Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 10

If you missed my latest Visions of Sugarplums giveaway post, please click here.
Mason Jar Lid 10
I can feel the start of a tear drop building up inside because I know we're so close to finishing up this challenge and that makes me feel like Grumpy cat.  Until then, however, I am having such fun creating my renditions of Linda's tags.  Below are the supplies that I used and how I start the base of every lid before I color it.
Linda's tenth tag...let me just say, "WOWEE!"  What is not to love with that glorious patina and then the vibrant reds and that luscious golden lattice with holly leaves. I took it all in and had some fun!
That background color pretty much screamed at me, demanding that I include it in my ornament. So, of course, when something is yelling at you, you comply!  Or throat punch it, but that didn't really apply here.  So I made the patina holly.
                                                  They began as white cardstock that was later glazed with clear crackle glaze and then inked with various greens shown above.   Berries of Stickles then finished up.  Couldn't for the life of me keep my thumbs out of it either.... ergo random red shimmers.                                                                                                    
                                                                      The vibrant red mason jar is reflective of the reds on Linda's tag.  I did however have to try this technique I saw recently and it's on making DIY ornaments by Stamptramp.  It makes things look so wonderfully vintage!  She also uses clear plastic in her ornament and I decided to use packaging plastic as well.  It gave me a clear background AND cut the circle while salvaging the opening for hanging, as seen here.

Worse thing under the tree is a package of tighty whities.
Don't forget that!!
So let's all keep our inner child happy and remember back when..
Now you can see why I like the packaging plastic. When it hangs on the tree in front of the light it looks like they are sneaking downstairs by the light of their tree to look at all the presents Santa brought them!

Only 2 left to go (sniff, sniff, snort), but there's still time to play along. Thank you so much to Linda for the fabulous 12 Tags of Christmas challenge and to her incredible store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique, for sponsoring the grooviest prizes. 
 I'd also love to play along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge blog for their Celebrate the Season Challenge.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

26 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow, wow and wow! Your holly leaves are completely gorgeous, and I love the weathered red on the lid (thanks for the link - will be checking that out). Another stunning creation inspired by Linda's wonderful tags. It looks amazing with the light shining through - it comes to life!
Alison xx

Ellie said...

Absolutely amazing! So many wonderful details!

Anita Houston said...

Bahahhaha...love the sentiment! So true! Love the silhouette of the children with the colorful gifts...brilliant! Gorgeous ornament!

sally said...

No way we will be getting tightie whites in this house! Those kids sneaking a peek so remind me of my brother & I as kids that it has brought a large smile to my face :-)

Sally

richardbreaks said...

That silhouette is so dynamic and iconic!
What a fab holly cluster you made. I sure hope you take a bunch of photos of all of these on your tree.

Kelly Neis said...

Wow this looks fabulous in your tree. I love all the dimension you put onto this ornament. Today I was gluing and crackling too, mine was not dry either and so goes the blemishes, or creative opportunities!
Have a great day!
Hugs Kelly

Nicole Wright said...

This is crazy awesome! Oh...it's been pinned!!!!

Karon said...

Amazing! I really love the silhouette of the children and the light shining through is wonderful ! TFS

Mitra Pratt said...

Oh my! So glad you used the word patina! I was hoping you thought patina like I did with that green! LOVE this! Your text message sneak did not do this justice! I'm still working on mine, but not looking forward to this challenge being over! Grumpy Cat indeed! Hugs!

Regina Easter said...

to much awesomeness lady...love it

Charlene said...

WOWEEE Lisa!!! YOU ARE AWESOME! All I have to offer is Rice Krispy Treats in the missle of the night lol!! I had to follow so I don't miss one single creation from you! How inspirational is this? I would love to try one of these!!

Jane said...

Wow Lisa these just get better and better. The whole idea of the children looking at their presents is so perfectly put together and those holly leaves are just awesome. Brilliant job this week, you are on a roll with your creativity. I know what you mean about being at #10...the weeks have just flown by haven't they. Keep smiling xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a creative idea for the tree! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Sandy said...

This has to be my favorite lid - amazing the way it looks on your tree! Beautiful Lisa!
Sandy xx

Donna Idlet said...

OMG Love it! Love every detail you added to your project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

So beautiful, love it!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

Pia S said...

Look at those fabulous holly leaves! And I love the silhouette image and its nostalgic feel. Love this ornament!!

Tracy said...

What a great effect with the plastic. It really makes the silhouettes come to life. Another fantastic ornament my friend. You sure are rocking these GF. Hugs! H

Tanya said...

Amazingly done! Love it :)

Patricia St Martin said...

I'm laughing at the sentiment, so funny... My son says to me Mom just get me underwear. This has been so much fun looking at your 12 days of ornaments and I have enjoyed everyone of them. I really love the way the leaves turn out and using the plastic with the jar top makes a wonderful difference in seeing the silhouette and it looks fantastic.
Hugs, Pat

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is off the charts fabulous and creative and delightful! I love the combination of elements, and with the backlighting on the tree...I'm swooning with delight here! Wow!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Lisa S. said...

I have gotten waaaaayyyy behind with these and will have to catch your other posts up too. But I gotta tell ya, this might be my fave. It's freaking awesome!
Don't know if I'll get to play or not, grrr. But I'm certainly enjoying your mason lid ornaments immensely. :-)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh wow, Lisa. Every week when I see your ornament, I think "this is my favorite". And you made me think that again! I really love this one from the gorgeous patina on the jar lid to the fabulous holly leaves (absolutely LOVE them!) to the sweet silhouette scene and the way it looks with the light behind. Kudos on another fantastic ornament!

Hugs,
Linda

Debbie Seyer said...

This is a really awesome project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Not only is this too beautiful for words, but you gave a tutorial. And that saying makes me crack up every time! This is just a wonderful and creative project! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Paper Profusion said...

I ADORE this Lisa!! Just saw at Craft Hoarders ... it really is very special. The plastic gives fav effect. Nicola x