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Thursday, 25 September 2008

...six santas snowflake thing and box




Welcome to my PTI Bloghop post, if you don't know what the bloghop is check out this link.

Every year I promise myself I'll make something nice to put on the wall - every year I start something but don't get it finished - This year thanks to Bloghop I had the motivation to start early.

I made a picture, wall art, decorative item (can you see me in the reflections?Lol) - not sure what to call it but I have a feeling it's the first of a few - I want to remake it in different colours.

It started as a snowflake made out of PTI stamps but it got sidetracked. All images are stamped and emossed in white. Thinking it would be the ideal opportunity to try out some sparkling H2o's or twinkly watercolours that I got last weekend - I got out my only 3 colours which happened to be the only 3 colours the LSS had. I'm not jumping up and down with excitement about the colour of the trees. In fact I downright dislike the shade of 'green' also i'm not ecstatic about the red either...I like how the colour works - ie - it twinkles but I don't like the shades - I love earthy colours - mossy greens, that sort of thing... again sorry about the reflections...


However - how good will this look remade in shades of blue and white with Made-of-Snow snowmen stamps that I am waiting on (impatiently)!!!!

I finished it because I needed it for bloghop and also because there are more UFO's here than I care to mention.

I used a sponge (a really bad quality dish sponge! Lol) to daub dark chocolate, gold and some co-ordinating green ink around - wanted it to look like it was glowing and the bottom pic shows that up quite well - I took it before the glass went on - you can just about see the wee blingy diamonds as well - definitely outside my comfort zone, I don't even wear jewelery!! Lol

I spent ages making a gorgeous quilted frame for this but despite the fact that the colours matched well, the two styles were laughing at each other so I put it away - I'll do something with Quilters Sampler for it. Ended up chopping up 3(!!) sheets of my precious Dark choc cardstock to make a surround.

I'm much happier about...

the box
I love this wee box which is still at the prototype stage but it kinda goes with the picture so...

What's neat about it is that it's lined with a contrasting paper which can either fold into the box or stick out like wee fins at the side depending on what tickles your fancy.

It's a hanging box which is designed to be viewed from below by my kids while it hangs on the christmas tree tantalizingly above their heads, full of sweeties!!

It's got a bell so's I know if someone's trying to open it before they should.





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45 comments:

  1. Wow Claire that picture makes a statement, you can all but see the stars on the trees twinkling, love the box too.

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  2. Claire, I love both of your projects. LOL, a bell to tell you when they get too close to eating up the goodies. LOVE IT!

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  3. Claire, how does your brain work like that. Love the picure and the box with the bell to give away the little sneaky kiddos.

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  4. Love your ideas!! The picture is gorgeous!
    ~Lacey Stephens
    www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

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  5. I think your wall art is gorgeous! You definitely were able to create a sparkly, glowing effect. And the box is adorable, too.

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  6. oh my gosh your picture is just amazing!! and after seeing that gift box, I think I'm buying this set today! How wonderful!!

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  7. wow Clair, your decoration really does "shine"! That is amazing and while I understand that you would like different colors, I think the colors look great! I can't wait to see how great it looks with diferent colors. And your box is a great idea. My son would love it....do you have a template??? Please?????

    Claire I am always excited to see what you create...and you didn't let me down!!!

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  8. Great ideas here once again, Claire! Beautifully done and very unique.

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  9. Claire these are beautiful creations! I love them both. You are so talented!

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  10. I have tried to leave a comment here twice...hope this one sticks..=).
    Love the framed art! I think the blue trees are beautiful. I would love to see a template for the box...so cute!

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  11. Claire, I just knew you'd have an amazing project...and you have two! Love them both, especially the glow on the wall hanging.

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  12. I love both your projects! Too cute! The box is awesome and the kalediscope fram thing is amazing!

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  13. Oh my gorgeous Claire! You never disappoint!

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  14. Whoa!! I gasped when I saw that frame! It's awesome! And that box, wow!!

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  15. Claire, I love your work! You always do such a nice job!

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  16. WOW! Both projects are beautiful!!

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  17. Thise are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING...and checking out the rest of your work as well...and quickly adding you to my blog reader. Great stuff!!!

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  18. Your picture is lovely! What a fun idea----I love that box, too! have a great night

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  19. Claire both projects are wonderful but I have to say the frame is GORGEOUS!!!!

    Thank you for inspiring me :-)

    Rebecca

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  20. ok your wall art is so cool! Did you stamp on the glass?

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  21. Super idea, Claire. And I so happy to see some of the wonderful sets from last year.

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  22. Awesome. Love the wall art. I'm sort of inspired by it, meaning I would start, but I don't know if I'd finish; following your lead, eh? :-) Oh, and that gift box is quite nice too.

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  23. Oh, Claire--both of your projects are fabulous! You rocked this challenge!

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  24. Claire,
    This wall hanging took my breath away! It is so very beautiful! The box is such a cute idea, I was laughing about the bell and sneaky kids...I can definitely picture it in my head!
    Melissa

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  25. This is fabulous Claire! Did you stamp on the glass?

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  26. I see PTI design team in your future!! Fantastic job.

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  27. Beautiful Claire - I would LOVE to have this hanging in my house - lol!! You do such beautiful work!

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  28. Wow! This is beautiful! Love what you created!

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  29. Wow these projects are fantastic Claire! I think the color is great. TFS your projects with us!Erica

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  30. Holy St. Nick, Claire...this is fabulously stunning. Such creative ability you possess. Mind passing some a little my way? :) Tremendous job!!!

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  31. Wow. You picture is stunning. I feel like I am looking through a kaleidoscope.

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  32. Wowee!! Absolutely gorgeous.That glowing effect is magical.

    P.S. I really love the little ribbon scrap tree - just my kind of card.

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  33. Yours was the first blog I hopped to this morning. Inspiring as always. Hopefully, you'll post the dimensions and how-to's for your lovely hanging box at some point.

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  34. You are so creative. I love your projects they came out great!

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  35. Oh WOW that is BEAUTIFUL! I just love that frame! The bell is cute also!
    WTG Claire!!

    ~Monica~

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  36. Nice job on both of them. I think the picture would look great as a clock. I look foward to seeing what you do with the quilt piece you didn't use.

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  37. This is simply gorgeous Claire! I LOVE the colors (sorry you don't) it looks spectacular!

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  38. That is so freakishly talented. How long have you been stamping again? I would have never guessed that you did put lights behind it to make them glow. I really thought there was a candle or something behind. Can you come here and teach me some lessons? Please...

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  39. Once again Claire, your things are wonderful! Your blog, your photographs, and your projects are what I aspire to!

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  40. OMWord this is gorgeous! I can't wait to see your blog hop for this month!!

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