Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Diva's Christmas Tree

I am totally in the Christmas spirit now, and burning the midnight oil when I can to turn out Holiday goodness! I receive tons of unnecessary catalogs as I am sure all of you do, but one of which I love getting (okay...I have ordered a couple of things on sale) is the J. Peterman Company Catalog. It has so many drawings that inspire me often. I cut pictures from every one I get and paste them into my idea journal. Last month's catalog really caught my attention, and I decided to try my hand at it. It happens to also fit the criteria for two challenges, Simon Says Stamp and Show with "show some stars", and Our Creative Corner's (my first with them) "O Christmas Tree". I hope my tree qualifies as what they want for a tree anyway!!! And...I just found out about the Sunday Stamper's challenge "lucky stars", so I am putting this tag in that as well.

To make the tree coat I simply kept stamping with Tim's pine needle stamp until I had the shape I wanted, after I stamped Tim's dress form. I restamped several parts around the the collar and trim with a darker color ink, and then filled in with a green glaze pen.  The star is made from Grunge Paper and embossed with yellow distress powder and then again with gold powder. The shoes were free handed and then stamped on the pine needle stamp, followed by detail work with Smooch Ink. The caption is also embossed and filled in with more Smooch Ink. The rest is just bling and paper I made into tiny presents.

Supplies:
Vagabond Dies Used- Sizzix Star & Starbursts
Stamps Used- TH for Stampers Anonymous in Haberdashery and Santa's Wish; Inkadinkado in Warm Holiday Wishes (caption); flourish stamp by unknown; Diva stamp by Technique Tuesday; Handbag stamp by Hampton Art Studio G
Coloration Used- Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Electric Blue (background); TH for Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans; TH for Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot, Mustard Seed; Close To My Heart Embossing Powder in Gold; Inkssentials Enamel Accents in Black; Clearsnap Holding Smooch Ink in Gold and Green Apple; Ranger Stickles in Christmas Red and Golden Rod
Embellishments Used- TH Hanger Paper Clip; Paper and Rhinestones from Recollections; The Girls' Paperie Tinsel & Twig Market Trims Ribbon; Martha Stewart Crafts Red and Green Striped String

21 comments:

  1. This is outstanding! I am totally loving how you've made your own holly dress form from the catalog inspiration. It's wonderful! So glad you could join us again at Our Creative Corner this week.

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  2. How fab to make a coat... would never have thought of that! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

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  3. That is seriously about the coolest thing I've ever seen!! I'm speechless! You did an incredible job. WOW!! So cool!

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  4. Your diva tree rocks . I left a post and link on my facebook. awesome art.

    susan s.

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  5. This is a super cute idea - love how you took your inspiration and made it your own! I bet Tim did not picture this as a "christmas tree"

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  6. Very clever and unusual! Lovely tag.

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  7. How clever of you. I absolutely love it and your thinking outside the box.

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  8. Oh my Goodness! That is so fabulous! I would never have thought to do that- Thanks for sharing!

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  9. HOW FUN!! I love the idea of this - very swanky and definitely out of the box! : ) The gifts look fabulous too!!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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  10. Brilliant! Has Tim seen this? Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  11. Your Diva's Christmas Tree is absolutely darling! Great use of Tim's stamps to create a totally new look for the dress form! Way way clever!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  12. Oh, this is totally fabulous!!!!!! What an awesome project--LOVE the vintage feel of it with all the bling. It's beautiful! :) Found you via Sunday Stamper. :)

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  13. OMGosh - this is my absolute favorite piece of yours!! LOVE the inspiration too - going to check out the catalog - again - AMAZING!!!!

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  14. These are beautiful!! I have enjoyed looking through your blog! You are so talented. I love your 12 days of Christmas from last year and this year. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.
    Kate

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  15. What an uber fab job you did!!! WOWZERS!!! Thank you for allowing me to glean from you---wow----be blessed beyond measure
    Tammy
    www.bbbm.weebly.com

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  16. This is SO ORIGINAL and cool! ;)

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  17. Now THAT is creativity at its best!

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  18. Hi Anita! I'm stalking...er, admiring...some of your older posts! I love this Diva Christmas Tree! Too cute!

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