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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

" Starry Starry Night " at Gingersnap Creations

Hi, at Gingersnap Creations its a new month with a brand new challenge, the theme for the month is Holiday Lights and we are being kindly sponsored by Penny Wise Arts.  This week its " Starry Night".


This is an Altered Wooden Glass fronted Shrine, not done one of these before. Painted Black Gesso onto the frame and then rubbed Inca Gold along the edges and buffed.  Other pieces added are 3 small wooden stars and some metal words and corners which were alcohol inked in gold.


The background of the picture is one of my Acrylic Squishings, stamped the trumpeting Angel from Inkadinkado (totally a favourite Christmas stamp of mine, as if you hadn't guessed......lol)  used heavy black glitter for the main bodywork.   Then sprinkled iridescent micro beads (kindly donated by Penny Wise Arts) onto the picture. Popped the glass back in to protect it from the dust..............  I know I shouldn't say it but I really love how this has turned out.  The beads catch the light beautifully and appear to change colour from different angles.

If you are stuck for inspiration then pop over to Gingersnaps and see what the rest of the Design Team  have created (see sidebar)  This is such a brilliant time of the year with the Christmas Tree and all the pretty lights, Christmas carols being sung........ooooh  it just makes you smile.

I also would like to submit this to Paint Party Friday as didn't want to miss another week.

Thank you for popping in and take care of yourselves.  Will be visiting you all shortly, just have to feed the Christmas cake with Brandy and get the cards off to the Post Office.  Hugs Annette x

65 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Tgis is great Annette and so lightful, gorgeous. Beautiful colors. The glass image is marvelous.
Lovely greet
Marja

Von said...

That really shines out Annette :) beautiful !
Von xxx

Anesha said...

Wow, this is stunning!!

Rosietoes said...

Very striking piece Annette. Just stunning.

Edna x

Zoechaos said...

No one 'does' Christmas quite like you this is original Netty and I love it! XOXO Zoe

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning creation, love how it just glows!! So Christmassy...

Doreen said...

This is just stunning Annette,it has a lovely glow.xxx

Cheryl said...

oh these are just brilliant hun just love love those colors,hugs cherylxx

wearestampers said...

Love the bright colors on the background, and such a beautiful glittered angel!
Pam

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, as always! I am still treading on the micro beads I spilled 2 weeks back! Valerie

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is fabulous Annette, it glows beautifully,
Kevin xx

Gaby Bee said...

This creation is gorgeous, Annette. Love how it glows!

I'm wishing you a wonderful Advent Season!

Gaby xo

Suzi B said...

I love it too Annette... love the way it "glows"
Suzi b x

MarleneMAZ said...

The background is just gorgeous, who would have thought it was beads! Love it Annette.

Annette said...

Beautiful. Girl you are certainly an inspiration as well as we share the same name. Love it. xo

florenceandfreddie said...

Stunning project. Fabulous effect.
Regards Florence x

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely stunning Netty, just love the angel silhouette against the colourful sky. xx

Helen said...

I would be happy with this too, Netty - it looks amazing. Must get some black gesso in the new year if/when funds allow!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Netty,
Oh, I LOVE your beautiful piece!!! It has all the sparkle and magic of the season--how gorgeous!!! I hope that you are having a happy holiday time.
XO
Cindy

Carol Q said...

absolutely gorgeous Netty!

Linda Cain said...

This is soooo wonderful! You outdid yourself here!

~Linda

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Nettie. What a really stunning piece to have out at Christmas.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Netty! Love the colors! You do amazing work.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Lucy x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Lucy x

Sue said...

This is really beautiful Annette, I love the way your background glows x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How wonderful, love the bright colors.

Daniele said...

gosh you are a domestic goddess, I'm feeling ashamed, not even written or made half my cards let alone bakes a cake......lol, Love the stunning colours.
hugs

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your vibrant acrylic background, works wonderfully against the image. Lovely work. Tracy xv

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous shrine, I love the angel stamp.
Yvonne x

Annette said...

Thanks Annette, hope you enjoyed my Dallas cowboy post also. I can lost in heven here xox

Electra said...

Of course you love this, it's beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Stunning piece, Annette!

Marjie Kemper said...

She's stunning! Love the angel and the background. Just gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

Oh my sweet friend you have done it again.. I just LOVE this.. Looks amazing.. Love all the sparkle..

Hugs, Linda

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous piece of festive artwork. And you've just reminded me I need to go and feed my cake too !

Marilyn

Faye said...

Oh, Netty, I love that stamp too! And your colors, glitter, and the micro beads are so beautiful.

Sandy said...

Oh Netty this is beautiful. So wonderful idea. Love the stamp. Awesome.

Fuchsia said...

How cool is this Netty I love it very colorful and inspiring xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning netty.gorgeous image and the colours are fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Have to say it's fabulous, gorgeous colour and loads of texture. You should be pleased with Annette, Gay xxx

Junibears said...

Just gorgeous Nettie. You continue to amaze me. Hugs June xx

Maggie said...

A fabulous piece Annette! Mmmmm Christmas cake sounds good!

Maggie x

johanna said...

i LOVE how it shines!!

Candy C said...

Netty...a beautiful Christmas creation! It just sparkles and shines! :) <3 Candy

RobanStudio said...

Wow, this is a most beautiful piece Nettie! And you needn't worry about saying how proud you are of it, because you should be! I love it. LOVE IT! x0x0

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This looks brilliant on the black background...what light!!

Donna said...

Love the wonderful glow from your gorgeous creation Netty, hope you are fine and well. x

Victoria said...

Wow Annette...this is dazzling..and i love the magical shining beads too..how beautiful! Shine on..such a stunning piece!
HUgs
Victoria

Femmy said...

great card!! love the bright colors!

Evelyn said...

It looks really great Netty. Very attractive piece :).

Happy Weekend, Evelyn

Shar said...

Beyond gorgeous as always! Such a wonderful addition to your holiday decor!

ArtChick said...

I love your starry night piece...the colors are so rich and vibrant--it is beautiful!

Christine said...

unusual piece, very pretty!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful, Netty...and so unique! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Becca said...

So pretty Netty!

Geckostone said...

Wow Netty, this is soooooo impressive! Thanks for telling us the process,I wish I could see it in person, this is gorgeous! Deb

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You should love it ~ It is a wonderful sparkly creation! Way to go! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Elisa said...

Wonderful creation. Very glittery.. perfect for Christmas. :)

trisha too said...

Great inspiration for the Starry Night challenge, Netty!

:)

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful piece Annette. That Christmas cake sounds yummy!

Ildiko said...

WOW Netty this is stuning, just love how it glows
hugs
Ildiko

wednesday said...

And why shouldn't you say you love how it turned out It's great, you have every right to love it an be proud of it.

Heather said...

Wow this is soooo beautiful!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great colors and sparkles. so festive! merry Christmas and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS