Friday, 12 December 2014

Let's Celebrate with Tattered Poinsettias !



Well with just little more than two weeks to go before the big day we have a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and our host this month is the lovely Nikki and she has chosen the theme


Let's Celebrate !


You may wish to make something to celebrate Christmas, but let us not forget about those December birthdays, anniversaries, Hanukkah and New Year.  

It may be fun to focus on celebrations other than 
Christmas - it is up to you!


I have decided to go with the Christmas theme and have made a table decoration showcasing my handmade Tattered Poinsettias. We always eat "bistro" style in the kitchen, but for the Twelve Days of Christmas we move to the dining room for our meals and sit around the large, round wooden dining table made by my husband a few years ago. So this should sit perfectly in the middle.



I had great fun making a bunch of poinsettias using the Tatted Poinsettia die. These were cut from Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock and spritzed with Perfect Pearls. 

I used my shabby water technique to create the flowers (tutorial HERE on my blog) and cut four large and four small petals for each flower. When they had fully  dried I took out the brad very carefully and replaced it with the stamens.




The red ones were made in exactly the same way using Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock and spritzing them with Perfect Pearls.

I finished each flower off with a large petal cut in white and spritzed with Peeled Paint Distress Stain Spray. Amazingly the cardstock took the colour in a very  mottled way which creates a lovely texture without doing very much!



I also made some pinecones using the Tattered Pinecone die (finally using it for pinecones instead of flowers!).



I have clustered the flowers around an LED candle and on this old family plate - rather tarnished but loved!

I do hope you will be able to find time to join us at A Vintage Journey for our challenge. Do hop on over to the blog to see the wonderful DT pieces - we have all chosen something completely different to celebrate and I am sure you will be inspired.


Thank you for joining me today and have a lovely weekend.


Jennie x




19 comments:

Rita said...

Wow Jenny, what a beautiful centrepiece. I love those gorgeous Poinsettias and I'm sure this will Grace your Christmas table for many years to come. Stay safe in this awful weather. Hugs Rita xxx

Julia Aston said...

Your candle centerpiece is absolutely gorgeous Jennie - those flowers are beautiful in the white and red with the little pinecone buds between - this will make your dinner table so festive for Christmas!

Rupa S said...

This is so beautiful, Jennie. I just love functional and deco pieces and this is hand made too! As always your flowers steal the show.

S@ndy Diller said...

Jennie, you sure know how to make a beautiful flower, your poinsettias are so lovely. I love the deep colors you got. Hard to believe they are not real.

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Jennie, both your poinsettias and pine cones look amazing, what a wonderful decoration, I bet it will look super in your dining room!!

toni said...

That is just gorgeous Jennie ! What a great table centre piece! X

Buttons said...

Oh WOW! Your dinner table is going to look so elegant this Christmas with a centrepiece like this Jennie. Love it! Jenny x

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Jennie, I could see this for sale in a gift shop with a high price tag. It's such a beautiful table decoration. Love it.
Julie x

Nicole Wright said...

WOW....one of my favorite dies! I love all the tattered poinsettias around the candle. Very festive and fun!

Terry said...

Jennie, I can just see how beautiful this looks on that big table built by your husband! Love your tabletop decoration and those absolutely gorgeous tattered poinsettias! Enjoy the weekend!

Aspiring crafter said...

Jennie , your flowers never fail to amaze me !!
XxxRuth

Hettie said...

Beautiful Jennie. Just beautiful.
Hugs
xx

Nikki Acton said...

Jennie I have mastered (I use that word loosely) one of your flower tutorials and now I need to master another - and I have cherry cobbler sitting waiting for me! These flowers are simply stunning. xxx

Redanne said...

Wow Jennie, who would not just love to have this gorgeous creation as a centre-piece on the dinner table! Your flowers are always stunning and I love how you transformed that poinsettia die... Anne xx

butterfly said...

Completely stunning, Jennie - the poinsettias are amazing (white ones especially dear to my heart!), and I love that you've finally used the pinecone die for actual pinecones - they're perfect!
Alison xx

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful display, the poinsettias and pine cones are stunning and the perfect pearls is such a lovely subtle effect

Jools x

barbarayaya62 said...

Incredible interpretion of this dies! Both are so beautiful!BArbarayaya

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

What a beautiful centrepiece _ I am sure your guests over Christmas will be putting in orders for this for next year. Love it xx

Sara Barker said...

You are the absolute Queen of fabulous flowers, Jennie! Your centerpiece is just breathtaking! You have really made great use of that poinsettia die, like it was never expected to be used. Wow, wow!