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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ornament making for Christmas

Crafting with Dragonflies has a new challenge for the next two weeks

Challenge # 16: Christmas Ornament ( to hang on the tree or wall)

This is a 3D project, and one that should use a Christmas image of some kind.  Cards are not accepted for this one unless the ornament is attached to a card or turns into an ornament. 

We are sponsored for this by
Bugaboo - 7 Digis of winner's choice

Bugaboo also supplied us with some images - and I used one called SFWreath

I coloured her with Copics after printing her off twice onto XPress Blending card. Once both were coloured up, I fussy cut them out and attached them to a scallop circle die cut form white card. This is sitting on top of a die cut star - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Moroccan Motifs - cut from SU Poppy Parade. This is in turn attached to another larger  scallop circle die cut from the white card again. Oh, and I added some Stickles to make them sparkle. 

Between the two I attached a ribbon carrier, glued down with Prit so it will stay tight. I covered up the centre of this with some ribbon, and attached a ribbon loop to hand the ornament. From the bottom of the whole, I attached with gold thread two earings (old Christmas ones) with two gold beads between them to hold them slightly apart. Because they would not stop swinging, I could not photograph them properly!

You can see them best here

Another look at the layers of circles

Hanging outside but the flowers in he hanging basket next door intruded on the edge of the photo....

Another view

It tends to turn a bit in the breeze

Inside, hanging off a painting board on the easel. Ribbon was parcel wrapping ribbon - too nice to throw away. 

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Scrap Creations: make it sparkle - yep, it does!
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes


~ Barb said...

Love all the recycling! Cute earrings too. And I can see why you kept the ribbon, very pretty.
{Hugs} Barb

jonim52 said...

What a cute ornament. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

Ina said...

Fabulous job on this challenge Susan. Love all the work you put into this as it has turned out beautifully.

happyglitzygirl said...

Looks fantastic, great use of the earrings, very 3d indeed. The die you chose is perfect, blessings Hilde

Anonymous said...

Great idea. You never stop surprising me with your resources. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Very cute Ornament Susan!!So creative!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Taniaj Scott said...

Super ornament love it hugs txx

kel Acopan said...

love this idea susan! i just threw away two cardboard spools and might have to take them out of the trash (it's at the top of the pile, promise!) and do something with them!

lovies, =o) kel

Gail said...

Clever idea using the old ribbon spool - my kind of creative - pretty image.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Very pretty ! Traditional colors and interesting way to make an ornament .
Thank you for visiting my blog ! I chose to make my ornament to match my mini Christmas tree that is all pink white and silver .
Thank you for the inspiration .