Holiday traditions or fairytales in a cupboard

Hello everyone,
Christmas is just around the corner and every house on the street is wearing it's best festive decorations. And if you lucky enough all around you is calm, white and shiny... you have probably left your scrap rooms and places to rest and celebrate the coming Holidays, but if you are still in the mood for little crafting or just need few quick and simple gifts or gift wrapping ideas then stop by Eileen Hull's blog for tons of Christmassy inspiration and easy projects. There's also a few days left to share your art with us at Art with Heart December challenge:Holiday Traditions.
As for me I'm still crafting and still have few ideas to share with you before the Christmas ^.^ and bring you some inspiration and festive spirit.
These days I was thinking about our holiday traditions in the days when I was a little girl and still lived with my grandparents, so sweet times...love going down this memory lane, I'm recalling that on Christmas and New Year our house was always full of sweets and candies. The truth is that I stopped believing in St.Claus pretty soon but I always enjoyed making up stories about little elves, magical Santa's helpers that stuffed our kitchen's cupboard with all the sweets and presents ^.^ and that was when I decided to make such cupboard.

and of course it is full of sweets and little elves ^.^

to make it I used Eileen Hull's cube/block 3-D dies. I cut 2 from Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Block/Cube/Bank, 3-D and 2 from ScoreBoards XL Die - Blocks/Cubes, 3-D (the smallest one)

tip: before putting them together as usual, I embellished them with some patterned paper from the inner side  (and also leave one side of the blocks free to open-cupboard door)

then I cut one more block from the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Block/Cube/Bank, 3-D
I used it for the cupboards back and the top shelf
trim off to give a proper shape and adhere to the big blocks which by the way we need to previously adhere one to another

and the view from behind

after that I added the smaller blocks (with some openings on a free "door" sides I cut before) on the top and covered the empty space with some cardstock

after that just decorate the way you like. As a first layer of decoration I added some patterned paper and then covered it with different layers of paints, also I added some stamping here and there just for little more texture


and few words about this devilish cutie little owl
I cut it with tim holtz movers and shapers die and covered with my newly acquired Prima art ingredients (mica flakes and art glass). The owl is so shiny that I had to make about 10 shots of it to capture it in a bit normal state ^.^ that was fun

P.S. well I guess that's it for today ^.^ thank you for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


7 σχόλια:

  1. Oh wow Oxana, I love using these blocks to create 3D projects and this is one of the most beautiful creations I have seen!! I love how you 'aged' it and the little owl on the top is delightful. Very clever and very beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Anne x

  2. thank you very much Anne ^.^ warmest Christmas wishes to you too ^.^

  3. This is amazing!!! How did you create the top doors with the four openings?
    Happy Holidays

    1. thank you very much ^.^ as for the openings I just sketched them on the side that I knew would be my door and simply cut them with an X-Acto knife, all this of course before putting the block together ^.^
      Happy Holidays to you too!

  4. OMG...I LOVE THIS!!! What an adorable cabinet. Need to make one... Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  5. I just came across this on Pinterest - how on earth did I miss it before?!! Oxana, this is incredible! I absolutely adore it.