Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Days of Whimsy 2 - 5

I spent the entire day crafting yesterday... it was heaven!  I wanted to catch up with Nancy Maxwell James' 12 Days of Whimsy, featuring the beautiful collage images of Paper Whimsy.  You can get all of the instructions on Nancy's blog, Sugar Lump Studios.  The banner above is the 2nd Day of Whimsy.  I've used Lost and Found Christmas papers for them all, and I am totally addicted to this vintage color scheme! (Just went and bought two more 6x6 tablets of the stuff.  Yes!).  All of these images are from Paper Whimsy.  Here they are individually:
"Merry" is cut from a vintage Little Women book, as is "Christmas" below.  I cut the banners using a Papertrey Ink die.
For the "Wishes", I stamped a Christmas sentiment on a border of the text from the book, so that it would have the same patina.  I finished these off with some Stickles (my favorite color - Platinum), some poinsettia flowers, bling, and vintage mother of pearl buttons.

Next up, Day 3 and an adorable natural batting mitten.  I loved this project, since it gave me a very good excuse to cut into a stash of delicate vintage lace.
The image (from Godrun Loennecken) was printed on sticky-back canvas and stitched in place.  I added a little plastic "thingy" LOL - the little white filigree flower is from some sort of broken necklace I found at a flea market.  Very fun to be able to use that, too!

Next, Day 4 (bet you didn't see that coming, LOL!) and a snowy tag.  This is once again a Paper Whimsy image, vintage lace, glittery snowflakes, mother of pearl... oh how I love these projects!

Finally, Day 5 - glittery snowflakes that I opted to create ornaments with, but you can also attach them to cards, as in the project shown on Nancy's blog.
These came together in a snap.  For the snowflake, I used an image printed on canvas, and some crepe paper that I had edged in platinum Stickles and gathered.  For the star, it's just an image printed on cardstock.  Soooo easy, so quick, such a great way to adorn a package. (P.S. I had found these ornaments on clearance last year at Michaels - 50 cents for a pack of 6 - they might be there again this year, I haven't checked.)

That's my catch-up post!  Today's project involves a decorated tin ornament.... don't know if I have a tin, so I'll have to get scrounging or get creative.  Will hopefully have that tomorrow. :)

22 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a gorgeous selection, the banner is stunning, the papers and images are gorgeous. Love the mitten, perfect colour combo and your other pieces are fabulous. Tracy x

Erika Taylor said...

Absolutely STUNNING Jean. I adore your style so so very much. Thank you for the inspiration.

Toodles
ERika

Daniele said...

just loving all your creations, you are so brave cutting into your vintage lace before the final result was gorgeous
hugs

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Jean
Delight, after delight, after delight and you used words from one of my all time favourite books!! I am going to dig out one of my copies (yes, I actually have more than one copy!) to re-read.
Heartmelting art.
Wishes
Lynne

PetraB said...

All your projects are so delightful and fabulous.

Milliesmarvels said...

These are all stunning!
Jane
x

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Wow Jean these are absolutely stunning!!! Well done.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh by gosh by golly! Jean these are all AMAZING! You have done so many!!! Gorgeous details and I am thrilled to see them! :)

Linda R. said...

So many amazing projects here.. That sounds heavenly to spend a whole day in the craft room.. I have been way to buzy to get in mine :(

Vada said...

Jean, I love your 12 Day of Whimsy!
Each post is Outssanding!
Oh That Mitten, is very special!
Hugs Vada

Netty said...

Oh wow Jean, they are all amazingly beautiful. x

Gale Blair said...

Just wonderful, Jean! Divine!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've created wonderful things, they are all amazing.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

A heavenly day filled with heavenly projects - what more could anyone ask for???? Thanks for sharing!

Marjie Kemper said...

So much eye candy! Love love LOVE your banner. What a great mix of papers/edgings/colors/etc. Fab!

Shar said...

Every single one is so beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

So love your work Jean - the tags are absolutely gorgeous and inspirational as is the rest!!

Jules said...

Now that is Christmas as I remember it...lace and pretties and some glim and glam and photos on the tree! I love your blog!

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Jean you've been on a creative roll. I've been following along with Nancy too. I even made a couple of things, just havent posted them yet. Your creations are just beautiful, glad you got so much creative time in.
I'm making some tussie mussies today!
hugs Lynn

Cherry's Jubilee said...

lovley!

Sandi said...

Every project is just perfect! I do adore banners, so that is my favourite in this group.

Jules said...

Oh my...breath taking work. So lovely...I covet them all!