Monday, 2 January 2012

Mini Artsy Ornaments

I've not blogged in soooo long, been a little bit too busy but now the festivities are over for another year and I've finally had the opportunity to get a little messy and creative! I signed up some weeks ago for an online workshop with Christy Tomlinson and some of her artsy friends, it was all about making handcrafted ornaments and gifts for Christmas but I was so busy working and preparing to have the family - 13 for Christmas dinner - that I didn't have time to make anything much before the holiday. Now that Gillian and her lot have gone back to Hampshire and the house is a bit quieter I've had time to watch some more of the video tutorials and a chance to try something out for myself :o)

These mini canvases are what I started with - I bought them and some new acrylic paints with a Hobbycraft voucher I got for Christmas - they are so cute, less than 3" square! They have been painted and paper-pieced with scraps of patterned papers, then scribbled on, had ribbons & bows added then finally mod-podged to seal and protect the painted surfaces. They could have ribbon or hooks added to hang them, magnets added to the back to pop on the fridge or maybe they could all be strung together to make a wall hanging - I haven't decided yet how I will use them but I wanted to share them because I love them so much!

Here is a closer look:

Entering these challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Something New
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes with Your New Stash
Gingerloft - Winter OR Christmas 
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card
The Squirrel & the Fox - Something New 
One Stop Craft - Winter wishes
Fabulous Friday - Something New
Phindy's Place - Scraps


Lisa M said...

Jenni these are just SPECTACULAR! I love them, I really really do!! The backgrounds with the faint wording and then such an incredibly fun image with the details. These are fantastic!

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Shirl said...

Happy New Year Jenni and my oh my these canvases are brilliant, the colours and vibrancy are amazing truly pieces of superb art.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

laney said...

WOW! Jennie these are super works of art !!love them all
Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week would love to see you next week too

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful painting, your canvas looks great.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Kathy said...

Wowzers, these are really cool! I LOVE the mini canvas idea, and your's are so artsy and fun. Thanks so much for joining us in the scraps challenge at Phindy's Place this week.

Sandy said...

Fantastic little artworks, love them. What a fab gift - you'll have to share what you end up doing with them later,

Ashley Horton said...

Wow! These are great and I love the texture you created with the paint!! I especially love the 3rd one down!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Joni Parker said...

Wow...these are totally amazing... I'm captivated by them!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Sheila said...

Jenni, These are fabulous! Well done, Sheila:)X

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

These are just amazing! Love the design and colors.
So glad you could share with us at
Creative Inspirations Paint

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous projects!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x