Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Balanced Holiday

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today's MFTeaser is of the set A Balanced Holiday. When I saw this set I immediately thought of this project -- a Countdown to Christmas Frame! It will definitely help me keep things balanced this Christmas season! :)

I purchased the frame at Michaels. I just love that the opening is at an angle -- perfect for the theme! I covered the frame with paper, then I sanded and inked the edges. I screwed two cup hooks into the frame. They were red, but I colored over them with a Copic marker to make them brown. I printed out the numbers and "Days 'til Christmas" on the computer. I punched out the numbers and matted each on a scalloped circle, then I inserted eyelets into each number so it could hang from a hook. Finally, I stamped, colored and paper pieced the image to place inside the opening. I added some MFT Adornments crystals to the tree.

Here's a closeup of the image. So cute and fun! :)

Tonight at 10:00 pm Eastern is the MFT Release Blog Hop! There are SO many great sets in this release -- you won't want to miss all the eye candy! Then be sure to stop by the Release Cocktail Party Wednesday from 8-10 pm Eastern. There will be more teasers, lots of chatting, and prizes, too! You can get the scoop HERE on the MFT Member Company Forum.

I'll be back tonight for the Blog Hop -- I hope you will, too! Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great day!


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! How totally cute, Christina!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is completely fabulous!! I can't wait for you to send it to me, hehehehehe!! JK!!

Christi said...

This is the cutest!!!!!

Alex said...

Really really cute Christina - love the image! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amy said...

How fun is this, Christina?! Love that paper pieced tree and the countdown idea!