Monday, 29 October 2012

Incorporate Black into your Project

At Anything but a Card this time you have to use some black on your project. Always great to see what the team has made there and this challenge is no exception.

A while ago a friend sent me lots of flower shapes-some were cut from black card and the smaller ones cut from black tissue paper. I used a few on cards but they really needed boxes for the cards and I am not very good at making boxes.

So here is what I did. I found a box of gold candles that we had never opened and I stuck one of them in a piece of wood that was in a big box of potpourri-the gold leaves are from there as well. I cut the end off a branch of an old Christmas tree and added some small baubles. The cones I have collected from under a tree in town as I just love them. Then I added gold pen to the ends of the flower petals and made up a couple of flowers using a gold brad in the centre.

The hardest part was assembling everything using the glue gun. It would have been suitable for a Halloween Challenge with all the glue whisps I left hanging-very spider's webbish. So half an hour later I had picked them all off with tweezers and this is the finished project.




15 comments:

sam21ski said...

By you've been busy.

Great table decoration.

Sam xxx

Von said...

Love the table decoration Chrissie :)
Von ♥

Meggymay said...

Stunning decoration, it looks stylish and elegant.
Yvonne

Craftychris said...

ooh what a gorgeous table decoration! Love it! xx

Marianne said...

Wow, who would have thought black could look so celebratory. You did a great job...stunning.

Blessings,
Marianne xo

Buttons said...

Now that is seriously dramatic Chrissie! Your Christmas table is going to look amazing with this in the centre. Great idea. Hugs, Buttons x

Julie Short said...

Your table decoration is so dramatic and elegant. A tip I learned for the glue whiskers is to quickly wave the heat gun over them and the frizzle away like magic. Not sure about that with your candle though :)
Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card Challenge this time.

hazel said...

Wow! What a fabulous table decoration - very elegant.
xxx Hazel.

florenceandfreddie said...

Fabulous decoration Chrissie. The gold and the black together look stunning.
Regards Florence x

butterfly said...

Wow, Chrissie... what a stunningly elegant table centrepiece - that calls for a really chic dinner party!
Alison x

baileyrosy.com said...

What a fabulous project very stylish indeed.

Marie

Sue said...

Beautiful Chrissie, such an elegant piece x

Julia S-W said...

Wow, this is so elegantly gorgeous! I love the black and gold together and the flowers are stunning.
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time Chrissie.
Juliax

Mandi said...

Stunning holder. I love the touch of gold. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

diane hasthorpe said...

What a fabulous and elegant table centrepiece, Chrissie. Di