Saturday, December 13, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #17

Hello and welcome,

Firstly a HUGE welcome to my new followers, thanks so much for hanging around here long enough to follow me. I hope you continue to enjoy visiting my blog.
If you haven't heard I am having a give away when I reach 100 followers so stay tuned. Be sure to pop back and join in for your chance to win something.

Ok, now to a new challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 and the challenge is: Woodlands & Tinsel Twine on page 60 of CC3.
If you would like to join in these challenges you are required to work from your own copy of Compendium of Curiosities 3 by Tim Holtz. You can find it HERE.

The sponsor is: as always the amazing Tim and Mario who have given some amazing prize packs to be won and INSPIRATION EMPORIUM is offering a $50 in store voucher to very lucky person.

I finally decided what I was gong to do so started my project a few days ago then realized Nicole from Canadian Nickel Scrap'n has already made not one but two beautiful  pieces using a vehicle. Oh no!!! Brain freeze, should I get rid of my vehicle and create something else????? All these questions running through my mind and then I decided what the heck go with it as I'm running behind with everything at the moment.  Please  pop over and see her amazing 58 Chevy HERE. It is awesome! I love her work.

After all that let me show you a Christmas vehicle I purchased well quite a few years ago. It plays music and the headlight light up, so its a pretty cool piece in its self.  The only thing missing are some gifts in the back. When I saw the new challenge I thought wouldn't a Christmas tree look awesome in there. I knew our local $2 shop had some packs of 20 Christmas lights....this would be perfect for my tree. I can tell you what products I applied to Tim's Christmas Tree without revealing the technique. I added heaps of the new Distress Spray Stain Brushed Pewter (it is BEAUTIFUL by the way) and some..........well ok a lot of Distress Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy.  It is so sparkly but I think the lights set it off beautifully. I apologize for adding another vehicle into this challenge but I hope you like that my tree is a little different with the added lights.

So here it is.......The Dickin's Family have been shopping for Christmas supplies.

Here was the vehicle before. See the cute headlights on??

So much empty space in the back of the vehicle here. Something needs to be done about this.

Here is my transformed tree. I love how sparkly it is.

Here you can see the Christmas lights around the tree and all I have done with the excess cord is wrap it around the bottom of the tree. The lights require 3 AA batteries so the box is quite large, all I have done is cover it with paper. I can slide the paper on and off easily to access the switch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Lys Scrap said...

Magnifique! I love this vintage look for this Christmas journey, all details and patined colours. No doubt the empty space behind will soon be full with presents ! And this full of life scene. Lys.

Lys Scrap said...

... I meant "weathered colours "...

Candy C said...

Karen....your woodlands tree is absolutely darling! I love the REAL little lights! You certainly have taken the Dickens family shopping spree up a notch by adding that adorable little tree to the back end of their fancy car! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

butterfly said...

It's just adorable, Karen - the ornament was pretty gorgeous already, but you were so right about that neglected space at the back! How fabulous your additions look - and to have the tree ready-lit before you even get home - very cool!!
Alison xx

Annette Green said...

The first lit tree I've seen! Why didn't I think of that? I love that little Dickens family in the car. Great find and wonderful project!

Astrid Maclean said...

I am finally managing to do a bit of catching up, so glad I did not miss this one, totally adorable, a wonderful vintage delight. The idea of lighting up the tree is inspired, so clever, love all of it!!

Just realized that even though you are on my blog list, I have never actually followed you, silly me, that will be remedied now, bringing you that bit closer to the magical 100 :o)

Shari Trumbull said...

Absolutely Darling, Karen!! I love the addition of the lighted tree to the rear of the family car :) It's complete now!! Fantastic make for CC3 #17!! Merry Christmas to you!! XOXO-Shari

Susan said...

Fabuous idea to add lights to the tree! You're right - it fits perfectly behind the darling Victorian couple in the car! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us!

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