Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glitter Tree by Say it with Letters

ETA: Wanted to let everyone know that I've entered this project in to the Dolce Stamps shine challenge for this week! You can check out the details here...prizes involved!!

I'm excited to be back sharing my December Say it with Letters project! (Back to the Tim tags tomorrow!!) For those of you who don't know, SIWL is a company that produces wooden letters and shapes (even custom work!) that can be easily altered with paint or paper. Check out their products, they're fabulous!

This month we're all focused on the holidays and my assisgnment this month was to alter a Christmas tree. As soon as I received this in the mail, I thought white and sparkly! (Quite a change for me as our own real tree is covered in vintage ornaments!!)

I knew that we had some great white sparkly paper in the store so I picked that up and got the tree covered. (I used Zip Dry to adhere the paper but any strong glue will work) I used white stain ribbon to cover the edges of the tree, again using Zip Dry. As I was holding ribbon, waiting for glue to dry, I spied the white rose ribbon sitting in my ribbon tray (ribbon by Tim Holtz) and thought I'd give that a try to see how it looked on the tree. Insert happy face as I attached the first piece of ribbon...love the white roses!!

Then I needed to add some bling...I toyed with all kinds of options but ended up using the rhinestone swirls from Zva. I just can't get enough flowers and rhinestones!! I then added a few icy blue single rhinestones to act as ornaments. (I actually started with red and my youngest, who was watching me, said, "Mom, you need to use blue, red doesn't look that good..." Smart boy!) The last element was this fabulous sparkly star that I picked up at my local craft store. A touch of hot glue held the star on perfectly!

Want to see what everyone else on the team created (you'll love the different designs!!), head on over to the SIWL blog!



Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Hey Kim!

This is just fabulous with all kinds of beautiful detail!

Thank you so very much for deciding to play along with us at Dolce Stamps Thursday challenge.

I wanted to make sure that you know that in order to be eligible for the prizes, you will need to do two things:

1. First, make sure that you mention in your blog post that you've entered this project into the Dolce Stamps metallic/shine challenge.

2. Finally, make sure that you become a follower of the Dolce Stamps challenge blog.

I would hate for you to miss out on a chance to win some free stamping goodies because this project is awesome!


Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

This is gorgeous I really love the shine with white on white and a splash of silver and blue. Make sure you follow Heather suggestion we want you to qualify for our Shine and Metallic Challenge at Dolce Stamps and Cards. Simply gorgeous.

jkreucher said...

How beautiful! love the sparkle on this lovely tree!
So glad you joined us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards metallic and shine challenge!

Cindy said...

Oh Kim this is darling I love your tree..
Thanks for playing along with us.