Tuesday, December 8, 2015

UFO sighting...

...at shopping our stash! not cuddly aliens from far away planets, but "UnFinished Objects"; you know the kind we mean, everyone has one or two half-colored images, things that got fussy-cut but never used, origami trees that were surplus to requirements. well, this week we want you to retrieve one of them, *finish* it up... and use it on a card or project! sound like fun? here's mine:

i painted several ornaments and other xmassy things over the summer, and i used some of them, but for some reason these two ornaments were still on their original watercolor paper, not outlined, not cut out and not used; just sitting in one of my embellishment envelopes. i'm not sure how or why it happened, but i definitely felt that they needed to go on a card right now! so here they are:

watercolor ornaments painted with artists loft watercolors on strathmore paper outlined in faber castell pitt pen; patterned paper: hambly; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; silver glitter paper: american crafts; gems and silver sticky pearls: recollections; seam binding and lace from my stash; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i used the very awesome crooked stamper sketch challenge #11 which looks like this, except i rotated it 90 degrees clockwise:

need more inspiration? well the SOS team have been rounding up their own UFO's all week. why not stop by and enjoy them right now?! ♥


  1. Love the ornaments! And you played my sketch challenge - MWAH! xo

  2. Love your use of colors on this one and, of course, your focal grouping is impeccable! The neutral layers really make the ornament colors pop! Nice integration.

  3. So pretty and a fab take on the sketch! I love your watercolour ornaments, so pretty!

  4. Awesome watercoloured ornaments, great take on the sketch too. fab. card.

  5. I love how you use your extras and that you worked it into Leslie's sketch :)

  6. Love that taupe-y backdrop to your ornaments. Fabulous view on the sketch.

  7. Lauren, So glad you went back to these ornaments because they are gorgeous! And, how clever of you to incorporate Leslie's latest sketch. :)


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