Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Confection

Good morning bloggy friends!  So glad to see you back.  It's been sort of a quiet week in blogland, with Tim's 12 finished and everyone turning their attention to preparations for Christmas.  I had hoped to finish the 12 tags, but alas, no time either!  Maybe next week.  
This week at Our Creative Corner, Anne Marie Hile is our hostess again and she has a color challenge for us.  We are to make a holiday project with these colors plus some sparkle.  I decided to make a little candy holder gift with a Starbucks bottle that reminds me of a vintage milk bottle  I really gussied it up - maybe a bit too much - you decide.  
I started with a a doily in front and one in the back as bases - one for my vintage angel image and one for my crinoline poinsettia.  I used a piece of vintage style song book paper "Hark the Herald Angels Sing".  It's a photo copy because I didn't want to use the original.  I aged it with Vintage Photo DI and clear embossing powder.
On the poinsettia side, I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Marketplace letters, layering the light pink over the blue and then glittered the letters and brushed white gesso over the twine for a rustic look.   
I created a little charm with a silver glass glittered star and some glass pearls from my jewelry making supplies.  A light blue rosette edged with silver embossing and a bit of silver tinsel adorn the cap.  I filled the bottle with silver and red wrapped Hershey's Kisses, which unfortunately you can't see through all the embellishments. 
That's it for my sweet little jar (or is it my little sweet jar?).  How about hoping over to Our Creative Corner's Saturday challenge? Lots of pretty eye candy to jump start your mojo.  Come on, what are you waiting for?   And thanks so much for stopping by today.  I so appreciate your visits and comments!


jude said...

this is gorgeous love all the embellishments .Will pop over and have look at the challenge.Your configuration box inspired me to do one .uploaded to blog id love to know what you think,Like you it's my first ever ive had 3 sat here for months .Now on display in my living room.Have good weekend and have lovely time over the festivities if i dont get on before then
#hugs judex

Anita said...

I LOVE it.But you course you know I do!!!!!!!You did a great job.
Hugs, Anita

Susan said...

What a great Christmas container. How neat to use it for using it as a wrapping for a gift. Wouldn't have to be something edible.

Cindy said...

Hi Linda,

I'm your newest fan. I just love your work and have been going through your old posts to drink it all in. I always have trouble finding ways to use all my "stuff" that I have collected, and I'm getting ideas from your art. Thanks for sharing.


Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful jar! Love that sparkly star ornament and your stacked letters. I'm sure the recipient will enjoy the whole package before getting to the kisses.

Unknown said...

So beautiful love all the embellishments, sorry didnt get to finish the tags, must start earlier next year, Have a great Christmas and Happy New 2012.
Chris x

Holly Barrett said...

I love it, Linda! It reminds me of something from the 40's or early 50's. I have got to get on the crinoline flowers. It's such a beautiful touch on you sweet jar. Have a great holiday week!

Jen said...

What a beautiful altered bottle!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh wow ... this is one glorious creation Linda ... your embellishing is simply gorgeous and I love your the detialing and the beautiful splashes of pink!
Love everything about it!!!

Sharon Wheet said...

your altered frap bottles are simply stunning! I am always amazed and impressed with the attention to detail that you add. You make everything simply gorgeous! The viewer can't move their eyes away! there is always another little detail that is perfect! LOVE IT!

Linda, have a wonderful and safe Holiday! hugs, sharon

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