The advent calendar has now gone to its new home, ready to be filled by ... well soon.
I had a lot of fun creating this off the page item even after the heart stopping paint spill. Instead of putting the small pictures from the paper border on the front of the drawers they now line the bottom of each drawer. They add interest when each has been emptied! With all the paint and paper some of the drawers got a bit sticky so I added crystal glass bead drawer pulls. These are also useful for bigger adult fingers.
Making Memories 'Poppy' paint is a really good match for the Graphic45 papers in this series. It is more a rust shade. Like their daffodil paint (a muddy pale yellow) it has the 'wrong' name. This poppy has nothing of the colour of the Flander's red poppy that we know and remember at this time of the year. As a matching ink, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Burnt Siena is a good shade for staining edges of the paper for this project.
I created another layer of the Merry Christmas greeting on foam tape and heavily frosted it with Rock Candy Distress Stickle. Tucked behind it is a stamp made from one of the miniature pictures. It is overstamped with a postmark in sepia ink and covers up the US flag postmark.
The best bit was adding the 3D Santa layers. He is tucked into a slit in the chimney of the second Santa layer. Yes, I went through three sheets of the paper! Three layers were used on the calendar pad in the middle too. Both Santa and his bag have been textured with an embossing tool and supported by silicon.