Monday, December 30, 2013

Nativity Frame

After a huge break from blogging (not really by choice), I am back with my entry for the Magnolia-licious Holiday Blog Hop. It has been extremely difficult to get to the library to do my blogging. I pick up my granddaughter almost every night from preschool, so I don't have time to blog and Christmas break has just been too busy. This frame was intended as a gift for my mother, who collects and loves nativities, but I did not get it finished in time for Christmas.

I chose the Holy Tilda and Edwin line because there is no better way to show the true meaning of Christmas than the story of the birth of Jesus. I didn't have any of the stamps, so I had to order them. I am thankful that Diane at is quick to ship.  Here is what I designed:

The frame came from Archivers. I don't think I put it together correctly because I have two "L" shaped pieces that I did not know what to do with. There were no instructions so after putting the inside DP on the back piece, I just used wood glue to glue them together. Here is the list of what I used:

Wooden Frame-Archivers
DP-Archivers Christmas paper, glitter paper from Archivers and Michaels
Silver glittery ribbon
Silver Bells and cording
Star ornament from Crafts 2000
Winter Wonderland Cricut Cartridge ("Believe")
Frantage Shabby Blue
Die: DH Slender Firs
Snow Tek
Microfine Glitter: Opal Essence
Studio J Matte paste (I think that's the brand)
Maggie Stamps:Tilda Captures Stars, Holy Tilda w/ Violin
                                                             Show the Way sign, Holy Tilda w/ Lamb,
                                                             Tilda and Edwin as Wisemen, Holy Edwin
                                                              Loving Holy Tilda, and Little Holy Baby
I used my very first Frantage! I love it! I have seen so many of you creative bloggers use it so nicely that I had to try. I bought it a while back and thankfully the color I chose happened to match this DP. I had a little trouble with it sticking. It wanted to blow away even using versamark. I need to find out how people apply the versamark (or whatever you use). Maybe I just didn't get enough on. 
The palm tree is hand drawn and pieced using a tan cardstock and glitter paper. I love glitter paper! It has a smooth feel and is very sparkly. "Believe" is cut at 2 3/4" and layered.
Close up pics:

Here is the link to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog's Holiday Challenge: White Christmas Use Snow  Newest or favorite Tilda


Wendy L said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week, xxx

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful, all the lovely details, a wonderful keepsake, Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolialicioius
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh this is so delightful! You really created a wonderful scene with all your sweetly colored Maggies. The details are fabulous. This frame should be kept center stage in your craft room all year round!
Grins, Barb

Cathy Lee said...

Beautiful creativity. I just love what you've done with this piece of artwork. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Magnolia-licious Holiday Hop.
Cathy Lee

brenda said...

A stunning piece of artwork, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge and here's to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2014.

B x

Rene said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck,
Rene :D

Rene said...

I'm baaaack!!!! Thank you for also joining us at Stamp and Create!
Rene :D

Chris said...

Wow, this is beautiful.

Norma said...

Annette, you've decorated that frame beautifully with the nativity scene. A lot of work went into this colouring the individual images. Well worth the time you spent on it. Lovely background paper.
Thanks for sharing this with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

Helene E said...

This is a lovely creation but to be eligible for the challenge you need to mention our challenge in the post =)

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful scene for the frame..
Thanks for joining us with the Anything Goes Challenge at MDUC.
hugs, Janiel

Lacey Stephens said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia Winter Snowflakes Challenge. We will have another fun one for you tomorrow and hope you will play along again soon!
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Anonymous said...

Adorable! I love this Nativity collection too! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just a beautiful card. Love all your pictures also the scene you created is wonderful. Their is so much to look at and love all the sparkle. Everything is colored so beautiful and your papers fit in so nice.
Hugs, Pat

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Annette, just popping by to say thanks for displaying my Art Draw on your side bar - I won't forget to put you in twice! Love your frame. I like frantage as well but haven't used it in a while (mmm, may start calling to me...), I'm pretty sure I just used versamark, so yeah, just make sure there is plenty for it to stick to!! Happy blogging, Cindy (Plant's List)

ScrappyAndrea said...

Thanks for Playing with us at magnolia mania!
Xxx Andrea

Jacqui P said...

WOW!! Just amazing! great creation so many fab details! lovely!
Thank you so much for joining the fun over at Simply Magnolia this time, good luck!
Jacqui x