Monday, December 1, 2014

Magnolia Nativity

Hi everyone. I tried so hard this past week to get this finished for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog's Christmas blog hop challenge, but alas I did not make it. My foot is slowly healing and I am able to get around some now, so I wanted to give this a try. I thought I had until Nov 30 at midnight, but guess not. Anyway, it fits in with the current challenge of anything goes, so I can still enter it for a chance to win something great. I love Magnolia images! Here is the picture of my big project:

This is made using paper mache tissue boxes that I bought at a nearby craft store. I spray painted them with cream colored paint and covered them with decorative paper from Timbergrove. I used Lace Tape to cover the place where the paper joined. I used all of the nativity collection images. I forgot to write them down before I left to go to the library, so I will have to add them later. On top of the end pieces are plug in electric candles. I added a taper hanger and poinsettia ring to them. The star is an ornament I found at the same craft store. I wanted something smaller, but there was not a lot to choose from. The snowflakes are the small doohickey die from the snowflake kit. I cut them out of grunge paper and painted them with sea glass acrylic paint. I then covered them with gloss PPA and sprinkled them with clear microfine glitter. I added a rhinestone to the center of each. The letters were painted with ivory acrylic paint and distressed with the sea glass. I added frantage and microfine clear glitter also.

I used copics to color the images. I also added stickles and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to give them some sparkle. I used a Tim Holtz jump ring to attach the angel to the hanger. The images are mounted to grunge board to add thickness and make them more sturdy. I also cover all paper and images with glue and seal for added protection.

Bear with me. Here are lots of closeups:

This is going to be a Christmas gift for my mom. She collects nativities.

Here are the challlenge links that I am entering:  Use a die  Christmas Anything Goes Anything Goes Favorite Magnolia image Vintage (I feel this qualifies due to the color of the DP and the Lace) Christmas Tic Tac Toe (Snowflakes, Stickles, Doohickey die) Anything Goes Fall/Winter Gift (make a gift or use Maggie image with present) Christmas  Magnolia only Christmas theme

I hope you like this. It took days and hours to complete it. I was very happy with the way it turned out.


Sonne said...

hello annette,
very beautiful project, thankyou for joining us at the magnolia mania, greetings from sonja

Ivonne said...

Your project is gorgeous! Love the colors, the beautiful papers and all the cute images you have used to create the Nativity scene, absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Happy Holidays! Ivonne

Marina said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love your little scene.
Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Magnolia Mania.


Louise said...

Gorgeous creation!!! Such beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge
hugs Louise

Rene said...

AMAZING project!!! Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic creation with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

Stoeffchen said...

Wow, a stunning and amazing project. So wonderful and lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Mania.

Hugs, Stoeffchen

brenda said...

This really has the wow factor Annette, a truly beautiful Nativity scene.

Thanks so much for sharing you gorgeous creation with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Nathalie said...

Fantastic project Annette!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
Nathalie DT

Shirley said...

Oh my goodness Annette. All the work you must have put into making this beautiful Nativity scene. I am sure your Mum will be delighted with it and use it for many Christmases to come.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck in our prise draw.


Ellie said...

So many wonderful details here, just amazing!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

vic said...

This is just beautiful there is so much detail and work gone into make this Annette wow!!!!

Vic x

Karen said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious and hope to see you there again next time!!