Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sweet Goodness Swaps- WInter White Swap

This round of SGS had a winter white theme. A bit challenging for me since I am all about color. For a few weeks I was really stumped. But after reading my partner, Ashley's blog I found my inspiration. And, since Ashley has received her goodies, I can now share them here!

Ashley is into digital scrapbooking and has created an elegant shabby chic vibe for her blog. She also writes very eloquently about her faith. So I tried to create projects that would emphasize the reason for the season.

First up,
Altered Bottles
A trio of altered bottles. I had so much fun making the first bottle that I couldn't stop. Plus all the designers say to group collections-right?

These were fun and I got to try a new product- etching creme. If you click on the picture you can see the etched bottle is the one with the polka dots.
Rejoice Stocking

Next up,
A Christmas stocking of course! This is the year of the stocking around here!
I wasn't able to get to a copy shop as planned. So I didn't use Citra-Solv. Instead I made a patch by taping fabric to a piece of card stock and then printing it on my computer. The trim has tiny bells on it. I was thrilled to find this at Joannes after Thanksgiving.
 Inkjet Printed Stocking

I used an image I found in a google search and this quote from Martin Luther:

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
- Martin Luther

The stocking was filled with a few goodies I hope Ashley will like. 
Spool Ornaments
An ornament, some nail files, and a few crafty odds and ends.

For the thrifted item, I got lucky and found this little pewter (?) snowman dish. 
Thrifted Snowman Dish

Once again the ladies at Sweet Goodness Swaps have organized a fun and creative challenge!