Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowflake Christmas Tree

I've spent as much time trying to get a "sparkly" photo of this tree as I did making it!!!
I give up!
I know that glitter and bling are very difficult to shoot....but this thing is all about the sparkle.
The only way I can get the thing to shine is with Instagram.
So here it is. 

This is made with lots and lots of Sizzix Snowflake and Mini Snowflakes Rosesttes from Tim.
I ran green papers from the Retro Grunge paper stash collection through the Vagabond.
The bottom 2 rows are 2 pieces glued together to make a larger section that I glue to paper circles.
 This is the tree all glued together with hot glue. I added Glue n' seal to the branches and then sprinkled a couple of layers of Distress Stickles Dry Glitter on them.
But it still needed more...."please sir, I want some more?" ~Oliver Twist

 So, I drizzled Diamond Ice Stickles all over the branches...which only shows up in bad lighting....
 The wooden star is painted Fired Brick with Distress Stains and Christmas Red Ice Stickles are added when dry. A small gold star is glued to the front and back.
But it still needed MORE...so the little tiny Christmas Lights from Darice were perfect to add more color. IMHO.
This is a natural light, but it doesn't look good to me since the gold mica in the Stickles disappears when you try to photograph it!
 It's sitting on a candle holder I used Mirror Finish spray paint on for the Mercury glass technique with a battery candle flickering in it.
So try it, use your imagination. See what you come up with...these 2 dies are so much fun!

This is our new Slim Tree....smaller, but easier to get out of the attic. Our old tree looks beautiful in Brit's appartment. A perfect new home.
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Christy Grant said...

That's a lot of bling. And I love it! :)

2amscrapper said...

it's a fabulous tree! as is your new slim one!

Hanni said...

Just wonderful!

Donna said...

Wow gorgeous tree you've created Linda, love it, a lot of work but worth it in the end.
Donna xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Freaking brilliant, girl!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your tree is Fabulous Linda! Just the right amount of sparkle!
I just picked up that die today and can't wait to play with it! Took forever to find it in our town.
hugs Lynn

Anita Houston said...

All trees here are beaUtimous!!! Fab little snowflake tree!

Susan said...

Crazy about your snowflake tree! Fabulous design.

Candy C said...

Linda, your little snowflake Christmas tree is cuter than cute! You're so clever! I love it! <3 Candy

Lori said...

Cool! I'm working on one right now..so great tips! Love the little lights!

Wanda H said...

Linda, this is totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan said...

Precious! I'm sure it is so sparkly.