The Christmas tree – such a traditional part of a British Christmas (at least since Victorian times).
One of the great things about something as traditional as a Christmas tree, with its familiar shape and colour, is that it can be extensively ‘altered’ but still be recognisable as the original item.
Opening a pack of cardboard cones in mixed sizes immediately gave me the idea of using layers of cones in decreasing size to form a Christmas tree and the super Glitter Paste product by Pinflair gave a suitably festive sparkle whilst also looking different.
The large tree uses 3 colours for the four layers and the decoration – the bottom layer is Sky Blue mixed with a little Lavender, the next layer up is unadulterated Sky Blue, the next layer is Sky Blue mixed with Silver (although this does not show as being particularly different in the photo), and the top layer is unadulterated Silver.
The decoration on all layers is Lavender used on swirl stamps (again from Pinflair).
The smaller tree’s base is Lavender and the top is Lilac.
I have a selection of similar coloured reindeer which, with the trees, provide a festive mantelpiece display.
I am very relieved to report I am back in my beloved craft room again, so keep watching for regular posts of new crafty experimentation.