The First Noel

Hello Everyone
For the November Challenge at Crafty Individuals the theme is Winter Frost

Here are a few words from Jean, about the challenge.
Effie is in charge of November, and has picked the lovely theme of ‘Winter Frost’. So I guess anything winteryish with a touch of snow or glitter would be perfect for this theme. We do hope you will join in with something wintery or christmassy!

Here are the usual guidelines:

To enter this month’s Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product please, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to this Blog. Leave a link in the URL box displayed in this post to take us directly to your Challenge project, which will then appear on this Blog as a thumbnail image – so we can all see your wonderful arty work. If you don’t have a blog we are happy to accept emailed image entries too.

At the end of the month Effie will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don’t forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of December.
For my team sample I gathered my Crafty Individuals winter/Christmas themed stamps, mulling over what to work with when it was decided for me as soon as I spied a small canvas lying beside a Prima Relics and Artifacts wing, lying beside a stamp I already had attached to an acrylic block.  All coming together as a Christmas ornament.oneThe sizing of Noel  (from CI -446, a recently released Elements set) made it the perfect word to fit into the canvas recess with only the addition of some subtle stamping in the form of a music score stamp, with a light scattering of mica flakes before sealing. twoI like to mix my metallics, something I was told NOT to do when I studied Art & Design at Secondary School. I will happily combine gold with silver, with brass, with bronze, etc!   I worked with layers of Champagne, Pure Platinum, a gold and a brass and a bronze bringing it all together with a dash of white.  A pity that the shimmer on the wing hasn’t translated to the photographs.
Despite all the shimmer of the various paints, the actual frame was looking too flat so I stamped into clear texture paste.  I was much happier with the extra texture and it fitted perfectly for the style and overall feel I was aiming for.threeIf you are in the middle of winter themed artwork, either Christmas cards or gifts or it could be Mixed Media or textile art. Whatever it is, if it is Winter Frost and follows the challenge guidelines then why not join the fun!
Many thanks for taking the time to visit this post.


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie G
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 23:25:18

    Such a beautiful Christmas ornament Lynne 🙂 love the colours and wonderful textures around the CI stamp

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x


  2. Christine Smith
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 23:28:18

    Ooh such a gorgeous wintery ornament! xxx


  3. butterfly
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 00:35:44

    Just lovely, Lynne – the delicate shimmery textures on the frame are so delightful – I bet they catch the light beautifully, and I love the Noel stamp.
    Alison xx


  4. Lynn Price
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 03:11:23

    Beautiful, and so glad you mix your metallics – they are fabulous!! Fantastic texture throughout….and I really love the neutral palette. xxx Lynn


  5. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 08:46:57

    Loving your shimmery, frosted tree ornaments, Lynne. Are you going to create a tree’s worth? And if so, can we see?


  6. pearshapedchris
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 09:27:14

    Fabulous – such a wonderful vintage look! Chrisx


  7. Sue F
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 14:04:48

    So pretty and delicate looking. I’ve always mixed metallics – I think they complement each other beautifully. Thanks for the suggestion re: Darkroom Door on Facebook.


  8. Dorthe
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 14:10:23

    This is the most beautiful necklace, dearest Lynne,, what a special and lovely piece.
    The wings on top of the canvas is wonderful, the frame you created with the stamping in texture paste looks so stunning , and I love the shimmer, This is such a special piece, in the words, most beautiful meaning, Lynne !!
    I can`t stop looking at it dear friend.
    Dorthe, xx


  9. Samantha Read
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 14:45:02

    Ooo you’re such a rebel lol. I’ve never heard of NOT mixing metallics. Rules are made to be broken!! This is just as gorgeous as always Lynne.
    Poppy and I send big hugs x


  10. Autumn
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 14:47:54

    Fantastic ornament! Looks completely store bought! I love every single detail! 🙂


  11. Rachel Fisher
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 16:20:03

    absolutely stunning Lynne – really amazing work – i adore it! Hugs rachel x


  12. Corrie
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 17:18:20

    So beautiful !
    Corrie x


  13. Julie Lee
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 20:18:11

    A truly lovely ornament, Lynne. I love the lace, the pearls and purity of it. It’s such a beautiful creation. You always create breath-taking loveliness xx


  14. Anne R
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 22:02:47

    Oh how beautiful Lynne, a wonderful creation. I love the effect you created on the reversed frame and the wings are gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx


  15. Meggymay
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 22:08:28

    A gorgeous winter project, stunning details as always.
    Yvonne xx


  16. coco
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 22:14:45

    The little frame is very beautiful Lynne!!!
    And I’m like you, I LOVE mixing different Metallic colors that are not supposed to be mixed up! I’m sure the shine on the wings is totally scrumptious…
    Well done, Jean must have been really happy with this!
    Hugs and love, Coco xx


  17. gio
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 07:19:41

    This is so pretty and so you! I can imagine a full Christmas tree with all these beautiful decoration hanging in cream, it would be a dream, so chic!


  18. Chris
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 16:16:48

    Absolutely beautiful, Lynne. Love the textured frame and all the glimmer.

    Chris xx


  19. paper profusion
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 23:01:06

    So beautifully vintage Lynne and and I do hope you wear this beauty yourself come Christmas day. I certainly can imagine it’s fantastic shimmer and the wonderful effect of those blended metallics. Gorgeously designed. Nicola x


  20. trisha too
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 23:12:37

    I am in love with all your sweet Christmas projects–more, please, Miss Lynne! (And I’m with you–mix those metallics to your heart’s content–well done!) 🙂


  21. craftytrog
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 17:35:12

    Beautiful!!! xx


  22. Sharon
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 03:52:28

    So sweet – loving all the white creations you have been making Lynne! Inspiring as always!


  23. Corrie
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 17:52:43

    Looks very wintery, love all the lace !
    Corrie x


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