Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Scene for my Daughter

I created a very large Christmas scene for my daughter.  I sure hope this will brighten her holiday season as she has been hospitalized in Florida since the end of November.  She is improving, but was not at a point where her medical team felt she could safely fly home to New York for Christmas.  Her sister went down on December 24 so she wouldn't be alone.  She'll leave for her home on the 30th or 31st.

So here goes - there are a lot of pictures so you can have a really good look at what I did.
I made an easel card adding an extension that folds up from both sides and then to the easel base.  The top folds down like a normal easel card.  It's much harder to explain than to just show the pictures.

This is the left panel. I used one house from Edwin's Town, Mini Snowy Hugs, Tilda with Jolly Wreath, Winter Forest cut apart, Large Sled and Jolly Tilda.  I used stiff clear plastic to get the figures to stand up.  I glued cotton ball bits around the bottom of the figures to look like they were standing in snow.  Liquid Applique was use on the figures for snow and fluffy hatbands.  I also dotted Stickles on the trees for lights.

This panel is on the right side.
Stamps used on this side are Winter Forest cut apart and decorated, Rufus, Wishful Chair, Santa Edwin and Post Bag of Love Letters - if you look closely you can see they are really letters to Santa!

Santa's hatband and cuffs are Fun Flock Cotton Ball White.  The trees are decorated with Liquid Applique and Stickles.

This is the center panel with the easel background.  I covered the background with Sparkly, Chunky Glitter Glue containing stars and snowflakes.  Stamps used are the other 2 houses from Edwin's Town, Mini Edwin on Sled, Winter Lamp Post, another tree from Winter Forest, Tilda with Coat and Hood, Tilda with Dress Coat, Cozy Tilda and Edwin in Winter Sweater sitting on the New Bench.
The lamp post, bench and tree have Liquid Applique snow on them.  All the figures have cotton ball "snow" at their feet.  Edwin's hat was actually trimmed from a Tilda (?)  and glued to his head.  It really looks pretty cold to be outside with no hat!
The Christmas tree was decorated with brad candy canes, a star, round brads and some Stickles.
Now that you've read all of the above babbling, here is a picture of the whole scene.
I wanted to have this very large so you could easily see all the scene.  Sorry about Rufus being on the side bar.  All of the figures fold down - some forward and some backwards.  I folded the center panel first, put a piece of plain paper over them, then then folded down the right side, then the left and finally the center panel with the scene on top.  The folded card was tied together with a blue ribbon with silver snowflakes on it.
I worked on this for 2 days just getting the figures where I wanted them and adding the final embellishments.

It probably took me another 3 or 4 days to color and cut out everything.  I sure hope she likes this!!

Here you can see how I have the figures standing on the left side.

Here is the right side.

This is an overhead shot. 
I hope you have enjoyed a journey to Tilda and Edwin's Christmas wonderland!

Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi!



paola said...

HELLS BELLS GIRLFRIEND what a lot of work went into this amazing creation, BEAUTIFUL!!!ALL THOSE IMAGES THAT YOU COLORED AND THEN THE DETAILS ON EACH, WOW!! TFS amazing work!

Rosie said...

Oh my word Kathy, I'm speechless! This is one of the most intricate, detailed scenes I've seen. Your coloring is fabulous and all of the added embellishments are amazing. Truly a work of art! I know your daughter will treasure it.

Leslie Avila said...

Wow! What a wonderful little scene. Loving all the images. Just perfect.
Blessings to you,

Kathy said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I'm sure she will love it. It would brighten any room. Thanks for sharing.

Patti Jo said...

What a wonderful scene Kathy! Oh she will love it because she will see the love and hard work you put in it!!! Great to check out all your fun details!!! Terrific job!!!

Zoe said...

oh wow Kathy - this would have been sooo much fun to make and put together. fabulous job and something I am sure your daughter will treasure. I hope she is well enough to come home soon. hugs xxoo

Val said...

Just amazing!!! This scene is wonderful! Such a beautiful, beautiful work! Oh, my, when will I be able to do some of this? ^_^ I'm starting in this Magnolia world and certainly this one is for the inspiration fold! ^_^
Val aka Shizuko ^_^

Cami said...

GORGEOUS 3-D, scenic card you have created, Kathy! I just love love love this, so much detail and beautiful coloring! Hugs, Cami

Beth said...

Oh my goodness, Kathy, your scene is wonderful! Wow, so much work went into it, and it turned out gorgeous! I know your daughter will enjoy it for many years to come!


Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Kathy, I'm sure your daughter will love this scenery. It's beautiful. All those stamps together in such a cute scenery leaves a lot to our imagination. I couldn't stop looking and finding all lovely details.
Happy 2011, Health love to you and family. Special attention to your daughter.

Card Crazy said...

Absolutely magnificent, Kathy! Wow!
Sue S.

Scrappinangler said...

Kathy, this is amazing! I am blown away by the detail, etc!! I have never made a pop-up card, but I certainly am inspired after seeing that one! I hope Your daughter gets better soon. I live in St. Augustine, FL - is she anywhere close to me? I know she will treasure it!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Kathy! Wow girlfriend! You really did some aweseomely amazing work on this card. What a beautiful scene you've created all pop-ups and easel card! How could you daughter not appreciate what you've created here...gorgeous work!

Cricket said...


Roxy said...

so I'm speechless! this is soooo amazing!!!!! Becky will love it.

Pat said...

Kathy...this is a masterpiece!! You literally took my breath away with this one, darlin'!!! I'm sure your daughter will love it. I hope she's feeling better soon!!
Hugs...Pat Frank

Craftin Kay said...

Very creative!!! You have so much talent
Linda I

Sharon Caudle said...

Kathy!!!! This is AMAZING!!! What a gorgeous Christmas scene! I can't even imagine how much your daughter is going to love this! Wow, wow, WOW!!! I hope she's doing much better and on her way home now!
hugs, Sharon

Eve said...

What a cute winter/christmas scene with maggies!! Very Niiiice!:-)

cabio's craft corner said...

So cute and gorgeous creation :o)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a beautiful scene, Kathy!
I just stopped by for a visit & I became a follower.
Happy Huggies ~

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG Girl... That was a lot of work. All the work but it turned out beautiful. I'm so glad you signed up at the blog addresses. It a really nice way to get to know all the girls. Welcome to CMC and we wold love to see your cards.

Yone said...

Wow, that's a huge and cute Christmas Scene ! Your blog is lovely,now I'm yr follower and hope to meet you at CMC blog. Hugs, Yone

Mel said...

WOW, totally amazing. It really is so beautiful.

Annette Bowes said...

STUNNING scene you have created Kathy!! I hope you daughter is has improved, take careX:)

ThePurplePlace said...

A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!
I'm happy I signed up to follow your blog! I'm totally impressed with this wonderful Magnolia Scene!!

Welcome to the Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge Group too! I'll look forward to seeing more of your creations in our group!!

Happy Coloring and Crafting,

Tracey's KRAFTS said...

OMGoodness what a lovely scene and so much work, you are really talented!

Just stopped by to say Hi and add myself as a follower!


Lisa said...

Kathy! This village scene is fantastic! You put in a lot of work and it definitely shows! You are one talented lady!
Big Hugs!

Sandy said...

I could not help but laugh - Paola had it right - hells bells Miss Kathy! This the most wonderful project ever - although I did like your moose adventures!!!!!! Kathy you are so very talented and I indeed did miss you!

Sharon Keanly said...

A real labour of love is this. How wonderful. I am sure your daughter loved it. Well done and wishing her all the best. hugs Sharon

Iulia said...

What an adorable Christmas scene, Kathy! And so much work went into it! It's just fabulous! Every single stamp is colored so beautifully! Love everything and hope your daughter is better by now!
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs, Iulia- new follower