Monday 15 December 2014

WMS Pajama Party ....

... Good evening!  It's time for the December Waltzingmouse Pajama Party.  Claire sends out the invitation in plenty of time for us to get ready and play along this evening.  There are four challenges:
  1. Put up the Tree - make a 3D Christmas tree
  2. Deck the Halls - make a Christmas ornament
  3. Old pajamas - make something with an older Waltzingmouse set of stamps - the design team are using Country Labels 4
  4. Bedtime story sketch
It's getting really busy here with preparations for Christmas and various design team commitments, that I wasn't sure I'd get to play along.  However, I'm sharing a 3D Christmas tree here with you today.  I can't claim the idea is mine - I saw these trees at my local craft shop, Stampeddlar Plus - but I knew I could manage to make one of them.

3D Christmas Tree - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: WMS - Faux Fun Circles, Dainty Doilies Large; Stampin' Up! - Be the Star
Inks: SU - Garden Green, Bermuda Bay, Regal Rose, Real Red; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
Dies: Spellbinders - Circles Lg (S4-114) #4 and #5, Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) #2, #3 and #7
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Striped straw; Eggcup

I used the colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#322 - I think they're just right for a Christmas tree.  I don't use these stamps enough, it was fun getting out these old sets and making the layers for the tree.  I used the two largest circles from Dainty Doilies to make the bottom four layers and the top layers are a mixture of both sets.  This is so easy to make.  I used an eggcup for the base of the tree and there's a convenient hole in the bottom through which I pushed a wooden skewer.  To keep the tree steady I used blu tac around the dowel. Then I cut the straw into ½" pieces and started by putting one of the pieces over the dowel.  I used my Cropadile to punch the holes in the centre of the circles.  Then it was simply straw, circle and repeat.  At the top I added a golden star which I adhered to the dowel with hot glue.  Here are some more photos of my 3D tree.

3D Christmas Tree 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

3D Christmas Tree 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

3D Christmas Tree 4 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

3D Christmas Tree 5 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I have to apologise for the photos - it was really dark this afternoon (Saturday) and these are the best I could do.

At the time of typing this post (Saturday) I haven't managed to make anything for the other challenges, and as we are all rather under the weather I'm not sure I'll get chance.  That's all for now. 



Maureen said...

Hi Deborah! This is totally fabulous!! What a super creative way to make a 3D tree and to use those images!!

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE your wonderfully stamped and colored tree Deborah - each circle is SO fun and beautiful - what a great idea for the tree challenge! So glad you could join us at the WMS PJ party!

Pauline said...

That's such a great idea Deborah, it bet you had fun making this beautiful doily tree!

Maja said...

Amazing project!

Tammy Hershberger said...

SQUEEEEEE! How stinkin' adorably cute is that!?!?!?!! LOOOOOVE it! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown! This is definitely going on my list of favorites!

Sarah G said...

What a creative idea, Deborah - love the brightly coloured doilies and your stamping is perfect as ever! I hope you are feeling better :)

-Aneta- said...

Deborah this is simply stunning! I love the color combo and an amazing Idea :) xoxo Aneta

Vickie Z said...

Totally fun Deb!! Love your tree and the images you used!! Thxs for playing at CTD!!!

Katia said...

so creative!

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, this doily tree is amazing!! Love your creativity! So glad you were able to share this project in the throwdown gallery!

Kim said...

How awesome is this?!! It was such a great idea and now you have a wonderful Christmas decoration. Excellent execution of these colors. I love it!!

Unknown said...

Love your tree. What a super idea and using the doily stamps, so bright and cheerful.
Kathy C

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