Monday, December 10, 2007

Star Ornaments - Tim Holtz style

I need some help. I want your input!! You need to tell me whether you would buy these star ornaments at a craft sale if you saw them. If you would buy them, why? If you would not buy them, why not? It is okay, I am fine with some honest feedback (as long as you are kind about it!!) I appreciate your help!
Can you tell I've been reading Tim Holtz's blog?? These are totally done in his distressing style! If you haven't checked out his blog you MUST !! He is doing some awesome techniques and giving away some increadible prizes each day!!
These star ornaments I got at Michaels for $1.00. I covered them with vanilla acrylic paint, being careful to leave lots of spaces to make it look kinda weathered. Then, I added some metallic gold paint to the spots I'd missed and added some here and there around the edges. Next, I used Walnut Stain or Broken China distressing ink and stamped on the images. I covered these with clear embossing powder. I also added the Believe sentiment from the Papertrey Ink's Believe set. It is such a beautiful font! Then, I sponged some of the distressing ink around the edges of the star. On the swirl star, I also sponged a bit of barely banana (SU) craft ink to highlight some of the more white spaces.
So, what do you think?? Would you buy these or not?? I am looking for some kind but honest opinions... and some understading of what you did like or what you did not like about them!! Thanks for your time in commenting.
Thanks for visiting!!!

15 comments:

Beth M said...

I just left a comment on SCS but had to visit your blog for more details. I totally love the snowflake ornament but the swirl ornament is not my favorite. The base is beautiful but I personally think the swirls are too dark or maybe it's just that I'm not a huge fan of swirls! I do love these samples and look forward to more. Now I have to go check out Tim Holtz's blog.

Judy in Indiana said...

I came over from SCS, too. They look do-able, but they also look like a lot of work. I would have never thought of this!

~KRISTY~ said...

I HAVE TO BE HONEST...I THINK THEY ARE STUNNING & WOULD LOOK PERFECT ON ANY TREE! IM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE!!!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Welcome to SBS4! I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

Littlekel90 said...

I totally love them!! If I saw them at a craft sale, and I had money in my pocket . . . I would definitely BUY them. I love the swirls and the snowflakes. I love that they look more vintage. I use a lot of keepsake stuff on my tree. My tree is not one of those neat and tidy only red and gold trees--for sure, so these would go perfect with all of my little keepsake ornaments. Terrific! :) Kelly

~JULES~ said...

WOW...I would buy them both. I think they are gorgeous!

Deb said...

yes, I am sure these would sell well, they are beautiful, I would love them on my tree!

Tickle Me Pink said...

Me personally: I would inspect them then try to make them at home, lol! In fact I'm really glad you posted your instructions so I can make some :D But I know lots of people that LOVE these types of things and would rather buy than make them! These are beautiful! I'm sure they will sell at a craft fair!

jlazarski said...

These are great ornaments! My favorite is the snowflake one as well, but I tend to be in a 'snow' phase just now. The only addition I can think of is maybe a ribbon or twine bow at the top, at the top of the star, under the hanger loop? Then again, I tend to be a little addicted to ribbon, too! Great job, wiggy!

Tracey said...

I like them both but probably the snow flake one more I also think they would look great on any xmas tree I know they would on mine.

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Kylie said...

I really like both of these, I think that they would most definately sell at a craft fair, I would but them to put on my tree, or to give to my frinds to put on their trees, they would make a good gift for one of those secret santa pressies!

Michelle said...

Oh, these are really fabulous!! Just fabulous! I really need to get me some of these ornaments to work on. You did such a good job! WOW!

catt871 said...

ABSOLUTELY I would buy these!! They are absolutely gorgeous!! The distressing and the colours are fabulous for a vintage tree. The sentiment is perfect and the swirls and snowflakes are so pretty!!! WAY TO GO FRIEND!!!!

Tessa (shastess on SCS) said...

Don't you just love Tim Holtz's blog?! I would so totally buy these! I want to try and make them now too!