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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dove and Holly Ornament

Happy New Year stamping friends!

Have you made your New Years Resolution that you're not going to keep? *Ü* Every year it's always the same for me....to lose weight. So, this year I want to make it something that makes me feel really good. Yes, losing weight would make me feel ecstatic but this year my resolution is also to stamp more. My goal is a minimum of 3 projects a week. Who knows, just maybe one will lead to the other!!!
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Ok, here is my second creation this week. The other one is on my CTMH blog. That poor blog is rather neglected compared to this one.

I made a Christmas Ornament for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday favorites of 2012 challenge. I used the Flourishes #200 Challenge which was to make an ornament.  I love making my own ornaments. 

I used a Spellbinders Die and cut out two pieces of cardstock and one of chipboard. I sponged Dessert Sand ink around both pieces of CS with the die over top.  I then used my xyron to add adhesive to both sides of the chipboard. to sandwich all the finished sides together.

I started stamping the large image from the Dove and Holly stamp set THREE times.  I purchased this set last year before Christmas and never got around to using it.
I colored the image with my Copic Markers then cut out the whole image and adhered to the front piece of CS. Then I colored the Doves of the second one and cut them out and layered on top of the first image with foam tape. Then I colored the one dove and cut that out and layered with foam tape again. I also colored one of the holly sprigs and cut that out to add in a bare spot at the bottom of the ornament. 
I then added cream colored pearls around the edges, added a hanger and bow to the top. Topped the bow with a flower button. 

On the back, I stamped "Peace on Earth" sentiment and more holly. 

This makes a great package topper that can then be used for an ornament. 
These are so much better then paying big buck for cheap ornaments made in China!

Other Challenge Blogs for this project:
Tuesday Alchemy - hopes & Dreams (Peace on Earth)

5 comments:

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Broni said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Nancy! I love it!!

Shea said...

What a stunning ornament! I am in LOVE with this little work of art. I love how you applied paper toile (I think that's the correct term) to the dove, and your coloring is spot on. This is one of the loveliest handmade paper ornaments I've ever seen. Well done, and good luck! And thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Romantyczka said...

śliczna praca, nie mogę się napatrzeć!
Najlepszego w Nowym Roku

Corrinne Quinn said...

Beautiful creation - fabulous details and lovely coloring! It's fantastic to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy :)

I invite you to share at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:
http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2013/01/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-5.html

Lots of joy,
Corrinne