Tuesday, December 01, 2009

1st Day of Christmas Giveaway - Red Lead Ornaments

Quick update. The studio overhaul is almost done (it even has its own Christmas Tree!) Pictures will follow soon although they won't be real pretty since its an unfinished basement with glaringly ugly concrete floors. But you'll get the idea of where it was and where it is now.

In the midst of the organizing, my fingers can't seem to keep off the newly accessible supplies! I've created several new things I'll be sharing in the coming days.

These ornaments are made with Red Lead images. I love images of people that have legs. I know that may seem weird but I like people to be 'fully there' when I'm using them in my art. You can add wings to them, shoes if you feel like it. You know what I mean. So these Red lead angels were perfect!

For the background I used the inside of plain ole' cardboard and painted with acrrylics and alcohol inks. (I was reminded about the inks this week when visiting Tim Holtz' blog to see his 12 Tags of Christmas posts. Every time I'm on his blog I remember I have alcohol inks languishing somewhere needing to be used.

I can now find things like floral wire (already wrapped in green), plastic lightbulbs, beads and crepe paper; all that I used on this project! Oh, can't forget the glitter glue of course!

GIVEAWAY: Just for fun and since it's the first of December, my favorite month, I'm going to give away one of the ornaments to a lucky respondent. Please post with a link to an Ornament making or Christmas gift project that you particularly enjoy, just found or have made (whether your design or someone elses)! I'll give you an additional entry for posting to your blog about this giveaway (please come back and tell me so I know.) Make sure you leave your email address if your post doesn't link to your blog. Good luck! I'll close this next Monday the 7th. (check back I might be inclined to give away more things for Christmas!)

Here's a couple of my favorite projects I've found: Ornaments, Topper, Garland, Tree Skirt.

3 comments:

cherylstrait said...

Hey Kris,
I am loving your bright new banner, boy you are over hauling everything...LOL

LindaGJ said...

Your work is so gorgeous, I would love to enter your contest!
Linga713@sbcglobal.net
Thank you so much for your give away of one of your precious items. And if I don't win, congratulations to the winner!
Merry Christmas, my favorite time of year!!!
Linda :)

trisha too said...

hey! hi!!

VERY cute ornaments; of course we all want one! it also makes me want to make some--i bought Christmas light bulbs last year on clearance for some such thing!!

http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-did-you-do-last-night.html

there's my latest ornament making attempt. not nearly as cut as your angels!!

:)