Saturday, November 26, 2011

A little bit of Festive Glamour....

Hello to everyone,
I hope your weekend is going very well. Mine seems to be racing away already and I should be half-way through some DT work by now! But it seems Saturday mornings are like fairy dust...gone in a puff. I just want to share a little piece I made for Grungy Monday where Linda asks us to have fun with metals and alcohol inks all inspired by Tim's Festive Pumpkin.

 It seems like such a long time since I've played with my Rosette die so I decided to give it a quick whirl again and create a bit of seasonal shiny stuff... I'm not really a blingy type of girl but I do like a touch of blue and silver so that was my colour combi for the day.

I just have the mini rosette set but if you snip and trim you can create lots of different sizes and get a graduated look which was my idea. I used silver metal tape which I stuck to card before cutting out. I then embossed the strips and centres with the Textile folder from Cuttlebug.
I sploshed on a good dose of Denim and Stone Washed Alcohol inks not sanding afterwards as the inks ran in such a nice way, I liked the colour intensity. You do need to be careful when folding them into shape as too much handling can make them fragile.
Running a strip of tape along the back can help although I went so mad with the ink mine were a bit damp for the tape to stick to!

I stuck each one to a punched card circle which I had primed and ready with a good blob of Glossy accents. The letters are cut with the Chip Block die and only lightly inked for contrast. I joined them all with inked jump rings and added a swivel clasp and simple blue ribbon.

It's not an easy piece to catch on film but hopefully you can pick up the Christmas mood! Single ones would look great on a tree
in bright red! Well, I must really be awaying before it's Sunday. Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back on Monday with more Festive fun...! Sarah.

Also joining in with:
Crafts4Eternity-Christmas Decoration
Ladybug Crafts Ink-Winter Blues

31 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely, I love the rosettes hung together they make a fabulous decoration. Striking. I am trying to join in this week but time is running away with me at the min. Tracy x

Deborah said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

JoZart said...

It makes a really effective decoration! Thanks for the inspiration,
JoZarty x

Anita Houston said...

So beautiful and what a great idea to use the tape to make rosettes!!!

TAM said...

Stunning may have to use this idea myself - thanks for the inspiration

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just beautiful!

CraftyLoops said...

This is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. So stunning. This is really fab. Lee x

Kristine Whittaker said...

I love blue at Christmas! I am a non-traditional colors kinda person. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us!

Tracey A. in NH said...

Beautiful project!!

Lizzie said...

This is great !!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Liz

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful hanging. I sat this one out... the sparkly stuff doesn't fly well over here, but you've done a terrific job with yours!

Mary's Museum said...

Its amazing, I love it, such a great Christmas feel..

Connie B said...

This is awesome. My tree has all blue bulbs. Think I will have to make a few of these. Thanks for sharing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

So beautiful and glitzy! Loving the blue.

Jessie Lubyk said...

Such a sensational piece, thanks so much for sharing:)

Karen said...

Great hanging! I'm in the middle of making other things with the foil and AI technique but may have to add the rosettes in to some things I'm making too :)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous piece!! Love it very very much. The colors are stunning. Very inspiring!

pinky said...

Stunning project!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

pinky said...

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week too.
Pinky

Tammy said...

wow!! Uber great!!
Thanks so very much for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

Alison said...

What a lovely idea Sarah! This is a beautiful piece of Christmas art! x

Brenda Brown said...

Just love these Sarah and what a great use of the dies.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Shelann said...

Beautiful piece love the colors.

Kaz said...

Hello Sarah

Just popped by to say hello, I know its been a while I know!! so glad I did!Love you decoration, its truly beautiful ....we must catch up...soon!

kazx

Karen said...

I'm back again: I have used your piece as inspiration for something very similar here:
http://karenscreation.blogspot.com/2011/11/alcohol-inks-on-foil.html
and linked back of course :)
Thanks for the idea to use the rosettes and spell out a word !
Karen

Wanda H said...

Love this, Sarah!!!!

Andrea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours. I will have to try this myself. Thanks for sharing

DesignerDiva said...

WOW how clever is this!! Well done you

Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx

Terry said...

Wow! I love the blues and your rosette hanging is gorgeous! Great touch with the "JOY."

michele said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x