Friday, August 2, 2013

Extravaganza Artwork - Huntington - Centerpiece and Napkins

For Extravaganza this year, we were given some of the Base and Bling items to work with. I KNEW this was not going to be a strength for me jewellery-wise, so I decided to use them in a completely different way. 

The centerpiece was created using 4 candles with the headband used as a decorative element. For the two napkin rings, I used the 2 wrist cuffs, tightened them up and used them to secure the napkins. Using the Huntington Paper Pack, along with our burlap and jute twine, I stamped the floral image multiple times from the stamp set "Love This", and used Barn Red and Autumn Terracotta markers to colour them in. A little bit of Bronze Shimmer Tape, some sticks and pinecones attached with hot glue and some Mocha Opaques and it was all done. The images are mounted inside the new dimensional elements that come with the Artbook Cricut package.

I had to ship this item as there was no way I could safely travel with it... and it was my donation to the Operation Smile auction as well, so I wanted to make sure whoever bid on it also had a safe way to get it home so I made sure the box was kept, along with all the popcorn packaging for the bidder.   

Here is the top view of the centerpiece. 

And the napkins...

Yes, the sticks and pinecones came from my backyard.... 

All decorative products used are Close To My Heart

Paper: Huntington (to line the inside base of the tray), Colonial White Cardstock, Barn Red Cardstock
Stamps: Love This
Inks: Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red Alcohol Marker, Autumn Terracotta Marker
Accessories: Artbooking Cartridge, Dimensional Elements - Framework, sponge, Base and Bling Headband, Base and Bling Cuffs (x2), Mocha Opaque Adhesive Gems, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Irresistible Hexagons, Burlap Ribbon, Jute Ribbon, 4 candles of varying height, 2 linen napkins, ceramic tray, pinecones, dead sticks



Karen Day said...

Simply gorgeous projects, Alyson!

Michelle said...

Beautiful Alyson! Love the colours so earthy! lol

Wendy Coffman said...