Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Christmas Ornament

It's time again for the midway reminder for the
The theme as usual is Anything goes.......but not cards.
I still had some of the goodies we were given
left over from the last challenge
which was sponsored by Woodware.
There was ribbon and cardboard baubles
plus a plaque in the pile and as Christmas is not
in the too far distant future  I decided
to make a Hanging Ornament  with them.
First though I needed to decorate the baubles.
I used a technique that I had learnt at a recent workshop
I had attended.
The cardboard shapes were coloured using Promarkers
then covered with Versamark  before being dipped in
Papermania holographic embossing powder  and heat set.
Once cooled down I laid a stencil over the top.
This one is by Imagination Crafts 'Wisteria '
and makes a pretty pattern when only using
a section of the design.
I stamped over with the versa mark and used
Cosmic shimmer ultra thick embossing crystals
in 'Bronze Lustre'.
Once heat set and allowed to cool the whole bauble was
covered in versa mark and dipped in clear gloss EP.
before being heat set again.
They now have a lovely glassy feel/shine to them.
Sentiment was cut with  a Britannia word die
ad heat embossed with the cosmic shimmer crystals.
I punched a row of holes long the bottom of the plaque
and threaded through with the ribbon and tied the baubles
on at different heights until I got the weights right
in order to hang straight. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #238 Bright and sparkly.
Divas By Design # Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #253 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #94 Getting ready for Christmas.
Glitter and Sparkle #109 Anything but square.
Buckwells Crafty #2 Use ribbon.
Crafts Galore #11 Anything goes.
Jellypark Friends # Festive creations.
Sparkle 'n' sprinkle # Anything goes.
Imagination Crafts # Anything goes. (used an Imagination Crafts stencil).


scrappymo! said...


DeBe said...

Beautiful wall hanging!Thank-you for applying to be on the Crafts Galore Encore Design Team, we will be in touch! Denyse x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
my these are very pretty.
I love all the detailed work in these.
Fab colours too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great wall hanging Mrs A!! x

Irene said...

Hello Mrs A What stunning Christmas baubles. I can well imagine the shine on them, and love how you have grouped them together.

Yes, I am with you with the bird and deer, and definately straight jackets for us.


Carol said...

A lovely hanging ornament Mrs A, love the colours and sparkle. Carol x

Mrs.B said...

HI Mrs. A. I love your wall hanging,
they look so sparkly.
Avril xx

Jac said...

Fabulous festive wall hanging, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Sandra H said...

So pretty Mrs A is your wall hanging Christmas baulbles xx

Brenda in IN said...

You never fail to amaze me with your creativity. This is a fun ornament and so glossy and shiny.

Daria said...

Nice ornament, like the color-combination! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes". Hope to see you again! Good luck!


Debby said...

Lovely idea !
Thank you for sharing your creation with us in this weeks challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle "anything but a square"
Debby (DT) xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh, that's beautiful. I like that duck egg blue colour xx BTW, I still jump through piles of leaves, I haven't grown out of that. In fact, I was telling Sweet Cheeks (as we were BOTH jumping through piles of leaves) the other day, how much trouble I used to gwt into for it when I was little. xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a fabulous finish and a gorgeous colour scheme for this pretty hanging. Great idea with wonderful results. Thanks for joining our Bright and Sparkly Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Anne Temple said...

What a wonderful Christmas project. Love the colors and all the embossing. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Marlene Atkinson said...

such a beautiful project. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful, hanging, and great use of our Imagination Crafts, stencil, love the colours and ribbon, excellent project, many thanks for playing along with us at Imagination Crafts, this month, best of luck xxx

Jellypark Challenges said...

What a fab ornament, perfect for our festive challenge over at jellypark friends, thanks for linking up. Mel :o)

rachel said...

this is awesome Valery! A lovely make! Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts this month! Hugs rachel xx

Sammy said...

How very lovely! Thank you for playing along at Buckwells Crafty Challenge. Sammy-x