Sunday, August 16, 2015

Creation Station: Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks


It's Sunday Funday!!!  The Creation Station Design Team is here to kick off your Sunday with some great inspiration. This week you'll see all kinds of great sneak peeks from the Holiday Catalog.

I'm going to dive right in.  

When I first saw the new set - Lighthearted Leaves, I knew I had to have it.  I'm a sucker for leaves and snowflakes....  There was something I was drawn to about the Lighthearted Leaves tho.  At first I thought it was their Bohemian feel.  Then I thought it was just because they were different - not a traditional leaf.  But once I really got to looking at them, I decided to try them in a different approach.


I started off by embossing the leaves on a piece of watercolor paper with gold embossing powder.  Once I saw that, I knew exactly what I wanted to do....

I wanted these leaves to look like stained glass!  And once I had this large maple leaf done - I looked at it and thought - mission accomplished!  I went with quite a non-traditional color scheme.  Can you guess the colors? 

Once I was done coloring all of the leaves, I decided that I'd spent too much time coloring to put these on a card that may (gasp) end up in the trash....so I went with a more permanent item - a wall hanging possibly.


I stuck some designer series paper to a piece of wood with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).  Then started layering.  My colors are a bit off in the photos - the big square piece is Bermuda Bay.....I was having technical difficulties with lighting today!



What do you think of this little project?

Here's another....this time with Embellished Ornaments and the coordinating Delicate Ornament Thinlits.


I wanted this ornament to have a mercury glass ornament kind of feel to it.  I know I went non-traditional in the color scheme again....I'm venturing out of my comfort zone these days!

What I did was back some Blackberry Bliss card stock with fun foam and die cut it.  This worked slick - I've done this with other dies, just nothing this ornate.  Once I poked out all the little do-dads, I backed the ornament with silver foil paper.  It's not real noticeable, however, the silver foil gives a reflection of the dimension.  I happen to like that.



For the background, I watercolored the entire thing with Blackberry Bliss and let it dry well.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  Lastly I added the vines down the edge - a super simple addition.  I stamped them in Mossy Meadow, then went over the top with a blender pen to fill them in a bit.  Because it was on watercolor paper, the ink moved easily.

That wraps up my inspiration for today......head on thru the rest of the hop and see what the other FABulous Creation Station team has in store for you!





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6 comments:

kkstamper said...

Oh my gosh! The stained glass watercolored leaves are breathtaking! So beautiful! I love your Blackberry Bliss watercolor wash behind you ornament...and, of course, the ornament itself. These projects are just stunning!!!

Deborah said...

Amazing watercoloured leaves, Jen! And I'm off to buy more fun-foam; I love how you backed the ornament with it - tons of extra dimension. Thanks for sharing :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great job with the leaves and wall hanging Jen! Using them as stained glass art instead of just "fall" leaves and "spring" leaves, changes the whole dimension of them. The embellished ornaments are going to be on my wish list, so thanks for sharing this great project. Love that you went out of the normal colour zone and used Blackberry Bliss. I think it's simply beautiful. TFS

Card Bomb said...

Whoaaaaa! I love your leaves! Incredibly beautiful!

Smiles, Laurie said...

Okay, now I have to have these sets...with help like this hitting my goal should be a cinch : D
Thanks for the fab inspiration ~ these are gorgeous!

Diane J Ouellette said...

WOW...what beautiful leaves! ...and your watercolor background is perfect for the ornament. So pretty...and inspiring.