Sunday, November 30, 2014

MMMC #7 TIC TAC TOE + Holiday Inspiration DAY 1

Happy December! What a busy fun-filled post I have going on today to kick off this month! Today we're celebrating a fun new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge AND Day 1 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration!

Our amazing sponsor for December is the Inspiration Emporium and they are offering a lucky winner a $25 gift certificate!!! They also have a special DISCOUNT CODE for you so click over to the MMMC page to get your code!! 

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew"! We’re just a group of online crafty blog friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes! Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas.

The TIC TAC TOE challenge for December was so much to play with! For these fun ornaments, I made a tic-tac-toe by using a DIE, GLITTER, and STARS. I was inspired by an ornament Christy Tomlinson created in her Artsy Ornaments 2013 class. 

I had a lot of fun creating these ornaments. I purchased a pack of 4 glass bulbs from Michael's. Then I painted the inside of each one by squeezing some paint inside, adding a couple drops of water, and shaking shaking shaaakkking shaking the living daylights out of the bulb. Eventually the entire inside was coated with paint and I waited overnight for them to dry.

Next I took these epoxy stickers from Heidi Swapp and glued them to the front of the bulb. Then I painted the outside of the bulb. It dries fairly quickly and I gave it two coats of paint. 

Once the outer layer of paint was 100% dry, I ran over the bulb with some good ol' sandpaper. This scrapes off the top layer of paint and leaves your inside paint color showing through. I wanted the words to look like they were a piece of the glass bulb, so I lightly painted over them the same color that I used for the inside. Lastly, I die cut some stars and glued them around the bulb. To seal the paint, I covered the bulb with some Glitter Mod Podge! Right now they're hanging on our Christmas tree :)

I made two more ornaments that don't match for a Tic Tac Toe, but I thought I could share them anyways for my 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration project ;) I'll also be linking these ornaments up to the newest Virginia's View Challenge - Distressing! 

The words on these ornaments are actually die cuts from Papertrey Ink 'Wet Paint' word dies. I really love how these ones turned out!

NOW it's your turn to create a tic tac toe and link your project to the MIXED MEDIA MONTHLY December gallery!! I can't wait to see what fun things get linked up this month :)

PRIZES! I NEED TO GET RID OF ALL THIS STUFF IN THAT PHOTO! SOME OF IT CAN BE YOURS! As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Event, I will be giving away a SWAG BOX of fun goodies to a lucky commenter! Comment on all 12 days to increase you chance of winning. And I PROMISE it will be PACKED with crafty goodness... I'm in the holiday giving spirit after all! ;)

Rachel Kleinman (that's me!)

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  1. This is gorgeous! I love the glitter! And the aqua one is beautiful!

  2. Wow, gorgeous ornaments, Rachel! I really love the last two ornaments as they are so soft and pretty with all the white distressing! Brilliant! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Distressed” Challenge!

  3. LOVE these ornaments! So pretty and arty!!

  4. Love these, I knew you would like that video!! Mine are still stuck with only paint on the inside. I like the idea of using those dies, I'm gonna try that. These colors are FAB!!

  5. These are awesome! I love love love these ornaments! I've never used the glitter modpodge but I'm running out tomorrow to get some! lol Great project, maybe I can get my daughter to do some too! Thanks for the fab idea:)

  6. Very cool looking ornaments! They turned out awesome!

  7. Such fun ornaments.
    I follow your blog.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  8. OH, I love your ornaments, so much fun, awesome for the challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to win so much AWESOME crafting items! Would LOVE them and make sure they had a good home!

  9. OH, I almost forgot to say, thanks so much for your comments on my candle and card the other day!

  10. I love the ornaments!! Thanks for the inspiration

  11. I have never tried using paint inside a clear bulb to color it..but what a beautiful result! Love the epoxy stickers to decorate them!

  12. Loving your ornaments. Great idea.

  13. Wow, awesome ornaments. You're so creative!!

  14. Wow, these are wonderful! I LOVE the blue looks like clouds in the sky!

  15. Such a brilliant
    Idea for your
    ornaments! So
    Carla from Utah

  16. Very pretty and sparkly ornaments!

  17. These are so gorgeously sparkly and fun! I love the distressing you've done. It gives these great ornaments such a textural, artistic feel.

  18. Very artsy! Love these ornaments, Rachel!