Monday, November 13, 2017

Jolly Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

Hey there artsy friends! Can't believe it almost the middle of November already! Next week is Thanksgiving! Where oh where did the year go?

I've been working on more Christmas ornaments. I really love this one :)

The ornament base is a round chipboard coaster that I covered in paper from Authentique Festive Collection. Next is a plastic snowflake from the Dollar Tree (comes in pack of 10). The Santa Claus is from a pack of 10 tags. 

Tucked in behind Santa is a silk holly leaf with berries that I added Clear Glitter Stickles to add some Christmas sparkle. I added a little silver and white pom pom to Santa's hat as well as some of the same Stickles to the top of his hat. The "25" is from a die cut pack that I've had for awhile. 

I used small round letter beads to spell out "jolly". The edges were covered in sparkly fake snow. The hanger is a piece of 1/2 inch white organza ribbon.

The Art House is still not completely organized and cleaned. Actually, it's still kind of a disaster. lol Maybe one day it will all be finished. I have made a couple more ornaments that I'll share soon.

Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

First Christmas Ornament of 2017

Hello again friends! It's two month until Christmas and is unseasonably warm for the end of October here in South Carolina, but I'm making Christmas ornaments already! Today I'm sharing the first one I made to give to a co-worker who is leaving to home school her daughter. Bless her! I don't think I would have been able to do that and my kids or me surviving that! hahahhaha.
Anyway, here is the ornament I made for her :)

The base is a chipboard coaster that I covered in paper from the Authentique Festive Collection: "Merry" two sided paper. I used Liquitex Matte Gel as my adhesive for this project. I added an acrylic snowflake ornament that I got in a pack of 10 from the Dollar Store. I used the Sizzix Stampin' Up! Bigz Elegant Bird die cut to create the dove. It's die cut from the same Festive Collection: "Yuletide" two sided paper. I love the green swirl with holly leaves and berries design. 

The flower is a Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap bird nest flower that I added to the center of the dove. The edges of the dove and the base were painted with Tsukeneko Radiant Neon Amplify in White. Then I added fake snow that you can get in the Christmas section at Walmart. Finally, I added a hanger using a tinsel pipe cleaner. 
I love how this turned out and so did my co-worker!! I'll be making more of these and I have ideas for some round ones, too. I'll share them as they are completed. 

I've also been working on rearranging the Art House. I think I finally have the big furniture pieces where I want them, now just need to work on organizing all the small stuff and supplies. I'll take pics and share those soon, too.

That's all from me today! Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Carolina Gamecock Wreaths

Hello again crafty friends! I've been busy the last couple of weeks making wreaths, specifically Carolina Gamecock wreaths.

The first wreath is for my aunt and is made with 21 inch garnet burlap Deco-Mesh, 10 inch black Deco-Mesh, white mesh tubing, black and garnet ribbon and a Carolina Gamecock license plate.

The second wreath is for my daughter, Amber and is made with the same Deco-Mesh and mesh tubing, but I used black sequin waste ribbon, football print ribbon and Carolina Gamecock ribbon. 

While I was in the wreath making mode, I also made a cute Christmas wreath, but haven't had a chance to take pictures yet. I'll share that one soon.

I'm also starting to make Christmas ornaments and will share those soon, too.
That's all from me today. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mini Pallet Fall Banner

Hello again crafty friends! I'm on a roll posting this week, I guess because I was pretty creative this past weekend. 😄 I made this banner yesterday out of the mini pallets that I got from Oriental Trading.

First, I painted each mini pallet and the chipboard letters with Gesso. The mini pallets were painted with aqua blue and turquoise paint. The letters were painted a bright orange and glued to the pallets. 

Once the glue was dried, each pallet was strung onto orange seam binding and then tied random blue and orange ribbons on the seam binding on either side and in between each pallet.  

I hung the banner on a mantel piece that is on the Art House porch. It came out of my grandparent's house and is around 100 years old. When the house was remodeled years ago, this mantel was removed and was stored in their barn. A couple of years ago, my cousin who now owns the house gave it to me. 

My plan was to create a headboard with the mantel, but it needs some work. So for now, I just knocked off the paint that had peeled off of it and put it on the porch. I rather like it there. 😉

That's all from me for now. I'll be back soon with more creations.
Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Shabby Wood Pumpkin

Hello again crafty friends! I'm back to share the second wood pumpkin that I painted and decorated with a junk bow. This pumpkin is painted with orange, turquoise, lime green and a little touch of pink. I love the shabbiness of it!

 The bow is a mix of coordinating ribbons: 2 inch wide light brown with light blue polka dots, 2 inch wide light blue with pink rose pattern and a 1 1/2 inch frilly bright blue. 

I know this pumpkin is not your normal, traditional style of Fall decor, but I love it!!

I wish I had ordered more of these pumpkins. Hmmmm, maybe I'll have to place another order :)
Another thing I ordered at the same time as the pumpkins were cute little pallets. I haven't quite decided what to do with them. There are some on Pinterest decorated as coasters that were cute. I'll keep looking at them and decide soon. Maybe a banner? We'll see.

That's all from me today. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Wood Pumpkin with Junk Bow

Hello again crafty friends! It's finally Fall, but still hot here in SC. Hopefully it will cool off a bit and feel like Autumn. In the meantime, I've been working on a couple of Fall projects. I found some cute 18 inch wood pumpkins on the Oriental Trading website and painted, then decorated them with junk bows.

This is the first one I painted orange with a slight sparkle. The junk bow is made with a 2 inch wide wire edge black and white decorative ribbon from Michaels, a 1/2 inch wide shear orange polka-dot ribbon, a 1 inch wide brown and white jute ribbon, a 1 inch wide green and cream striped ribbon from Stampin' Up!, an orange pom pom trim from Stampin' Up! and a piece of crinoline from my wedding dress. It's all held together and tied around the pumpkin stem with green pipe cleaners that I wrapped around a pen to create the curls. 

I love making these kind of bows! It's a great way to use up scrap ribbons and trim. I try to choose ribbons and trims that contrast in colors and textures and different widths. 

I made a second pumpkin that I painted orange, but then added turquoise, a brown stain and some cream to distress it. I will share that one tomorrow.

Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sweet Boy

Hello there! I have been away from the blog far too long again. I haven't done much crafting lately, so haven't had much to share. A couple of weeks ago, my grandson Grayson's other grandmommy posted a picture of him on Facebook and when I saw it, it took my breath away. I just had to create a digital page of it. Look how beautiful he is!

I used downloads from E-Scape and Scrap online digital store. The kits I used are Boys by Bee Creation and Equinoxes & Solstices by Dutch Dream Designs. I also used downloads from The Lily Pad: Photo-Graphic Torn Layers by Dawn Inskip

One thing that has kept me busy away from crafting is actually listing more craft supply items in the PTC Etsy store. If you like to incorporate decorative metal pieces in your art creations, check these out. Here is the link to my store:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully I will get some creating in this weekend and will share something again soon. Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!