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Monday, November 26, 2012

Make it a Shiny Christmas


Squigglefly Challenge Blog has a new weekly challenge today--use glitter and bling and a Squigglefly digi image!  So I just had to alter this small metal tray and make this Christmas present for one of my co-workers.  My project started with this vintage tray I snagged at a craft show/rummage sale called the Bizarre Bazaar.  I got six trays for a dollar (not to mention a whole lot more, each item being a dollar).

I used acrylic paints to cover the tray, then Mod Podged some pale teal-colored patterned paper onto the face and sprinkled the first layer of glitter while the glue was drying.  Next I printed an image from the Inger Harding Winter Wonderland collection.  I tore the edges and again used Mod Podge and a sprinkle of glitter.  I love the new papers from Inger, don't you?

I chose a Tim Holtz metal tag for the sentiment:
Then it was time to embellish!  I wanted to keep a vintage look to my finished project, so I tied a bit of fiber onto one end of the tag, and adhered a rose onto the other end.  A few well-placed pearls on the edges of my tray and a bow complete the look I wanted, but the whole thing needed something...  
I finally added a single sparkly snowflake and it looks like it is following her down the path she's lighting.  So now I am one more Christmas project into my long list of favors, cards, presents and decor to make for this year's holiday celebration.

So are you into shiny?  do you have extra glitter and bling on hand?  Why not use a Squigglefly digi image and create something festive.  And while you're at it, enter the Squigglefly Challenge for your chance to win!

5 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful.

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous and elegant card.

Holly said...

Wow Pat, what an awesome idea and what a fabulous gift it will make! You got a great deal at the bazaar. I really love this project!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Pat, your tray is AWESOME!! I love all the beautiful work you put into and on it!! Whoever receives this is gonna totally LOVE it!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog...
Hugz2u my friend!
Sharon

SuzQ said...

This is really gorgeous!!! Love it!