Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh My Stars!

I think this is one of the most fun projects I've done for awhile. It took me several hours because I just kind of made it up as I went along. I'm really getting into these wall hangings and other non-card projects.

I am submitting this ornament/wall hanging for the following three challenges:

Linda's inspiration tag for the Funkie Junkie challenge is shown below. I was inspired by the theme, corrugated cardboard and the music paper. As you can see I totally CASEd Linda's music paper stars except that I used a primitive star die instead of a regular one and I wrapped them with gold cord instead of white. I was also inspired by a star wall hanging I saw online a couple of weeks or so ago that had paper rosettes on it. Unfortunately, I didn't make note of where I saw it so I can't give credit to the artist. I need to be better about that.

For the ornament base I cut a 6" star from a corrugated cardboard box. I peeled the paper off one side and sanded off the little stuck pieces. I painted it with a couple of coats of gesso and then dry brushed some antique gold acrylic paint. The bottom rosette is made from music paper and the top is made from vellum. I used border punches on both before folding. I sprayed the top one with homemade glimmer spray. I stamped the music on the button with StazOn.

For the little tag, I stamped the holly with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. After that was dry I stamped the music background with Versamark and embossed with clear. I sponged on Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I added the little snowflake, some gold cord, the sentiment (computer generated) and a bow.

The Vintage Holly image is from Stampabilities. I stamped it three times, then cut it apart since it was very long. My original plan was to not color the holly, but it needed something to make it stand out, so I tinted it with pastels. The little bird nestled in the holly above the rosette is from Paper Studio. I stamped him with Versafine Vintage Sepia and tinted lightly with pastels.

The little metal word tag on the right side was originally copper so I rubbed it with some antique gold rub n buff and attached it to the center star.

I think that about covers it. Thanks for stopping by!


Yolanda said...

Your stars are gorgeous!! I love the dimension.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my stars is right! This is totally fabulous, Judy. I really love what you have done here - you rocked both the SSSS stars challenge and the 12 tags challenge too with this wonderful wall hanging you have created. I LOVE the primitive stars and they look really wonderful covered with the music note paper! Thanks so much for playing along with both the Simon Says Stamp and Show and the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!


Shelly Hickox said...

Both pieces are beautiful!!

Traci M said...

So many beautiful details in these tags...and I spy a bird in the wall hanging too!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! Wishing you a blesswed week!

Becky said...

What a lovely ornament and beautiful tag. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Candy C said...

Hi Judy. Your ornament is so pretty! I love the rosette. It really pops, doesn't it? Then the holly and stars around it are also really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love your hanging, the rosette is gorgeous and the stars are a perfect addition. Your tag is stunning. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Kristina said...

I LOVE that tag!!! LOVE!

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Susan said...

There's only two words for this...
Bomb - diggety!:)

Lora Brinkman said...

Holy smokes! I love the vintage "junkie" feel. Gorgeous!!

Janice W. said...

What a beautiful work of art! So pretty!