Wednesday, October 22, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 1

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 1
I'm so excited I could pee! But I won't. Instead I'll contain my bladder and just tell you that the 
12 Tags of Christmas are back for the 2014 year. Linda is off and running with her tag inspirations over at The Funkie Junkie and everyone has until December 21st to play along.

The fun in playing along is that you get to see a gorgeous sample inspiration tag, made by Linda herself, and then you create ANYTHING you want; that is of course INSPIRED by her tag, and explain what and why in your post. 

Firstly, I was captivated by the vintage blue green of that bow and so I've used that color on the lid.  As usual, everything she includes is so wonderful and it was difficult to eliminate anything, but I was drawn to creating a vintage snowflake, 25, tree that echoes her silver charm, Merry Christmas and of course, Santa and the reindeer.  All paper elements were cut on the Silhouette Cameo and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then powder embossed for stiffness.
The plastic CHEAP snowflake was bought in a set of 6 from the The Dollar Tree and I dabbed it with a light coat of Gesso and then painted with Distress inks as well.  I found that drying the snowflake with a heat tool shrunk and curved the snowflake to a perfect size and gave it a very neat worn and used look.

There will be 11 more of these lids that I'll be showing over the next few weeks, but it would be so much fun if you played along and created one of a kind ornaments for  your tree or a gift for someone.


I'm so happy you stopped by today. I hope you found this inspiring.
Big huge hugs and happy crafting to YOU!
Lisa xx


richardbreaks said...

Well, this is insanely good. I think my fave is the heat treated snowflake. What a smart idea! You keep this up, and your tree will be killer!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE your ornament Lisa, and how you drew inspiration from the tag! LOVE the Christmasy layers! These would adorn any tree gorgeously!

Jane said...

It's great to see you playing along again Lisa. I loved what you made last year. This year looks like fun too... your creation is stunning x

Chrissy said...

I always look forward to being entertained with your wonderful ideas leading up to Christmas Lisa...and so pleased you didn't 'pee'..
I love your ornament lid with the shrunken snowflake and the sleigh and all the other details like the wee bell..fabulous.


sally said...

Mason jar lids....what a cool idea! I'm not so adventurous with my first year of joining in!


Sarah said...

Oh Lisa, I nearly pee'd laughing at you being so excited that you could pee!! As ever, such fabulous work!! xx

Jenny Marples said...

I LOVE how your head works!!! Who else would see the things you have in Linda's first tag! I adore your take and can't wait to see the other 11. Jenny x

Sandy said...

Well I am certainly glad that you are excited and I know that when something turns you on you do extraordinary work like your canning jar lid. It's a Merry Christmas ornament for sure!
Sandy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lisa, this is absolutely fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Astonishing gorgeous! Love the blues with the red! Just lovely!

Ina G said...

I can't wait to see the rest of your Christmas Creations as I am drooling over this one and it is only Number 1. Fantabulous Lisa.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Yay, Lisa, I can't tell you how delighted I am to have you playing along with my 12 Tags challenge - the 4th year in a row! Your Mason jar lid ornament idea is brilliant! And your first one is sensational. Love all the reds and all the combined elements. Fantastic - can't wait to see all the rest!


Mitralee said...

EEEEK! I am still freaking out about this idea! I love jar lids I really do. That patina color you achieved is most awesome in my book, my favorite! I too loved the color of her ribbon, it was unexpected coolness right off. I cannot WAIT to see the rest of them! Also, I kinda want to buy that die that you used for the pinetree...eek again!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q,
I was wondering if you would participate this year, I unfortunately will have to bow out again as I will not be here for Dec.
I am enjoying myself on the Gold Coast Australia at this very moment.
The lids are a wonderful idea and will suit your quirkiness perfectly,so I WILL expect to state these adjectives on each of your creations....... Amazing, stunning, beautiful, astonishing, striking,impressive, sensational,gorgeous, brilliant, remarkable,and WOW!!!! Eleven altogether for each that you have left to make.
For this lid I will use SPECTACULAR, the Snowflake is the winner and I will be trying this technique of yours, the overall effect I love and I know the lids will look great on your tree when they are all completed. I am going to enjoy seeing each interpretation of yours each week, all of which I know will be inspiring with your special and unique imagination.

Tracy said...

YAY! I'm so glad it's time for this challenge again. It's time for cool YOU-nique Twang Christmas projects. Love the dehydrated snowflake. hee hee WOOHOO! Here we go! Hugs!

Karon said...

OMG - see there you go - putting us all to shame with your amazing creativeness!! I love this! TFS and can't wait to see more.

Jeanne J. said...

I can't tell you how much you amaze me Lisa. You are genius at transforming every day things into magical objects. This is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Dec. 21st, well I might be able to pull that off lol, YOU have definitely inspired me to give it a try. I love how you are keeping with a central theme (lids) and the beautiful snowflakes as accents. I also love the Silhouette accents too. Absolutely gorgeous L2!!! Best of luck with the challenge. xx

Paper Profusion said...

I'm delighted you are partaking again Lisa - always LOVE your clever and fantastic makes for Linda's challenge. This is superb! Looking forward to the rest - I know they too will be a joy. Nicola x

Margaret said...

How could I have forgotten about your 12 days creations?! I remember thinking that I couldn't wait to see what your item would be this year and then I forgot all about this wonderful challenge!
I LOVE the canning rings idea and your first 'tag' ornament is outstanding! I love the patina on the ring and who knew dollar tree snowflakes would shrink! You did an amazing job pulling all of your favorite inspirations together into one amazing ornament!

Pia S said...

I remember you writing about having finished your Christmas cards, so now you've got plenty of time making ornaments! My plan for this year is to make my own gift tags. So far none is made. I struggle with tags, so I'm nowhere near attempting to make ornaments, but I'm going to look at all yours for inspiration for next year, lol!
This one is wonderful!