Tuesday, November 20, 2012

quandary: noun

a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma
To sentiment or not...that is a very good question!
My 6x12" wall hanging for the Art MoB:
It's a modern looking tree to be sure, but I just cannot decide on whether or not to add any wording to it, and then what would fit the design? I am in a quandary!
Thank you for all the suggestions, they really did help me to think it through, and this is what I came up with! I hope you lke it :)
 I printed out the words using Petunia Bounce font, cut them out and lined weach word in alternating red and green pens, then attached them with jump rings. Lots of fun movement which I like.
 I added a pretty double bow using my Bow Easy tool and ReallyReasonable Ribbon, adhered with Helmer's 450 adhesive.
The details:
1. I start with a 6x12" chipboard and gesso the background, let dry.
2. I then cut chipboard strips and covered each one in scraps of left over Christmas paper adhered with Aleene's Tacky Glue.. I also made sure that each strip had a special effect to it ( like adding Rangers stickles to the peppermint stripe piece, or gems to the holly paper)
3. I used my stencil to get the brick effect by spritzing it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Candy Apple Red, let dry.
4. Using the same stencil I went back over it adding gesso this time, let dry.
5. I used Stazon ink and stamped my Christmas words in a random fashion.
6. I applied 2 layers of tissue over the words to mute them using Golden Matte Gel Medium.
7.I edged the board with Dylusions Ink Spray, Melted Chocolate ( with a sponge ), and then dabbed Cinnamon stickles to the edge.
8. Adhered the tree chipboard shapes with a layer of tinsel pipe cleaners in between each piece.
9. The last step is threading Really Reasonable Ribbon twine through the board and the beads for the hanging apparatus.
Here is a slide show for the creation process:
I have to say I got tickled after stamping the sentiments onto the brick background. I arranged the words going up, down and upside down to give them a random appearance, only to realize that
 Ho, Ho, Ho upside down becomes Oh, Oh, Oh....lol  Ho well, it is what it is!
entering this in:
Try it On Tuesday - November 2 - Christmas Sparkle


Anonymous said...

How about the word "joy" spelled out on one of the tiers using glitter Thickers or foil Thickers? It would go with "Christmas" which is already on there and also be a small enough word that it wouldn't interfere to much with all the decorating you've already done.

Julia S-W said...

Love the composition and the colours you've used. Perhaps you could suspend some letters from the bottom? Joy, peace etc. would all fit in brilliantly.
Hope you are well and I see you had a great time with your friend.

scrappymo! said...

A word would look great...I am hopeless at thinking of stuff like that...that is DH's job.

Ok , he says what about Xmas in other language ; Noel, etc.

Pat N. said...

Another fab creation! This is really cute and Christmas-y, but for the life of me, I can't think of the perfect word or words.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You join more challenges than anyone I know. You seem to have an endless supply of incentive and products, too! Love this just the way it is. Of course, I like the words "Oh
Christmas Tree."

Neesie said...

I'm finally here to check out what you've been up to and what a lot you've got!!! ;D
You have been busy which is more than I can say for myself!
Your cards and wall hangings are brilliant.
How clever of you to create a slide show too. Not just a pretty face then Sandee...
Ho hum or should that be oh hum?

Have a great week ~ have fun :D

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Somehow I think the words "Merry Merry" need to be on there, but I'm not sure where. Maybe it is fine the way it is and we're trying to hard.

My quandary is... how much effort to put into this homework? What a meanie teacher to give us a huge amount on a short week. I'm thinking of dialing it in but we'll see.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandee, This is a great hanging, but I think a word would look good, and as Julia saidm it could hang from the bottom.
Thanks for joining us at TioT

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

This looks great! I like the slideshow of how you made it -- if I thought of doing something like that I just KNOW I'd forget to take a photo of a crucial step!!

Hope you are doing well. Have a great Thanksgiving.


angie/shuggy said...

this is awesome!!

Katie said...

I love the addition of the sentiment! It is a great one :)

Jean said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Just love your work!!

Venus said...

WOW! this wall hanging you created looks fun! i would love to hang something like that in my home. TFS! thanks for visiting sisters craft cafe :-)



Viv said...

Thanks for dropping by! Great project Sandee.. look forward to following you and seeing more of your lovely creations!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous, I love the added sparkle and the layout is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Barb King said...

That's cute! Got the package today, thanks alot for the goodies! Barb

Judy Rozema said...

Really neat wall art~! Thank you for joining the Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything But A Card Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Awesome wall hanging Sandee!!! I love the present stack and the added words are perfect! (as is the beautiful double bow). It really completes the project. I may have to try my hand at something like this too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bonnie Garby said...

Lovely wall hanging! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.