Thursday, 2 November 2017

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Hi There!

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...! 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!

'Till Tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Brrr, this really captures the 'Winter Chill' Louise. Like the idea of adding some grunge paste first. X

  2. Can't have been easy to stamp on a 3D surface! Beautiful ornament, Louise!


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