Have you still got your
bells jingling? I have
hung a few from my
twiggy tree and when
I pass it quickly, the
jingles can be heard...!
.........it doesn't take much
Here's Louise Thomson
spreading the love....
"This post comes with a
'fake snow disclaimer!'
Hold on to your woolly hats folks,
it's time to get Christmassy!
I started out with a wooden heart.
I gave it a coating of gesso, some
grunge paste for a 'rough around the
edges' look, and then a coating
of Fresco chalk paint
I blended a few distress oxide inks over
the edges, wiping back some of the ink
with a wet baby wipe for a soft look.
You might notice from this picture
I had stencilled on some snow however,
I later sanded this off as I wanted a
bigger area for stamping.
I used paper artsy set HPXM08EZ and
stamped the single tree and the tiny stars
(from the top of the three trees stamp)
in iced spruce ink.
I layered on a few more trees in a dark blue,
then added the reindeer, embossing them
in a sparkle embossing powder.
On the other side of the heart I stamped
stars and snowflakes from PaperArtsy
and one from a new woodware set.
I also added a little more ink around
the outside. I rubbed the whole outside
edge in clear embossing ink and used the
sparkle embossing powder to coat it
Using the clear embossing ink again,
I dabbed patches of ink over the heart
and sprinkled with chunky white embossing
enamel before heating to emboss.
Finally I added die cuts from Find It Trading Dies
and Sizzix and increased the glitter content
just a little further using some stickles glitter.
I wish the camera showed up sparkle a bit better!
The reverse side was finished with a
sentiment from Woodware (and maybe,
just maybe, some fake snow!!)
Hope it's inspired you to start feeling festive,
I could definitely settle down in front
of the fire with a hot chocolate and a
chunky knit blanket now!!! "
What a delightful Christmas Ornament
Louise, Thank you for a great project
Certainly made me feel jingly!
Not sure about the cocoa but I
could really do with a
chunky knit blanket!