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Friday, December 15, 2017

Santa's Woodland Flight Mixed Media Christmas Decoration

Hello everyone, hope this finds you all well and ready for the holidays, scary how quickly the days are flying by! I have a mixed media Christmas decoration to share with you today that I made way back in September for a magazine submission but due to some technical glitches it didn't get published.

I've called it Santa's Woodland Flight and have a few step out photos for you on how I created it, enjoy!

I started out with 6"x7" piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and die cut it with the Winter Wonderland snow/stars die repeatedly across top and about 1/2 way down the panel. I then coloured the die cut cardstock with Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

Deco Foil Toner Sheet was then covered with Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil and adhered behind the die cut snow/stars for some shimmer and sparkle in the night sky.

Santa and his sleigh were then die cut from black cardstock with the Village Christmastime die.

The Winter Wonderland smallest deer (the little cutie who is looking upwards) was die cut from sanded brown Classic Kraft-Stock.

A wreath and bow from the Village Christmastime die set were cut from sanded Classic Kraft Stock (green and red) and adhered around the deer's neck with a touch of Wink Of Stella added to the bow on the wreath. The little deer was die cut again from black fun foam and layered to pop her up.

Two Tree Line dies were die cut from white cardstock and embossed with Lasting Impressions Stamps Forest Arabesque embossing powder, a lovely dark green and copper powder I had in my stash. Touches of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder were added here and there to both tree scapes with a Ranger Clear Emboss It pen.

A second piece of Heavystock was cut for the bottom of the panel to about 6"x2 1/2", inked in the same way as the top piece and stamped with Tim Holtz's Stamptember 2016 plaid stamp and Pine Needles Distress Ink.

The plaid stamped cardstock was layered overtop of the bottom of 6"x7" background. One of the embossed Tree Line die cuts was adhered at the top of the plaid panel and Santa and his sleigh were added above the trees, flying across the starry/snowy sky. The straight Stitched Rectangles border die was cut several times from Deco Foil Toner Sheet covered with Rebekah Meier Designs Vintage Tin Transfer Sheet, each foiled border piece was then sanded and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A piece of Tim's Christmas Paper Stash was cut to about 1/3" larger on all sides than the 6"x7" background and the Heavystock panel centered overtop with the foiled border strips covering the edges.

Tim Holtz's Retro Merry Christmas was die cut from PeelNStick Toner Sheet covered with Rebekah Meier Designs Old Gold Transfer Foil. The foiled words were sanded lightly and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The negative 'merry' die cut was backed with Toner Sheet covered with Rebekah Meier Designs Vintage Tin Transfer Foil. A second 'Christmas' word was die cut from black fun foam and layered behind the foiled Christmas word.

A piece of corrugated cardboard was cut to about 1/3" larger on all sides than the layered background. The top layer of cardboard was torn off here and there to reveal the corrugations. White gesso was fingered painted around the edges and when dry they were inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink and embossed with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder. The prepared panel was then centered overtop the corrugated cardboard background.

Mini Holiday Greens evergreens were die cut from sanded Classic Kraft Stock in two shades of green and then the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen was used to add touches of Rebekah Meier Designs Old Gold Transfer Foil to the tips of the branches. Each evergreen was die cut again from black cardstock and layered underneath the foiled green evergreens to give them a bit more substance. The second embossed Tree Line die cut was popped up on pieces of black fun foam and offset slightly to the right and below the first one. The wee deer with was added on top of the second Tree Line die cut, gazing up at Santa's sleigh as he flew over her wintery woodland home. The sprays of foiled evergreens were then tucked underneath the second Tree Line die cut below the wee deer.

The foiled Merry Christmas greeting was then added to the bottom left corner and some of Tim's Adornments Stars were inked with Mushroom and Gold Mixative alcohol inks and added here and there around the panel.

A Small Easel die cut was added to the back for a stand and my Christmas decoration was complete, here are a few more close ups.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my Santa's Woodland Flight mixed media Christmas decoration, I'm glad I got a chance to share it with before the big day arrives!

Have a great weekend everyone and as always happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. this is lovely Deb!! from the plaid to the title deer...just magical!

  2. Super the sky and plaid! PINNED!

  3. Oh, that is absolutely stunning, Deb - the coppery trees, the starry sky, the corrugated framing - a completely perfect winter scene.
    Alison x

  4. I just LOVE this Deb! The corrugate, the colors, the plaid! Oh everything! What an amazing design. Merry Christmas, Autumn

  5. This is really great!!!! The foil accents really light up the background!


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