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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Art With Heart - Holiday Traditions - Carol Singers

Hi everyone

Firstly, I apologise if I have missed any of your recent posts, we are away at the moment and time with the Grandkids is precious.  Fingers crossed this scheduled post goes up!

Eileen Hull's fantastic challenge this month at Art With Heart is 'Holiday Traditions'.  With the festive season fast approaching we hope that you will enter one of your seasonal projects.

I was asked by one of my neighbours to create a holiday house (complete with Carolers - a holiday tradition) along the same lines as my Halloween house here.  I do love building 3D projects so of course I used my Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block dies to make the base and roof.

To create the basic structure I used two large ATBs for the main house, one medium ATB for the porch and three small ATBs for the side tower.
The exterior has been coated with Tim Holtz Texture Paste, it is lovely and white so I just gave it a very quick coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.
The windows and doors are just all cut free hand, the windows are 'glazed' with vellum.  The wreath on the front door is created with Tim's pine twine and some red ribbon.
The Carolers are cut from clear shrink plastic which I covered with black alcohol ink before shrinking.  I decorated the trees and added a star to the top of each.
The roof has been covered with black glitter and some fake snow.  The ridge boards are cut from a Tim Holtz strip die.  The opening at the back houses a set of battery operated lights so that the house can be lit up at night.

The base has been covered with some white fleece which has had some fake snow sprinkled on.

I hope that the little scene raises a few £'s for the school funds and I hope you like it too!  I have got a commission to build another one now.....

Like I said earlier, I hope you will join in Eileen's Art With Heart challenge - Holiday Traditions. Eileen always has a wonderful prize on offer.

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I would also like to invite you to join in another challenge, over at Inspiration Journal which is 'Sing it Loud'.  You need to include music in the form of sheet music, stamping, patterned paper, die cuts etc.  As always there is a prize of $50 Emporium Dollars for one lucky winner.  If you go shopping at Inspiration Journal and use my code Redanne, you will get an amazing 10% off your whole purchase.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx






Products Used
Tim Holtz Strip die - Vintage Lace  or HERE



49 comments:

  1. This is just fabulous, how clever!

    Joan

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  2. SQUEAL!!!!! Anne I just love this! I want to make one :) I love the texture around the building. The carolers milling about the snow are fabulous! If only it was Oct, I would have time to make one. OK, make that November! Enjoy your time with the Grands.

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  3. HOLY SMACKDABBERS! Anne, I am blown away right now! This is just spectacular, I love it! The exterior walls are fabulous, so wintery, like a castle for the Ice Princess! The carolers are fantastic - standing inn the amazing blanket of glittery snow! What an incredible holiday project my friend! holiday hugs :)

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  4. I cannot stop looking at this beautiful scene Anne. Really, you have given so much thought to this creation and everything about it is Wonderful. I can even hear the Carolers singing. Magnificent. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. Jaw hitting the floor, Anne! This is gorgeous and love house you built and those carolers are the cake's icing! Love the trees as well. I had to buy another package of stars to put on mine (can't find the ones I have). Have fun and boy do I hear you about just not having time. enjoy your family. Hugs!

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  6. this is so gorgeous...a truly wonderful winter wonderland scene xxx

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  7. Oh! My! Giddy Aunt!! This is truly AMAZING.
    I love, love, love it, absolutely beautiful
    Enjoy every wonderful moment with those precious Grandchildren.

    Patricia x

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  8. Hhi Anne wow this is just a winter wonderland, it is absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy your precious time with the grandkids x

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  9. Hi Anne ! You've done it again! Another superb project you are a total master of the ATB . The house is beautiful and the carollers finish off the scene perfectly. I bet it looks lovely when lit up . I love it ! Have fun with the family xx

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  10. Hi Anne, hope you are having a good time. Love the Holiday House, very festive.
    Thanks for the visit too.
    Big hugs to you all, Angela x

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  11. Absolutely positively GENIUS Anne!!!! This is a work of art and I bet it looks fabulous all lit up. Love the decorated trees and wreath at the door, and the shrink plastic carolers are such a clever touch. You'll be getting a few more orders I suspect having shared this. Jenny xxx

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  12. Hi,very beautiful house,a little snower village!

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  13. So wonderful Anne, every little brick! Xx

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  14. Well, Annie, I hope you were looking for a full-time job when you get home, because orders will be pouring in for this incredibly gorgeous work of art!! I can only imagine how thrilling it is to see this scene all lit up!! You have magic fingers, dear heart!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  15. An Oooooh! and an Aaaaaah! This is totally amazing Anne! Love those little shrink plastic carollers singing away! Enjoy your time with your grandchildren! Hugs, Chrisx

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  16. Gorgeous project Anne!!!! Love all the textures you created, very inspiring ^.^

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  17. You know I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it Anne, lit up it is magical and a real masterpiece. This has to be my favourite atb project of yours ever!! I did mention that you could well have a lot of interest in others wanting one, looking at the comments I was right. Mo x

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  18. Pure heaven to look at Anne. It reminds me of a Christmas cake covered in frosted icing. Your neighbour must be over the moon with your creation. Clever make with the carolers.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  19. Oh Anne, what an amazing creation yet again, I adore your Christmas house! The carollers out of sp are so clever and I adore all the other extra touches, like the wreath and the stars, just stunning and another absolute winner, - lucky neighbours !

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  20. absolutely stunning Anne - bet the grandchildren would love it too.

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  21. Ooh this is so beautiful! It's magical! I hope you have a lovely time xxx

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  22. This is absolutely stunning Anne .... I love it!!! Your 3D projects just get better and better! The house is amazing, the trees look fab and the carol singers are so cute ...... I bet it looks fab all lit up. Your neighbours must love it .... and if they don't you can send it my way! Hope you're having a nice break .... enjoy time with the grandchildren ... hugs Linda xx

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  23. this is absolutely wonderful Anne - what an amazing piece and I'm sure your neighbour will bring it out again and again year after year! Thanks for the card Anne - lovely! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

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  24. Hi Anne, I just saw this over at Art with Heart - it's stunning - I love every detail , your neighbours must be thrilled! Hugs Carole Z xx

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  25. Well Miss Master Builder, you have done it again, this is SPECTACULAR, I just had to share it, your neighbor will treasure this, had to share it, thanks for sharing, hope your having a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))....

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  26. Fantastic piece Ann, I adre how,you have used the dies. Fantastic detail and I love the Carolers and snow. Fantastic piece . Tracy x

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  27. Wowzers Anne, you have outdone yourself again here with this cracking project. I reckon there could be pistols at dawn over who gets to take this beauty home form the school, hehe. Well, it will certainly raise lots of £s anyway, I reckon. ((hugs)) xox

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  28. Your projects never cease to amaze me, with your creativity & use of the TH products. I was just drooling along, reading about the house specs, how-to, etc, and _then_ saw that you added lights to make it even more spectacular than it already was! This is just fabulous, and I'm sure whomever uses for their decorations, is going to receive plenty of compliments & 'where did you get this?". Should bring in as many commissions as you want to handle, Miss Anne. Hope you are having a grand time with your little ones, and just enjoying whatever is happening. Big Hugs & TFS

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  29. WOW OH WOW!!! Magnificent!!! LOVE this scene!!!! Just gorgeous to goggle at!!!

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  30. Anne you are incredible! love this scene! It's absolutely stunning! the caroleers are totally stunning, clever very clever!!! Barbarayaya

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  31. Absolutely brilliant once again. I love your 3D projects - no wonder you are getting commissions. It must take you hours to get all the details correct but it's so worth it. Fabulous!! Elaine xx

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  32. So happy to hear you've been enjoying time with the grandchildren... I hope you didn't let them play with this adorable little house! Fabulous snowy effects, and I love that the carol singers are persevering with spreading the Christmas joy despite being knee-deep in snowdrifts! Completely enchanting!
    Alison xx

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  33. I want to knock on that door, Anne. This is one incredible Christmas project. Love the house and all those decked out Christmas trees! Love this! Enjoy you time with family and everyone understands! Hugs!

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  34. Oh, Anne, this has made my day! How gorgeous!! Love the wintery Christmas scene. You are so talented! Very inspiring indeed! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  35. WOW, totally and utterly fantastic. I can see a whole village being eventually built. Love your attention to detail.
    Julie x

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  36. LOVE your wonderful house Anne! the wonderful 'stucco' the carolers, the trees, the glitter - you are such a wonderful 'architect' with Eileen's blocks! Bravo!!! and well done!

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  37. Absolutely fantastic! I love little houses and villages. A fantasy world I love to enter. Anne your house is so fabulous, I think I will move right in!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Sandy Claus xx

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  38. Hi Anne, this is fab!. I love all the elements & the addition of the lights inside too. I bet this will raise lots of cash. Would look great in one of my shop Christmas window displays!.
    Enjoy the rest of your time with your grandchildren.
    Amy x

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  39. What a stunning project Anne and so full of creativity! I just love the twinkling snow and that house is amazing.
    Juliaxx

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  40. Anne - you stun me again and again and this is absolutely fantastic. What a wealth of talent you have - and you grow and grow all the time. Absolutely Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  41. SO STUNNING ANNE - seriously how do you do it? Completely lost for words at the details, texture, the scene in general. The baubles on the tree are just the cutest thing ever.
    Hats off... :)
    Big hugs
    Georgie xx

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  42. What a fabulous creation - such a super house and scene.
    Hope you are having lots of fun with the grandkids.
    Toni xx

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  43. Hi Anne, this is absolutely fabulous - I love it and I'm sure it's going to raise lots of funds for the school. I've just shown this to my husband and he's so impressed he has suggested I make one for next Christmas ... he'll be lucky :) Enjoy your precious time with your grandchildren. Elizabeth xx

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  44. Oh, mein Gott, Anne...
    Was hast du da gezaubert...?!
    Mir fehlen die Worte, das ist atemberaubend schön.
    Was für ein Schmuckstück.

    Liebe Adventsgrüße von Sophie

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  45. Oh wow, wow, wow - this is totally stunning! What a beautiful and magical festive creation. Such wonderful detail - I especially love your trees!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  46. Wonderful with a capital W! You have really captured a snowy winter atmosphere here. Beautifully done Anne! Karen.x

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  47. I'm racing thru all that I've missed Anne - they are all brilliant as always! Love the gorgeous clean lines and awesome snow here - those carolers make the scene even more beautiful. Fantastic! Nicola x

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  48. How stunningly gorgeous is this?? I saw blog posts pop up and had sneaky peeks but missed this. It's another triumph, you are a genius at constructing 3D works (along with all your other creative talents!) This is a treasure...a family hierloom in the making. Ruth x

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