Tuesday, December 1, 2009

graphic 45 wall hanging~

I am in an altered state. LOL! I have a few more projects for Christmas gifts that I plan to alter. I picked this wooden piece up at AC Moore. {It was wicked cheap, less than two bucks, I think.} The piece was first painted with green paint. After the green paint was dry, I lightly added some tan paint. Once the tan was dry, I sanded the piece with sandpaper.

This graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection could make anything look good. I love the colors and old fashioned charm of this paper. So glad I was able to pick up the set at 40% off at my scrapbook store in Cicero, NY.

The Santa and tag are die cuts adhered to chipboard. It's hard to tell, but I used my finger to add embossing ink to the hair and beard of the Santa. It is sparkly in real life. The sanded and inked chip stars are Melissa Frances. The holly leaves & berries are from a small sprig, ribbon is Offray and jo-ann's holiday. I sanded the MM metal brads on the tag, and added Darice gold gems to the background pp. I stitched the ribbons together and used my big ass staple gun to attach the ribbon for hanging.

I'm thinking I will give this to my older sister for Christmas...even though it looks nice in my foyer. ;)
Thanks for stoppin' by.


mustangkayla said...

I think it looks fantastic Patii!

Tricia Wilson said...




Jamilie said...

Very pretty!!! Is this gift coming down to Atlanta??? Love it!!

Rbarakat said...

If your older sis doesn't want it send it my way! LOL! it looks adorable!

Queen of Paper said...

this is very cute. Perfect for Christmas :)

KristenJo said...

This is beautiful!!! It would look great hanging in my living room, hehehe ;) LOVE IT!!!

SAR girls said...

You got the set for 40% off?! Lucky girl. :)
This is fab and yor sister will love it, if you able to part with it when the time comes! LOL.