Sunday, December 23, 2012

My sister's Christmas present

I'm lucky because my sister, Marlena, loves the jewelry I make. This is a copy from something she saw when I was showing her the Vintaj website. I didn't say I could make it because I right away - yay - Christmas present. It took a bit longer than I anticipated. Mostly, just getting everything laid out right. Luckily, my jewelry making cohort girlfriend, Kristen, came by and gave me a few tips. I'll let you know how she likes it!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quick Christmas Card

As I said, I was not making Christmas cards this year but since a good friend asked for MORE ornaments I put together a very quick card to hold her ornaments. I know this is a technique I read about on the ATT group although I can't remember who posted it (sorry). It is a piece of Tim's metal foil - embossed - alcohol ink and then grunged up a bit. I really liked the way it turned out and didn't want to complete cover it up so I just took one of the ornaments and used a Christmas tree brad to adhere to the card. So now she has an ornament on the cover and there are a couple more inside too.

OH MY it is Christmas already

I can't believe it is December already. Last year's card was such a production that I took this year off. I am making a few ornaments (requested by a very good friend) and thought I would post a picture of what I have so far. Of course, the dies are Tim Holtz. The reindeers are colored with Twinkling H20's. Snowman has Viva Decor Modeling Cream topped with Diamond Dust. His scarf is TH Crinkle Ribbon (love that stuff) colored with Radiant Rain Hot Cinnamon dauber. The Old Jalopy is painted with Metal Effects Paint and then Rusted along with some Viva Decor Ferro Paint.