Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tim Tag for December

Ok, so my last post wasn't the last for the year! I managed to get my Tim tag done for the month.  I still have to play catch up on a couple that I missed.  I think my resolution will be to get each tag done next year.
I love how sparkly it is! Perfect for ringing in the New Year!
Jess



In addition to Tim's challenge I am entering this into a couple others as well.
Mixed Media Monthly Silver and Gold

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Snowmen and Bottlebrush Trees are a few of my favorite things

It doesn't get much better in my book than snowmen and bottlebrush trees.  When I was sent some Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Crafts I knew I wanted to make a beautiful bottlebrush tree with it.
I used a Tim Holtz woodland tree and dyed it with glimmer mist and Iced Spruce Distress Spray.  Once my tree was dry I used Picket Fence Paint on the branches.  While the branches were wet I sprinkled them with the embossing powder.  I gently heated the powder.  Don't over heat or the tree with start to smoke! I just might have done that, maybe...  I kept layering on the embossing powder until I was happy with the coverage.  
I glued on vintage mercury glass beads and topped the tree with Mirrored Stars.
I set my tree aside to work on my snowman.  The snowman is made out of Activa Premier Clay.  I have a tutorial on how to make the snowmen here.  
His little hat is the topper from an old ornament top, a plastic Christmas light cover, a jingle bell, some tinsel, and tiny plastic Christmas lights.  His scarf is ribbon from Tim Holtz.  
Once he was finished I glued the large tree and the snowman to the tart tin.  
I added a couple tiny trees to balance out the scene.  Some teeny presents and snow complete this winter scene.  

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family! 
Jess




Sunday, December 20, 2015

Shine like the whole universe is yours

I love dancing.  I should say I love to watch people dance.  I took dancing lessons for many, many years but you would never know it.  I am just not meant to dance.  My sister was a beautiful dancer.  She danced right up until she had her first child.  I think sometimes she forgets what a gift she gave us when she danced.  I wanted to make her a little something special for Christmas.  Check it out over on The Robin's Nest, but don't tell her! It's a Christmas gift.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Merry Christmas from all the girls


I have to admit when I started working on this panel I wasn't sure where it was going.  The background is Barn Door Distress Spray, a gold glimmer mist, and white paint flicked on after the sprays were dry.  Once I saw the red and gold shimmer I knew it had to go Christmas.  I layered on some green polka dotted paper, random text paper, and vintage ledger paper.

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I don't color inside the lines

Yes, it's true, sometimes I don't color inside the lines.  Art is supposed to be freeing.  When I saw this quote I knew I had to create something using it.  Stop by the Robin's Nest to see the wood panel I made.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Making Spirits Bright

Do you love vintage Christmas like I do? I hoard so much Christmas stuff it is crazy.  I love old Christmas bulbs.  I display them all around the house at Christmas time.  This year I decided to repurpose some of them into ornaments.


Pop over to Altered Pages to see what I came up with!
What have you been crafting?
Jess