Wednesday 7 December 2011


I know its a few days into Advent but  I can show you this project today.
It was made  for the first Challenge in December over at Gingersnap Creations.
Thankyou all for inviting me to be a Visiting Artist  again this month.
The theme for this week is  'Starry Nights'. GS 130
This started life as a mirror, bought from Ikea. Out came the acrylic tester paint pots for the background, then I had fun smudging on silver paint.
The Advent days  clock is from Tando as are the trees and Santa's sledge .
It took some working out to get the right size numbers for the dial, this is where the old computer came in useful. All the colouring was done with acrylics.
As you can tell the glitter was liberally sprinkled and I added some stars to guide the Sleigh.
Covering  the mirror in the centre  is a  craft paper, printed with   one of my favourite Christmas poems by Clement Clarke Moore, it goes like this,-
Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the house.
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.
This is now hanging in my kitchen, with the pointer moved every morning bringing the 25th ever closer.

Just has a message from Zoechaos about a Winter Festivals challenge over at Tando Creative so I am  posting my callender  here as well.
Thankyou for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.


  1. wow what a wonderful and unusual advent, love the silver trees

  2. Amazing ideas on this advent calendar. Love the colours and santa on his sleigh.


  3. Great Work with the Tando pieces, well great work but as a big Tando fan....

    Have you seen the Tando Creative Challenge? this would be perfect. XOXO Zoe

  4. Hi Yvonne. Stunning project and so beautifully made. It is a lovely poem. I have a stamp with it on. I think it is by Judikins. Just in case you are interested.
    Regards Florence x

  5. It's really lovely Yvonne and how nice that it's for you to keep this time. Bet it looks great in your kitchen too x

  6. Terrific advent piece of art Yvonne, great to see you back again. x

  7. Wow, Yvonne, that's fascinating. Love it.

  8. Fabulous creation Yvonne love the clock but it's scaring me, the days are disappearing too fast:)
    Val x

  9. This is such a cool project and I love how you did the background - it looks awesome!

  10. Those Ikea mirrors are so useful, aren't they? Looks great here, love it! Thanks for joining us at Tando Creative this month!

  11. This is gorgeous! It'll be a shame to have to take it down!! Thanks for joining us at Tando.

  12. Wow, this is simply stunning. Thanks for joining in at Tando Creative.