Welcome to Day 2 of Visions of Sugarplums hosted by Lori Hairston at Choux Choux Paper Art!
There are bunches of wonderful sponsors for this event and lots of prizes for commenting on the designers' blog posts:
And here's what you could win!
The Cutting Café : Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties: $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn: $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique: $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design: $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery: Sample Pack
Also, there is a challenge! Link up your creation with a Christmas and/or Winter theme and you could win a $25 gift certificate to shop with Freckled Fawn! You can link up here! Link up by Saturday December 17th!
Today I've made a couple more ornaments... I love to make ornaments out of all of my papercrafting supplies! For these I've decorated some premade ceramic ornaments I got at Hobby Lobby.. they came as white ceramic ornaments and this is what they look like now:
So... if you didn't know it before... you know now... I LOVE gold... it's just my fave and it goes with almost anything.... no... anything! So the first thing I did was use some shimmery gold acrylic paint and painted a couple layers on the ceramic ornaments. Once that was dry, I stamped on the ornaments using a couple old CTMH background stamps with Memento Ink.
After the ink was dry, I used a lace stencil and added some clear texture paste to create some cool texture and sparkle without covering up the background. You can see it a little better here:
Looks way better in person... but there it is. And then once that was dry, I added my flowers feathers and bling. And I'm excited to be playing along with Color Dare Challenge this week! Love it when they include Gold in their colors and this combo is delicious in my opinion!.
Of course I added some Nuvo Gold Mousse to the flowers. And those pretty sparkly gold leaves... cut them off of some really cool floral picks I got at Michael's after the holiday season last year for almost nothing. And my favorite gold bling gems make an appearance as well. I stocked up on them when CTMH discontinued them.
I used black instead of white on this one... and an extra leaf die I had cut out of gold vellum.. an extra from my table. Like a good momma... I don't have a favorite ... I love them both equally and for different reasons... they are alike yet different!
Now get going and check out all of today's makes by all of these super talented designers and leave them some love... because it will make them happy and because you'll have more chances to win! And be sure to comment over at the Choux Choux Paper Art Blog for sure because that's where it all begins and how Lori will know you are participating!
Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)
And come back tomorrow for the final day of the Blog Hop! You can't stop now!