Tuesday, December 27, 2011


This week's project is quick and easy....and a great way to dress up your decor for any occasion! 

Materials Used

That's it!  I said it was quick and easy!

It's very important to work on a non stick work surface.  I use a craft sheet from Ranger.  I placed the pine tree sticker on the craft sheet and then went to town with my colored Crystal Lacquer.  I used 2 shades of green for the tree and a brown for the trunk and just filled in the blank areas.  I let it sit overnight.......very important here.  Once it's completely dry, it peels right off the craft sheet and almost has a vinyl window cling feel on the back.  In fact, I was able to move it several times to make sure it was straight.  This is such a great idea to turn an ordinary clear glass votive holder, wine glass, vase - virtually anything into a very nice addition to your decor or party theme.

Here are the same stickers on a votive candle holder......cute!
I added some plain gold stickers in the background for a little more interest.....love it!

Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Christmas Wish

Believe it or not - I created this ornament in about 30 minutes - beginning to end.  Fortunately, I had time to let it dry overnight, before it and me ran off to a Christmas party and ornament exchange..... 

Materials Used

1 vintage glittered star
white crepe paper streamer
gold and pearl glimmer mist
gold and silver find glitter
white cardstock
music rubberstamp
distress inks in vintage photo, tea dye & black soot

I was in a pinch - invited to a party & ornament exchange and make some creative goodness for my design team assignment.  I had these vintage star ornaments arranged in a glass bowl as part of my Christmas decor - and a bottle of Crystal Lacquer...what more could a girl ask for?
I made the rosette using simple white crepe paper streamers using about an arms length doubled - that took like 2 minutes!  I'm doing good!  Sprayed it with a little gold and pearl glimmer mist and hit it good with my heat gun.  Next, I poured a good amount of Crystal Lacquer on a paper plate and mixed gold and silver glitter on another.  I dipped the edge of the rosette into the Crystal Lacquer and then dipped in into the glitter mixture - so pretty!

While I set that aside to dry (it did dry in just a few hours, but I left it overnight for good measure), I ran to my computer and printed the words "A Christmas Wish" in a fancy little font and cut it out in banner style - distressed the edges and used distress ink on it for a worn vintage look.  Next, the star...easy peasy.  Using the same scrap of white cardstock I used for the banner, I die cut a star, stamped it with a music stamp and distressed it using black soot and vintage photo distress ink.  All I needed was a little doodad as an accent.  I coated a scrap piece of plastic leaf stem - using Crystal Lacquer and my gold/silver glitter mixture.  When I glued the whole thing together - I used a glue gun for speed - I added 3 tiny vintage glass ornaments from my stash and I was done and very pleased with the outcome.

Update:  I've been asked to make more for the other gals at the party that didn't get my ornament! 

Hope you take the time to make some creative magic this holiday!

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Till next time....stay creative!