Thursday 22 December 2011

Christmas Joy

The December challenge over at Tando Creative is "Winter Festivals" - whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Yule etc or just the beauty of your surroundings at this time of year.

I combined a wavy twinchie and a medium sized wonky tree to make a little festive brooch. The twinchie has been painted black, beaten up with an embossing stylus and coated with Rub n Buff. I painted the tree with pearlescent acrylic paint and then added a garland of hot pink microbeads with Glossy Accents. Silver microbeads add more texture at the base.

I made the sentiment piece by melting a little UTEE on a non-stick sheet and pressing a stamp into it and "antiquing" with some black paint. I glued it in place to finish the piece off.

Wavy Twinchie and Wonky Trees grab bag (Tando Creative)
Black acrylic paint
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Silver Leaf)
Siver UTEE
Sentiment from Season's Greetings stamp set (Technique Tuesday)
Microbeads (hot pink and silver - acrylic nail art supplies)

If you're doing last minute crafting, why not enter the December challenge and be in with a chance of winning a prize?

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


Dotty Jo said...

Looks fabulous! Love the pink bead garland. Happy Christmas, Jo x

Traceyr said...

Great stuff Joanne. Love the idea of the UTEE and the non stick sheet. :)

Kath said...

A nice brooch, Joanne. Love the wonky Christmas tree.
Have a very Happy Christmas.

Hazel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - love all the various textures x

Carole said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the shape.

Mahmud said...

Oh this is...........

Ripon said...

Very nice

Janice said...

Love the wonkiness of the tree and all your little beads.