Saturday, November 1, 2008

**EDITED**A puzzled Christmas.....

** I've just heard from Julie that this has been nominated to be shown on the Inspirational blog. So a huge thank you to whoever it was who nominated it...you have really made my day!**



Hello. I've made this puzzle decoration for the Basic Grey challenge which is 'Christmas' this week and for the One stop craft challenge which is 'wings'.

I used acrylic paint dabbers in Espresso and Cranberry, Alcohol inks in Raisin, Oregano and gold mixatives, Distress ink in aged mahogany. Papers are Basic Grey 'Infuse' and the star chips are from my Basic Grey 'Sultry' pack. Images were free downloads from Crafty computer papers and the wings were stamps from my stash. Beads from a necklace Belle has yet again destroyed...!

Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs
Em.x

54 comments:

Macpurp said...

oh I love this! need to have a closer look at it and see how you did it!

lovely!

Sharon said...

Brilliant Emma! It really made me smile to see Santa with wings - great interpretation of the theme. Thanks for joining us this week at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon

All Pink girl said...

Oh wow this is stunning fabulous work ,Dawnxxx

Just call me G said...

Blinking Nora, you could definitely sell these on a Christmas Craft Fair.. I bet loads of people would be fighting to buy one.. You just know it would look so festive hung next to a candle.... >> Had a Christmassy moment come over me there!

Thank you angel for the comments on my blog and :( at the post office losing your card to me...

I need to read back on everyones blogs and leave comments and will do so over the next few weeks..

Hugs

Gina xx

Sarah said...

Fantastic job with those alcohol inks, Emma!

Donna said...

Oh Emma this is beautiful, so much detail to look at, i'm going back to have another look and work out how you did it all lol. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge and hope your having a great weekend. Donna x

Kristen said...

This is so beautiful and very original! Love it!

Sharon said...

Wow Em this is fab. I love everything about it & would love it hanging from my tree, I love the vintage look decorations.
Well done
Sharon :-)x

NGCARDS said...

my word hun this is gorgeous! I love it, send it over to me now! lol aha
I love this vintage christmas look, it makes me feel really cosy and like a lil girl again watching father christmas and the snowman on tv.... sorry about that trip down memory lane then! lol
Thank you for commenting my docrafts cards, I was nervous about doing this as I really didn't want to mess up but im proud of what I came up with =)
Its not such a bad thing Belle destroys necklaces, they look pretty on crafts =P xxx

Helena said...

This is fantastic, I love it, well done!
xxxx

Ruth - Crafty Wanderings said...

Love it - it's so different...I wish I was as daring as you when it comes to making this kind of thing!

Amazing!
Ruth xx

CindyBee said...

Wow- fabulous work. This is stunning

Faye said...

Fantastic Christmas art. Thanks for listing the items you used. Sounds like a lot of steps to get to the final beautiful design.

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

This is fantastic Emma and so different. It was great working with you on the DT and glad you enjoyed it too. I have you in my favourites so I shall be back visiting again soon.

Take care,

Jo x

fairymadjo said...

wow its brill, love santa,huggs jo

NGCARDS said...

just a quick note ... you been tagged!! xxx

princesskitten said...

First time I have seen a SANTA with wings huni - great idea!

ScrappyPam said...

What fun this is! I love it!

Elaine said...

Thanks for linking my candy :) Good Luck!!

Elaine x

Trace Dee said...

Emma this is fab. i love making christmas decotations and giving them instead of cards.

Love

Tracey

Gabigabs said...

Absolutely stunning. Love your colors and the design.

Lyneen said...

These are Beaytiful... Grat way to use the puzzle peices!

Dawn said...

Emma these are brilliant - didn't know you dabbled in mixed media too!!

Jane said...

{am I nuts} quick answer Em is YES!! :)

WOWsers on your BG project, that is completely AWESOME...permission to lift it sometime soon Purleeeese
hugs
Jx

CraftyC said...

Its stunning Emma, bet you got your fingers all inky with this one!!
Clairex

Sarah C said...

That jigsaw piece is just - WOW. It's stunning, amazing, beautiful, gorgeous and delightful. Guess what???? I love it xxx

manicstamper said...

WOW.........what a beautiful piece of work. I love it.

Tracey said...

This is beautiful, looks like it took some time, Tracey x

Annchen said...

Stunning work!

bubblegum said...

Emma this is just soooo stunning - I love it to bits..what a fabulous idea - you clever girl you. :) :)

xxDebbiexx

maddy hill said...

oh i love it Emma ! love the puzzle peice .x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Love this Emma, such a cool idea. Hope you are well. I have a little something for you on my blog. Hugs, Lainy xx

a message from gillyflower said...

wow this is super beautiful work
just stunning i bet these would sell well at the craft fairs may be worth giving it a try
gill

Cass said...

This is gorgeous Emma.Beautiful work.Thanks for the comment on my blog.I hadn't been around for a while.Hope you're feeling better.
Hugs
Cass xxx

Cathy said...

Thi is stunning - I wish I was this creative - love the vintage feel to it and the richness of the colours.
Hugs to you and yours,
Cathy xx

WaldfrauAlexa said...

this is really beautiful !!!
Greetings
Alexa

Lisadwb said...

Beautiful!! Everythiing about it is beautiful!

Just call me G said...

Em, not so much a comment.. more a knicker waving attention post.. can you go over to piffle to read the post I have put there for you xxx

bubblegum said...

Oh Emma - what fantastic news - to be shown on Inspirational..you must be soooo chuffed and proud. :) :)

It is a really beautiful piece and would make a fabulous gift..you are one talented girl..:) :)

Hope you are having a good day. :) :)

xxDebbiexx

stampingheaven said...

Hi Emma oh this is fab I love that Santa. Here is my new blog.

http://stampingheaven.wordpress.com

Macpurp said...

well now I have had a closer look at it and well......yeau....its even more amazing in real life! well done you....but shame on you for pinching poor wee Belle's jigsaw puzzle!!!

much love babes.

me xx

Becky said...

Well, it wasn't me but I agree, it's very inspirational!!
Love Becky xx

Pascalebrad said...

This is really stunning Emma! I love the details and it is so creative! Pascale :)

A Robin's Nest said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Emma! Love how you used the distress/ alcohol inks and ink dabbers to come up with that look!

Martine said...

oh wow brilliant hunni, you deserve to be on inspirational as you truly are an inspiration to crafters, i am glad you are playing along with this weeks challenge :), it was great to have you on the team hunni


xx

martine

Kim said...

Oh wow love the jigsaw peice. What a fab Santa image - really getting me into the mood :) kim

scrapnnMO said...

OM goodness what a love project! Love the vintage look! Awesome job! :)

kerry said...

Wow!!! I love this Emma, its brilliant! My kind of christmas decoration.
Kerry xxx
btw, if you want to play I've tagged you.

Deb Wood said...

This is fantastic, Congrats!!

Sammi said...

I lurve it!!!

julietk said...

Ooo i love this too:D

Nikki said...

Wow its great and so different, I love things that are different. Thanks for joining us this week and I just love your blog
Nikki x

Joy said...

It's fantastic, congratulations your creations are very inspirational xx

Giulyana said...

Lovely card,congratulation!

giulyana