Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Ornaments~~Home Decor

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime168) is calling for Christmas Ornaments to use for home decoration. Sharon presents the challenge: "Decorating for Christmas is a BIG thing. And giving small homemade gifts is another BIG thing. So today we are combining the two! Our challenge is to make a Christmas Ornament OR an item of Home Decor that could be used yourself or as a small gift to give. Who doesn't LOVE to receive ornaments and home decor items during the holidays! You may alter a store bought item, create something from scratch, or go in whatever direction your mind leads you! We'll just be anxious to see what you come up with! And if creating a gift item is not on your agenda right now, then go right ahead and make a card with some sort of ornament on it -- easy enough!!! Just have FUN doing it!!!"

Sounds like fact...this is a bit of a sneak peek as to what some of my friends will be receiving this year!

The KaiserCraft Christmas Ornament MDF shapes from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store fit just right for this project.
What a nice sized palette to work with...
they measure approximately 5 X 6.5."

I've really been enjoying this Graphic 45 "Christmas Past" paper collection. It features lovely, old fashioned prints, with vintage type postcard illustrations--ready to use for tags and images.

I layered up my ornament shape with a poinsettia made with Spellbinder's "Poinsettia" dies, directly over a panel of candy cane stripe die cut from Spellbinder's "Labels Thirteen."

Gold Stickles and micro beads, along with Webster's Pages flat back "Sparklers" button and Tinsel Trim Card, add some glimmer and gleam.

Sharon and Barb Schram also have some special ornaments to show you today as sure to check them out!

Have a great Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by!



Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, I love it! Your friends will be totally WOW'd! I know you are making these in large quantities -- what a FUN project! LOVE how you did the gold cording on top! Fabulous gift idea!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my word, this is over-the-top gorgeous Deb. I love the way you wound the gold cord around the upper portion of the ornament, a fabulous idea!

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

This is wonderful! I love that you are doing so much in Vintage art. It really seems to suit you!
The ornament is beautiful, and I am sure your friends will love their gift...but not as much as they love you!

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Juanita B said...

Beautiful work...I LOVE what you did with the gold on the ornament. TFS.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Deb! Love the gold details and wonderful shape.

Leslie Miller said...

It's a wonderful ornament with that vintage appeal I love so well! Your friends will be delighted to receive these, Deb!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Deb!! I love this ornament with your choice of paper, the vintage Santa and that poinsettia!! Stunning!

Miss you! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

Michele Kovack said...

This is beautifully shabby chic!