I was thrilled to win the 'What's your poison' at Frilly and Funkie. I have always loved their challenges and the DT creations are always so inspiring - so I was very honoured when I was invited to be Guest Designer there. The challenge this time is -
I always decorate candles at Christmas, and I wanted to do something candle based...I considered doing Servietten technique, but after years and years of doing this it isn't really a challenge. So I found an old jar...I love recycling things. I had bought some gorgeous Nicecrane designs Christmas images last year (preparing early for this Christmas) and I thought they would be a lovely decoration for the jar.
First I dabbed Snowflake Fresco paint around the top and bottom of the jar...Then I stuck the images on with the multi medium. I was going to cover the images too, but I was concerned about the ink running on the images so decided to leave it.
I dry brushed some Snowflake Fresco paint around the images to blend them into the white paint at the top and bottom of the jar...This also added a rustic shabby look to the vintage images.
I then covered the paint with multi medium and covered the top and bottom of the jar with Rock Candy Distress glitter, which gave a lovely frosted snow effect.
I stuck some crochet lace around the top of the jar and wrapped a piece of twine around the lace, adding a 'JOY' charm to it.
I tied a piece of tartan ribbon around the jar tying it into a bow. I glued some extra pieces of lace into the bow and added a rustic button which had been tied with hemp string.
This was so easy to make and such a lovely way to use up those empty jars...Don't throw them away at this time of year. Print up some beautiful vintage images, tie on some lace, ribbon or even string and you will have a collection of beautiful decorations
This looks gorgeous all lit up and I can't wait to add it to our decorations!
I really hope you make some Christmas creation and come and join everyone over at Frilly and Funkie. You could be Guest designer there too if yours gets chosen as the winner - and remember there is always a $25 voucher for another lucky winner to spend over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique too!
Thanks so much for being here, hope to see you all again soon!