Thursday, November 26, 2009

Theme Thursday - Christmas Holiday Creations - my new paper city scape on the mantle....

Hi Everyone....I started my Holiday decorations this week...and I usually go all out with the totally traditional reds and greens...but this year I decided to do everything a little different...so since I'm dreaming of a White Christmas I decided to go all white and crisp this year...

The first thing I tested was my mantle...It all started with some feathers and pearl berries....and then today I thought a cool white village would look neat....As I moved some of my art from the mantle I decided to create a cityscape instead of a bunch of houses...and this is what I did....
I took white and black card stock and bent a thin edge on each side first. Then folded 4 interior blocks exact in size minus the thin edges that will re-enforce the forms...I then glued these together with double sided tape....cut them to make some varying heights and then embellished them.....

to embellish I added windows using stickles...glitter glue...and these are so pretty at night....tomorrow I will add some lights behind the feather snow scape and it will come to life even more....
I even added my statue of Liberty .....so even though I love living out in wonderful spacious land...I still enjoy the city...and this scene reminds me of New York at Christmas....
I wish these would turn out like they look in real life...the little city scape is so so cute and these photos just don't do it justice....I am submitting these to Theme Thursday....the theme this week is Christmas Holiday Creations and this is what I worked on and wanted to share with you....
Sending Warmest Wishes to all of my wonderful friends in the United States as they celebrate Thanksgiving!!! Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!!!
Happy Thursday!!!
Hugs
Diana




39 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I always know that when I click on your blog that there will be a real treat for the eyes...certainly this is just that. What a lovely Christmas mantle with your newest art piece...what a gorgeous city scape. As always, you have created a beautiful piece of art!

Diana Evans said...

thank you for the sweeeeeeeeeeet words Gayle!!! I had a lot of fun with this...and it's only paper...

I also love everything with a little sparkle...

Hugs
Diana

Yvonne said...

Sooooo gorgeous, Diana!

lorhen82 said...

Diana, your city scape is beautiful! And it looks so striking against the piece of art you have on the wall. Really lovely!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Lori

Sophia said...

Wow...what a clever idea. I really like what you did. I would have never thought of that in a million years!

PS Your home is GORGEOUS!!!

Sweet-Lemmon said...

This is Gorgeous! Really. REALLY beautiful!!!

Oh!And I couldnt help but notice the Eiffel tower. Me likes the tower:D

*hugs*

Sandy said...

OMG what an wonderful decoration. This is a stunning idea. Love them.

Lori Saul said...

What an amazing cityscape Diana- it looks like you are all ready for Christmas- wow!

C said...

omg Diana E!!!! I LOVE your home!!!!! All that green on the other side of the windows!!!!!!! That's what you get to look at when you look out of your windows!!!????? And your interior design....i love it!!! Of course, I love your Christmas deco, too! :)

Rein said...

beautiful!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Whow...what a very very great idea.
Love what you have done. It's really creative, Diana.

gaby braun said...

I'm wondering what I'm going to do for Christmas this year, and your cityscape is a wonderful idea. Love it!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Andrew Mckay said...

Thats great Diana. I can't stop singing the old "M" song now: "London, New York, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about pop music"

DEB said...

Very nice! And you've got the limo parked outside waiting to take you someplace amazing....thanks for the glimpse into your fun life!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

That's amazing Diana~! What a beautiful home you have♥
Thanks for your visit, have a great day!!
I think I'll start decorating for Christmas this weekend too!

LiveArt said...

This is a fantastic mantle decoration Diane, Love your city scape and the art piece in the background!!

It's all just wonderful!!

Linda

Faye said...

Diana, I love your mantelpiece cityscape! The white theme is beautiful. And your home is gorgeous!!!

Ces said...

Diana! Diana! I don't know how you manage it but you are prolific and you manage to keep a clean and beautiful home and garden and take care of darling Cole.

Thank you my dearest Diana, for years now you have been ap art of my life. You bring sweetness and kindness with every visit.

Thank you very much.

Janine said...

That i s a very sweet decoration.
Happy thanksgiving to you Diana

Silvia said...

Just a wonderful Christmas feeling.

Heather Robinson said...

Your decorating is coming along VERY nicely, Diana! I love the crisp look and the cityscape on the mantel is a brilliant idea. Everything you do is infused with your artistic talent and flair.

Robin Walters said...

wow that is amazing - great job!

Nicola said...

WOW!!!!!! Diana this is GORGEOUS!!! You are so clever, what a lovely Christmas piece, you have such a cosy living room!!! Wonderful creation!!!!

Nicola said...

Hi Diana I don't know if my last comment got through as it gave me an error message. Anyway this is BEAUTIFUL you are just so clever. What a lovely Christmas piece!!!

Lynifyni said...

Your cityscape is just wonderful, Diana! Your living room is gorgeous...Happy Holidays! LynnF

Fannie said...

Beautiful, Diana! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for your gift of friendship. Happy Thanksgiving. You are special to me.

Mel said...

Lovely piece! And the view you have from your livingroom is Gorgeous!
-M

Terri Kahrs said...

I ADORE your White Christmas theme, Diana! Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Congratulations! You've won my giveaway journal page! Please send me an email at tkahrs@optonline.net, and I'll get the page in the mail to you. (I apologize, I entered the wrong email address on my post @ 2 a.m. this morning!!!) Hope to hear from you soon. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lisa Graves said...

this looks wonderful Diana! Its inspiring me to get off my butt and do something!

Shawna said...

Gorgeous Diana, absolutely gorgeous!

Deborah said...

Love love love your city scape!!! Love your mantle, love your home, love your yard, LOVE YOU!!!
**blows kisses** Deb

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Wow, so pretty and elegant!

soulbrush said...

oh dianna, this is simply perfect. i caught my breath when i saw it. and that room is delightfully snug and cosy. i am sure you all had a wonderfully happy thanksgiving and will have a super duper xmas too.

Terri said...

Diana, Your city scape is gorgeous! You are so very talented!

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Diana its looking very beautiful
hugs June xxxx

marianne said...

What a beautiful home you have!
And how nice you have decorated your mantelpiece!

About that brush you informed about....... I buy mine here but I also bought 2 recently at Blick's in Chicago, but maybe you have them also in Canada?
If you can't find them there just let me know and I will send you one!

Hope your thanksgiving was nice, but then again I seem to remember that you celebrate that earlier?
When I am thankful for having you in my life as a dear friend and inspiration!

Viv's Visuals said...

A fabulous decoration and it looks so perfect on your mantle. Great job.

Carmen said...

Nevermind I just scrolled down and saw pics of your mantle. It looks amazing!

 
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