Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Reverse Confetti December Creative Hop


Welcome to Reverse Confetti's December Creative Hop! I'm betting most of us are shaking our heads over Christmas being only sixteen days away. Crazy, huh? 

Today's hop is going to be a fun one! Each of the Confetti Crew has a new project to share, as well as another look at three favorite Reverse Confetti projects from 2015.



For the full hop order, as well as a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate, head over to the Reverse Confetti blog. If you're making your way along the hop, you should have arrived here from Amy TsurutaWhen you're finished here, you'll head next to Leigh Penner (I'll link again at the end).


For my new project, I created a Christmas tree using various Confetti Cuts dies. My inspiration came from this Rag Ribbon Christmas Tree project by Lucy at Craftberry Bush. 

I started by cutting a piece of lattice board down to about 7 1/2 inches. I painted it white, then lightly sanded for a weathered look.




I die-cut a whole bunch of the Stitched Flag Trio die-cuts out of some thin corrugated cardboard I had in my stash. I sponged the edges with white pigment ink, then splattered with white mist.

Working from the bottom up, I used hot glue to adhere the flags to the lattice wood strip. The longer flags are at the bottom, medium in the middle, and the shortest ones are at the top. 

Next, I "decorated" my tree much like you'd decorate a regular tree -- felt Circle Garland die-cuts first, then twine, then Leafy and Branch Out die-cuts as "picks," and last some silver star and circle sequins for the ornaments.




My tree topper is a star die-cut from the You Are A Star Confetti Cuts set. I topped that off with a button tied off with metallic silver embroidery floss.

My initial plan was for this to be a piece of holiday decor. On second thought, I'll be using it as an oversize tree ornament. My family cut down a beast of a tree this past weekend, a Colorado Blue Spruce with lots of room between branches, so some big ornaments like this will be perfect.



CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Stitched Flag Trio, Circle Garland, Leafy, Branch Out, You're A Star

INK:  white pigment ink

PAPER: corrugated cardboard; PTI Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, and Dark Chocolate card stock

OTHER: silver sequins, ivory felt, ivory button, silver metallic twine, black and white baker's twine, white mist, lattice wood, off-white acrylic paint, sanding block




Next up, three favorite Reverse Confetti designs from the past year:





 from the July 22 Wednesday in the Works





That's it for me today. The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Leigh Penner! Enjoy!


26 comments:

~amy~ said...

Amy, your tree is STUNNING....love it...all the layers and details...perfect.
Great picks...I simply love your style.

Lisa H. said...

THUD!!! yep, that's my jaw hitting the table. wow! that tree is sooooo freakin' creative and soooo beautiful. wow! and your faves are some of mine. you always inspire me :)

Cynthia Daugherty said...

what a great Christmas project to display, even into the New Year.

Karen said...

This is just wonderful---like everything else you create!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this oversized ornament is gorgeous and so creative, Amy! Fabulous!
And I love the other projects you shared, too! I just love being on the Reverse Confetti DT with you!

jan metcalf said...

Love your weathered Christmas tree!

Marisa said...

That tree is FABULOUS!!! Your creativity knows no bounds!! Oh to have but one of your creative genes!

Amy Rohl said...

You are so freaking inspirational, Amy!!! Aack, the flag tree is absolutely creative genius! Of course, I love all your picks, too. That pineapple gets me every time!

Nora N. said...

Oh Amy-that tree is so FUN!!!

cm said...

Your tree is a rustic, charming delight! Talk about an innovative way to use RC products! Choosing three favourite projects from 2015, given your immense creativity, must have been quite the challenge! Your selections: amazing!
~carol

Connie Wine said...

Amazing, beautiful and so very creative!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Now that is a great way to use your dies to the fullest degree! Love it.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love your tree with all the layers, but that must have been so time consuming.
Great result!

emma sleppy said...

That tree is too much. I won't have time to make it this year, but def Next season!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such amazing projects, Amy! So much scrumptiousness to love about each and every one! And that tree... Swoon! Such great texture, and I adore the distressed appeal! Just stunning!

Deepa M. said...

Amy your tree is amazing!!! I'm saving the idea right now so I can try and make one over the weekend. You always have such creative projects, I am always inspired when I visit your blog!

Denise Bryant said...

wow... awesome! love that tree with all the layers and textures!!!

Chrissy Larson said...

OMG! That tree is amazing, Amy!! WOW!

Michele Henderson said...

I love ALL your projects! SO fresh and colorful!
Take care!
Michele

Helen Gullett said...

LOVE THE TREE!!!! You are so creative creating that tree out of tags!

Kay Miller said...

Amy! Oh wow!! That tree is totally unbelievable!! That is stunning! It must have taken you hours to put that all together, but definitely worth it. The results are amazing! All of your projects are gorgeous! I'm a big fan! :)

Mary Holshouser said...

the Christmas tree is wonderful.
Would be so much fun to decorate.
Love your pineapple card.
thanks for sharing some great projects.

Julie said...

That tree is just so stinkin' cute! Love it...want it!!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

WOW-WOW-WOW! That tree is awesome!!! What a cool idea!!!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Your 3D tree is an inspiration!

maria f. said...

Amazing projects - each one better than the previous!