Friday, December 21, 2012

Girlfriend Christmas Prezzies

One of the few things I did manage to play ah, create for Christmas were magnets for many of my girlfriends. I was inspired by the wonderful world of Helga at Artchix. She has beautiful collage sheets and as recently added wooden cutouts which are oh so fun. I had ordered a few things a couple of months ago (which come in a package covered in colorful images which is such fun to get) and was immediately enchanted.

Naturally I had to use some Tim goodies, including the word bars which are new favorites, and the metal flowers and leaves covered with embossing powder, something I learned from the amazingly creative Tammy Tutterrow, a bunch of paint, inks, and this and thats.

And I was in such a hurry the night I finished them I neglected to take photos. Bummer. So the next night at a party I rounded up the ones there and took photos with my iPhone....

I started with Helga's wooden ATC blanks, painted them black and then sanded them a bit. I used acrylic paint as the next coat and in a couple of instances mixed the paint itself. After all the paint was dry, I sanded again, to get some variety and texture in the backgrounds. The final coat for the base was a healthy coating rock candy stickles. From there it was all embellishments. The hearts below were painted with chalk paint and then covered with sticky embossing powder and dry glitter. 

Each one was like just a small collage...they were oh so much fun to make. 

All told I made about 10....and I'm sure I'll make more! Because, you know, not everyone has one yet, and I can start doing seasonal ones next!

 I am entering my prezzies, in this week's challenge, Gift-spriration Challenge at Simon Says Stamp's Challenge Blog. 


  1. these are so lovely - I'm sure the lucky people who receive them will adore and cherish them. Thank you for sharing your gift-spiration with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  2. Fabulous creations! Each one of them is a little masterpiece on its own! Your girlfriends are sure going to cherish them!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp ans Show :)

  3. Hi Sara, these are fabulous and so individual, I really love how you painted the Idea-ology flowers and your backgrounds are amazing. Love these! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne x

  4. These are so cute Sara.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    I wish you a very joyful festive season!


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