Friday, December 14, 2018

Crafty Christmas Ornaments

This week, Karla asked us to make a Christmas ornament.  I thought on this a long time.  This wasn't an easy theme for me this week!  But, I did what I know and do best - I alter things!  I started out with a bangle jewelry box.  I covered it with a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock.  I then ran a couple pieces of Copper Foil Sheets and the Blizzard Thinlits Die through the Big Shot.  I carefully extracted the snowflake pieces and set them aside.  I cut the die cut sheet into the size of the box and adhered it over the Merry Merlot.  After that was done, I adhered a piece of the Merry Merlot and Copper ribbon to the outside of the box.  I also used a few other pieces to make the hanging piece and bow.

I took the punched out snowflakes and layered them.  I had small copper brads, so used them to hold the pieces together.  I then randomly placed them on the front of the box,  using dimensionals.  You can't tell, but I sometimes used 2 or 3 dimensionals, stacked on top of each other, to give the snowflakes different heights.

It's a bit much, but it's done!  I can't wait to see how it looks on my tree this year :)  Thanks for looking and please check out the other SISer's ornaments here!

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful holiday season!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Non-ink pad coloring

I wanted to see what kinds of coloring projects the Sisters In Stamping could come up with and challenged them to create something using coloring tools other than ink pads.  They can use markers, watercolor pencils, blender pens, aqua painters, etc.

I love to color, so I love images that I can stamp in black then and color.

I bought the SU! watercolor pencils a while ago, but just haven't had a chance to use them.  I did use them for this project!

Here is the card I made:

I stamped the images and sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright and Signs of Santa sets.  I did color in the images with my pencils, but did not use an aqua painter or blender pen after coloring.  It was a lot of lights to color, but I think this is a fun and happy card because of all of the color :)

Please check out the other ladies' creations here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!