Well it's Christmas Eve and all the preparations are done for this wonderful holiday. I want to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas Eve. I thought I'd share numerous Christmas projects including cards and ornaments using Retro Cafe Art supplies. I am also sharing a few photos from Christmas celebrations here in the low country. One is the Bluffton, SC Christmas local parade with trucks, trailers, floats, pirates, tractors and all kinds of fun. The second is the Beaufort SC Christmas night boat parade. It was so beautiful to be on the harbor at night with all the boats covered in bright colorful lights with music playing and sipping hot chocolate.
So here's something a bit different, it's a Steampunk ornament for Retro Cafe Art. It's hanging in my studio. I had fun this year making all different kind of ornaments but I call this girlie steam punk. I love the theme but, do have to Sparkle it up abit!
So I started with a glass ornament that you were supposed to put a photo in. I chose to put in a retro Santa face from the Oh Santa Collage Sheet with the Ho Ho Ho collage words paper cuts words. Of course it was glittered up with Stickles. I should buy stock in Ranger Industries! Ha Ha.... Under the Santa are all store of metal gears and tags. It also has mini glitter red jingle bells and a RCA propeller. The Believe tag was the final pies. Some burgundy ribbon and he was also set to fly!
Hope you will fly around this week and get all you need done!
Here's an ornament I made for Retro Cafe Art, it hangs proudly on our tree. We have a nice medium sized tree this year. It is decorated in only gold, silver and white. Its very sparkly! I've sent out all my cards and now I can take a rest. This year there were over 50 individually decorated unique cards were sent.
For the Gecko Galz 's Design team this month, here are two different projects both from the Black and White beauties collage sheet. I just couldn't leave them black and white so, I painted and glittered them up for Christmas. Today I am sharing a greeting card and also a little shrine necklace.
The card started with the lovely image that I embellished. It was layered on pattern paper and edged with German scrap. I added the glittered holly, "25" and the word beautiful.
The shrine necklace uses several Retro Cafe Art supplies including the shrine, doves, snowflake and pretty metal rose. All were painted and layered. The Black and White beauty is inside the shrine.
I am being featured at Gecko Galz this month in the designer spotlight. I really love the collage images that Leanne does for this site and you should check them out. The ones I used are on the freebie page. She is also setting up the yahoo group with contests and prizes. Do check it out.
These are the two Christmas cards that I created using a Gecko Galz collage sheet for the spotlight. They are different in style, but still me with touches of glitter! Hope you like them.
Hope you enjoy the freebies this week.
Take care, Gerri
Now that Thanksgiving is over, my big push is Christmas. I make Christmas cards, Christmas ATCs and even Christmas ornaments to send to family and friends. I've been doing it for so many years that now I can not send a purchased card to anyone! LOL
So here's a Retro Cafe Art ATC that I've created. I just adore their paper cuts especially these Santa dollie heads. I added their white pom pom and glitter on the fur hats There's also Red stars covered with glitter and all sorts of sparkle trim.
Here's wishing you a sparklie day!
take care, gerri