Tuesday 11 December 2012

Just a little bling......

Not normally one for the excessive bling, me....... then I saw these earrings in Primark and changed my mind! Not to be used as actual earrings, of course, just as adornments for anything that needs some serious sparkle!!
Over at Simon Says Stamp And Show this week, the challenge is to be inspired by the 12 Tags of Christmas, as created by the man himself, Tim Holtz. I've gone for a little take on the Day 9 tag from 2010 .
My background was created using Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Picket Fence Distress Stain and a touch of pewter Perfect Pearls...
I also splatted it with silver ink and white paint to get a snowy and shimmery look. I chose to use the word 'joy' on my piece, but covered the letters in Glossy Accents as in the original tag. Gorgeous glass like finish!
The rosette was then topped with my bling earring for the final touch.....
ooooh sparkly....as my daughter said when she saw it!
Love Trish xx


  1. Wow - spectacular sparkle!! What a great "repurposing" (I believe we're now supposed to call it) of an earring which I fear could do serious ear lobe damage were you actually to wear it!!

    The background is completely gorgeous: music, blue, pewter, spatters and inkiness - who could ask for anything more!
    Alison xx
    (They're looking for projects with JOY on at the Inspiration Journal this month...)

  2. Love everything about this but the bling earring/rossette/tinsel is truly wonderful. Like the way you did the letters too! Total gorgeousness. Nicola x

  3. Oh I love the blue background! Gorgeous creation~

  4. Wow beautiful, havent got time myself this year for the 12 tags boo hoo. Love the use of your alternative bling your my type of crafter.


  5. I absolutely love your yummy background!! gorgeous! trace x

  6. Now that what I call sparkle! Your background is fabulous - love the cool blue colours - looks icy and gorgeous! xx

  7. oh gorgeous trish the bling just finished off the backgroung. I feel a trip to primark coming on
    janet #24

  8. LOVE it Trish, it sure is sparkly!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this tag Trish...I am definitely a sparkle fan and this tag fits the bill perfectly!!Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)


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