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Rock Around the Christmas Tree

I had such fun making this one.   
I actually giggled a couple times thinking about Christmases past. 
Sweet memories of the Night Before Christmas.

I remember my Grandmother having a red wreath made of cellophane on her door.  Anyone else  remember those? EVERYONE had the lighted candles in their windows and BIG bulb outdoor lights. Cheesy music (we do currently have Grandma got run over by a reindeer) and cardboard decorations were the norms.  AND miraculously we waited until mid- December to start decorating, not before Halloween!
I had this record in its original paper jacket given to me by Lyneen.   I found it again as I pulled out the Holiday items.  I almost didn't want to do anything to it, but that is silly. It needed to be shared.  I hesitantly cut apart the jacket.
 I used Art Anthology paint with a shimmer for the base coat on the canvas.
 I then added The Crafter's Workshop Gold Shimmer which is heavenly!
While that was drying I embossed on the record being careful not to warp it.
Then came the pop dots to the reverse side of the record, which I reinforced with white glue, the Jenga block was glued into place, metal holly was added.

Baby ball fringe was used as a border, red and green layers were glued into place on the back side. Twine was tied to the "present" and VOILA!
A 1950's Christmas remembrance.
THANKS Lyneen for my oldie and goodie

Vintage 1950's Christmas 45 rpm red vinyl record
Stash Items:
Jenga Block - 'Stand up and sing a song'
The Crafters Workshop Gold Shimmer Gesso for accent color
Metal Holly pieces

I hope this made you hum a Holiday song and remember your childhood Christmas or other Winter Holiday.  Stop by each day to see lovely creations using Emerald Creek products. 

Happy Sunday from Jean and the family.


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