Friday, October 12, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #16 - Ornaments


I got started making ornaments and couldn't stop! lol! I had several different ideas in my head...they didn't work well together, so I just made 3 ornaments! Each one is different.

I purchased the Holy Triptych stamp set with this idea in mind, but I'm just getting around to making it. I have some clear beveled glass ornaments that I purchased to stamp on some time ago. They make great gifts for hostesses at the holidays. (In fact, one of my glass ornaments was featured in Rubber Stamp Madness magazine a couple years ago...I'll have to see if I can find a scan of that one, too!) Anyway...I stamped the Holy Family in Versamark on the front of the oval beveled glass ornament and used Gold Detail to emboss. Simple and very elegant.

The second Snowflake ornament, I mixed Silver EP and Dazzling Diamonds together. I stamped in Versamark on the back of the ornament and sprinkled on heat and stick, heated it and then sprinkled on my silver/diamonds mixture...heat to set it. It has a GORGEOUS sparkle and the diamond shaped beveled glass in front with the image in back adds some depth. I could NOT get a good picture of it...you'll just have to take my word for it!

The third one...my Snowman...is the ornament I originally had in my head when I saw this was going to be the challenge this week. I used one of Stampin' Up!'s star chipboard shapes and covered it with Silver Encore ink, then sprinkled on Iridescent Ice EP and heat set. It has a beautiful subtle look to the glitter. Then I stamped my snowman with black Stazon, colored him with Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Only Orange markers. I used the 1 1-4, 1 3-8 and Scallop Circle punches, piercing around the scallop edge. This medallion is popped up with dimensionals and placed on the sparkly star! Another quick and easy ornament!

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Great ornaments Connie, love the 1st one!

Lauren (mytime) said...

They are all so pretty! I love the first one most though :D

amycara said...

These are all great but your first one is GORGEOUS!

Pat Huntoon said...

I bet that glass one on top is just gorgeous on a tree!

Lynn Mercurio said...

All fabulous ornaments. Tell me, where do you find beveled glass for ornaments? Your first ornament has really inspired me! Great job!!

Ida said...

Wonderful ornaments Connie, Very creative and festive. I also like the first one the best. Ida

Stefanie said...

Great ornaments Connie! I love all three, but would especially like to see the snowflake one in person. I bet it looks super sparkly.

MJ said...

Beautiful. I love them all. Super ideas.

sheryl said...

All three ornaments are pretty, but the first one is my favorite--very elegant!!

Barbara said...

All your ornaments are fabulous! Love the simple elegance of the glass ornaments, but the little snowman ornament with Chipboard is just so cute!

Basement Stamper said...

Awesome ornaments, great job doing 3 different ones!

Lori said...

The first two are so pretty and elegant! And the snowman is just adorable.

Summerthyme Studio said...

These are all so cute, especially the little snowman

Lisa Bohler said...

All three are wonderful! All elegant but for different reasons...the tritych is just stunning and that snowflake just pops right off the ornament! then, the little snowman with the combo of the scallop punch and glitter! Too cute!

astampingteddy said...

All THREE are just dazzling and wonderful!
Claudia

Lila H said...

Wonderful samples - I especially love the first one and call "dibs".

Julie Campbell said...

They are all really pretty! Great job!

Karen said...

very nice Connie - love the glass ones...very glassy looking!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the star!! Just perfect!

Joy said...

So cute! :) I love it! Stickles are perfect on him.