Friday, June 1, 2012

I've been a busy bee today...

I really have!  I created a few projects to share with you and have spent most of the day studying gospel topics, posting on my digital art blog,  and reading inspirational stories from other bloggers.  I feel so blessed to live in an age where it is so easy to uplift those around you, and I'm so grateful to those who share their stories! :)


Okay, let's get down to brass tacks, though!  I've got a lovely tag to share with you!!!  It's taken a couple of days to complete, actually, as I've had a lot of other responsibilities to attend to, therefore I've lost the chance to link up with Christmas Stamping All Year Long and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. :(  But it was worth the wait!  Inspiration for this tag truck in the night! ;)

Here's the tag~


For this fabulous challenge~

So, what do you think?  I stamped a portion of a large poinsettia can image onto my small square, colored in the berries, glimmer misted it and then it sat.  And then I decided to add crackle accents!  And then it sat. And then in the middle of the night I realized how I wanted the ribbon at the top to look.  And then I decided to add MORE glimmer mist to all the elements and put the dag blasted tag together!  I really think it turned out quite lovely!

AND NOW, a DARING ENDEAVOR on my part--I've created a wall hanging out of things that most people would consider trash.  It's gonna be a gift for one of my best friends' birthdays!  Therefore, it's also for "Spread the L-O-V-E"!!!  I'm really NOT a mean friend--none of the "trash" was ever IN the garbage can...and I think once you see it that you'll agree it's totally cute!!! I'll show it to you first and then tell you about all the recycled elements.

Here's the wall hanging~



Hanging in my work area~

For this fabulous challenge~

So, what "trash" did I use? know how all PTI stamp sets come in fabulous clear plastic boxes?  This is one of them!  And you know how those little $1 acrylic stamps have 2 pieces of acetate that they're stuck to?  And how one of the pieces has an image?  Yep!  These are 4 of those!!!  I also kept half of a doily that was destined for the trash and added it as an after thought.  Hope you like it!!!  I'm rather taken with it!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you create something fabulous as well--I'd love to come and see it! Leave me a comment and I'll try my bestest to come and visit you!!!  Happy crafting!!!


Lisa said...

Oh my I AM smitten with your tag Mynnette! You may send it my way please LOL!! And your friend is going to love you even MORE after she recieves her darling gift. Great recycled project!

Tonya H said...

Mynnette, your projects are fabulous! So creative and they are so beautiful. Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment.

downrightcrafty said...

fabulously prickly holly and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous tag Mynnette - I love the crackle glaze. Your wall hanging is pretty nifty too - a great idea to recylce the things you'd usually throw away - Jacqueline xx

~amy~ said...

absolutely wonderful! You've been busy! FAB upcycling! Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology!!!

Linda said...

Amazing and I love how you used things that would have been thrown away to create your wall hanging. Very clever and very pretty. Thanks for joining us at LESSology with your amazing creations.

Debbie said...

Fabulous creations Mynnette...Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Debbie x

Tip Top said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers