is lovely. Thank you for supporting and joining in with ARTastic this month.


  6. wow what a beautiful canvas you have created for your Grandson. Thank you for joining in and sharing it with us at ARTastic

  7. This is so sweet and Christmas-y! Thank you for playing along with Gauche Alchemy!

  8. What a cute pressie. So love how you have done this canvas. Thank you for choosing ARTastic for your inspiration. Wishing you a blessed Christmas.

  9. This is such a whimsical and delightful canvas. I love all of the elements you have used. WOW!! Thank you for playing along at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  10. What a winter land! Lovely! Thanks for entering our december challenge at ARTastic!
    hugs stina