Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thirteen Days............

........until December 24. 

Let's all just take this moment to inhale a niiiiice deeeeeeep breath.


I will spare you the list of things I still need to get done that I haven't even started on.  I will spare you the details of my racing heart beat and elevated blood  pressure.  Instead I will share (quickly) another ornament that was made for one of the gals at work.  *L just got me her picture this week.  Needless to say, by this time I did not have time to order more of the Darci Ornament frames or time to resize the  picture.  So instead, I used some of Wendy Vecchi's square and rectangle art parts to create my own dimensional frame.

I started by painting all the edges of the chipboard with Jenni Bowlin's Chili Powder paint dabber.  I covered both the front and the back of the rectangle with MME (my mind's eye) Holly Jolly Paper.  I then stamped Tim Holtz's Fabulous Flourishes (very aptly named, btw) in the corners rather randomly with Distress Bundled Sage and then used clear embossing powder to add a bit more pop.  *Just in case you weren't aware:  The Distress inks stay "wet" longer, making them ideal to use as an embossing ink.  Just one more reason to loooove these inks!.  Added a bit of Vintage Photo along the edges to add a more shabby look. 

Pulled out my forgotten (shhhhhh) Mixed Minis Grungeboard elements and painted the J and Y with more of the Chili Powder paint.  Then used some distress stickles in Fired Brick on top to add some sparkle. 
Cut and embossed the Spellbinders Snowflake on some scrap ends of the design paper and covered with some Rock Candy distress stickles.  While the stickles were still wet, I sprinkled some Art Glitter vintage glass glitter on top.  

 I cut a piece of transparency to fit the frame and layered it over the picture to give it a finished look.  I used Scor Tape to adhere the ribbon between the frames and to hold the frame together. 

I have to say I'm very pleased with how this turned out!  Which is a good thing, because I don't have time to NOT like it!!

I am so glad you dropped by again today.  Believe it or not, I am going to spend most of the day at a basketball game with the family.  I'm going to try VERY hard to enjoy the family time and not think about what I need to get done in the NEXT 13 DAYS.  Because in all reality, this time is suppose to be about family.  Not about the gifts.  Not about the decorations.  Not about a clean house. 

Deeeeeep breaths. 

Remember~~ during this busy time, find the joy in creativity.  Try not to let it become a burden. 
Till next time.............


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

do you ever just make cards???? lol.

fabulous frame - and pretty picture too whoever they are.

happy, happy holidays!

hugs :)

Louisiana Belle said...

So creative! Love how you spelled JOY with the snowflake in the center.

Beate said...

Starla, your ornament looks amazing!!!
Hugs and smiles

Sylvia said...

Hi Starla! You keep reminding me how little time I have left for gift making and I have a garage sale next weekend! I will not panic. My kids know, what gets done, gets done, what doesn't, doesn't! Love your project! I was posting last night while you were commenting on my blog!