Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dresden Trim & German & English Scrap...a few of my favorite things

Gwen has done it again with a new challenge over at The Artist Tribe!
 For this month of December,Gwen asked us to work with German and English Scrap and German Dresden Trim that is currently on sale in her shop.

This challenge was soooo much fun for me,because as you may know...I love to fussy cut and embellish and these gorgeous trims and scraps,are just perfect to create with!
There are no real step outs here with these photo,but of course,I did give you some tips on how I put these together!

 I began with using this beautiful angel from Gwen's Vintage Vibe-Angels&Cherubs Scrap Sheet
   I cut off the wings and then went to Gwen's Wondrous Wings Collage Download and picked out some new wings for this gal.
 I also gave her a Christmas flower in place of her lilies,and a bit of German spun glass for her cloud.
Next task was to re-construct one of the German Dresden Ornate Ornaments into this angel's new headdress.
She looks a bit Art Deco to me~I like it!
A bit of Stickles on her stars
and the freshly fallen snow on her wings and headdress is Emerald Creeks Embossing Powder called Winter's Mistake.
(links for all products at the end of post)
and here she is with her new look
  Next up is a little frame*,painted up with lovely shades of pink,dressed up with some Fran~tage' and snow.

 added to that a sweet vignette of one of the birds from
 I changed his season by adding snow to the branches and a bit to his body and onto the added winter greenery.

 next I added some of the lovely 
 and here is my beautifully framed winter scene!
 Gwen now has Dresden Holly in the shop as well~don't forget,15% off till December 31st!

I wanted you to see some of the Scrap and Dresden pieces I began with,before my alterations. 
Where does your imagination take you when you see these?

   Still working with the "Birds Of A Feather English Scrap" 
I used another bird and a different substrate
The background I painted a brighter pink to which I added some glitter and then some crackle glaze,which I heated with the heat gun till it bubbled instead of crackling.
 On the top layer,I used this Gorgeous shades of pink paper from

I added this beautiful English Scrap Bird to the center. After that,I glued some Dresden Myrtle and Dresden Daisy Borders,which I cut into individual flowers.
  I will be using this beautiful ribbon for hanging my ornaments~Gwen wraps all of her orders with this,isn't it just lovely!

 finally one more piece to share...
of course I needed an angel paper doll to hang on this year's tree!
Isn't this Cherub darling?
Starting with the sweet blue winged cherub head from Gwen's Vintage Vibe-Angels&Cherubs Double Sheet English Scrap

 this sweet girl's headdress and waist piece are again from one of Gwen's German Dresden Ornate Ornaments redesigned.
And her neck piece is actually a corner from the German Dresden Frame & Corners set
 Add a few touches of Stickles and a few sticky gems...
 along with her most beautiful Peacock Feather Sequined Patch skirt~exquisite!
 My dolly is ready to take her place on the Christmas tree,and then into my art studio later! I think she is much too pretty to pack away until next year!
BTW,taking suggestions for names in your comments,please ")
 Well,I do hope I have sparked some creativity in your muse! And I hope you are intrigued enough to go have a look if not have a shop at Gwen's Mixed Media online store!

How are your holiday preparations coming along? Hopefully everyone is enjoying this time of the year and getting plenty of snow! LOL
Thank you so much for visiting,as I know how much there is to do at this time of the year!
Huge hugs and wishes for peace & love,

Other Supplies used:
Emerald Creeks Embossing Powder~Winter's Mistake
Fran~tage' Embossing Enamel~Aged Rose
Ranger Stickles~Waterfall,Icicle
Paper Whimsy~Flower Faerie paper doll arms & feet 
Lindy's Embossing Powder~Angel Wings Peacock
DecoArt Snow Writer
DecoArt Crackle Glaze 
Crafty Individuals~Little wooden Frame
Christmas Greenery ephemera
Aleene's tacky Glue
sticky gems
Vintage German Spun Glass

Joining in these Challenges

Country View Challenges ~December 2017~Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares~Anything Goes

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge~#43 "Believe"


Valerie-Jael said...

This is really pretty. I always have a soft spot for German scrap, and sometimes (often!) treat myself to a sheet at the local stationer's here. Your finished piece is just gorgeous! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Carole said...

These stunning ornaments are real eye-catchers, Jackie! Love them all, but the little pink framed bird is my favourite. x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Such fun little creations! I just adore scrap and metallic borders and use them as often as possible - but I don't create things from them as you have...and they're such fun! I have OODLES of this stuff just waiting for me to play - thanks for all the inspiration!(and that little pink frame would be hanging on my tree in a heartbeat! LOL).

ArtyDiva said...

Jackie, this is soooo amazing! I love to look at all of your creative bits and how you put them all together! You are a paper-doll maker and embellishment queen! xoxo

butterfly said...

So full of colour and sparkle - a real Christmas extravaganza. I love the figures, such brilliant vintage images, and you've dressed them to perfection for the festivities!
Alison x

Dorthe said...

Oh my goodness, Jackie, so man y amazing ornaments and the beautiful angel .Her headdress, is so stunning , and the other one, with that gorgeous dress, you really have created magic and beauty here. The pink frame is adorable with the bird, and all the stunning colors you have mixed . What a visit, to blow my mind and to inspire. Thank you dear, and also for your kindest visits on That`Crafty and my blog. Your are a sweet !!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jackie.. I love that you aren't afraid to use colour and the metallic touches here give a real opulent feel to your designs. Absolutely beautiful and so apt for,this time of year. Tracy x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love how specially you used the trims and these ornament and the angels are utterly beautiful - gorgeous dear Jackie - You blow my mind with your fantastic creations today Jackie!
Inspiration without end from you!

Have a great week my friend!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Your question ..where does your imagination take you when you see these? I see it all and say OMG! my sister Jackie would love them and she would create something stunning. AND YOU HAVE!!! So so beautiful. How you take these pieces and create such works of art amazes me!!!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I so love these creations from Dresden trim and scraps Jackie. They take me back to the magical Christmases of my childhood, full of dreams and imaginings when it seemed that anything could happen. The vivid colours and the intricate gold trim lift my spirits and really make me think of Christmas. xxx

Gwen Lafleur said...

These are so beautiful Jackie! I love the creativity in how you used the angel and cherub scraps and mixed everything with the Dresden. They turned out awesome!

Ann Barnes said...

I am in love with these gorgeous creations Jackie! So amazing!

Joi at RR said...

Truly admire you FABULOUS talent for designing unique and interesting pieces Jackie. Love the huge wings on the goddess - totally changed her look - she is BEAUTIFUL. And your little peacock princess is PRECIOUS. Her skirt is AMAZINGLY LOVELY. ALL your pieces are just WONDERFUL. I do not know anything about German scrap etc but you did it up in a MARVELOUS way. Merry Christmas dear friend. Much love, j.

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jackie, the embossing on the angel wings is beautiful and adds a real sense of opulence. I have not seen Dresden scraps for years - you have used them beautifully! Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Jackie, these look incredible! So colourful abd sparkly, so very, very festive!! Perfect use of that German scrap, just beautiful!!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Jackie, you have outdone yourself! These are all so lovely, with a vintage vibe and unexpected colors and accents. Gorgeous!

Kate said...

These are gorgeous! I am loving all the beautiful German scrap and your very unique additions. So lovely!

Jill McDowell said...

Jackie, A peacock feather for a skirt! Genius! You made each and everyone come alive. Love it!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie, seeing this has reminded me that I have loads of this scrap packed away somewhere in the loft must get them out and use them. They were really popular some time ago and then seemed to disappear. I love how you've used them. Sending big hugs, Angela xXx

Gio said...

These decorations are so adorable, imaginative and unique! A lovey home decor addiction all year long, for me!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, you've really outdone yourself Jackie and you had some great materials to work with! So beautifully embellished and put together!

Claudia N. said...

My! I love your creative use of the German and Dresden scrap, Jackie! You have created true treasures to hang on your tree and I am sure they will look fantastic and will be treasured! Thanks so much for your lovely comments lately! You know that I think the same of you....that you rock whatever you're given to create with...? Well, you really do and it is always so inspiring to visit your blog. So your kind words really mean a lot to me! Mwah! XXX

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Claudia x

Team Clark said...

Oh my word Jackie! What a gorgeous post filled to the brim with incredible inspiration! I just love your amazing art dolls and the gorgeous pink shadow box knocks my socks off! :) The crackle ornament is incredible too. Your snowy details are truly beautiful! I'm so inspired! Merry Christmas sweet friend, Autumn

Win Dinn said...

What fabulous ornaments, Jackie - I'm a sucker for anything peacock, so you've gotta know I was foaming at the mouth when I saw here. You are just so fabulouso my friend! xo

Lynda Shoup said...

I love what you did with these! In reality, I would love to be a fly on the wall while you make them. I would like to see you in action and how you make those choices, those individual decisions. Love the results, especially the crowns and the pink....but then you knew I'd like the pink.

denthe said...

Wow Jackie, that bird on the bright pink background with the glitter and crackle glaze is gorgeous. I just love that strong colour. And that peacock feather skirt is so clever, it makes me smile :-) I can just imagine you sitting there and having fun with fussy cutting and embellishing :-) Have a great weekend! Hugs xxx

Jane said...

Such fun pieces..real wow factor. Thanks so much for joining in with our Christmas challenge over at Country View Challenges xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous pieces ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

glenda drake said...

Love the little bird vignette, lots of fuzzy cutting that takes dedication. Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Monthly