Monday, July 27, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers #144 - Anything But a Card

Hello Everyone!


It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More! This time around our lovely hostess Carole has chosen the theme ANYTHING BUT A CARD, so she wants to see your tags, canvasses, 3D projects, whatever you can think of...as long as it's NOT a card.

I had this photo printout of my two precious little girls leftover from another project, so I decided to get a head start on Christmas and put together a new ornament. Lots of ribbon, glitter and bling to catch the twinkly lights as they dance on my tree.




DECOART ORNAMENT TUTORIAL:

- I painted the frame with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Rich Espresso, the I applied a thin layer of DecoArt Crackle Glaze. I wasn't looking for a lot of crackle here, my intent was a more distressed look, which I achieved by taking my heat gun to the glaze before it was dry and overheating it to create bumps and bubbles.

- I took a sponge and dabbed some Dazzling Metallics Champagne Gold here and there and then highlighted some areas with Metallic Lustre Gold Rush. All the different shades of gold will work really well for catching the light from the twinkling lights on my tree.


 - the sprigs on the top were painted with DecoArt Decou-Page Matte and then I coated some of them with DecoArt Glamour Dust Sprinkle-On Glitter - Crystal and some of them with some coarse glitter that I had on hand.




UPDATE:
My ornament won awards from the following wonderful challenges:

(I was inspired by Kathy's black, white and gold project, so beautiful)




That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.



89 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to showcase your fur babies! Love the sparkle and shine!

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  2. Pamellia, this is a very lovely and original suspension !!! incredible glamor !!! very like! hugs))

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  3. Its Gorgeous..all the treatment given to the frame make it look amazing !

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  4. Oooh super gorgeous ...I thought it actually was a metal frame!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  5. Amazing result and how metalic the frame looks, it's incredible work of art.xxx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  6. Oh My!! Christmas, Fur babies, G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S frame, bling…..heavenly!!! I love the "metal" you made! Hugs, Chrisx

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  7. Your Christmas frame looks great, and sets your little cuties beautifully in scene! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. That is a lovely ornament Pamellia ! Gorgeous!
    Such cuties!
    oxo
    Susi

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  9. Gorgeous ornament Pamellia!!! Love the antique look of the frame, and pretty bling you added! Just fabulous! Have a great day my dear!
    Samra

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  10. How utterly GORGEOUS this is Pamellia...and your Girls too!!! What a fabulous Christmas ornament...to be treasured always! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderfully creative ideas!! Have a most wonderful day my crafty friend!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  11. Look at your adorable little girls showcased so beautifully . Love your vintage ornament Pamellia, love how you used the glaze. Such a classy piece. Tracy x

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  12. What a beautiful sparkly creation! and your girls are SO sweet!

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  13. This will look so pretty hanging on your Christmas tree and such a lovely way to include your babies in the celebrations.
    Lorraine

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  14. Such a pretty and special ornament. Thanks for sharing how u made it too.

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  15. Beautiful creation Pamellia. Hugs Veerle

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  16. Lovely Pamellia - this is very classy and beautifully designed. Nikki xx

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  17. Your ornament is as fabulous as your puppies! Oh, how cute they are! Amazing project, Pamellia and a wonderful way to display those babies! Hugs! Branka xxx

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  18. Lovely ornament and so so cute little pet.
    Hugs ♥

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  19. Such a lovely way to frame your cute 'babies', this will look amazing on your tree!
    Chris
    x

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  20. Stunning -- the sprigs are beautiful and soooo sparkling. Love the gorgeous pendants. What adorable girls :) Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

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  21. wonderful frame for your lovelies, Pamellia! The twinkling ornament will be amazing on your christmas tree!
    xxx Evelyn

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  22. Gorgeous ornament,I love the danglers n the big bow.Your pets look super cute .

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  23. this is stunning, the sprigs are so sparkly and beautiful. Love it. Marlene

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  24. Wow this is fabulous Pamellia, love your little babies and the gorgeous detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  25. Wow this is fabulous Pamellia, love your little babies and the gorgeous detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  26. Pamellia, your ornament is gorgeous! You never miss a detail and this is filled with Christmas elegance. The pictures are adorable and certainly deserving of such a masterpiece! The frame itself is gorgeous and I love your detailing. The pendants will sparkle so beautifully on a tree and I love the top cluster of goodies. The abundance of pearls and sparkle throughout your ornament are breathtaking. Stunning work, my dear friend! May your day be as beautiful and sweet as this creation. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  27. Your two babies are just tooo gorgeous and they make the perfect centre for a tree ornament. I love how you have aged the frame and those crystals are stunning.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  28. Gorgeous Christmas Ornament Pamellia, love all the little details and beautiful vintage look. Love the little picture.
    Avril xx

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  29. Oh, Pamellia, this is so sweet and adorable! I love seeing your little furbabies! What a wonderful ornament! The gold is beautiful and I love the added bling!

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  30. Such a fun, pretty project, Pamellia!

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  31. Oh my, Pamellia, I do love this, what a great idea, your little furry girlies are so adorable!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  32. Oh my, this is absolutely stunning!! I love all of the glitzy glamour to showcase your two precious babies!! The frame looks amazing!! I love the crystals!! And the top decoration - perfect!! Love, love this my friend!! It's beyond gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. They are the most adorable hairy kids and deserves such an elegant frame!! xx

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  34. Gorgeous Christmas ornament Pamellia! I love all of the bling and that sweet little picture!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  35. Love your sweet fur babies and the frame is so elegant around them. Love the crystals and the lush bow on top..gorgeous Pamellia.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  36. Gorgeous and will add even more sparkle to your wonderful tree.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  37. Stunning project. Thank you for sharing how you made it

    Love Chrissie xx

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  38. This is stunning. Such a beautiful design and an adorable photos.
    hugs Sue xx

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  39. Your fur babies look so cute Pamellia, its a fabulous decoration for your tree.
    Yvonne xx

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  40. What an adorable photo, and what a lovely setting you've created for it.
    Alison xx

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  41. Absolutely beautiful creation Pamellia, love the glitzy style of it and of course your little girls make it even more adorable ;)
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxx

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  42. Gorgeous project Pamellia, stunning frame and beautiful embellishments, your fur babies are adorable.
    Hugs Pam x

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  43. What a beautiful decoration Pamellia. The frame looks so elegant and I love the pearls and bling you've added. The gem danglers are superb and the bow is wonderful. I'm afraid your fur babies steal the show though, they are absolutely adorable xx

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  44. What a wonderful card, Pamellia. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and please join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  45. Your art is so beautiful, and I would LOVE to have you play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. We offer awesome prizes and lots of fun each week in our Anything Goes challenges. I hope you will play along!
    Karen
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  46. Aww so cute and gorgeous Pamellia i love it .
    Elaine H X

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  47. What a perfect way to show off your sweet pups Pamellia. Your transformation of the frame is awesome and the gems add such sparkle.Happy Tuesday xx

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  48. Wow! Love this frame, what a stunning piece of work and your pups are adorable! Hugs Carole Z X

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  49. This is gorgeous Pamellia - love all the little bits of bling you have added!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  50. OMG those are the cutest dogs I have ever seen (well apart from mine of course!!)!! What a gorgeous way to display such a precious photo, Pamellia! Those crystal drops look amazing! xxx

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  51. Adorable Pamellia, what a wonderful keepsake ornament showcasing those two cuties!

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  52. Another wonderful creation Pamellia, fabulous!! Love the danglies at the bottom!

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  53. Beautifully made - thanks for sharing your secrets!! Those two little babies are soooo sweet!!
    Sandy xx

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  54. Such a gorgeous project Pamellia with the most wonderful details. The photograph is super cute....give them both a hug from Bonnie Scotland

    TFS Annie xx

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  55. Oh! that is so glamorous and will be perfect on an elegant Christmas tree. Gorgeous.

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  56. Hi Pamellia
    This is a lot posher ornament than my funky foam efforts lol! Still it counted as mixed media for me hahaha!
    Will be lovely hanging from your tree, giving the girlies pride of place. Hope your going to do one of Mr J too so there's no jealousy lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  57. Beautiful tree ornament and what a great way to showcase your " Girls"

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  58. Your ornament is just beautiful and those little pups are so adorable. Have a great day.

    Shirley

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  59. A gorgeous ornament Pamellia, such lovely sparkle and fabulous photograph - it will look wonderful on your Christmas tree.
    Pauline
    x

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  60. Beautiful ornament Pamellia your little fur babies look so cute a treasure for sure.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  61. Yummy bling! LOVE the fur baby, and oh so elegant!

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  62. This is gorgeous Pamellia, I love all the sparkle and I love your gorgeous little dogs too! Beautiful work, as always. Hugs, Anne xx

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  63. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  64. This is adorable Pamellia, I am sure it will have pride of place on you Christmas tree. Two beautiful little puppies and the ornament frame is fabulous. Sally.x.

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  65. OMGosh!! How adorable are these sweet fur babies!!

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  66. You know of my love for animals and this just tugs at my heart dear Bubbles. What a wonderful and very unique ornament for your tree. Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin and your fur babies. ~Doc

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  67. WOW this is stunning! SO gorgeous and I am sure when the light hits this, it will dazzle and sparkle away! Beautiful keep sake!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  68. Precious inside frame - Exquisite Frame! j.

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  69. Precious inside frame - Exquisite Frame! j.

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  70. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this time!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  71. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 64 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  72. This will be so sparkly and pretty on your tree. Perfect for Christmas! Nicola x

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  73. A stunning project, gorgeous decorations. Very clever and aratisitic. So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Christmas Caz

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  74. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
    Mags
    x

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  75. This is such a pretty frame for those two cuties. Love the added charms. Thanks for joining in with our 'How Charming' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  76. A gorgeous ornament love the frame and the distressed look -all the bling and love the cute pic
    carol x

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  77. Such a pretty ornament thanks for sharing with us for our Christmas in July Challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Alli x

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  78. Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Moments Maria

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  79. What a fabulous ornament. I love it! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

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  80. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

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  81. Your little girls are so cute!! And your project is bling-tastic!! Love those hanging crystals - they'll certainly catch the light. Thanks for providing such lovely inspiration for my Challenge!! Cxx

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  82. Great project and it's good to see how you put it together too.

    Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge
    Helen x

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