Saturday, 9 January 2016

39 Days to go.....we're in the 30's!!!!!

OMG....we're now in the 30's.  No wonder I can't sleep!!  Anyhow, thank you all for your brilliant suggestions.  I love this game, there were so many people who joined in as well. Thank you.  I use a random number generator to choose the "winner".  And, as I said in my previous post, it was Donna. Thank you Donna :) This will have to be a two part post, as I need drying time....so here goes the first section.

So, if you saw my last post you know what I have to work with, and this was the starting point:


I decided I wanted to use the milk carton to create depth to my project.  Initially I intended on using some Tim Holtz trees, so cut the front of the carton out to the correct height of the largest tree.  It was really easy to cut with a craft knife actually.  I made sure the join on the carton sat at the back 



I cut off the top of the carton.  Removed the plastic poorer, and cut a little bit out of the side flaps so I could fit a wire into the top when I popped it back in the top of my carton.  I stuck it down with strong double sided tape



I then popped my lights in and some card, to see what it would look like


It's funny, you know that random peg, that just seems to have appeared in your craft room....well, now I found a use for it - and even remembered where it was!!



I made a base out of cardboard, which I placed in the bottom of the box



And then started cutting hills from white card, and added the smaller tree


And then....found my Graphic 45 book and changed my mind!!  Aaaagh.  I do this all the time.  Cut out a page for the back and side of the box, and then fussy cut Dorothy.  There are so many elements in this pad which I can use.  So now I'm having a dilemma, and don't know what to do. What do you prefer?


Whilst I make my mind up, I have decided I want to use the paper to give me texture.  So I used Mod Podge to apply the newspaper.  I applied a layer of glue


Then scrunched up the newspaper, and popped it on with the glue.  I made sure there was plenty of wrinkles, tears and bumps



It almost looks like material.  It doesn't matter what it looks like, as I will be painting this.


Now, I need it to dry....and make up my mind what the next step will be :)

20 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Loved the first idea, looking forward to seeing if what you decide to do.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jan said...

I love both of your ideas Leonie, but if I had to choose it would be Dorothy and her Ruby red slippers, loving your work xxx

Pat James said...

Brilliant!!!!
Can't wait to see if finished.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Brilliant!!!!
Can't wait to see if finished.

Hugs pat xx

Paper Art Memories said...

Can't wait to see finished project 😊 x

Paper Art Memories said...

Can't wait to see finished project 😊 x

Aine Lynch said...

Really looking forward to seeing the next post, honestly if someone gave me those items I think I'd cry, so creative Leonie

Aine Lynch said...

Really looking forward to seeing the next post, honestly if someone gave me those items I think I'd cry, so creative Leonie

Margaret A said...

Great idea ..got us all thinking. I think dorothy would give you more scope..the trees are a bit normal for you haha x

Margaret A said...

Great idea ..got us all thinking. I think dorothy would give you more scope..the trees are a bit normal for you haha x

joy steels said...

Looks great fun looking forward to seeing it finished xx

ginny c said...

Dorothy mind you I liked the trees never can make mind up

Jackie Durrant said...

So intriguing seeing it come to life. Looking forward to seeing how the project ends! Best wishes Jackie x

karenlotty said...

I would have been like Aine and cried if I'd been given those items without a lot of thinking time to create something Now you've got an even harder choice I don't know I like the tree idea because they're 3D but I love Dorothy too which as an end result would be very different
Ooh er just over 5 weeks to go and that'll really fly by

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
What a brilliant project.
It would be the trees for me.
Have fun and take care Kitty.

carol edwards said...

The trees, no Dorothy, ether will look great. Love what you've done so far x

hollyberry said...

I would be with a couple of others and cried too if I had been given these items to craft with,but then I haven't got your streak of genius.
So not only do you take the challenge head on but have more than one idea of what to do. Think that I would go with your first idea and carry on with the trees. Which ever you choose will end up looking great. Can't wait to see what happens!

Chris Patterson said...

Hi Leonie...fabulous idea with the milk carton...you're so clever! Hmm. ..I like the trees best I think but Dorothy does look good....do you have another milk carton? �� xx

Myra said...

Hello Leonie!
Wow it's a work in progress - but Wow what a work!!
I prefer the lights and trees - oh I may even try this!
Thank you so much!
PS - after the storms and rain have a few larger items for you! Damaged wheelbarrow, tree branches and broken pots!! Any ideas!! Ha ha!
Xxxx

Anne Chilvers said...

Hi Leonie, hard to choose but I like the trees best...however, I think Dorothy has a place as well....you could use Visible Image Oz stamps to create the Lion, Tin-man and Scarecrow and create an oblong box backdrop for them with the yellow brick road winding ahead and Emerald City in the background...I know you could do it, you've got to include little Toto as well though ! Watching this space xx