Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let It Snow! It's okay, my kids can shovel...

I'm feeling pretty spry for only having 4 1/2 hours of sleep,
thank you Folgers coffee!

Not sure if it's a delusional state of creativity due to lack of sleep, 
desire to procrastinate on the house chores,
or my muse is with me, but I've been able to hit the craft table like a mad woman.

Here's my second post for the day and if you missed the 
TOP TIP TUESDAY challenge I posted earlier, 
you can scroll down for that one. :)

A work in progress 
This is the beginning of my second milk carton for the 
12 Tags of Christmas.

Here is Linda's  beautiful tag example for the second challenge.
Each project we make for the challenge has to be inspired from the given tag.
Here is my project.
Let It Snow
I drew inspiration from the snowflakes and the chunky black numbers.
When I started thinking about the theme for this carton, I knew I would go with snow.
Who likes to watch snow?  People!
If you scroll back up to the first picture, you'll notice the white faces I've stamped with versamark and embossed with clear powder and then highlighted over with light blue and brown ink.
So each side of the carton shows a chunky black letter for the word NOEL and then small letters and a chipboard letter to coordinate as well.  
Various snowflakes are embedded into the carton with an embossing swirl folder and then hanging sporadically on each side.
Loved the earth tones on the tag so I used twine to accessorize.

Lastly, if you noticed in the first picture, Linda has a small section of mesh behind her snowflake.  I loved that idea, so I took a clear block, mounted some foam pad onto it.  Placed a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of self-adhesive mesh to the foam, inked it up in brown and stamped in various places the image of mesh.
Well, that's it for now.  Two down and 10 more to go once Linda posts the 3rd challenge.
You have plenty of time if you want to join in the fun!
Happy stamping everybody...
Lisa xx

Challenges for this project:
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas (Week 2)


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our sparkle challenge
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

I love the colurs on this one Lisa, really lovely. The snowflakes are fabulous.Gorgeous project.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hey Lisa
Love this one too, I think I may have to add more description for my inspiration re the tags from now on, after reading this post! I was inspired by the snowflake too, great work by the way.

Rae said...

Hi Lisa!
I want to thank you for your visit and especially for becoming a follower! I love the neutral tones of your milk carton project. The snowflakes are fantastic! I'll be back!

Mitralee said...

Oh!!! This is lovely!! I can't wait to pick my favorite but picking will be hard I think!

Ricochet said...

go-go-go-gorgeous! I love how you put together all the elements and the color pallet is very soft and pretty.
Your newest follower,
Rikka J.
Ricochet and Away!

Anne said...

these is an awesome project.. love how you did up each side of the milk carton.. so festive and fun.. thanks for sharing..

Curt in Indy said...

This is so beautiful. Love how you interpreted the inspiration piece. You've decorated this beautifully. Love this! Best, Curt

Maire Gamber said...

Love, Love, Love this carton! It is just adorable... think of all the cool things that could go in it!!!!!!!
The little snowflakes are great too!


lalkygirl said...

wow lisa what a FANTASTIC creation,i love it,beautifully embellished and such perfect papers,thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog,you are kind
have a great weekend and
happy crafting
tracey x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Lindsay xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I really love the soft blues and browns you used here. It makes me want to start another tag series using those colors! I love the snowflake theme you went with on this one and the way you worked the letters for NOEL. Another gorgeous milk carton...I'm starting to want to make one of these too!

So happy to have you playing along with the Tag #2 challenge!

Margaret said...

Lovely!Lovely! The colors are fabulous on this one and those snowflakes!!! Can't wait to see the next one!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! this is soooo cool! you got to show us how you did those at Top Tip Lisa! awesome xxx