Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas arch:By Zuzu...

 
well, keeping with this months challenge them of Christmas, i have given last years christmas arch a makeover.
it looked like this last year....
 
I pulled all the bits off and sanded it back and with a  bit of gluing and stamping it now looks like this....

I covered it in old book pages and some bits from old manuscript  music books then stamped on it. i used rubons for the star and the word "BELIEVE" and added some embellishments and gave it a coat of crackle varnish and rubbed some paint in to the cracks (taking excess off with a baby wipe.)




Supplies used:

wooden arch (icon)
            : Christmas plate 4 (wise men)
Remnants rubs (tim holtz rubons) "believe" and star.

14 comments:

Ms. Lahtidah said...

This turned out great!

Christi Conley said...

This is gorgeous!!

Paula Whittaker said...

A super bit of recycling - like this version a lot.

Dominike said...

Gorgeous as usual with Zuzu...

Astrid Maclean said...

Loved last year's version, but I think I love this even better, it looks fantastic! Love those neutral sepia tones, the bits of paper shining through, with the black stamping for contrast, great make over!!

Artyjen said...

Fabulous make over ;)love the super colourway too....so Christmasy ;)
xoxo Sioux

whyducks said...

Like them both!

Sue Butler said...

Just Fabulous.
Smiles:)
Sue

butterfly said...

Love that crackle, and the warm burnished tones. Really fabulous stamping too!
Alison x

annekescardart said...

Love the look of your piece of ART. Love the color too. Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! Love the crackle finish! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a wonderful idea! It turned out great! Julie Ann xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Amazing ! great recycling idea !!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Zuzu!! This is wonderful. I love the three kings looking for a new King (and the crown at the top). That crackle varnish is soooo amazing in the background. And I love the candles that you can see through to the text below. Just marvelous!!! -- Mary Elizabeth