sobota, 27. november 2010
My mom made a croched wreath and she said that I have to finish it. It is nice when you have a handmade product and you feel the authenticity and the uniqueness of it and playing with these sort of things is certantly more noble.
As I said the base is a croched wreath. I started with giving a few brushes of a light green acrylic paint and sprinkled it with glitter. The idea was to give it an iced-look. I added some green iced stamens with the glue gun to make it more dimensional. A pinch of flowers and a glitter snowflake make it more festive and a verse of a Christmas song is a final touch for some indispensable warmness...
torek, 23. november 2010
Two felt reindeers to make the atmosphere more christmasy...
četrtek, 18. november 2010
Meanwhile I've made a Christmas ball, inspired by my globe No place like home. I opted for the traditionl christmas colors: white, red and green and a lot of glitter. I covered a plastic ball with gauze and acrylic color and the final effect was like having a canvas ball. I made glitter swirls on the ball using the Tim Holtz template.
A tag says: Never wory about the size of your Christmas tree....
Of course, as this ball is inspired by the No place like home globe, it has a surprise inside: a small christmas tree. I like it because the look is simple (not many colors) but prescious. And the message continues: In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feel tall. A glittery hill carries this tiny tree. Stripes of patterned paper to cover the background and a croched sowflake (that my mom made) for the bed to the glittery one.
ponedeljek, 15. november 2010
Within in this past month, Julie have found out that Stephanie's (the owner of Bella Blvd.) Brother-in-Law was killed in an accident and Dolores's (her bloggy friend) best friend is fighting breast cancer on a very limited income being a teacher....and BOTH ladies (Dolores and Stephanie) have asked for Thank You cards to be sent to them to have on hand for the many, many, many people that are assisting them in their time of need.
We decided to help them and make it a challenge to all of you to help out too.... Our challenge is: make a THANK YOU Card using FAVE FALL COLORS and send it to one or both of them.
Here is mine....
TAAFOMFT. And this time there's no prize because there is something more than a challenge going on!
torek, 09. november 2010
This time was the time for a broken drum toy to be altered, to be given a new life. Kian was once imitating dad and playing hardly on the drum and suddenly he made a huge hole in it.
I started to undress the drum of its previous skin and re-built it completely.
The front skin is in acetate and it closes the tree and the tiny treasures at the bottom of it inside and together with the heart inside it says: It is the Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
I've made a christmas tree using some stripes of paper thet I've rolled at the end, added some glitter and of course some holly fruits, because it can't be Christmas without red. I used some translicent paper for the back so when I put the drum in front of a light is like a little lamp and a soft light passes through it.
The heart is in grungeboard, paited and distressed.
A teddy bear and the ribbon to complete the Christmas atmosphere.
A grungeboard reindeer and a glitter snowflake complete the frosty look of the drum.
Having a drummer for husband I think a decoration like this one was inevitable :-)
Have a nice day!
ponedeljek, 08. november 2010
And now... let's pray for snow!
četrtek, 04. november 2010
You will need:
-paper circles of 10 different sizes, approximately about 250 pieces
- wavy cardboard circle of the same size of the biggest paper circle.
- wooden stick
- glitter powder
-small glitter stars
- glitter gloss
- paper rose
- glue spray
- fake holly fruits
- embellishments (to hang and glue on the bottom of the tree)
- white acrylic paint
- hot glue
- wire pliers
Step 2 : Put the stick in place to make it stay firm. I usually use a huge crepe tape because it's just perfect for this kind of things.
Step 3: This is very important step. Crush each circle before you put it on the stick. This will give to your tree a nice airy and distressed look.
Step 4: Pin the paper circle approximately in the centre and don't be concerned if it's not right in the middle. In fact this will make even more intresting. Continue with the others and don't forget to crush them. This operation will take you some time but the result is worth doing it. Leave approximately 1 cm of the stick looking out of the paper circles.
Step 6: Add more glue to the layer between the cardboard and the first paper circle to make it completely stable.
Step 7: Spray the paper tree with the glue spray. This step depends on your taste of how much glitter do you want on your tree. I like it a lot so I spray generously.
Step 8: Pour the glitter on the paper tree. Shake well to allow the excess of glitter to go down.
Step 9: Spray the tree again, this time just a few quick and light sprays and put on the little glitter stars.
Step 10: At this point a lot of stars will stick on the tree but I find that too many of them give to the tree an artificial look and my advice is to brush part of them down with a clean and soft brush but also this step depends on your personal taste.
Step11: Paint the bottom cardboard with white acrylic paint. Apply some glitter on the wet paint if desired.
Step 12: With the glue gun stick the end of the wire (1m long) somewhere between the biggest paper circles at the bottom of the tree and wrap it around the tree till reaching the top.
Step 14: Spray just a little bit the red holly fruits with the glue and put them into the glitter. I don't like them fully covered but just partially because I find that they look better on the tree if not totally covered with glitter.
Step15: Apply the fruits on the tree using the hot glue.
Step 16: Take the rose and place it on the top of the tree.
Step 17: Make a bow under the rose using the desired ribbon.
Step18: Take another piece of wire and twist it around a pencil and pull it down. Now you pull the ends and there you have the twisted wire.
Step 19: Put one end of the wire into the middle of the rose.
Step 20: Apply the glitter gloss on the top.
I hope I was enough clear. In case you didn't understand any of the step e-mail me. I hope you'll enjoy making them as I did!
Have a greta time!!!!
sreda, 03. november 2010
The grungeboard reindeer has a glitter embossing, not very visible here :-(
Each page has a pocket on the back that can be filled with the best tips for wrapping, special recipes, ideas fr gifts,... I think they'll get pretty full just in a few years!
As many of you were intrested in the paper trees tutorial I just wanted to remind you to come to my blog tomorow when I'll post it and I hope you'll enjoy it and you'll immidiatly make yourself or to the one you love wonderful paper christmas trees!
Have a great day!
ponedeljek, 01. november 2010
On for me, one for you....mom!