Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa's Balloon Ride by Dianna

Hi everyone, I hope that your holidays were wonderful!  Here is my take on 

Santa's Christmas delivery from a balloon with a steampunk twist.

I took a 12 x 12 canvas and painted the sides and border a light brown.  I used Mod Podge to seal the paint and adhere the Bo-Bunny: Silver and Gold - Festivities paper.  The compass is from Gina's Designs and painted gold. It looked like it was printed on the paper so I raised it for dimension. 

I used Sparkling H20's Crystal Green on the  raw chipboard and got an iridescent effect on the trees.  I stamped a jingle bells music stamp on the trees and finished the edges with Stickles - Pantina. I placed chipboard under the trees at different thicknesses to create a 3D look.  I hand drew Santa, colored him with Copic markers and used a snow writer on his coat and hat. The chipboard basket was colored with Sparkling H20's and Bo-Bunny paper.  The list was an old stamp on tan paper and distressed with brown ink.

Gina's Designs Mini Display Tray -Hot Air Balloon tops the canvas on a cardboard "hinge".  I used the Sparkling H20's on the outside of the balloon.  Bo-Bunny - Silver and Gold paper line was used on the whole balloon.  I used Tim Holtz rosette die by Sizzix under the clock face and hands, and a super small one was used as a gear.  A fence from Gina's Beach Shape Set was cut down to make a ladder for the elf.  Gina's gears were painted with silver, gold and bronze.  The peppermint was painted white, red and distressed with brown ink to give it a gear look.  I used a Gina's Design Type Writer Key "25" as gear. The snowflake was daubed with Stickles - Icicle, Gold and Pantina. The Bo-Bunny - Elf Magic paper elves were fussy cut out and the magic ticket was punched out using an EK Success Punch.  Gina's flourishes miniatures were painted black and gold.  The dream in a circle is new for Gina's Design and will be available in the store in 2015!

Gina's Designs Products Used

Pine Trees Shape Set

Mini Display Tray


Gears Shape Set

Skeleton clocks

Clock Hands Shape Set

Christmas Shape Set

Mini Flourishes Bella

Winter Shape Set

Beach Shape Set

Type Writer Keys

Other Products Used

BO-Bunny: Elf Magic & Silver and Gold

12 x 12 canvas

Mod Podge

Paint: light brown, gold, silver, bronze, white, red, black

Sparkling H2O's: Crystal Green


Stickles: Pantina, Gold, Icicle

Copic Markers

snow writer

brown ink

Tim Holtz: Rosette Die

EK Success Ticket Punch

1 comment:

  1. Delightful project love, I love the entire design on this one and all the details