This is made using paper mache tissue boxes that I bought at a nearby craft store. I spray painted them with cream colored paint and covered them with decorative paper from Timbergrove. I used Lace Tape to cover the place where the paper joined. I used all of the nativity collection images. I forgot to write them down before I left to go to the library, so I will have to add them later. On top of the end pieces are plug in electric candles. I added a taper hanger and poinsettia ring to them. The star is an ornament I found at the same craft store. I wanted something smaller, but there was not a lot to choose from. The snowflakes are the small doohickey die from the snowflake kit. I cut them out of grunge paper and painted them with sea glass acrylic paint. I then covered them with gloss PPA and sprinkled them with clear microfine glitter. I added a rhinestone to the center of each. The letters were painted with ivory acrylic paint and distressed with the sea glass. I added frantage and microfine clear glitter also.
I used copics to color the images. I also added stickles and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to give them some sparkle. I used a Tim Holtz jump ring to attach the angel to the hanger. The images are mounted to grunge board to add thickness and make them more sturdy. I also cover all paper and images with glue and seal for added protection.
Bear with me. Here are lots of closeups:
This is going to be a Christmas gift for my mom. She collects nativities.
Here are the challlenge links that I am entering:
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes
http://timeformagnoliachallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/11/time-for-magnolia-challenge-73-use-your.html Favorite Magnolia image
http://simplymagnolia.blogspot.com.au/ Vintage (I feel this qualifies due to the color of the DP and the Lace)
http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tic Tac Toe (Snowflakes, Stickles, Doohickey die)
http://magnoliamaniachallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://stampandcreatewithmagnolia.blogspot.com/ Fall/Winter Gift (make a gift or use Maggie image with present)
http://www.ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ Magnolia only Christmas theme