Monday, November 7, 2011

Love this ONE!!!

RECYCLE/UPCYLE

What kind of creative ideas does that conjur up in your head! The teamies of
Simon Says Stamp and Show want to know!!

Every one have jems just hanging around there house that need a new/different purpose!! And I knew exactly what I wanted to do..........


I am a huge fan of looking at things and trying to see something other than what an objects was designed for. That's what I did with these Shabby Stars,
who's true purpose was to be Christmas ornaments!

Using a Drill Punch, I created holes on the star tips, which I then put large jump rings through to attach the stars together. Using Multi Medium (in the squirt bottle)
I outlined the stars and sprinkled on some Vintage Glitter Glass.


Here is where the true fun began........the use of my brand spankin' new Tattered Pinecone die!! Being from the north country.....I love the little fir pinecones. I used to collect them by the bagful! Now, I can make my own....whoooo hooo. I made my pinecones out of the Kraft Resist paper, that was inked using Gathered Twigs......LOVE THAT INK!!!


I then went to my scrap drawer and pulled out various colors of green Bazzill for the sprigs. I dabbed on a bit of Rock Candy Distress Stickles to give the look of snow. A word of caution.....I tried to put the Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the inked pinecone but notices it was starting to soak up the ink color so I removed it! I adhered everything, including the vintage ribbon,
to the stars with globs of Multi Medium.


And how beautiful velvet Poinsettias from Petaloo were just the icing on my Star Banner!


This banner will look just BEAUTIFUL on my sisters Mantle!!! sssshhhh don't tell her!!

So what visions come to your mind??? I can't wait to see your lovelies linked up over at
Simon Says Stamp and Show......
Who knows......you could be the lucky recipient of this weeks.......



17 comments:

Linda Cain said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

~Linda

Dee in N.H. said...

You know I love it!!! Beautiful!

Candy C said...

Lynne...your Christmas stars banner is so pretty! I love just the basic stars but the way you altered them to add the pinecones and the poinsettias is way cool. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful project, Lynne! Those pine cones look incredibly real. Awesome creation!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful Christmas banner, love the way you altered them especially with those pinecones and the poinsettias are a lovely touch. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

happy said...

Oh to have Lynne decorate my mantle!!
Beautiful--gorgeous!

pamala said...

Lynne, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love it!

KarenC Inspired said...

Love your creativeness! Really turned out nice. Very inspiring!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous star decorations, Lynne! The tattered pinecones are amazing..they look so real!! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

What a Beautiful thing you've made!
~Carol West

Sarah said...

Silver and white is just divine together and I think these stars look fabuloso - love the clusters of festive goodies too. A great Christmas piece.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, Lynne, this is just fabulous. I really love the vintage look of the stars and what a great way to repurpose them. And that Tattered Pinecone die - to die for, definitely! What gorgeous embellishments you made with it and using those beautiful poinsettias!

Hope you have had a great week!

Hugs,
Linda

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful! love it! Kim

Angelica said...

Wow, so beutiful. Love the pinecones. Inspiring!

Minxy said...

Super holiday project, i just got the pine cone die so can't wait to play now :D thanks for the inspiration

Willea said...

Stunning project!!