Monday, December 3, 2012

Advent Calendar

Happy Monday!

The house is decorated, the cards have been started, and Wolfgang's Advent Calendar is finished!   

I took the picture last evening so the lights would show.  Of course, it is much nicer in real.  I have to say, I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

Some details:  I started with a Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Advent Calendar kit.  It was a big job painting and assembling the pieces.  I used Craft Smart Gloss Acrylic Paint and sponge brushes.  The calendar box took two coats of Tuscan Red and the numbers four coats of White.  Luckily, this paint dried quickly.  

I hot glued the string of lights (it is a necklace that I bought at M's) and hid the switch behind the fireplace (3x3x1).  The mantel is adorned with branch punches and poinsettias.  The Comfy Sofa was cut at 66% (the bottom slides out for the '25 box.'  Our names for the stockings and the mini picture were printed in Word.  The Noel banner was 'strung' with Baker's Twine.

Supplies used:  Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Crushed Curry, Kraft, and Shimmery White CS, Various brands of PP, Versafine Satin Red Ink, Punches:  EKSuccess Star, MS Branch, and SU Stocking, Sizzix Teddy Bear Die, Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, 2010 Holiday Trees, Fleur de Lis Squares, and Layered Poinsettia Dies, Creations by AR Comfy Sofa Template, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Rhinestones, Ornament Light Necklace, and IBS Fancy Alphabet Stamps.  

Challenges:  I will be linking the Advent Calendar to IBSIC #37 (Inspiration Photo along with the colors Green, Red, and White) and Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Anything Goes).

Here is the IBSIC Inspiration Photo:

Speaking of IBSIC, I will be a Guest Designer on January 10!  Whoo hoo!!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Diana said...

Wow, this turned out great. Love that scenery. I can believe that was a ot of work but you sure did a great job.
Good luck with the challenge.

Anonymous said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Lisa! This is amazing! Love everything about your advent calendar! What a great job! Hugs, Joanna

Karli said...

I luuuuv your advent calendar! What a great job :) even though it may have been a lot of work, it was worth it. Enjoy it every year you take it out. Hugs~

Cely said...

omigosh, this advent calendar is EPIC!!! great job, lisa!

Anne581 said...

WOW, ein wunderschöner Adventskalender.

Beate said...

Gorgeous advent calendar. I so want to alter one of those. Believe me, alter and wanting to do that, is not something I say often. LOL
Hugs and smiles

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've got a real heirloom there, Lisa! What a terrific project, beautifully decorated. :)

Thank you so much for playing with us this week at IBS challenge. :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous Advent calendar Lisa, I love the little scene you've created and the fairy lights are so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Liz Weber said...

What a fabulous advent calendar Lisa!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Inspired By Stamping.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely fabulous, Lisa! This is an heirloom for certain! You are so talented and creative!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sweet Lisa, what a fabulous job you did on your calendar -- it's amazing!!!

Browsed some of your projects and you've been doing some great crafting my friend!

I've missed you and thanks for keeping in touch!!!


Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is stunning!! Love everything about it!! The lights and the banner are great details!!

Curt in Indy said...

Awesome, simply awesome. And complete with working lights!!!! I noticed on one of your other comments that someone used the word "epic" and I'd have to say that about says it! Great stuff! Congrats on the GD spot! Hugs, Curt

Regina said...

hallo, Lisa
dieser Beitrag muss an mir vorbei gegangen sein, sorry!
Der Adventskalender ist ja ein ganz fantastischer! Diese Art gefällt mir sehr gut!
Toll, wie du ihn geschmückt hast mit dem Sessel, Tannenbaum und dem Kamin!

liebe Grüße