Saturday, November 12, 2011
Greetings! So glad to have you visit me today. I have a little tag/ornament to share with you today. Every Monday is a Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge day for me. This week we want you to show us something with a theme of "Women Only". It should have been easy peasy for me with my love of lace and all things vintage, but I did struggle with a concept and finally ran out of time.
I have actually been thinking about making a series of these little ornaments, but only had time to make one this week. Humm, maybe when I finish up with the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas, I should start on ornaments. I'll have to think on that idea awhile.
Here is the vintage inspired Christmas ornament I made featuring a sweet Victorian angel. I started with a heart shaped piece of white corrugated cardboard and die cut it with the largest of the Spellbinders heart die set. Then I cut two long 3/4 inch wide strips of that wonderful Melissa Frances vintage style crepe paper then trimmed it to just over 1/2 inch with my pinking sheers. I ran a basting stitch along one edge of each strip and gathered it. I needed two separate strips because the paper wasn't long enough. No worries, you can't even see where they are joined. I sponged just a tad of Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the outer edge of the heart and also on all the pinked edge of the crepe paper. Then I ran a gold acrylic paint dabber across the high points of the corrugated paper. A felt snowflake was cut with a Cuttlebug die and I took Antique Linen distress stickles and dabbed it on the felt with my finger. The Antique Linen distress stickles have such a pretty gold look to them - perfect for any vintage project that needs a bit of gold bling. I cut a couple more snowflake layers with a Spellbinders snowflake die and made the smallest rosette with the new Tim Holtz mini rosette die. It's hard to see, but I took the Tim Holtz music stamp and stamped notes on the rosette in Antique Linen. Then I distressed the edges with my gold paint dabber. I affixed a tiny gold embossed snowflake to the center of the rosette, but didn't like it so put a beige/brown tri-bud applique there. The sweet angel is from my Luna Girl holiday images CD.
Now it's time for me to run you off so you will stop over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog check out what my team mates have made - lovely stuff, all of it! And don't forget about the random prize for winning. Our very generous sponsor is giving a shopping spree for $50!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope like my little ornament.