Saturday 2 December 2017

Knock, Knock, Who's There?.....Santa!

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for the lovely comments on my mixed media card that I shared with you a couple of days ago. While I had the paints and messy playtime stuff out on my desk I thought I would finally have a go at decorating one of the wooden fairy doors from The Works that had been sitting waiting patiently on my shelf for months!
I decided to make it in to a Christmas project.

After removing the hinges and latch I set about painting the frame with two tones of  green Pebeo paint and the door with a red DecoArt paint that came free with a magazine recently. The base was painted with white acrylic and then I added snowballs from Anna Marie Designs using 3D Schnee glue, once this was dry I gave the whole thing a spray coat of  Spray & Sparkle - Pearl Diamond from Crafters Companion. It now has a durable top coat and beautiful shimmer all over, I hope you can see this in the photo's. The wooden 'Christmas' word, which I picked up from my trip to the N.E.C. this year, was given a coat of gold paint and also a coating of sparkle spray. Both the wooden snowflakes have been in my stash for some time and these were heat embossed with white and then a silver sparkle embossing powder.
After re-assembling the hinges and latch I set about creating a wreath from a Martha Stewart frond punch, some tiny red pearls, a teeny tiny bell and a new Tonic word die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #444 Christmas Present
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas Colours - Red & Green
Crafty Catz - #395 ATG / Let It Snow
Glitter n Sparkle - #267 Add Metal
Deep Ocean - #169 Santa Is Coming To Town
Fab n Funky - #373 Christmas
Brown Sugar - #273 Anything But A Card
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's Christmas

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you are having a fabulous Saturday.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.



meg said...

Fantastic project Lorraine, everything about it is perfect, love all the finishing touches.

Lorraine said...

What a brilliant project, your fairy door looks amazing.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Lorraine, so beautifully decorated - lots of super sparkle.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely brilliant Lorraine love the snowballs and all the sparkle-I keep looking at these in the Works and debating whether to buy any-thank you for the inspiration
Carol x

Liz said...

Fabulous project, I love how you've decorated this cute little fairy door. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck.
Liz - DT xx

aussie aNNie said...

WOWZER love this...brilliant colours too.x[aNNie]🎄

dutchess said...

Love it Lorraine...what a great

brenda said...

I absolutely adore your mixed media creation Lorraine and what a great idea to make it into a Christmas door. Funnily enough just yesterday I went hunting for the doors I also bought from the Works months ago and still not found them, sure I've put them somewhere very safe !

B x

Sheryl said...

Oh Lorraine I love this project. My grandson would absolutely adore this.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Aunty Sue said...

Wow this is fabulous do pleased you shared this with us at crafty catz and craft this week

pinky said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning Lorraine. What little kid, or big kid, for that matter, would not like this!

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful. Makes you want to see whats behind that door. Thank you for joining us at CFTH

Marlies said...

Wauw Lorraine, this is such a gorgeous creation. I love this!! hugs, Marlies

Sarah said...

Wow Lorraine this is a Bobby dazzles and no mistake!! Your attention to detail is perfect, a really beautiful piece. I have two of these waiting to be have inspired me again!! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow! absolutely stunning Lorraine, love the way you've decorated the door, wonderful mixed media.
I've had a door for ages too and still sitting on the shelf, thanks for the inspiration, Kate x

Tracy said...

This is fabulous! From the paint colors you used to each and every detail element this is over the top adorable. Hugs!

Brenda said...

I'm so glad I popped over in time to catch your beautiful fairy door! I really need to put this on my todo list. I love this, Lorraine, it is gorgeous and I am sure it will attract beautiful fairies!

Ella's Design said...

Love this fabulous Christmas door, Lorraine...and so much nicer than any fairy door I've seen, in my opinion ;)
It's finished beautifully with the sparkle spray and such lovely embellishments, including those cute little snowballs...I have an old beanbag in the porch....oooh, wonder if that'd work the same?! A truly wonderful festive project that would look lovely adorning any fireplace! Hugs, Lisa x

SewPaperPaint said...

How incredibly amazing is this! I've never seen anything like that and am inspecting every detail - what fun! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Anne said...

I love this Lorraine, what a gorgeous project. Not seen a Christmassy fairy door, you've added some lovely little details

Have a wonderful Christmas
Anne x

rachel said...

what a gorgeous project Anne - this is so pretty! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and big thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges! Hugs rachel xx