Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas...of course!


Today marks the inaugural "Thursday Dream Scheme" challenge for the Dreamweaver design team. Lynell gave us the challenge to create a Christmas card with a non-traditional colorway. In this instance that means no Christmas red or green and no maroon or forest green.

I decided to create to meet several other challenges from some of my favourite challenge blogs as well: Pile it On ("winter means..."); Stampin for the Weekend (winter); Secret Crafters (challenge # 110, create handmade Christmas gifts); Our Creative Corner (holiday 3-d project); Papertake Weekly (punched shapes/diecuts); Creative Cottage (untraditional Christmas colours); Fab and Funky (open theme); Moxie Fab World (photo inspiration, gingerbread snowflake...loved that white glittery design!); Paper Cutz Challenge # 58 (Christmas);

I started playing with the Christmas Ornament stencil, and once I was finished, my "card" turned into tiny Christmas ornaments for my mini tree...I LOVE these!! I used the double glitter technique. I taped double sided tape onto white cardstock, soaped the stencil, removed the top liner of the tape, positioning the stencil on the sticky tape. Then I poured glitters with a tiny spoon, rubber them in, and removed the stencil. Now I'm left with all this blank sticky space, so I poured more transparent glitter over all those sticky areas, rubbed it in, and after punching circles out for each ornament, I outlined them with Krylon gold leafing ink. Then I used the second smallest size of the lacey circles die from Spellbinders to cut coordinating cardstock. I hand beaded the pearls, glued them to the back of each little piece, using Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue (iLoveToCreate™) from a small plastic squeeze bottle with a #9 Squeeze Bottle Tip, and this was the result. Just click on the pic for a close-up.
I'm in a Christmas paper ornament swap this year, so I've decided to create more of these for my swap partners. They're pretty, they're relatively flat, and they won't cost a fortune to mail. Wouldn't they look pretty too, just one on a Christmas card?

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. Please do visit the other designers' blogs (listed at the right here). You KNOW they'll have a virtual FEAST of Christmas eye candy for you! I wish you a delightful day, doing what you love best!

24 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh, Deborah...there is so much work in these beauties! Love each and every one of them. Are they already on your tree? You are amazing...

Lee Kellogg said...

OOOH, I do like the ornaments. I also like the idea of an ornament exchange. Hmm, ideas for next year.

Terrece said...

Great ornaments. I have an ornament exchange that I'm in. I hope you don't mind if I copy your idea. I'll give you credit on the back. What a fun idea!!

sommrstamping said...

Deborah your ornaments are really cute and bright and make me want to get my tree up this weekend. what a great idea. I agree with Lee something to think about for next year.

Kristi said...

Great Job!! Love them

karen said...

oh these are just so gorgeous,thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky....Karenx

Louise said...

Very creative! I love ornaments and Christmas.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous gift

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Marijane said...

These are just beautiful and I bet truly amazing in the tree lights. I love the background shape (scalloped) that each is on....is it a die or a punch? I'd love to know.

Pam Hornschu said...

So cute! Especially love the one with the stars, and all the dangling embellishments!

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

these are simply amazing!

-- dalis
PIO DT

Wendy said...

These are spectacular!! Wow!! Great idea!!

Liz Martin said...

Deborah, your bead work is exquisite. These are beauties!

downrightcrafty said...

stunning hand made gift thank you for joining us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate x

uksharon said...

Very clever - the look stunning.
Thanks for joining us at PIO challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Rebekah said...

How lovely and so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage this time hugs Rebekah xx

Marijane said...

I re-read your post more slowly today and found the answer to my earlier question. I must have been sleepy after all the turkey I had just eaten!!! I'm not really familiar with Spellbinder dies but may have to look into them. Great instructions on your post - thanks!

Curlybear said...

OMGosh fabulous ornaments Deborah, and a wonderful
gift idea,
Thanks for joining us this week at the SCSC110 Handmade Christmas Gifts,
Good Luck with the Challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x

Gail Moore said...

Beautiful. Would never have thought to separate those beautiful ornaments from the stencil.

Helen said...

These are fab!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Gail said...

Wow these are amazing. I would never have thought to separate them into different ornaments this way.

Shar said...

Super cute!

Lisa aka Myran said...

These ornaments are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

Helen F. said...

Love your ornaments, Deborah! Fabulous gift idea :o)