Thursday, November 13

Sparkle, Sparkle

The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is "ornaments" and since I also needed to make a few holiday gifts, this is perfect. I enjoyed seeing the great projects the DT came up with, as always, and started to look through my stash for ideas.

I've also been inspired by the Holiday Crafting class with May Flaum which you can join here, and watch the project videos, and start working on your holiday projects! My friend Ashli Oliver aka SoapHOUSEmama is showcasing wrapping paper and a gift topper in the class in her always unique style.

It all started with coasters, distress paint, Prima color bloom spray, and the Balzer mini tri mosaic stencil to create the background. I used snowflake paper on the back later in the process.

I am loving the blues and purples!

Stamped the Tim Holtz blueprint jingle bell on watercolor paper, then used distress stains and water to blend a bit, let dry and cut them out. Also dyed ribbon with the distress stains, and ended up with very inky fingers.

A little distress glitter, let it dry, mod podge the coaster, let it dry...mount the bells on cardboard to make them pop...

More distress glitter around the edge, let it dry...outline in liquid pearls, let it dry...hmmm, can you see all the stages here? Add a couple of gears, and the ribbons, and these ornaments are ready to hang on the tree!


1 comment:

  1. Maura, this is a fabulous project! What great ornaments. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle


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