Monday, November 5, 2012

CCC #5: Noel Wall Art

The theme for our fifth two-week Creative Cutting Challenge is "Christmas - Not a Card".  Click here to join the challenge.  Even if you don't use SVG files, be sure to check out the creative inspiration from our Design Team...these are some talented ladies!

For my design team project, I created a Christmas collage on an 8 x 10 canvas using The Creative Pointe's "Christmas Headings" SVG set.  It combines some of my favorite things...glitter, vintage images, and lace...yum!

The Details:
  • Noel is cut from recycled cereal box cardboard and glittered with two colors of red for depth.  
  • I just LOVE vintage images (as if you haven't noticed)!  A gentler, artistic, more beautiful time in advertising...not like today!  I layered up an angel and a winter scene perfume ad along with a glittery felt snowflake and holly cut from Christmas scraps.
  • The holly leaves were accented with Distress Inks and frosted with chunky crystal glitter.  The berries have a layer of Glossy Accents and are accented with Fired Brick Distress and Platinum Stickles.
  • The whole piece has spatterings of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and chunky crystal glitter for an  overall icy effect.  The edges especially have heavy layers of paint and frosty!  Pieces of lace and vintage buttons tied with baker's twine accent one corner.

Other Challenges:

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Figgy Pudding ‘Festive’, ‘Glee’; scraps
SVG:  The Creative Pointe ‘Christmas Headings’
Image: Crafty Secrets; Vintage Feedsacks ‘Vintage Perfume Labels
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Barn Door’, ‘Iced Spruce’, ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Old Paper’, ‘Frayed Burlap’; Distress Stain ‘Bundled Sage’, ‘Pumice Stone’; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Clear Rock Candy’
Embellishments: Glitter; buttons; K&Co. border stickers; Hobby Lobby lace; Darice baker’s twine ‘Red / White’; Glossy Accents; Distress Stickles ‘Fired Brick’; Stickles ‘Platinum’; doily; Make It Christmas ‘Glitter Snowflake’; JoAnn glitter ‘Crystal’
Tools:  Foam brush; Tim Holtz paper distresser; SCAL; Cricut Expression; spray adhesive; Glue Dots
Misc: 8x10 canvas


  1. This is so beautiful and so very "Christmas-y". Love all the fab details.

  2. Love this it has such a vintage flair to it and adds to any wall for a fabulous Christmas touch!

  3. What a Beautiful Christmas collage Victoria, Nothing like a bit of Glitter to bring some real sparkle to to Holidays. I do LOVE glitter.
    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
    Hugs Lynn

  4. Just beautiful! Thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.

  5. Oh, how beautiful! I love the layout and the different textures. You outdid yourself!


  6. Clearly a lot of work and imagination went into this beautiful collage! Wonderful interpretation of our theme this week at Eclectic Ellapu, thanks for joining us.

  7. wow just fabulous! love all your details!
    thank you for joining the fun this time over at basic grey challenges! good luck!
    Jacqui P x

  8. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On “Make it Sparkle Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  9. love the vintage feel and all the sparkle!!! thanks for joining us at pile it on and I hope to see you join again a new challenge will be posted tomorrow - Kimberly DT

  10. Love this canvas! My daughter's middle name is Noel. :)

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything But A Card!


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