Friday, December 4, 2009

The Reason for the Season

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is here and I do hope you have fun plans that don't include crowded malls and impatient sales people. ;)
Well it was time to change my blog header so I decided to incorporate that with my little monthly challenge to myself to try something new.
Today's little technique that I tried (key word) was to enlarge a diorama. It was an attempt to provide a home for my altered Greeting Farm images to recreate a nativity scene:

You can find the original diorama instructions HERE on the SCS resources page. For my dwelling, I re-sized it to 9"x10" (these are the measurements before folding, and before the roof was cut at a slant), then followed the regular directions. My goal was to get a little more depth for the nativity scene so that they would look like they were tucked inside of it.
Here are my characters of my little scene:
Angel Anya

Shepherd Boy

Dress Me Ian, Birthday Boy Ian, and Dress Me Anya

The horse was peeking in just to say hello, he knows he really is supposed to be a donkey. ;)
There are so many wonderful challenges for Christmas so I thought I would enter this in:
All That Scraps & Anya Ink.
Yesterday was so beautiful outside, but much too windy for pictures. I was a bit bummed as I wanted to set up a very natural setting for my nativity scene. However, I was pleased when I saw that my Ott light cast a glow from above with the open diorama! Yay for improv!
Thank you all for coming by, I hope you enjoy the rest of this beautiful Friday. Make sure to take some time out for yourselves this weekend, the Christmas shopping can wait. ;)
*Love and Aloha*


WickedPixie said...

WOW! This is seriousy AWESOME!! (and I am so hapopy I can comment now!! I figured out some of my comment issues on certain blogs was related to Firefox, but I couldn't get your blog to open in Explorer before, but now I can! Yeah!!) Joni, this is really fantastic!! :-)Traci

1LuvnMama said...

This is really, really, really cute! I luv your take on the Nativity scene . . . :)

craftykitten said...

HI Joni,
Aaahh hunny this is soooooo cute. I love that you have used it as your blog header - lovely. Clever.
Dawn xx

NinaB said...

This is so adorable, Joni.

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful! Why aren't you a Farmer? You so deserve to be one!! This is absolutely amazing, you did a fantastic job. Everyone looks so great - Mary proud of her baby Jesus, Joseph feeling blessed and of course the little horse knows he's a donkey at the moment.

Anita Hovey said...

Awesome project Joni...your altered stuff still amazes me.

PaperCrafty said...

This is FABULOUS Joni!! Your altered creations are always amazing!! Love your work!!

JenRaff said...

This is incredibly awesome! I love it -- your Jesus and Mary and Joseph are perfect! Your are so amazing with the projects you come up with!

Brenda said...

Totally love the new blog header! You're so creative!

the whimsical butterfly said...

JONI! this is adorable, oh my goodness-what a beautiful reminder of what this season is all about and couldn't be told better than by using the adorable TGF stamps-I gotta show this to Marie-it's TOO cute!

Raven said...

This is so very amazing. I love it.

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

I so love your nativity scene...very awesome...that is definitely the reason for the blessed

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wow Joni, this is really gorgeous, the perfect nativity scene, i love your baby jesus, so inventive, a truly wonderful christmas scene.

Danni said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Truly amazing!

Angie said...

It's absolutely wonderful Joni! I so need to get out of my rut and make something crafty! I'm trying though! BTW, can you email me with your snail mail addy? I'd love to send you a Christmas card!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my goodness girl ... this is AWESOME!!! You have so many hidden talents and I'm so glad you share them all with us!! And how clever of you to put it on as our header ... looks FANTASTIC!!
Hope your weekend has been fun-filled!! Got all your decorating done?? Happy Day my friend!!

Jodi said...

Joni this is just amazing ~ you my dear are the queen of altering! And that soft glow from you light ~ just perfect for this!

Ria said...

Awesome work :) thanks for joining the ATS Challenge.

HUgs Ria

Kathy said...

Joni, you are the master of creative designs! This whole scene is just wonderful. Great reflection on our real reason to celebrate!:)