Monday, November 16, 2015

Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! They're just flying by, aren't they? Christmas will truly be here before we know it. I should be working on Christmas cards but instead, I have a couple of mixed media ornaments to share with you today :)


I picked up the chipboard ornaments for this project from Hobby Lobby.


I covered this one with Golden Crackle Paste in a thick layer. Once it dried and cracked, I covered it with red acrylic paint, waited a few minutes and then wiped the paint off so that it just filled the cracks. The snowflake on the bottom is a Memory Box Alipine Snowflake die and it was covered with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel.


I cut the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die in grungeboard and painted him with brown acrylic paint. Once he dried, I covered him with Deco Art Crackle Glaze. Once the cracks appeared, I used Viva Inka Metallic Gold to highlight the cracks. The Tim Holtz Pine Trees were covered with Stampendous Chunky White Deep Impression Embossing Enamel.


The poinsettia was cut from a Spellbinders Poinsettia die. Every other layer was embossed with Shabby White Embossing Enamel. The berries in the center are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


This ornament was first covered with black gesso and then red acrylic paint. Deco Art Crackle Glaze was applied all over and once it dried, white acrylic paint was used to bring out the cracks.


The pine branches are Impression Obsession Pine Branch dies. They were covered with Chunky White Deep Impression Embossing Enamel and with Liquitex Glass Beads. Texture Paste was applied through a Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil. Joy is a Memory Box die and it was covered with the Shabby White Embossing Enamel.


I'm entering these in the following challenges:

1) Anything But Cute - It's Ornamental
2) LSP Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes
3) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
4) Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

69 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

oooooook. note to me: Go buy some of that crackle stuff because Lisa shows me how to work miracles with it. Love it. So gorgeous. The end. These projects will definitely make Christmas so much merrier!

Bad Kitty said...

this is very pretty
have a nice day
lots of hugs
>^.^<

Tsaima Eirini said...

Fantastic ornaments!!! Love every single one!!! Bravo...

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The chipboard looks bee-utiful decorated. Like all the TH style & texture they have.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Lisa- the ornaments are beyond words. Such details and loveliness. And the crackle...love the crackle!

Lori Kobular said...

Lisa these ornaments are gorgeous! I love the crackle effect on both of them. You are so creative!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow my friend beautiful ornaments - love the dies and beautiful flowers and bows - the snow look realistic great job as always!!!

Paper Profusion said...

These are totally gorgeous Lisa!!! Nicola x

jimlynn said...

Beautiful ornaments that anyone would love to hang. So pretty and I love the crackle look on the deer with the gold.
Lynn

Patti J said...

These are amazing, Lisa! Beautifully done, my friend! Hugs...

scrAPpamondo said...

All your ornaments are just wonderful!!! I'm speechless! How many way to use crackling! I must learn!! Such fabulous works!! Totally stunning! You rock! Love, love these!!

Redanne said...

These ornaments are absolutely stunning, I keep going back to have another look... the crackled deer is fabulous and the poinsettias are gorgeous. The enameling on the branches looks like real snow too - anyone would be proud to have these hanging on their Christmas tree! Thanks so much for joining in our 'It's Ornamental' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

katieo said...

Beautiful ornaments. I love the crackle details and the pretty poinsettia. These will truly standout on a tree or mantle

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous ornaments Lisa!
Always a fan of your layers ;)

Sherrie K. said...

Hello my friend,
Your ornaments are just stunning! Look at all that amazing texture!!! I love the reindeer and the crackle look! The branches and the poinsettia look beautiful! The colors, details are all stunning! Beautifully done Lisa!!
Hope you had a great wknd! I came down with a bad cold so I have been laying low~ I have SO much to do but not much for energy :(
Sherrie K

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Lisa I hope you will see this, for some reason for the last couple of weeks Blogger has not allowed me to leave you any comments, I just keep getting a big plain white box, so I am trying this to see if you will be able to get this message through leaving a reply to someone elses comment, sorry, I just wanted you to know That I have been coming by, but blogger wont let me comment, I love all of your latest projects.
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Miss Mermaid! How fun! Your love soooo exudes from these amazing ornaments! Thank you for the close ups. Recently saw these at Michaels and wondered how they could be used other than on a wreath. NOW I get it! LOL can you tell I don't get out very often? Always I enjoy walking through your magical paper gardens, and your ornaments made my stroll even more enjoyable. GORGEOUS! XXOO

Pam said...

Your ornaments are just beautiful Lisa! I love how you incorporated the die cuts, frosty snow, and embellishments.
Pam
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Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Lisa! Your ornaments are amazing! Love all the die cut pieces and those fancy Poinsettias! All the texture and snow covered embellishments add such a fantastic touch!

Robin said...

So fabulous! These are gorgeous! I love the crackle and dies. All the snow is such a wonderful touch. Hugs, Robin

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh what masterpieces Lisa...I am drooling and going over each inch again and again...so beautifully you have used the media to create such exquisitely beautiful works of art and hehe delay the card making for some more time and keep the ornaments coming....they are simply fantastic!!

aussie aNNie said...

These are stunning Lisa, I have been struggling to get back into mixed media since dad died for some reason but when I see wonderful work of art like this I just may get back into it. Love the snowflake die and the gorgeous. I have not tried embossing enamel on my dies but this looks fabulous...thanks for the inspiration.xxx
 { aNNie}

yyam said...

Oh my. LOVE the textures from the crackling paste. These turned out sooooooo beautiful.

P/s: I haven't started on my Christmas cards yet. Starting to panic a little...lol

Scrapper69 said...

Oh my Heck Lisa... Those are simply BEAUTIFUL! What Fabulous Ornaments! I just love the details and the shabby chic look you always seem to make it look so easy to do... Have a wonderful day! :)

Theresa

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

These are just AWESOME lisa ! Loved the beautiful mixed media over it..

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy Lisa, I was so hoping you were going to do ornaments this month, I just knew they would be spectacular!!! I love all the wonderful crackle texture and the vintage tones, they create a dreamy Christmas feeling filled with snowy days and moonlit nights! Your poinsettia is stunning, the frantage just sparkles and your red berries are so festive! Your tree is gong to be amazing with these beautiful ornaments added to it!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge, you are such an inspiration! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Sara Barker said...

My Goodness, Lisa! These ornaments are just beautiful! I love all these textured details like the crackled background, the snowy faded dots, the frantage/enamel on the gorgeous die cuts! And your bows are the icing on the cake! Wow! I just adore these ornaments, and know they were made with love and care! Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute with these stunning creations! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Joann Williams said...

Oh wow Lisa these are gorgeous! I love all the mixed texture and detail on each one. The crackle looks awesome on these... just so pretty.. all of it... beautiful my friend! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge too!!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Donna said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, these are just amazing! The details and textures, stunning beyond words!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, these are stunning, the details and textures, love them!

Gwen said...

WOW!! Lisa these are incredible, they are so beautiful! You always amaze me with what you create!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow you really did some awesome projects here Lisa... love those ornaments and they sure are going to look pretty where ever they will be hanging from. Lovely details on each of them.... Super great job on them~

April Story said...

So pretty. I just love Christmas decorations. Love all the depth of the ornaments. Have a great day.
April

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my Lisa my friend! I'd LOVE these on my tree . . . fabulous! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

snappy scrappy said...

These are beyond GORGEOUS!!!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, these are spectacular! I know how much you love mixed media and it always shows in your projects of that nature... they're filled with extra joy. :o) The techniques you used are incredible and your designs couldn't be lovelier. The bows and bells are the sweetest detail and I love the impact of the crackling and embossing enamels... your snowy branches are stunning, too! These are truly masterpieces and will shine on the Christmas tree. :o) Beautifully done, my dearest Lisa. Have a wonderful day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Kathy Krug said...

These are so beautiful. I love all the layering and the paints and embossing powders add so much texture. That Spellbinder's poinsettia is a work of art all on its own. I bet you had a ton of fun with these beauties.

Migdalia said...

Hi Lisa,
These ornaments are outrageously BEAUTIFUL!! I love the fun texture! Such a gorgeous poinsettia and reindeer. Such gorgeous creations my friend!! I absolutely love when you create & mixed media projects. LOVE it!!
Have a blessed day,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Brenda said...

These ornaments are just gorgeous Lisa! I love all the textures you have on these ornaments, the beautiful greenery, the embossing paste, the elements, just everything. Your bows are beautiful as always too. I think you have a hit with these ornaments. No, I'm not even ready to face the holidays and can't believe how fast the days are flying by. Slowly trying to do some commenting, but having a hard time still. So you may see me and then I may disappear again. So sorry about that! Hugs, Brenda

lisa808 said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Your ornaments are gorgeous!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Ornaments look gorgeous. Love the textures and the die cuts you used.

MaryH said...

Reading through the 'how-to-s' of your creative process is almost as much fun as enjoying the wonderful projects you create. Both of these are just magnificent. The crackling has added so much texture & dimension (and is something I've yet to try!). Good buy on the shapes, but you made them into something absolutely wonderful. Just love that stunning poinsettia too! TFS & Hugs.

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! These are gorgeous! I have marked this page. Do you mind if I steal..err..borrow your idea but make it Nautical for my Nautical Christmas tree?

Sukie said...

Beautiful ornaments Lisa! Love the mixed media design with all of the different textures! The ribbon you used is gorgeous! So many amazing details, very festive!

Gerda said...

WOW These are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Love them both!!! Awesome ornaments!!!! Have a great day.
Gerda.

Kathy Salido said...

These are just gorgeous Lisa!! Love the vintage look and love the crackle. My favorite is the poinsettia!

Liz said...

These are stunning - so much detail. Really festive! xx

Tracy said...

These are gorgeous!!!
I love all of the texture

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are amazing Lisa! As usual I am behind on visiting and checking out all your projects! Summer is over in Arizona finally, and I have been outside enjoying the amazing weather after our summer hibernation! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! Lisa the ornaments you made are absolutely stunning and so very festive! Love them both!
Thank you so much for joining our challenge It's ornamental at Anything But Cute!
Hugs

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Creative Crafting Designs said...

Those are absolutely beautiful ornaments. The texture and all the details are amazing.
Happy Crafting,
Creative Crafting Designs

coldwaters2 said...

Lisa I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these Christmas ornaments, the techniques you have used to create such beautiful projects is way beyond my abilities but I so admire this type of work the crackle and snow effects are awesome.
hugs
lorraine x

VanessaB said...

these are so beautiful! you always know the right amount of distressed vintage with the right amount of sparkle!

Norma said...

WOW WOW...simply GORGEOUS!! all I can say:)
Hugs,
Norma

jessica said...

My all time FAVORITE time of the year....I LOVE seeing all the holiday ornaments and yours are just AMAZING!!!! WOW I am blown away!!!!!
Super job my talented friend!!
Hugs!

Nana said...

They are absolutely stunning. Love the chipboard cutouts and the snow was the perfect touch.
Have a creative day.
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Shelly Schmidt said...

Just fabulous! I love the pictures and details too : ) Your crackle and gold is delightful!

Rhonda Miller said...

Gorgeous.

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, your Christmas ornaments are beyond stunning! Loving your crackles, those faded dots and all the elements you arranged together creating such a beautiful design! I just adore both of your festive ornaments!
Thank you so much for joining our 'It's Ornamental' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are beautiful, Lisa! You are so adventurous with your art - they are just amazing! I wouldn't even know where to begin! Wonderful festive ornaments!

Strangely Creative said...

Hi Lisa! Wow they are fabulous - so much texture in each one and I love all the crackle, lots of work and creativity! Cxx (FA for November at Anything but Cute)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

WOW !!!! These are GORGEOUS Lisa !!! The texture , the layers , I am in awe !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Karon said...

These are amazing - I love the crackle glaze! Fabulous!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your ornaments are so beautiful. I love the cracked finish you gave them. Thank you for sharing.

DIANA L. said...

WOWZER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how did I miss these. I guess I am still playing catchup from my show.
they are just stunning - You just amaze me just when I thought i have seen your best another best comes along!! Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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Coco said...

Wow, fabulous ornaments, they will make so beautiful decorations on your Christmas tree!!!!
Coco x

Coco said...

Wow, fabulous ornaments, they will make so beautiful decorations on your Christmas tree!!!!
Coco x

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE these Lisa! Look at that fabulous texture, so awesome! The crackle is amazing! These will look so beautiful on a tree :)
Have a SUPER day my friend!
Shelly

Pamellia Johnson said...

Lisa, Congratulations on being chosen the winner of our November challenge at Anything But Cute!! Your project is so gorgeous! hugs :)

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