Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sparkle & Glitter WOYWW 132

No change on my desk again this week as I haven't crafted except for the hats that the boys asked me to make for them (see post below).
So I thought I would show you the results of my desk from a few weeks back.
Remember the baubles I was going to try an experiment on!

I was going to chuck them out last year but hung onto them. Here are just three of them ready to be covered with sheets of kitchen towel that I had carefully peeled apart to make them really thin.
Lots of gluing, layering and shredding the towels into tiny scraps later and then when dry coating in acrylic paint they looked like this.

Looking better but not quite finished. So I coated them in more PVA glue and rolled in silver glitter and left to hang for a day.

These were the 2nd gift item for my partner in the Christmas Decoration Swap and as they have now been received I can show. One of the things my partner said she liked was contemporary silver and pastel Xmas items so hope they fitted the bill.
Here they are sparkling in the daylight.

If you pop over to Julia's blog here you will find loads of other desks to snoop about, well over 100 each week!!

Going to enter them into the following challenges.

Creatalicious: For Christmas and make sure it sparkles.

Delightful Challenges: Blue Christmas.

Crafty Catz: Anything Goes.

Pile it On: Bling it Up.

Cupcake Crafts: Sparkles, shines, gleams or glitters.


Unknown said...

Good morning Mrs.A!
What a fantastic idea!! I have tons of baubles that need remaking!! Thanks for the brilliant idea! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Annie said...

Love what you've done with the baubles. What a great idea to put a bit of life back into the old ones I've got.
A x

Ann said...

What a fab idea - I've got lots of old plastic baubles that could do with just such a makeover. And I love that little curtain ring wreath too. You are so clever!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

What a great idea! Love them!

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Doreen said...

I love the baubles such a good

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Ooh, I love the fabulous sparkle and the colours are beautiful! A very clever make over project.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious.

Warm hugs

Twiglet said...

Jut had a quick catch up - so many lovely Christmas bits on your blog and I love a bit of upcycling with your baubles (sounds a bit cheeky!)

lindyloo said...

oh i just love all the sparkle thank you for joining us at crafty catz
linda x

Mary Ann Tate said...

I love the redo of the ornaments and I really like the blue colour with the sparkles. Very nice:)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh well done Mrs A, they worked really well, can't imagine your recipient not being thrilled.

Sherry said...

The baubles turned out really great!

Tracey FK said...

beautiful baubles... so glad we got to see the results... they are lovely...xx

okienurse said...

awesomely gorgeous, glittery, and sparkly ornaments you made Mrs. A. Love the pastel colors also! Have a great week and Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

Lunch Lady Jan said...

They are the perfect Christmas bauble - GLITTERY SPARKLY CHRISTMASNESS !
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

Curly said...

OMGosh this is one very adorable creation I love the image and the design & layout and the colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mrs A. glad to see it true crafter tradition you have extended the life for a few more years such a pretty colour too, happy WOYWW! Shaz in opz.x

Donna said...

Oh wow Mrs A, these are gorgeous and such a lovely idea to alter plain tree deccies, Sophie would love doing something like this, they;re fab! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Zue said...

I love what you have done with the baubles.
I like your method:)Must give that one a try.
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Mrs A those baubles are absolutely superb! I can't believe how they started out and what you used to transform them. Good job!

Brenda 68

Faye said...

Ooooh, I like these. You might want to keep that rather nice plate out of sight next time I'm there too. xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there Mrs. Piddle!! hee hee Thanks for visiting my blog. I still haven't made it to everyone's WOYWW post.....

When I saw Alien in your blog title I wondered if you'd heard of Roswell, New Mexico. One of my first posts was on the movie "Cowboys and Aliens" which was filmed near where I live. But really, you aren't interested in aliens.... hee hee.

Have a good weekend!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I'm here again, can't stop admiring them! Thanks for sharing with Cupcake.


Shoshi said...

Oooh pretty, Mrs.A! Nothing like a bit of glitter.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Just got back from the funeral this evening - it all went very well - an amazing experience. As for the bag skirts, I'm afraid you're going to have to contain your curiosity for a bit longer - as soon as I've got some more made I'll do another post and all will be explained! I seem to have got everyone going with this - nobody has a clue what I'm on about!!!

Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #58

Faye said...

So, you thought I didn't notice you snuckering in under the radar?! I love your sparkly baubels, thanks so much for sharing them with us at Cupcake this week. xxx

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Love the Glitter Ornaments! Happy WOYWW 132. Thanks for Sharing!

Shirley Pumpkin #63

Tammie Edgerton said...

What an inventive way to bring new life into recycled ornaments. Love all that glitter!!! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

One Happy Stamper
Pile It On! DT

Katie said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On :)