Thursday, November 18, 2010

~ Pin-Up Girl Christmas Ornament Tags ~

Today I thought I would share my Christmas pin-up girl tags and how they were made since it is getting close to Christmas.  I took a larger size chipboard book and just took it apart -- very easy since it was only together with a key ring lol --  I then have 5 large chipboard tags to decorate... sometimes these are just as nice to give out as cards especially if you have a lot of people to give to.  I usually take my glimmer sprays and spray all 5 different colors and let them dry.  While they're drying I decide what is going to be the main image of the tag.  For the first tag I used Gumdrop spray and Gil Elvgren's  image ~ A Christmas Eve (Waiting for Santa) - I hand glued the crystals in red, green and gold all the way around the ornament shape and then put the image on and placed the 2 crystal stars in the corners.  I then brushed on the glitter in red and green on the rest of the ornament and after that placed the "Joy" and "Unwrap the magic of the season" sentiments on.  The last step is picking out ribbon and fibers for the top and placing them through. After they are through I always add a decorative brad like the red jewel one in this tag.

For the next tag it was sprayed with Pearl spray and the image used was also by Gil Elvgren it is ~ Out in the cold my tale's told.  I glued white, light blue and dark blue crystals around this ornament added the image and then put 2 blue crystal stars on the corners. Then I brushed on glitter in light and dark blue with some iridescent mixed in added the snowflakes and the "Let it snow" sentiment.  I also added a little joy charm in the top space of the ornament on this one. I finished by putting the ribbons and fibers through and adding a blue jewel brad. 

These are fun to do and they make nice gifts or decorations ... hope you like them and thanks for stopping and looking :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Butterfly & Flower Enchantment - In A Sweet Pea Dream - - Flowers - - Challenge # 5

This card is very special it was made for my mom's birthday which is today and I had it done but couldn't unveil it until now.. since I just gave her the card.  I really went wild with this one and did a lot.  As usual the background was done in glimmer chalks and the image which is the gorgeous Fox Allure was colored in watercolor pencils.  I glittered her hair in Art glitter's - Sugar Plum Fairy and the trim and design on her outfit plus the sticks in her hair were done with Hot Kiss also by Art Glitter. Her dress itself was done in a teal pearl glitter by Stampendous. I also added touches of this color to her hair.  Next I took a black glitter pen and traced over the tree limbs and vines to bring out more definition to them.  I added the silver leaves from a string of them that I cut apart and I just glued them each on separately. I then added the butterflies which were actually sequins that I just folded and glued on.  For the fox I used whited fun flock to give him a nice realistic look. I used my black glitter pen and my white gel pen on the fox's eyes and nose to bring them out more. I decided I wanted to do the opposite of what I did last time with the triangles so I picked an oriental themed background paper and then put a teal ribbon down and added a white with silver trim ribbon to the top of it.  Then I decided to mat the image on pink metallic pearl paper followed by silver mirror paper and aqua glitter paper to finish it. I then made another mat of the pink and silver paper to go the opposite way to give the design some flow. After all that I punched out the butterflies in each corner.  Then I added the paper roses and prima flowers and punched out butterflies and added sequin butterflies to match.  Lastly I added the "Enchantment" style stone. The inside design followed the theme and was pretty simple as you can see from the pic.  I am really happy with how this turned out... I thought maybe I did too much but I really liked it once it was all together.  I hope you like it too.  Thanks for looking :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Midnight Waiting In Purple - In A Sweet Pea Dream -- Fantasy -- Challenge # 4

I had lots of fun with this one ... since I used all kinds of glitter (which as you know by now I love - lol)  I used the lovely image Midnight Waiting and decided to go with mostly purples for her.  I colored the background with my glimmer chalks and went over the tree branches with a black glitter pen. This image was actually stamped in Royal Purple - Staz-On ink.  She was colored with watercolor pencils and then glittered with metallic purple from  Stuff By David on her outer wings and parts of her hair -- awesome color.  I also used a mixed blue and dark purple glitter for her hair -- no name on this one, and a silver and blue mixed glitter to highlight parts of her dress -- no name on this one either.  The moon is a very fine iridescent white from Michael's and the inner wings are Martha Stewart's tinsel / leaf glitter in charoite. The beads in her hair are opalescent and the background paper is handmade with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Sprays and I also used my Fiskars celestial corner punch on this piece.  I decided to do the triangles just to try a different layout.  Hope you like her and Thanks for looking :)