Mason Jar Lid Ornament 4
Pumpkin Toffee Rum Spiced Coffee, Supernatural on Netflix and fingers covered in paint and glue... it's the simple things that make life great and that is why I love this challenge so much. I can just sit and create a little Christmas heirloom while I sip coffee, watch hunky men battle demons and ghosts, and just have a blast!
So here is my 4th offering for the challenge 12 Tags of Christmas, hosted by Linda at The Funkie Junkie. Above you will notice the 4th tag of Linda's and next to it I've highlighted of few of things that she inspired me with. I love, love, lurve the red and vintage evergreen of this tag. Completely retro feeling so I tried to capture that in my colors too. The deer are obviously wonderful as well as the berries and the Christmas tree. I decided to keep my tree traditional green and add green Stickles in various places. The wave of the ribbon and the triangle border led me to make the chevron background in this lid.
Again, a cheapy plastic snowflake covered in a light layer of Gesso and then colored with Distress Paint and heated for shrinkage and wear.
Mason Jar Lid Ornament 5
You ever slam your head accidentally into the corner of a cabinet or step on an unsuspecting tack nail in the carpet and really just lose your wits? Well, why then does it seem okay to get 3rd degree burns from your hot glue gun and somehow maintain your sanity? It must be the love of creating and making art.
Bright side, I can now pursue a career in larceny as I no longer have fingerprints.
So, that's something...
Let's just say I really got my hands into this project!
Here is Linda's stunning tag for challenge 5 and the canning lid base.
Isn't that tag just striking?! What is not inspiring on this...absolutely everything is scrumptious. Linda says that she used Weather Wood Distress Paint on her tag so that is what I painted on the lid base, after first applying crackle paste.
The great thing about plastic ornaments...you can simply heat them up a little bit and then apply your own desired coverage on them. I used embossing powder here to maintain the silver theme.
What really caught my eye on Linda's tag beyond the fact that it so incredibly different from the 'traditional' colors of Christmas is that gentleman carrying a wreath. I decided that my lid would represent his wreath and have it be silvery metal in appearance.
I scavenged for random bits of pleasing pieces and then began the gluing..
The burns were so worth it!
Since there is the word 'family' on the wreath I thought it would be fun to use the cut file of
And that's that....
This challenge goes until the 21st of December so there's still plenty of time to join in and make whatever you want as long as it's inspired by Linda's tags.
rules and regulations here Prizes Sponsored by Linda's Boutique
A little flashback for those of you that haven't heard of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas.
It's been going on for a few years Here is what I made the past 3 years
and I know she'd love it if you joined in too!
2013 Bauble Ornaments 2012 Altoids Can Ornaments
2011 Milk Carton Ornaments
Thank you SOOOO much for stopping by.
I hope you have a great day and get some crafting time.
Hugs to you,