Limited Edition 1/1 2012 Edition

Hi Everyone can you imagine my surprise when I saw this picture over at The Shabby Tearoom?
If you know me you know that even my store is chartreuse and hot pink!!!! My most FAVE colors in the world....
and the challenge:
work with green, pink and flowers...
soooo me, right?
Well Kaisercraft made this gorgeous collection for their 2012 release called Mint Twist
irresistibly gorgeous, the colors scream my name all the way from Australia to Puerto Rico!
and so I worked this up for the challenge
If you know a bit about me you know how I love nutcrackers, I already started my 2012 wishlist
This year my best friend Myriam found me a wooden soldier, last year I did a king
For this years version I decided to enamel the eyes, so they are a shade of blue
I used Ranger enamels in black and white and nail enamel in "candy peppermint" shade (looove the name!!!!)

I blinged his sword...couldn't help myself and did it in pink of course!

top view of the hat, the paints are acrylic metallic silver by Kaisercraftcolour, pearl white by Martha Stewart and citrus green by Deco Art.  The cheeks are liquid pearls by Ranger and glitter by Doodlebug.  The mouth is Red wagon acrylic paint by Making memories with the Ranger white enamel.

Profile view, flower by Prima

I used the paper pad from Mint Twist and the Bling is  by Websters.
Hope you have enjoyed him as much as I did creating him!!!!
Big creative hugs to you
PS     Thanks so much for the
Honorable Mention!!


Myriam said...

Wow, your new nutcracker now has a flower in his hat, he's setting new fashion standards!! I'll have to do mine like that!!! It's great fun for me to see how you get your inspiration from the least expected places and end up creating marvelous projects. Keep it up!!

Starr said...

How completely adorable and creative! This would be just precious on the hearth at Christmas. thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how fabulous! I remember your king cracker from last year and loved him! And now your soldier is the perfect companion. Love, love the bright colors and the detail. The bling on the sword makes me smile. Really gorgeous, Milagros!

jacirascrap said...

Uau! Lindo demais! Parabéns por ser escolhida entre as melhores!!!

FiKenward said...

This is lovely Milagros you've created such a gorgeous piece, looks like someone is going to be all ready for Christmas.