Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sparkly Christmas...;) - DT #7 LIIU

Where has all this time gone??? I could swear yesterday it was the beginning of November...!

At Let’s Ink It Up we are celebrating December with the most suitable theme – Christmas!!!! And we are twisting it a bit with lots of bling and sparkle! Yeeeey, only 21 sleeps to Santa! Or 20 if you are Polish as Polis people get to open their pressies on Christmas Eve ;)))

As LIIU Team is having a short break over Christmas period, this challenge will only run for TWO WEEKS. But we are convinced that you will still have plenty of time and Christmas ideas to join us for this challenge. We will be back for our next challenge on 9th January 2011.

Here a short info about the lovely prizes from our lovely sponsors that some lovely winner will enjoy just in time for Christmas ;).

Jewel It Kit for $20 sponsored by Outline Rubber Stamps.

Outlines offers a unique style that sets them apart from other stamp companies. They are probably best known for designing stamps that lend themselves beautifully to cutting and layering, which has become one of Outlines’ signature styles.

The second prize is this great Christmas Ribbon Selection box donated by Crafty Ribbons.

For this challenge I altered an old flower pot and I am going to use it as a home for a poinsettia plant that will decorate my Christmas table.

My colour theme is based on three colours, white, dark metallic pink and purple. The pot was first coated with 2 layers of gesso and a acrylic paint dabber then I stamped lots of snowflakes using a combination of permanent and distress inks.

The stamped images were coated with transparent crackle paint. Painting the crackle over distress ink snowflakes allows you to create a slightly “washed out” effect. I call it a “melting snowflake effect” ;). Then I worked some purple distress inks into the crakle to make them pop.

A few light sprays of the purple cosmic shimmer mist later the pot was dressed up with a “necklace” of white and purple raffia and crystals ribbon trim, sprinkled it with lots of punched and glittered snowflakes and coordinating flowers. How’s that for a bling.

Psst...Just to let you in on a little secret we are also having our very first BLOG HOP beginning 9th January 2011, hope to see you joining us then, too!

I have been quite busy with making Christmas cards and decorations and if I get a moment I may even share a couple of things with you ;). Now I’m off to get ready for my work Christmas do which is going to take place in here….:

That's Blenheim Palace in Woodstock - how gorgeous is this place!

You would never believe how dramatic my preparations for this evening have been so far and you never know, maybe I will even share them with you a bit later..;)

Hope everyone is having a jolly good weekend! Apologies for neglecting my visits to your lovely blogs recently, promise to catch up on that soon!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Stamp Man Challenge #11 - Three colours/Christmas theme
Stamp Something Challenge - Christmas Colours Somethings
Flourishes - Winter White Challenge
AiFactory Challenge #59 - Winter
The Stampsmith Challenge #5 - Holidays season
OSAAT #41 - Celebrate in style - Bling it up


Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous pot, lovely colours which will look perfect housing your Poinsettia for Christmas. Enjoy your Christmas do, what a fantastic setting to hold it, I'm envious LOL. Tracy Evans x x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Joanna

Fantastic work, love the colours.
Hope you have a lovely evening - great setting.

Hugs Ali x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a pretty altered flower pot, just my type of colors, so dreamy and so romantic!

SuzanneK said...

I looooove your pot, stunning work. Wow what an awesome place for a Christmas party. Look forward to some pics. Hugs Suzanne x

Caz said...

Beautiful pot. That's going to make your table look very special.
Hope you enjoy your Christmas party. Blenheim is a most beautiful place - I took Lou there for her 21st Birthday - we bought her a new camera and spent the whole day taking photos around the palace and grounds until the battery (and the spare) ran out!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful this will look holding a poinsettia! An exquisite and detailed creation so lovingly crafted!

Claire said...

Such a beautiful and delicate creation Joanna, I just love it. I can't wait to hear more about your Christmas do, how exciting :-)
Claire xx

Shirl said...

This will be the pièce de résistance on your Christmas table it is luscious. I bet you looked far prettier after making this than when you went to you Christmas works do. After all what girl wouldn't look her best with all that glimmer mist sparkling on her hands, crackle paint hair do and a metallic pink and purple complexion.
Adore it Joanna and can't wait to see the photos
Hugs Shirley x x

Nigel said...

Wonderful pot, just the thing to bring a bit of dazzle to the festivities.

Hope you had a wonderful do, and now only 20 sleeps left - 17 for me :)

Kathryn Myhre said...

Beautiful flower pot! I love the colors! Enjoy your Christmas gathering can't wait to see pics!

craftybunny said...

What a wonderful project.Love the beautiful colours and pretty details.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory Challenge :D
Lisa x

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Joanna, This is a perfectly delightful project! Just gorgeous! It'll look so nice dressing up a table this holiday season! Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge! :)


Lori said...

Your altered flower pot is so fun! It will be gorgeous on your table with poinsettias!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Splended pot! I love the colors and all of the bling! The jewelled necklace is a wonderfully festive touch! I can just picture a beautiful white poinsettia in it! Thank you for sharing it with us for this week's Stampsmith Challenge!
Happy holidays!
Val :)

Susan Allan said...

It is very pretty and is suitably dressed up for your Christmas table. Lucky you going to such a magnificent venue....hope you have a wonderful evening. Best wishes
Sue xx

Linda Robinson said...

You are so creative. I just love this. It would look perfect on my table.. Hope you had a great weekend.. Hugs, Linda

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. This will be a perfect addition to your holiday season.. Great job..Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

Julie Koerber said...

What a BEAUTIFUL work of art!

tampatha said...

wow! what a great job you did on that flower pot! I think it's fantastic! thanks for entering this week's winter challenge at AIF

Alex said...

This is beautiful, really really beautiful, what a super cool idea - thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week :0 x

Sue C said...

Beautiful pot, Joanna, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Sarah Anderson said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous pot Joanna! 'Pot' just sounds too plain for what it is though. I love the profusion of snowflakes, fab, fab, fab :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Wow, great repurposing!! Love this pot. Thanks for sharing with us at the Stampsmith Challenge!

Basslady said...

i definitely LOVE this crafting-idea!
so wonderful colours and details!
GREAT job!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

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