She's at it again y'all. Linda at The Funkie Junkie is hosting her annual 12 Tags of Christmas and it's off to an incredible start. I was stumped when I saw her classy poinsettia tag below and had no idea where her inspiration would lead me.
Obviously, that vibrant yet rustic flower was a main focus but then I was so drawn to the background colors of her tag. The combination of these two elements made it a no brainer. I had to implement them both.
If you follow my blog then this next sentence will be a regurgitation of past statements, BUT...still valid none the less. Months back I purchased a creamy color table cloth at The Dollar Store and have found endless ways to use the mass amounts of material it provides. Yet again, here is another one.
Cutting out a cardstock star as my template, I cut out two from the material so that I could glue them together. Once almost glued, it was stuffed with polyfil, then fully sealed. It then took a trip to the sewing machine and the process of making this primitive looking snowman star ornament began.
The eyes are adhesive gems that I colored with black copics. The nose is a prong from an orange brad. The material was distress inked with TH Old Paper DI. Glitter was added for snow at the edges of the star. The rick rack was aged with TH Vintage Photo DI and then dabbed with TH Old Paper Distress Paint. The holly is cut from Spellbinder Holiday Holly Twigs and Leaves set. The snowflake is a blue Dollar Store foam piece that I aged with Old Paper Paint too. The scarf is material purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, as were all my other supplies, unless otherwise stated.
The jury is still out as to whether or not I like the ornament case being a suitcase box or not. I still wonder if maybe I'll go with a gift bag down the line. Either way, that's what I have for this one. It's cut from Kraft cardstock and then crackled with a medium between tumbled glass and white paint.
The star is foil tape covered white cardstock that was stylus embossed and folded. The snowflake was an extra gift from The Funkie Junkie Boutique on my last purchase. It too was cardstock and I've made them both to look like aged metal. A little raffia bow, a ho ho ho tag and some distressing on the edges and my little suitcase is ready to hold the ornament gift.
I'm incredibly curious to see how the rest of these ornaments will turn out as this challenge proceeds.
If you enjoyed this post, please consider joining in the fun. You have until December 20th to complete your creations based on her 12 Tags of Christmas inspirations. Linda is also offering 3 fabulous prizes as well AND everyone who participates in all the challenges will receive a 15% discount off the entire purchase order during the month of January.
Couldn't take it. Didn't like the suitcase, so I made this instead...
Much better ;)
Thank you SO very very much for all your time. I know I'm wordy, but I hope you enjoyed yourself.
Big hugs and Happy Crafting,