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Monday, 10 December 2012

NOEL

Hello Blog Friends

Well, my poor old PC is still at the Computer Hospital but I have persevered with DH's laptop, I have figured out how to load photos and so this is an experiment to see if I can upload the photos to my blog! 

I would like to say thank you first to all my lovely Followers, old and new, for your continued support.  I get so excited every time I see a comment, I love reading them and they give me so much encouragement, so thank you all!

I have done a piece for two challenges.  I was so inspired by my very talented blog friend Butterfly who used Tim Holtz's wings die, that I just had to have a go myself.  This is such a beautiful die which I originally purchased to use as butterfly wings. 

At Sunday Stampers this week (week 235), which is hosted by the amazing Hels Sheridan, the challenge is to create something based on the theme of NOEL (The First Noel).

Also, the challenge this week at Anything But a Card is Celebrating the light or Seasonal Holiday and I have chosen to follow the Seasonal Holiday approach with my Christmas Decoration.

 My make is a bit different and kind of evolved, there are so many fabulous Christmas decorations out there in blogland and I wanted to do something a bit different but also needed to try and meet the requirement of the challenges.



I used a block of wood which is cut from a 2" x 4" plank of wood and is cut to approximately ATC size.  I painted the block with silver acrylic paint and then used my new Snazzy's win paper (Teresa Collins) to cover it on all sides including the top and bottom.  The papers were edged with Peacock Feathers distress ink.

I cut the wings using my Tim Holtz Bigz die - Layered Angel Wings.  I cut two sets for each side so they could go back to back.  I wanted to be able to turn the block around to view the back too.  I edged the wings again with Peacock Feathers DI.  The wings are fixed to the block with Glossy Accents (brilliant stuff because it dries in seconds).  The frame is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology one which I have coloured using the Ranger Alcohol Ink in Silver Mixative.  The word Noel is a Inkadinkado stamp and I stamped this in Peacock Feather DI, adhered it to the frame and then filled the frame with Glossy Accents.

I also coloured the brads in Silver Mixative and also the metal on the TH door knob (for the top) which was originally a brass colour.  I think the silver gives a lovely cool feeling to the piece.  The feet are wooden beads which I also coloured with silver acrylic paint.

The back looks like this:


The gorgeous snowflake is again a Tim Holz die, which sadly I do not own, but another wonderful blog friend Barb Cady gifted these to me when I mentioned how much I loved hers (Crafters really are the most generous people - thank you again Barb!).  I layered the smaller one on top of the larger one, glittered both and added a lovely blue gem to the centre.

I do hope you like my creation and that you will leave me a comment.  I do appreciate the time you take to leave comments, I love reading them and will always try to return the compliment (providing I can find you).  Crafty hugs, Anne xx

47 comments:

  1. Anne,
    You say you get excited at reading a comment well I get excited when I view a post such as this.
    What an amazing Christmas ornament, sensational and I love the colour palette.
    This will stay in my mind for a long time.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. What a stunning christmas ornament and so clever Anne your work is amazing !!! best wishes Sue

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  3. TOTES-AMAZEBOBS! Love it loads... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  4. Superb Christmas ornament Anne. I love your colour choices (you've used that paper spectacularly and the creams, silver and Peacock Feathers DI blend in such a vintage way). What a great use for those wings. They really work well on this too. You are so clever at creating these Anne and this is perfect for the challenges. Hugs, Jenny x

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  5. WOW this is stunning love the design. Caroline xxx

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  6. Anne, this is just stunningly amazing! This is such a fabulous Christmas ornament, I actually can't stop looking at it! Carole Z XX

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  7. So, so pretty!
    I love the know on the top!
    So clever :)

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  8. Wish I had kept all those off cuts of wood I had some years ago, just look what I could have done.
    Congratulations on your technical achievement too Anne.
    Love Lynn

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  9. Waw , this is totally fab, I love it. xx Flora

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  10. Anne, your projet is brilliant, I LOVE it.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Anne, what a Fabulous piece of Art. I love it all and those wings look brilliant. Your such an inspiration. Hugs Rita xx

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  12. You are TOO much! How do you even think of these amazing projects?! Wowza, Annie. I hope your PC is back soon, although it looks like you are doing fab with the laptop!!

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  13. This is beautiful Anne - I love the colour scheme with just that hint of blue and those wings are great!!

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  14. What a Wonderful project Anne, you have done it again... Beautiful!!Love the detail, Colours, the wings, The snowflake..I think you've guessed! I love it.. Gorgeous Christmas make!!! Hugs May x x x

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  15. Totally stunning Anne. Brilliant art piece! I love the front frame and reverse snowflake. But one thing is for sure, I have to get that wings die - sooo beautiful! Nicola x

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  16. Oh Anne this is right up my street. I love your alteration. I must get round to the piece you gifted me. X The wings and snowflake are fabulous and I love the ornate frame.

    FABULOUS my friend

    Hugs Annie x

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  17. Gorgeous. Love your creation!

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  18. Anne , I love it ...I lve the music, the wings the colour ...well I just LOVE IT!!!! LOTS!!! The wings are so fab and well it's fab! Trace x

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  19. stunning piece of work Anne - that snowflake really is amazing and the wings are stunning too - I think my favourite thing about the piece is the colours though - so delicate xx

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  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I love what you've done with the wings, and the bookplate looks beautiful as a frame - what a wonderful, original piece. I love the colours, too, and that snowflake on the back is simply stunning! So glad the wings nudged you into making this, and even more glad you managed to get the photos to work on your husband's computer... wouldn't have wanted to miss this...
    Alison xx

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  21. You've done it again Anne, I love this. I think your wooden pieces are fabulous and I love the colours on this one. The wings are beautiful, and the snowflake on the back is just perfect. I actually got my father-in-law to cut me some wooden bits - after seeing your blog - but I haven't done anything with them yet. A perfecgt project for the New Year I think! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. xx

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  22. I keep seeing all those lovely little wooden things you do Anne and I love them. Have mentioned casually to Super Star I would like some wood to play with. Might just need to get a bit more insistent. I will only need to cruise around your terrific blog to find a inspiration in bucket loads.
    Love Love Love your Noel piece! Finding the Christmas Spirit is fo me very tricky right now.
    Thank you too for joining in the Anything But A Card Challenge.

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  23. Wow...lovely altered project Anne.Love it.xxx

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  24. Beautiful Anne. You're so inventive, and describe what you do so clearly. Love n Hugs, Mo :) x

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  25. Thank goodness the photo thingy worked on your husbands computer and so you were able to show this off! It is a gorgeous piece of art.
    Loved the sings and the pretty snowflake on the back!
    The frame on the front with the NEOL is just stunning!

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  26. Love your CHUNKY!!!! Those wings are gorgeous and the color scheme as well! Oh what fun to have out on display!!!

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  27. wow this is amazing and I love the snowflake on the back...looks like a gorgeous glittery fluffy bunny tail...hugs kath xxx

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  28. Not been blogging much lately but just had to stop by and comment on your beautiful design - it's stunning! xxx

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  29. Amazingly beautiful piece! Love all the details!

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  30. Love, love, love this! You really do chunky ATCs so well!

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  31. Gorgeous, I need those wings!!!!!! Elizabeth xxx

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  32. So sorry to hear that your computer is still not fixed. That is a real shame, but you've still managed to produce an awesome blog post Anne! This is a great chunky atc, the wings look brilliant too, and distressed so well on the edges. You're right the crafty friends are always the best. Michelle x

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  33. Just popped back to say thatks for the advice on the bows...you were the only one who answered the question teehee!
    You were right...I will die cut them and then not have to worry about the dreaded slot.

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  34. Both sides are so pretty, I do not know the back from the front. I love both sides. The snow flakes are gorgeous - beautiful. I can see why you feel in love with them. Spectacular project Anne!!
    Happy Holidays!!
    sandy

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  35. How beautiful, front and back! Love your color choices and those wings do look totally fabulous. You gals make me think those wings are a necessity...

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  36. Anne its Beautiful! The back is just as fantastic as the front. Stunning! xx

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  37. It's really fabulous Anne and will be the most perfect addition to the Christmas decorations, I really love it and your wonderful colours and design.

    Love these little wood blocks and can't wait to do one.

    Hope your 'puter is better soon.

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  38. Hi again Anne - just looking at your gorgeous card on May's blog - how did you achieve the wonderful spattered embossing please?? Its beautiful. Nicola x

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  39. love your chunky ATC... great idea asa decoration and beautifully designed and made.
    Jo x

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  40. Oh this is just lovely. What great ideas you have when you set to create. Would never have thought about the angel wings and a block of wood. WOW! Definitely one you'll bring out holiday after holiday. The way you combined all the different elements and created such a wonderful art piece. Great job, as always. Hugs

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  41. Fabulous job Anne, I always love your attention to detail and the fact that you completed the front and back shows how well thought out this piece of art is. Love having you beside me in the challenge (( hugs )) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  42. Absolutely stunning! Looks so very nobel and precious with all the white and all the beautiful elements you combinded. Gorgeous ... love it!
    Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  43. Hi Anne, this is just stunning - I love all the fab details you've incorporated. Now, if only I could persuade the EM to cut me a wee chunk of wood!!! Elizabeth xx

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  44. Beautiful Anne, I love your chunky ATC's and one with wings is even better. I am a huge fan of things with wings. great colours with the pastel blue.
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card

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  45. Sorry I'm so late commenting Anne. I LOVE this little chunky piece. The music, colours and those wings look amazing. Just gorgeous. (do you get the idea I like it?!!!!)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything But A Card too.
    Juliaxx

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  46. Oh wow...I just LOOOOVE that snowflake! :) Fabulous job :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!

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  47. CONGRATS for being a featured artist on Anything but a Card! woo hoo!! You rock girlfriend!! waving hi from the soggy hills of North Carolina :)

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