Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy New Year! - well almost

I decided this year to transform this Christmas tree skirt (which I bought for just under $8)
- It was a nice big one, and not too fancy... just what I was looking for.
So I took it, and added many layers of paint, and ink, and then stamped on it with foam stamps

Here you can see a close up of the many many paint/ink layers.
But I wasn't going to use it for a tree skirt.....

Last night our family had a new years gala - it is difficult to have it at new years, as so many things are happening, so we gathered last night for our family gala. And as all of our family gala's go this one had a dress code.

the dress code was whimsical formal, with an emphasis on the extravagent and silly.

Well although my dress was not all that extravagant, (what can you expect from a $8 tree skirt covered in paint) it was silly and lots of fun.

The gala was great fun, with an emphasis on silly........
not sure when I will get to wear a tree skirt again!


  1. Now that is clever! And I am jealous that you have a family with such a whimsical fun loving sense of humor that allows you to express yourself like this!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kim!

  2. saw you in the arty link! thought I'd come on by and introduce myself!
    I'm on the list too..forget which number..there are sooooo many now!

    I absolutely love your last post....that old photo is so gorgeous..and oh so very special....

    come on by sometime!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina