Saturday, October 10, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas 2015 Ornament #1...

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.
Ornament #1
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.
**UPDATE**
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,
Lisa xx

26 comments:

Tracy said...

LOVE IT Twang!!! It's always a thrill to see your interpretation of the tags each year. Your Snowman is too stinkin cute and I agree, the bag is cuter although the box wasn't that bad. Where do you get the foil tape? Hugs!
P.S. You need to book us a penguideer hunt. I'll pay just to hear your narration of its habits and the trip. LOL

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--my jaw hit the floor! Gorgeous work!

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, these are so adorable and cute! Awesome projects for Christmas! That little star-shaped snowman has captured my heart!

Pia S said...

Yes, it's that time of year, Lisa showcaseing her fab ornaments! Yay! I LOVE your cute little snowman and his rustic style. I'm not sure why you weren't comfortable with how the suitcase turned out, I love the aged look of it and so beautifully decorated it was too. That being said I also love the little gift bag. I'm sure the person receiving these will be delighted!

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa, I look forward to your interpretations of Linda's tags as much as seeing her originals!!! And yet again you come up trumps with a superb idea here. Must admit to being stumped by the first tag too so to see how you've tackled it and come up with a super cute snowman star and travelling case/bag is so heartening. Everything you've created here is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and I'm looking forward to future instalments with eager anticipation (no pressure then!) Jenny x

LauraVi said...

Wow what a great take of first Funkie Junkie Christmas tag!! Love your style, now I am your new follower!
Thank you very much for your kind comment on my blog!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You're off to a sensational start, Lisa! Love your rustic snowman star. What a terrific idea - all the details are just perfect. And I loved the suitcase too, but the bag is glorious. Such a pretty poinsettia and the star and snowflake are wonderful. I'm thrilled to have you back playing along with my 12 Tags of Christmas challenge again this year!

Hugs,
Linda

Sarah said...

Love these projects Lisa...the snowstar is gorgeous!! xx

Chrissy said...

I LOVE your little Christmas star Lisa with all his trimmings..he is so very cute, and love the box either way..a neat size and the poinsettia is gorgeous with the snowflake..FABULOUS project.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

What is not to love about the suitcase box, I think it is beautiful! You star ornament is precious, love his cute Christmas scarf! Cannot wait to see the remaining 1! Oh and yes, the poinsettia is beautiful too! Lastly, I love, love you new blog topper and such a great picture of you!

Kelly Neis said...

hahaha you crack me up! I actually loved the suitcase and the bag is great too. Love it. The star snowman melts my heart and the whole vintage theme is gorgeous. I need to take lessons from your thriftiness, love how you use things that are simple and make beautiful accessories or creations out of it.
Looking forward to more of your tags.
Hugs Kelly

Maria said...

Your projects are just gorgeous!!! Love the snow star...so CUTE! And, the box is just lovely with the beautiful poinsettia!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Q,
Yes it is me, I was delighted to read this post and see you are sewing!!!! And it was for linda's 12 Tags. You got me off my chair and into creating a Tag, I was inspired by her Tag so much and your interpretation I needed to join in and have some fun.
Great work here, I love your Bag with the raffia and flower, as always wonderful designing.
Smiles:)
Onion

Tracey said...

Fabulous creations....love the primitive ornament. The bag is beautiful too, loving the flower cluster its so pretty!

Sandy said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa - Stella, Stella, Stella! Obviously you do not like my idea of you making your own how to book. Your ideas are always so creative and you seem to be able to see things at the dollar store you know you can use. I am one of those people who walk into a discount store and see 100 white blouses packed into a rack and I just turn right around and walk out again. I really get too overwhelmed.
Your star ornament is so wonderful Lisa - I love folk art and this definitely fits the bill. And the last container you made for it really is better - I crown you the Fabulously Frugal Creator Of The Year! I had to laugh about your idea for the nose - absolutely perfect!!!!
Good thoughts coming your way kid!
sandy xx

craftytrog said...

Just adore your take on Linda's tag Lisa!
Alison x

Elizabeth said...

What a cutie that snowman star is! The primitive style of your projects is delightful. I'm a fool for dimensional stars, so those are my favorite details!

Anita Houston said...

What in the world? I didn't get your feed for this. You know your yearly 12 ornaments...and now tags...are my favorite part of the year to see your art. Not that I don't love all the other goods your creative self makes, but I look forward to these! You did not disappoint...number 1 is fabulous!!! LOVE the vintage feel, love the tag, the suitcase box...the jury is in and it's great...and the bag! This is a treasure trove of wonderfulness! I'm blown away. PINNING!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I always love to see your twelve tags of Christmas Lisa, and you never let me down, they are always wonderful
Kevin xx

butterfly said...

Oh my... this is going to be a wonderful year! I'm feeling a little sorry for the abandoned suitcase, but I can see why you went for the gift bag. Gorgeous crackle effect, and a completely delightful little snowman. I love his highly decorative scarf - and it looks lovely and warm too.
Alison xx

Team Clark said...

Complete and utter coolness! Love your ingenuity with the fabric and gluing the star together, but the stitching really makes it pop! The box and the crackle are just gorgeous! WOW!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous designs. I love the star with the mustache. Of course, all your details are fabulous.

Karon said...

Stunning!! Love love the star snowman. have to admit I also love both the case, the suitcase and the little gift bag - that poinsettia is gorgeous! TFS

Ina G said...

Now I have seen them all (so far) even though I started the opposite way around. Nothing screams out more for Christmas for me that to see poinsettia's and your tag has that and so much more. Such an adorable snowman - perfect. Another beautiful project that you keep sharing. Loving it.

Lisa S. said...

You always shine in this challenge L2 and once again you've come up with something unique. I love your star snowmen!!! You'll have such a wonderful collection when you finish. :)

Jane said...

Such a fun idea to make an ornament. Number 1 is darling, can't wait to see the next 11.