Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Village Church at Christmastime

My Tim Holtz Village Dwelling love continues! In case you missed it, I completed a huge Halloween Village project last month and now I'm turning my attention to Christmas projects. I made a little old fashioned country church scene for a crystal base I found at the thrift store. The church lifts off so you can put a battery tea light underneath.

I used heavyweight card stock for the structure of the house and then used the Notebook embossing folder to make "siding" pieces to go on all the walls. All the dies are from Tim Holtz's Village Die series.

The windows are scrap plastic colored with alcohol ink and coated with Stickles Rock Candy for extra sparkle.

I love the look of the light inside! Use a battery powered tea light.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm entering this into the Timeworn challenge on the Frilly & Funkie blog. Churches like this one are certainly from a by-gone era. =)

Dies Used: 
Sizzix (all Tim Holtz):
Village Dwelling (Sizzix / SSS
Village Manor (Sizzix / SSS)
Village Bell Tower (Sizzix / SSS
Village Rooftops (Sizzix / SSS
Village Winter (Sizzix / SSS )
Village Christmastime (Sizzix / SSS)

Other supplies:
Tim Holtz embossing folder Notebook
Tim Holtz Tiny Bells
Tim Holtz Wire Pin
Tim Holtz Decorative Deer
Tim Holtz Christmas Typed Tokens
Distress Ink – Picket Fence, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone
Alcohol Ink – Mushroom, Butterscotch
Distress Paint – Picket Fence
Distress Dry Glitter - Rock Candy
Stickles Rock Candy 

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  1. Gorgeous Lisa, fantastic details and I adore your stand. Tracy x

  2. Walking in a Winter Wonderland! (Sing with me!) Lisa, this is delightful, and your attention to detail is amazing on this vignette. Great re-purposing on the crystal stand! Thank you for sharing your amazing creation with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  3. Wow - this is gorgeous - I did miss your village as its my first time here but I'm off to have a look

  4. This is so wonderful Lisa! You've really nailed making these dwellings. This one has all that vintage charm and sits beautifully on your fabulous thrift store find. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  5. Oh how incredibly beautiful Lisa!!! <3 The crystal base really sets it off and I imagine it is magical all lit up. We're so thankful you shared in our Timeworn challenge at Frilly & Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

  6. Hi I realize that this post is 5 yo but where did you get the mini sisal trees

    1. hello, they are easy to find, especially around the holidays. I think this one was probably a Tim Holtz tree which come in a natural color and then you can dye them the color you want. You can also check places like etsy and ebay to find hand dyed trees.


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