Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Morning Wall Hanging with Character Construction

Hi Dreamers!
A bit of Christmas spirit in Dreamland today.  I made a small wall hanging project with The Vintage Christmas sets from Character Construction.  I wanted to make a scene with trees and then I started thinking about a snowy morning....and then, that children would want to get out and play with the new sled.  And, that is how this project evolved.

Materials List:
Stamps: Sets #2, #3, and #4 from Vintage Christmas-Character Construction
Distress Inks-Forest Moss, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap
Versa Magic Chalk - Jumbo Jan, Pink Petunia, Aspen Mist
Cardstock: White and Brown
DP: holiday from My Mind's Eye
Corragated Cardboard
Wide Wired Ribbon
a Twig

  • I used white CS and made a watercolored background for the base.  The trees are stamped in Forest Moss ink, the sledders and sentiment in Black Soot.
  • Distress the stamped piece with Frayed Burlap
  • Layer with Brown CS

  • Tear the top layer off the cardboard.
  • Distress the cardboard with the chalk inks
  • Glue the DP to the cardboard.
  • Add the stamped piece with dimensional adhesive

  • Add the gems
  • Add two ribbon loops to the back of cardboard for hanging
  • Add a big bow.
  • Add Stickles to trees
  • Hang on wall
Challenges for my Christmas Morning Wall Hanging
Simon Says Stamp: favorite--Watercolored backgrounds
Allsorts: Oh Christmas Tree
Christmas blog: Christmas tree
365 Cards: rough and smooth
One Stop Craft: distressed Christmas
Reasonable Ribbon: Christmas + ribbon
Craft a Scene: Winter scene

Isn't this a fun project.  I have it on the wall near my fireplace.  Love the vintage feel to the stamps and they work so well with the cardboard and rustic DP.   Hope your weekend is going well.  Love ya.


  1. Love this, Karen - what a wonderful image, and the hanging branch is the perfect rustic look with the corrugated background - fabulous!
    Alison xx

  2. Oh gosh Karen, this is beautiful x

  3. An absolutely fabulous piece of artwork Karen...........I can see it fitting very well into our themes that Craft a Scene and Flonzcrft Vintage stamping challenges as well !

    It's great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much to joining in.

    B x

  4. gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs and Xmas Wishes
    Kate xx

  5. This is a create piece of creation! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing at 365cards!

  6. Truly lovely and rustice and wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our Winter Scene challenge. NancyD

  7. I love how you describe your mind workings to get to this lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us on Craft A Scene this month. xx Maggie

  8. Nice card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  9. Exquisite, just love the way you used that tree. Very inventive.

  10. This is gorgeous and would make the most perfect gift.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  11. beautiful card with the image.
    the bow is very cute!!
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  12. Gorgeous wall hanging!!! I love how you stamped the trees! Beautiful ribbon too!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  13. Beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Pam x

  14. This is such a beautiful wall hanging. The image is so cute!~hugs Deanna

  15. Beautiful hanging!!
    Thank you for joining us at RRR!


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