To see what the other members made for this challenge, just click on their hyperlinks on my right sideboard. It will be well worth the initial clicks!
I must admit I struggled with this theme. I finally decided on using acrylic paint for my "media" as well as using a discarded electrical tape container as my base for a Christmas ornament. I am busy trying to change up my formerly silver/red and white glittery Christmas decor theme into one that incorporates a country farmhouse look. Hopefully this ornament will help.
I started out with the gift of 6 lidded frosted plastic electrical tape containers. The bottom of the first container is my NBUS item for this project. My daughter got them from the electricians at her work. The lids slide on and off so the top edges of the base and of the lid are smooth. It is fun to create something from an item that would have landed in the garbage! Recycle garbage...but still garbage.
I took off the lid and saved it for a future project. I covered the inside of the base with a die cut circle of white glitter paper and the outside edge with glitter washi tape.
Using snippets of additional white glitter paper, I created hills with my Stitched Lawn Fawn Hill die.
I then created a scene with snippets of inked up green card for my Sue Wilson Winter trees dies, and inked up kraft snippets with my NBUS Impression Obsession Deer die as well as a NBUS Recollections die. I used white acrylic paint to create snow on the trees and added some glitter to make a little sparkle. Then used the same paint for the white dots on the deer.
Punched two holes in the top edge and ran a fine silver ribbon through and tied it off in a bow. Now I have something to place a tree bauble hook through!
Next time, I would spray glue the cylinder disc inside and out and sprinkle glitter over it. That alone would save about 40 minutes of fiddling back and forth! I have plans for different designs to create more of these recycled tree baubles, so will implement these new methods on those. Will post them soon as i finish creating! All crafty plans are now on hold till the tree is up and the outdoor lights get flung onto the shrubs...
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - mixed Media Theme
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets