Our family is doing Christmas very simply this year and that feels very good to me. Several of us do handmade Christmas and a Simple Christmas makes more time for that. I've always considered the gift wrapping of gifts under the tree as part of our Christmas decoration. Simple Christmas makes it possible to create really unique, artful and personal packaging for the simple offerings for friends & family.
The Woodlands & Tinsel Twine challenge is found on page 60 of Tim's book. I created a tag for this challenge. I used a vintage photo from Tim's Merriment Paper Stash of a Christmas parade. This float features Santa and a whole bunch of children, but only one is looking at the camera. This little girl was the most interesting face to me and I wanted to feature her, even above Santa!!
A couple of details: I used some dots of Liquid Pearls on my trim to create faux pearls. I love little touches like this that create tiny interest, but add to the piece overall. This stuff is sort of slow to dry, but worth it.
This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. Seriously, these guys are so generous with their bi-weekly $50 gift certificate for a random CC3C winner. You should give them some love by doing a little shopping when you need some CC3C stash. Why not? 'Tis the season.
The Curiosity Crew choice will receive this amazing prize pack donated by Tim Holtz Hizzelf, how cool is that??
Lovely Lady Linda Ledbetter's blog for all the deets. Kneed knowledge of Tim's techniques or products to create with for challenges? Check here to get your very own Tim-signed copy of Compendium of Curiosities III. And last, but not least, be sure and leave a comment on all Curiosity Crew blogs to maintain your eligibility to win a CC3C prize for the AWESOME art you'll be entering. We can't wait to see it! Go for it! YOU are an artist!