Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Warning Bling Alert SDC 67 Squares

This week Valerie challenges us to feature squares in our creations! Little squares, big squares, dark squares, light squares, textured squares, distressed squares or dimensional squares - any square you can think of works for this challenge! Check out how the designers incorporated squares into their projects for some inspiration and then get cutting and join the fun! :)

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in October from all those who played in the September challenges.

Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.  We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this on and doing comment moderation instead.  Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge using SQUARES.  You will have until noon EST on 10/2/12 to join us.
I'm still deeply in love with Oh Tree,(yes I know it's not time for Christmas yet but I love it and it was calling to me lol) so I had to use it again.  The background was made using Tim's 'ink, spritz and flick' technique. It's my new favourite, 'cos it's the one Tim Holtz technique that I can do without ending up with mud! Daniel's tree was then stamped in Flitter Glue then covered with Indigo Blu gilding flakes.
The Stringed Lights were stamped and embossed with silver tinsel EP, and the Mini Chrismas Ornaments were embossed with black tinsel then given a coat of Glossy Accents. (Can you see the bling overload yet)
The base of the tree has had a dose of Frantage glass glitter and embossing enamel.
I though I would try something different on the branches so I added eyelets, then popped gems inside the holes.
Daniel's Tree Topper (small) has been embossed in black and silver EP's and she looks very beautiful lol.
The backing started life as black card and I've sprayed with Radiant Rain's in greens and blues, then sprinkled with glass glitter. It doesn't show up too well here, but as we've had rain for 3 days I had to photograph indoors.
So that is this year's Christmas (yes I said that word again) tree ornament made, and yes it does look like I let a 3 year old loose with the glitter - though in real life it's not quite as glaring :-)
Please pop over to the SDC blog then cut out those squares and join us.
Thanks very much for looking x

Stamps used
These are all available directly from Stampotique Originals and if you live in the very rainy UK, also from Art From The Heart

I'm also linking this to Simon Says Stamp and Show as the challenge this week is For The Love of Sparkle - think mine just about sneaks in lol.


  1. I really needed my shades for this one! Beautiful piece, a really fun tree. Valerie

  2. What a great piece!! Love the vibrant colors and the idea to use eyelets with gems as Christmas balls :-))
    Best, Suzanne x

  3. Loving your fun blingy tree Sue. xx

  4. Bling-tastic Sue! Love the bright colours x

  5. Sue, your Christmas ornament is very cool. I love the unusual and this is certainly that! Love the tree n the middle of your three various sized squares. I love all of the background spritzing and flicking you've done. :) Love the bling eyelets and ornaments you've added to your branches. It's all very artsy! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Really love the colours! Awesome art, with all your details and techniques!


  7. Great tree again, have to say it's my favourite out of the new collection.

    I think you're right, it should just sneak into the Simon says challenge!!!

    Sam xxx

  8. That's a fabulous creation, the colors are wonderful.

  9. Beautiful tree, love all the sparkle-li-ness of it!

  10. Love it - you can never have too much bling!!! :D Claire x

  11. When your tree is up and it's miserable outside you will be glad you made a beautiful bling delight to make your home a shinier place. It's just fab (gotta love that tree!) Hugs, Buttons x

  12. Great use of squares and bling.

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. I love oh tree too, and its not just for christmas. x

  14. That tree is fab and I like the contrast with the squares and bling

  15. i love this tree especially all 'blinged' up - FAB!! Polly x

  16. Gorgeous Sue, you can never have too much sparkle xx

  17. WOW those colours!!! Love it very much


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