It is hard to believe that we are in November already! Our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey is Mini Marvels and I am hosting the challenge this month.
This month's challenge is to create something in miniature - it could be a little book, a tiny scene, a small canvas, a wall hanging or even a box. It MUST be 4" or less in size and be created in our vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk style.
I have not taken many process shots because it was just so quick and easy to make. Above, you can see what I started with - A Christmas decoration, a plastic cup and I also used the Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 die and his Tree Line Thinlits die.
I gave the cup a good coat of Black Gesso and then a coat of IndigoBlu Raven Black Metallic Paint. I needed somewhere to hide my battery pack (yes, it lights up!) and so I cut a hole in the tub as shown.
The top looked a little plain so I dotted Glossy Accents around and sprinkled them with glitter to give a snowy effect. I attached an Idea-ology piece to the top to cover the hole where the cord once was.
Once the church was glued together I added to a round of card with a hole cut in the centre for the lights to fit through, I glued the little trees in place and added some Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to represent the snow in the base. The whole piece was then glued together
Finally, I added some black lace around the bottom edge of the Christmas bauble and here is the snow globe all lit up. I took this shot in late afternoon, the reflection on the glass made it difficult to photograph in total darkness, but hopefully you get the picture!
I do hope you will join in our Mini Marvels Challenge at A Vintage Journey this month, we have a wonderful prize on offer from Southern Ridge Trading Company who are offering a $50 varied selection of chipboard & wood veneer laser cuts.
Thanks so much for your visit, I really do appreciate it! See you again soon!
Hugs, Anne xxx