Saturday, 30 December 2017

Special Delivery with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey Colour Blasters! Melinda here with you today sharing a little Christmas project with you! I know that the big day has been and gone but I had lots of fun creating this and it was SOOO easy and quick that I HAD to share ;)


I purchased the box from my local K-Mart and was inspired by another box also made by K-Mart but I was unable to pick up the one I was after so I DIY'ed it!!

First up I cut a cut file on my cameo. This cut was cut diagonally across my 12x12 piece of cardstock (I chose a colour I wouldn't use!) so I could make it a wee bit longer which turned out to the be the perfect size! I also cut a bunch of snowflakes so that I had a snowflake stencil!

Next up, I laid my stencil where I wanted it, grabbed my Colour Paste in Bling and got to spreading the colour across my cut file - using it like a stencil. I took a progress shot but it has vamooshed so you can see exactly what I mean in the next step as it is essentially the exact same thing!

I left my Colour Paste to dry over night and then did my next step this  time using my Snow White Colour Paste and my snowflake stencils. Again,  I just spread the colour through the stencil and left to dry!


While it was drying I got brave and added some splatters, hoping desperately that I didn't mush any of that wet Colour Paste. I used my Colour Shimmer Cubes in Fire Engine and Bling and LOVE how that added a tiny pop of colour and a little more randomness!


Again that was left to dry overnight and I am seriously in love with the finished project! My boys don't know that I made it as our Scout Elf Pixie turned up with it on 1st December filled with Advent Calendars and a letter from Santa!!


I (ok, ok, and Pixie!!) have found a couple of other uses for it over the month of December and love that it is now something we have that I can use each year!

Pixie used it to stack all of our Christmas books in one morning.


My littlest guy used it for reading!! He sounded out each letter of the word Santa and announced "Santa" afterwards! Kinda took me by surprise but man, it was CUTE!


And on Christmas Eve Pixie turned up IN the box with our Christmas Eve PJ's and a couple of other things she brings each year on her last day with us!


I have a super short and sweet process video for this if you are interested! Just click here and it will pop up!

I hope that however you celebrated it that each and every one of you had an AMAZING Christmas Day spent with those you love. Wishing all of you the very best for 2018 and I'll see you in the new year! Until then, happy scrapping!!


Melinda

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