The challenge this time over at Ikes world challenges is creepmas AKA the dark side of Christmas. This was a little tricky for me because to me Christmas is all about the sparkle and the colour for me. I did however have an idea when I saw the nativity set in Ikes store.
I printed the stable multiple times and coloured each one as I wasn't sure how much of each or where I was going to cut the decoupage lines to begin with. I also printed, the star, stable doors, nativity, Holly fairy, Kings, herod, hay bales, angel and a large holly leaf. I coloured it all using a combination of promarkers, inktense pencils, h2O's and colour soft pencils, oh and some weird glitter pens that I'm not sure I like, before I started fixing it together.
I started by sticking the flap of the door behind the nativity and gluing it all in. Then decoupaged the whole walls and roof of the stable. The last level was just the walls and floor rock/bricks. I added the Holly fairy to the top brick of the last level of the decoupage and the holly leaf speech bubble.
So I reprinted the holly leaves and added them again, with the Holly Fairy saying King Herod I am ready to do thy work...
After this I added the three kings behind the angel, the star above the stable and my attempt at CREEPmas...Herod is peeking out from behind a haybale, having found Baby Jesus. I admit it's a pretty feeble attempt at the darker side of Christmas but I guess I tried.
I hope to see you all joining us on this challenge.