Wednesday, December 31, 2014

12 Days Of Redneck Christmas, Part Two

7.) ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Seven packs of RedMan
Directive: Create a Project or Buy something in a Christmas theme, with the majority color being RED
*I altered a Tim Holtz Configuration Book by covering it with Tim Holtz's Merriment Paper, and Merriment Tissue Tape. I used some glittery paper to cut the die cut images from Tim Holtz. The frames in the cubbies were cut using Spellbinders dies. With the exception of the crystal swirl from Recollections, the rest of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz.

8.)ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Eight table dancers
Directive: Create a Bookmark with a TASSEL; OR Create a project incorporating DANCER (the reindeer); OR Create or Buy a Christmas TABLE Decoration (made from wood, glass, paper, fabric, etc.)
*I made a red rose tree topped with a crocheted angel for this day. The roses were made using Ruby Cardstock from Close To My Heart, cut at 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

9.)ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Nine years probation
Directive: Create a “DRESSED TO THE NINES” project (ie. holiday dress form tag, paperdoll diecuts for LOs, something with lots of glitter, any idea festively dressed!)
*I knew that when I made this Art Nouveau Triptych that I was going to give it to Terri, since they're in her favorite colors. I finally had the chance this Christmas.
Here's the original post when I made it:

10.)ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...a Tin of Copenhagen
Directive: Fill an altered or embellished TIN (or other container) with your partner’s favorite treat
*I altered a tin from Joann's and filled it with Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees. I used paper and tissue tape from Tim Holtz's Merriment line(do you notice a pattern here? :-D), Some Gold Polka Dots Washi Tape from Close To My Heart, Gold Shimmer Trim, Sequins Gold Assortment, and on the lid, a Melissa Frances resin piece, a rosette that I made using a Tim Holtz Die, and ribbon from Tim Holtz.

11.) ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Eleven wrestlin' tickets
Directive: Alter 2 Tim Holtz TICKET STRIPS; OR Create 2 Tags or Christmas Cards; OR Create a project or Buy something that incorporates a “TICKET Design”. (there are stamps in shape of tickets with verses, ticket diecuts, etc.)
*I made four Tim Holtz ticket strips using his die (yes, four because I don't know how to count :-D). I sprayed the ticked with some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, let it dry, then I applied some Ranger Texture paste on some Tim Holtz stencils so I could have a raised design. I inked the pattern using the following Close To My Heart stamp pads: Ruby, New England Ivy, Topiary, Glacier, Outdoor Denim and Slate. I used the Christmas Post stamp set for the tickets. The poinsettias are from Prima flowers. I cut some snowflakes using Spellbinders dies and added some Sequins Silver Assortment for added sparkle.

12.) ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Twelve-pack of Bud
Directive: Create a project or Buy something to do with your partner's Favorite Drink; OR Create a project or Buy your partner a PACK of 12 or HALF A DOZEN of something (ie, 12 teabags or 6 packets of hot chocolate, 12 inches of ribbon or lace; 6 diecuts; 12 months in a year idea; a pack of some embellies that Contains 6 items; a paper pad with atleast 12 pages; a configuration box with 6 cubbies)
*I found the perfect alterable for this directive... a 7 Gypsies Receipt Holder with twelve clips! I just added some ATC-size paper from Tim Holtz's Merriment paper to serve as photo backing, and covered the clips with tissue tape from the Merriment line. I added some Tim Holtz ribbon and danglers along the chain.

...and that concludes the 12 Days Of Christmas crafting, and here's wishing you all a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!

12 Days Of Redneck Christmas Part 1

I joined the annual 12 Days Of Christmas Swap at the Cricut Message Board, and we have a fun theme this year! My days have been so busy, and although pics have been take a while back, I finally got the chance to post this before the year ends. Our family celebrates the 12 days of Christmas, so Christmas isn't officially over until the Feast Of The Three Kings.

So here's my take on the 12 Days Of Christmas, redneck style. ;-)

1.) ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Some parts to a Mustang GT.
Directive: Create a project or Buy something incorporating a Sled and Santa; OR theme your idea around the word “PARTS”.
*I altered a papier mache container by wrapping it with Merriment paper and Merriemnt tissue tape from Tim Holtz. The text on the paper are words comprising "'Twas The Night Before Christmas". I added a glittery poinsettia and a doily which I cut using a Cherry Lynn die on top of the lid. Inside the container are various Tim Holtz goodies.

2.) ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Two huntin' dogs
Directive: Create a project incorporating Christmas themed ANIMALS
I made some reindeer ornaments for my Secret Sister- 3 of them, one for every grandbaby. I used some Tim Holtz dies. The paper is from a retired DCWV Christmas paper pack, layered on grungeboard. I added some red noses using Liquid Pearls from Ranger, Silver Tinsel and some Pine Garland, both from Tim Holtz. I inked the edges of the three reindeer with Desert Sand and Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad from Close To My Heart and some Copper Ink.

3.) ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Three shotgun shells
Directive: Create a Christmas project incorporating seashells; OR this directive can be Maker’s Choice, no theme needed – for a special project or gift for your SS
*I made a beach house decorated for Christmas. It's actually a luminary from SVG cuts. The paper is from Close To My Heart's Seaside Paper pack. The font is cut from Holly And Ivy Cricut Cartridge. I added some New England Ivy "greenery" using Martha Stewart's Branch Punch. I made a wreath using shells from the Philippines to make the beach house more festive.

4.) ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Four big mud tires
Directive: Create 4 round Gift Tags
*For this day, I decided to make a Christmas banner with four circles instead. I cut the shapes using my Pretty Pennants Cricut Cartridge. The centers were cut using Spellbinders dies. I used paper from Melissa Frances, and Ruby and New England Ivy Cardstock from Close To My Heart. I added some faux pearls along the scallops using Enamel Accent and some larger flatback pearls from Recollection on the pennants. The lace is from a DT sister.

5.)ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Five flannel shirts
Directive: Create a project or Buy something incorporating FABRIC or FELT or BURLAP *My Secret Sister is a big snowman fan, so I made a snowman container with burlap bag inside (I also stamped it with a snowman, but I totally forgot to take a pic of it). Inside the burlap bag is a Tim Holtz spray. The snowman is from SVGCuts. I covered it with Diamond Dust in lieu of making the paper panels. I drew on his face with enamel paint. His scarf is a ribbon from Tim Holtz . I covered his hat with Tim Holtz Merriment Tissue Tape and added some Martha Stewart trim.

6.) ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Six cans of Spam
Directive: Create a project or Buy something incorporating METAL (ie, metal embellies as in Tim Holtz products, aluminum foil used in a project, alter a can, metallic paints, etc.) *I made a Tim Holtz Christmas frame. Here's the instructions on how I made it: a.) Cut figures except for the reindeer using Tim Holtz Dies. Glue on top of a legal-sized cardstock. Cover entire surface with glue.
b.)Apply aluminum foil on top. Press against the edges of the die cuts, so relief images will appear. Apply alcohol ink with felt applicator.
c.)Lightly apply glue on top of figures. Sprinkle Diamond Dust on top.
d.)Cut reindeer and apply clear embossing ink on top. Cover with Bronze UTEE and dry using heat tool so bubbles will appear. Glue on right upper corner. e.)Emphasize the edges of the holly leaves using Stickles. Frame and enjoy. :-)

...Stay tuned for Part Two...