Monday, November 16, 2009

Merry and Bright

Here it is, my final chance at making it to the finals of the MFT SYTYCS contest. The theme this week was krumping. Ummmm, yeah had no clue what that was all about but if you search Utube you'll be amazed at what those guys (yes, it's mostly men doing these dance moves) can do! Kim told us to use bling and make it I took her discription and ran with it. Over the last few months I've started to dabble a bit into home decor items. While they are a bit more time consuming (which is why I rarely do them), I am starting to really enjoy making them. I made a holiday framed art piece and LooooooVE it!!!!
I used the retired SU papers, Rockability with the bare tree image from MFT, Grow Love. I made some teeny tiny ornaments with random MFT background stamps and tied them to the tree with silver twine. I even made a little snow pile at the bottom with some MS clear tinsel glitter.
I went with some color blocking for my layout, I just think it is always appealing to the eye. Once again, on this challenge I sooo wished I had a set I don't own. Bling bet would have been perfect here, so what's a girl to do but use what she's got! I die cut some letters (billboard alpha die), used a glitter Thickers, and good 'ol stamps (PTI, Fresh alpha) to create my title. I made it shine even more by adding some random clear rhinestones to those giant white polka dots. Here's one last close up of the tree to show how it pops with dimensionals of course.

Oh, I almost forgot to give you my tip on photographing framed pieces. It is so hard to take a photo once the art work is behind the glass, there's just too much glare. So I used a piece of repositional tape (you can make your own for this purpose by tapping regular tape onto your clothing to take some of the stickiness away), folded it into a loop and stuck it to the back of my art work and attached it to the front of the glass. You still capture the look with the frame, just with out the glare.

Hope you all had a great weekend. It's a busy couple days here and I hope I'm feeling better (I've been fighting a sore throat for a few days now-yuck! Sooooo not the time I need to be feeling poopey!). While I have posts scheduled, I will be off line and unplugged for a few days! We are having new carpet laid and the office is one of thee rooms, yeah! but ugh! I hate being unplugged. I'll be back before you know I'm gone, I'm sure.

Hugs, Lisa


  1. Ooh, very cool! This will look great on the wall! Now the question is will you keep it, or gift it for Christmas?

  2. Oh wow, how fun and cool is this! Awesome job and good luck!

  3. Very fun and unique wall art! Lovin' it!

  4. Love this! Fabulous combo of elements and colors!!

  5. Ooohhh I love this, those ornaments are just perfect! Great use of this set!


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