Monday, November 7, 2011

clearly for...CHRISTMAS...

I got an email last week from Betty Bennett...
she wanted to show me a Christmas ornament that she made, using my "clearly for art"...

I LOVED it!

I think this will make a great holiday hostess gift...
because...

it's quick & easy...
it's reasonably priced...
the ornaments are already 50% off in most stores...
and CFA is VERY reasonably priced...
thanks to TED!

and most importantly...

and it's fun to make...

I bet you probably already have the supplies needed...

take a look...



cool huh???

so to take Betty's idea a bit further...

think about using "clearly for art BLACKOUT"...
stamped with the gold or silver paint dabber...
this would result in a very classy/elegant effect...
my leaf stamp is perfect...
it makes a fun poinsettia...

it would also be fun to use a clear ornament & fill it with shredded vintage text...
or just shred an old telephone book...

or...
you can really customize it by adding a special photo inside the clear ornament...

how cool would it be to gift someone with a photo of their home in the ornament?

or each child with their own special ornament?

the possibilities really are endless...

and if you use a larger ornament...
my poinsettia stamp would work well on the top...

or...think about my tree...
added to the front of the ornament...
instead of the top...

or for a small size ornament...
the holly, stamped on CFA would be awesome...

and think about the CFA WHITEOUT...
inked with pale alcohol ink colors...
then added to a coordinating ornament...
my favorite is JUNIPER!

you can also add BLING IN A BOTTLE...
aka Perfect Pearls mists...

the BLACKOUT lightly misted with Perfect Pearls mist is REALLY cool!

try the new BRONZE PP mist ...
or my old standby fav...heirloom gold...
or the green patina is perfect for holiday art...

even though CFA is kind of plastic-ish...
the PP Mist adheres very well...

so grab some alcohol ink to color the CFA...

and your paint dabbers to use with BLACKOUT...
a few ornaments...

and for sure some Rock Candy stickles to add the perfect vintage shimmer...

and get an early start on some holiday gifts...

handmade is best!

THANKS BETTY!...I LOVE your idea!

and speaking of ideas...
I'm off to play with tim's new tissue wrap...

I *think* the idea will work...

stay tuned...

one more thing...

I got a funny email with a bunch of questions...
so that will be *coming* soon-ish...

like this week...

now where's that tissue wrap?

it's time to play &

make art!
wendy
ps...I ALMOST forgot...YIKES...
GO BEARS!

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Nothing related to this post, but as i was reading it this morning, the postman delivered my sweatshirt! And after careful consideration, the size is PERFECT and i LOVE the clover green color!!! YAY!

Helen said...

What a great ornament! And I just got that stamp set with the leaf on it... am looking forward to your work with the tissue....

Nancy said...

What a great idea! Love the ornament - and all of the additional ideas! now to remember them when I get home from work ... lol

Heidi Mireles said...

I love it .... and that says a lot because I am not one to like traditional bulb ornaments. With your altering it isn't traditional.

SusanK said...

This is spectacular! I can see it generating so many ideas. Thanks for sharing, Betty and Wendy! Go Bears...beat those Eagles!

Dorothy said...

Great ornament!!
Thanks Wendy...now waiting for your art!

sue said...

Wow you gave me the best idea for something I am working on. Thanks

rhonda said...

Stunning ornament!

Tona said...

I love that ornament!
looking forward to seeig what you come up with using Tim's tissue wrap.

artbyvic said...

Oh, how perfect! I've been looking for ornament ideas for a swap. I'm thinking of swirling AI in a clear ornament.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just amazing!

Ally White Cat said...

I am devoting 2012 to Christmas.There are so many ideas here by Christmas 2012 I will be caught up.

Lori said...

That is a GREAT idea! Love it!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Marijane said...

The ornament is just beautiful and I love what Betty did with the clearly for art, color, stamp and all. Your ideas sounded great also... hum... maybe you should think about doing "12 Ornaments of Christmas" using your clearly for art, parts, etc.?! Yea!