Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just a Little Vintage Ornament

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.  


Lisa Minckler said...

Oh Linda,
You would make me such a happy camper! You would have me on board 100% with the ornament idea! :) I was already thinking what a void I will have when the 12 tags is over. :(
You must work well under pressure and time constraints, because this little female ornament is beautiful!
Thanks for, yet again, the morning inspiration that you always bring me.
Lisa xx

Christine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Carol S said...

This one just takes my breath away. It is absolutely beautiful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Linda, your ornament is stunning, I love love the crepe paper in the background, a lovely touch. The image is perfect and I so love love the colours, so classy. Tracy x

Unknown said...

Yes I agree with the ornament suggestion brilliant idea, and yours is just gorgeous, lovely little image.
Chris x

Lynne Forsythe said...

Linda.....what a SHABB~O~LICIOUS delight....such a WONDEROUS creation!! and you kit is just DARLING girl!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWW Linda this is absolutely awesome, you always capture the vintage era to perfection, this is something that should be treasured for many years to come.
Lorraine x

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My goodness, what a beautiful ornament, Linda! I love the distressing that you did to it and the ribbon hanger is the perfect elegant touch!

Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah said...

You are such a busy creative damsel I had to search for your SSS&S post! I know you said you had to be quick, but this is no quick tag. I love your vintage white tones, they always look so warm and authentic. Love the textures and the darling image. Great work Linda - under pressure or not. Take one day at at time, new horizons are on their way!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Linda, Ohhhh how beautiful is this christmas ornament, shabby, elegant, just inspirational.

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