Saturday, December 01, 2012

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #8

Well, the Pink Team rocked the Eclectic Ellapu Celebration with Sparkle challenge last week and now it's the Purple Team's turn. Our theme this week is Santa Paws and Snowflakes, selected by our very own talented Jacki..

I had these wooden music notes that were calling to me so I decided to alter them to become Christmas ornaments. I painted them both with black acrylic paint and let them dry thoroughly. Scraps of music themed paper which had been torn into strips as well as some red rectangular scraps which were distressed were adhered to the circle part of the notes. White ink was pounced through punchinella randomly to make the dot patterns and snowflake stamps were also stamped mainly on the upper portions of each note.

The images are Mo Manning's from the digital stamp, Singin' so Beautifully. The image was actually printed twice so that the mouse could be enlarged to stand alone. You can just see him at the bottom of the ornament with the cats. The images were coloured with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut, and adhered to the notes with gel medium. The hat fur and bells on the cats are covered with Liquid Pearls for dimension and shine.

The circular sentiment at the top of the ornaments was stamped with Versamark on white cardstock and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks were applied over the embossing to create a resist. Then they were cut out and layered on foam tape with scraps of cheesecloth under them. Sparkly snowflake buttons were adhered slightly overlapping the sentiments. Gold cord was knotted through the holes my husband so kindly drilled for me :)

These ornament make me smile. I love the expressions on their little faces. They look like they are putting their hearts and souls into the song.

Be sure to stop by the Eclectic Ellapu blog to see what the rest of the Purple Team have created for the Santa Paws and Snowflakes challenge. Talk about bringing a smile to my face...those projects sure did. I hope you'll be inspired and will join us this week. I always look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your creations. As always, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. That makes me smile, too.
I'm entering these ornaments in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ December Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges ~ #145 Anything Christmasy but a Card
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Challenge # 118 Ornaments
Life is good; so is art.


Sandra said...

Bonnie, these ornaments are simply brilliant! There is nothing better than creating art that will last a life time. Gorgeous work girlie. I love Mo's images too :)S

Cheryl First said...

Fabulous! Such a different idea for crafting with digis! Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are awesome and so unique. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.


ParkNSlide said...

Clever idea! I can almost hear the Christmas carols.

Patricia said...

Bonnie, your critters are definitely pouring their hearts and souls into song - just as you have into your project. Beautifully creative!

Suzie's Card Den said...

Gorgeous Christmas Ornaments - they are really beautiful and a lovely keepsake for years to come.
Suzie xx

Words and Pictures said...

I love your musical notes, Bonnie - what fun, funky pieces of altered art! Perfect images, deliciously coloured - though I think maybe I'm glad I can't hear the noise they're making!! Wonderful work...
Alison x

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a great altered project! Thanks for playing with Catch the Bug this week!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinning! These are too cool!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes challenge.