Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All I want for Christmas" Photo Carousel" Dusty Attic

Hello,today is the twelve day of Christmas & I am here to share with you,a Christmas project,using the Beautiful Photo Carousel,plus many other  Dusty Attic Products!!!
The photo Carousel is made out of wood & it is solid. The Carousel turns, as well as the photo's,so you can scrap 10 different photos. I decided to do a winter,Christmas Carousel & use mostly the Maja Design die cuts, from the Vintage Frost Basics collection. However I really enjoyed working with this,so I plan to do another with photos!!!!

The Dusty Attic products used for this project:
Photo Carousel DA0940
All I want for Christmas DA0647
Christmas Tree #2 DA0648
mini Christmas Tree 8 pk DA0652
cobblestone panel DA0828
fancy letterbox 2pk DA0195
ornate gates med DA0188
pots & columns DA0546
vase 4pk DA0270
Atc frame #1 DA0673
ATC frame # 3 DA0675
mini hearts DA0514
mini rocking chair DA0633
mini wire form dress DA0670
fancy trim #2 DA0446
mini ornate gate #2 DA0895
wrought iron fence boarder DA0176

mini wicker fence DA0865
woodland small DA0899
wagon wheels DA0697
Doily #3 DA0481
door handle plates DA0681
chicken wire panel (DA0177)
Decorative Frame #1 DA0207
Wings #1 DA0499

Other supplies used: Maja Design, Vintage Frost Basics & Vintage Autumn Basics
From the Vintage Frost Basics I used: 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,5th of Dec,5th of Dec-BS,6th of Dec,7th of Dec,8th of Dec,10th of Dec,11th of Dec,13th of Dec,14th of Dec,20th of Dec,21st of Dec,22nd of Dec, Days of December,BS of labels, & Christmas Die Cut sheet.
From the Vintage Autumn Basics I used: NoIII-BS,heritage-BS,NoXIII,No XIII-BS, No X-BS
Other Products used:
Prima mini roses,sunrise,sunset,silver, prima burlap trim,Tim Holtz metal hinges, picket fence crackle,rock candy crackle,rock candy glitter,Prima resins-Ingvild Bolme,la Coeur,Fairies,Martha Stewart Texture Effects, Prima stencil gate,Tim Holtz Gem Clips,burlap string,seed beads...

Here are some closeups of detail:

I did the same design on each of the photo spots, matching 2 photos together. I did some hand stitching & some distressed layers. I did some stencil work under the ATC frame,using the prima gate stencil upside down.I left some of the chipboard raw & the rest I used either picket fence crackle,or texture effects....
These turn,there are scrapped photos behind.....

The lattice part is solid,so it does not turn.....

Now for the challenging part,it does not have to be challenging,but I made it so, by making this winter Christmas theme on top. The hardest part is to make sure all sides look good,as there is no backside. So it really got filled in by covering up spots.
I put three trees together,so that as you turn the carousel,you would have a good view of it.
The top of the carousel ends where you see the flourish,in between the mail box & wintertime.  
I made a stage to hold the trees,dress forms,rocking chairs & presents. For the stage I used a old round box,put a doily on top,the wrapped it with burlap trim,made burlap bows,added beads to the bows,then a tiny silver rose on to the center of the bows. Under the trees you can also see a DA doily peeking out....
For the floor I used the cobblestone panel. I used rock candy crackle on the cobblestone,placed the stone in a thick amount of texture effects. Once that dried I sprayed it with a acrylic sealer,then sprinkled on some rock candy glitter while the sealer was still wet....


All you need to do to win this beautiful collection,or a Maja Collection of your choice is:

-post a comment here & tell us your thoughts on the Maja Design Collections.
-become a follower of this blog & the Maja Blog,you will be so happy you did,there are gorgeous new projects to see on the Maja Blog Daily!
-Sharing a link to this blog Giveaway on your blogs or facebook ect,would be much appreciated!

I will choose a winner using random org on Dec 31th,so I will give you until midnight Dec 30th EST time, to get your comments in,so that you can be counted in the draw!

I am so excited to be able to give one of my blog followers this beautiful Collection!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle


  1. I just saw this over at the IM blog and I am still gasping.. this is amazing, so many beautiful details.. well done.. it is magnificent!

  2. Wow,... was ist das für ein mega geniales Werk!!!!

  3. OMG! WOW! This is the finest Christmas ornament I ever seen :) What a job! Love it!!!!
    Have a Happy Holliday from Nora from Norway

  4. I just cant imagine how much time it took to make this,what a project!!!!!!I am curious how big it is, hard to se on the picture. Anyway, a GREAT job, I will never ever make something like that in my life.No patience here, so my respect. Love th tiny gifts on the roof...

  5. wow wow what a wonderful project, beautiful and sweet details, I love all Maja design paper

  6. I cannot believe the exquisite detail on this-from the seat covers on the chairs to the tiny letters in the mailboxes! Seriously amazing - it looks like a museum piece, something that would have been commissioned for a King! And I can't understand how you do such intense hand stitching on everything! My hand nearly falls off after stitching around 1 page! This is just incredible, Rachelle - really!!!

  7. Gorgeous creation and Beautiful DP used of Maja. Wonderful details thank you for sharing. I see you have some snow too there. Merry Christmas.

  8. Oh my word!! how utterly gorgeous!! this is such a beautiful creation. Your talent is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning project with us. Hugs Suzi x

  9. Rachelle, your carousel is a masterpiece.. My mouth is still hanging open. You work magic with the beautiful Maja papers and I love all the Dusty Attic pieces you use too. All your projects are so beautiful. What more can I say about Maja papers? It's perfection and you two deserve each other.

    I am a follower of both blogs and have shared a link on my sidebar. Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful papers.

  10. Oh my, this is just drop-dead GORGEOUS another stunner piece of art by your hand. I can't believe you have used so many chipboard piece on one project! Drooling here, you do such wonders with Maja Design papers a match made in heaven the two of you are!!! Thank you Rachelle for your hard and beautiful work xox Amy

  11. OMG, Rachelle!!! This is such a jaw-drapping project!! I love every inch of it, so full of details and layers and gorgeous stuff. When on earth did you start a mega-project like this?? It must have been somewhere around eastern....

    You really did do honour to those absolutely stunning wintery line. I cannot tell you how much I love the maja papers, especially the last vintage-themed collections. One can best cover it's keyboard to protect it from drooling ;)

    Have yourself a great holiday season!

  12. wow - I couldn't believe this when I saw it. All the little snow details and the beautiful blue beads just make this shine. It is so Winter and I miss Winter, after leaving Canada for the UK. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Love your carousel Rachelle. All the details just make it. Don't know if you can tell but I started following you on NetVibes (don't like bloglovin). thanks a always for sharing.

  14. It is a wintery wonderful piece of artristry! I am in awe of your vision. I am definitely going to share this with all my friends on facebook. Right now! Thanks for sharing. I am inspired and have ordered it already!

  15. You are definitely one of my favorite artists to watch closely. I am still gasping in awe of this project. WOW!

  16. Oh I can't stop looking at this. I forgot to mention that I am in LOVE with Maja Design papers. They are on my wish list! Can't get enough of them.

  17. You have amazing talent! Wow I am in awe of the carousel and the sleigh! I love Maja Design papers they are so versatile and the colors schemes are gorgeous! Would love to win this collection! All the best!

  18. Would love it if you did a tutorial on one of these beauties!