I found this little 12 inch unfinished wooden sled at my local thrift shop last summer for under a dollar. I knew I could do something with it for the holidays. I picked up Echo Park's Season's Greetings paper collection and layered chipboard recently and decided it would be perfect for this altered project. I had no idea what a rough time I would have. I used Tim Holtz/Ranger pewter crackle paint on the the runners of the sled. I neglected to read the bottle and follow the directions to paint raw wood before applying the crackle paint. What a terrible time I had. My wonderful husband literally had to "talk me off the ledge". I wanted to throw it out and uttered more than one choice word. I was so frustrated with myself and the more upset I was, the worse the project got....I dripped pewter paint on the beautiful red paper and in trying to remove it tore the paper. But Dave helped me settle down and I put it aside overnight and calmly worked on it over the next several days until it turned out presentable. I am entering it in the Facebook contest that Echo Park is currently running and also over at Frosted Designs this week where their challenge is to use die cuts on a projects. The paper, small letters and layered chipboard are all from Echo Park Season's Greetings, the larger letters are from Echo Park's collection Little Boy and the ribbon , sparkling snowflakes and rhinestones are all from my stash.
I made this door hanging for my son Matt and his wonderful wife Amy. It is currently getting packed up and tomorrow will be on it's way to the midwest. I hope they like it. And a million thanks to my patient and loving husband for his support of me and my hobby. I love you Dave!
Also linked up to Paper Issues Holiday Madness