Thursday, 1 December 2016

Believe in the Magic of Christmas by Jennie

Hello Everyone,  Jennie here with you today and I am delighted (and excited!) to welcome you to my first post as part of the Design Team here at Calico Craft Parts.  I am looking forward to sharing lots of lovely projects with you over the coming months.

As today starts the countdown to Christmas I thought I would share with you this Christmas door hanger to hopefully put you in the mood!

There are a number of styles of door hanger to choose from and as they are so sturdily made I think they will make for a decoration which can be brought out year after year.

I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum in order not to swamp the beautiful sentiment.

The hanger was first painted with brown paint and then I used DecoArt Crackle Paint over the top - it really gives such a beautiful finish. A little ink blended around the edges gives it a rustic feel.

The beautiful sentiment was painted in Gold acrylic paint.

I love these holly leaves and use them a lot in my projects throughout the year! I love just dabbing them with some white acrylic paint and letting some of the brown of the mdf show through.

A few Christmas style flowers which I have edged with gesso and some gold paint.

A lovely vintage decoration for our old Manse house here in Shetland, although I also think it would make a lovely Christmas present as well.

Thank you so much for joining me today!
Happy Crafting

Jennie x

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  1. Lovely! The holly leaves are so pretty as well as the sentiment and door hangar.

  2. This is so gorgeous Jennie, the combination of the neutral colours with the CPs together with those gorgeous flowers, makes for the perfect vintage look! Fabulous!!

  3. Woohoo, lovely to see you as part of the team at Calico Jennie, you will do amazing things with their products - as you have today in your gorgeous hanging, it is stunning! x

  4. Congratulations on joining the team, Jennie - what a match made in heaven. This is a simply lovely debut, and I look forward to seeing your adventures unfold here.
    Alison x

  5. Hurrah. Welcome to the team Jennie. x

  6. What a beautiful "first", Jennie! Love your door hanger and am happy to have you with us! Welcome to our team!

    Hugs! xxx

  7. I do know one thing - Calico Crafts could not have anyone more talented than you Jennie - they sure are lucky to have snagged you up!
    Your door hanger is gorgeous!
    Sandy xx

  8. Love this one Jennie...The cracks and those flowers so compliment the arrangement.

  9. Such a beautiful Christmas arrangement, Jennie. I love the texture and the wintry loveliness of it. xx