There is a wonderful occasion to celebrate - new project from Fabrika Decoru, which I would like to take part in. Theme for this challenge is "winter flora".
The Birch Tree
Белая береза под моим окном
Принакрылась снегом, точно серебром…
Graceful slender white birch under window base
Dressed itself in crisp snow like in silver lace…
Sergey Yesenin (Russian poet, extract
above) is indeed inspirational, but my stash was not
I thought of creating a multifunctional box, that could either be used for a small present with candies, or a Christmas tree decoration.
Do you know the feeling - you are looking literally at a pile of Xmas papers, but can't find the one that speaks right to you? Luckily, I found a beautiful wooden background paper from Fabrika Decoru's "Smile of Spring" collection. And it turned out to be a perfect fit for this project.
The gift box is decorated almost equally on both sides, in order to
maintain the balance, if the box should hang on a Christmas tree. Winter flora
is represented by handmade foamiran poinsettia flowers. They were slightly
distressed with Tim Holtz "Faded jeans"
inkpad, on the edges and in the middle. Base of the composition is built on a
cheese cloth, adding beautiful die cuts by Tim Holtz "Holiday greens".
I do not have a birch tree, but there is a white Christmas tree by the window in the left corner. For all die cut elements I used water colour paper.
In order to imitate a frost ornament on the window, I embossed a feather stamp with white embossing powder on a vellum paper.
I have also added a couple of snowflakes on the side of my little house. Christmas should smell of cinnamon - thus I used it as a natural decoration. My daughter found some tiny pine cones - I painted them white and hid under the flowers.
The tree, and the gift box, as well as branches and flowers are randomly decorated with snow paste, lots of glitter and microbeads, applied on a medium gel.
And here is how the decoration looks like on a Christmas tree.
Thank you for stepping by, wish you a wonderful day!
I would like to enter this gift box for Fabrika Decoru "Winter flora" challenge