Wednesday, October 29, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 4 and 5

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 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.. 

                                                                                                                                                                             Little trio of happy clusters             ready for even more 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.

                      12 Tags of Christmas Challenge  
      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,
Lisa x


richardbreaks said...

Wow, I could stare at these for hours. There is so much detail and good good stuff going on here! The silver one with all the frou frahs blows me away.
Awesome reds and blues on the other, happy to see that blast of green in there. Beautiful!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, you really outdid yourself. The first one is wonderful and PS my "blue" is actually Evergreen Bough - LOL. And I'm gaga over the silver one. The burned fingers were DEFINITELY worth it for this one. Love the collection of silvered bits - fabulous touch. So happy to have you contributing this awesome eye candy to the challenge this year!


Unknown said...

Well getting to the end of your post and seeing all 3 of your previous endeavors with this challenge was awesome L2. I love both of these but the silver one has me enraptured. It was worth every burn however I know you'll resist the larceny path lol. The first one is wonderful too just love the baubles and cutting file on the second and the sparkle of Christmas. ;) Big hugs to you! xx

Chrissy said...

FAN- tastic Lisa..I love the silver one..really elegant and to see how all the bits started out and then the transformation..gorgeous.
Loved going down memory lane with your other projects from previous years.I just spotted the little deer on your first lid and love the chevron background.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q,
Fantastic and that order.
You, are the one inspiring in this Challenge and Linda should be very pleased that you are on board, because not only are you original in your creations but you interpret them in a way that beginners can relate to. And if that is not enough to excite one, then you go and show off your previous makes.
Your regular followers expect the unexpected from you and you never disappoint.
Great ornaments, and oh I can so relate to the hot glue gun saga, this tool is my nemesis in the craft room, they are not well designed that is for sure.


sally said...

I love the silver one, sorry it means you now will have to resort to a life of larceny though!

That coffee sounds pretty good too, ready made or your own recipe?


Mitralee said...

oK, burnt fingers aside, you must answer the all important question: Sam or Dean?

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, are you OK? Well, you at least must be happy because these two ornaments ROCK!

By the way, Sam for me.

I really love both but the idea of the wreath covered in silver makes me super happy! SO pretty!

and can I say I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE one more time! Rock on sister! Posting my #6 tonight.

Pia S said...

You blow me away with these fantastic ornaments! That silvery one is extraordinary, love the combo of elements, so randomly placed in an organized way, something I'm really bad at....

Paper Profusion said...

Oh wowsers Lisa!! So glad you got those snowflakes ... these are brilliant, especially the second silver one that stopped me in my tracks .... very very inspired take on tags!! Nicola x

Sandy said...

It sounds like you are having a party! Wonderful lid Lisa - that last one is really a wowzer!
Sandy xx

Patricia St Martin said...

You always amaze me. Your tags are fantastic another super job this year. Each one is a little different. That was a great idea to use the mason jars lids. I do remember you pass ornaments, they are all amazing. Can't wait to see the rest of them. Super job and they all look like they are so much fun.
Hugs, Pat

Tammy said...

So glad I don't have to pick just one, they are all so beautiful and elegant! Keep them coming!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lisa these are fabulous I cant stop looking at all the wonderful detail stunning work
Kevin xx

Kelly said...

Can I say you just drive me crazy with the awesome ideas you have and they are gorgeous!! I love the jar lids you are making and Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is stunning, I love it! I have something I have not decorated yet so thank you for the inspiration. You need to open up a Etsy shop so I can buy some of your heirlooms, am I related?
Hugs Kelly

Tracy said...

Oh Twang I don't know what to think. Supernatural? I thought for sure you would be watching something like Moonshiners or Swamp People. hee hee The ornaments are amazing of course. I LOVE the teal star on the first one and all those painted baubles on the second. I know you're having loads of fun making these. Keep 'em comin'! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

These are both stunning Lisa! The silver one really has the WOW factor!
Alison x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You definitely should win the prize for most inventive participation year after year! LOVE these, but number 5 is the bomb! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Mary J said...

Amazing, Lisa! You are so good at detail - really stunning!!

Jeanne J. said...

OH NO!! Your poor fingers! I feel your pain sister!! OMG! Horrible - the things we do for the love of crafting! Hope you are better now!! The silver mason jar is gorgeous - I appreciate that you show what all those baubles looked like before they were silver because I never would have figured this out. Looks WONDERFUL - the die cut mommy kissing Santa looks so retro and adds to the vintage look of this. The snowflakes on #4 are gorgeous too - love all the sparkle and shine. You amaze me as always! GORGEOUS!

Karon said...

Both are stunning, but I looove the silver one! TFS

Jenny Marples said...

Love the first but my favourite this time is the second one - what a wonderful way to use your collection of buttons, berries and other ephemera. Jenny x