Re-exploring Key West

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dream Christmas (Almost a Nightmare)

 Last Summer I attended the Lakeland FL Fun Day and took several workshops.   The workshops were wonderful and I overextended myself.    I took one class and bought the kit for the other.   Well generally that would be okay.   I took lots of pictures of the project where I only bought the kit thinking I would go home and whip the kit together    Here it is about 5 months later and I wanted to have the "Dream Christmas" finished by Christmas.    Shouldn't have been a problem.   Here are the pictures I took.

This was a very pretty Christmas Scene.   Should have not been difficult.  

Well, for some reason, this kit didn't like me.   I wrestled with the columns and finally decided 'pitch the columns'.    I loved the window behind the tree and decided the tree hid one of the very best features of the room.     For those of you that know my posts, you know that changing some one's plans isn't generally a big deal for me and I routinely inject my own plans into some one project.   I really want to make my mark on this project.   Well, I did.   

Here is how it changed:

 This is the scene without the columns.   It's open.  I did use two square columns at each end of the curve to give it more support.   
 I put a picture behind the window and then put the tree in front of the window to give the effect that you could see a very snowy night .

The base was too big for the case I generally get and I added two little areas that I hope give the impression of hallways.   I used a piece of railing to highlight the living room.  

 In each hallway, there are little sub scenes.   A play area in one and plants in the other.   

 I add a corgi to lots of scenes.   I have two of them and they are great dogs.  
 This area with the chair and the skirted table gives a real good view of the door.   It makes a lovely, cozy setting.   
 Picture is a little fuzzy, but you can see the ferns in the other hall.
 It wouldn't be a Christmas gathering without food.   Lots of snacks and a little champagne.   
 A very cozy setting.  Gifts are beginning to pile up under the tree.  
This is a view of the whole scene.   I love Christmas and for years we always hosted the Christmas eve get together and this is my memory in a scene.   

Just had to share my little change.   The class was offered by Pat Gazie and I do hope she isn't disappointed that I changed her design - I just can't help myself.   Pat it is truly a Dream Christmas.   

Monday, November 19, 2012

ME Clock

If you've followed me for any time at all, you know that I love Mary Englebreit.   Pam Junk did a kit recently and I had to have it. It has a clock on top and a living room scene on the bottom.   She had included all the furniture for the bottom, but I decided I'd rather use some items I already had; I will use her furniture later for another project (I'm sure there are other ME projects in my future.

It is very hard to get an angle when photographing thru plastic.   The top picture is of the room without the plastic to shoot thru.   

It was a fun project.   I also didn't use the fabric that was included in the kit.   I had scrapbook paper of the same pattern and decided it was much easier.   

On to another project.