Long time no post! This is such a busy time of the year, isn’t it?. I really don’t know what happened to the first half of December, I blinked and it was done.
Anyway, one of the things that has kept me busy is that I decided to make some ornaments for the tree, and whilst out shopping for bits and bobs I picked up a Noel ornament from The Range for under £5. It looked a bit bleurgh so I decided to tart it up. I freaking love how it turned out.
I am in a purple period just now, I am purpling ev-ree-thing lol. Here’s some close ups. First I pulled the peg off the back of the snowflake, painted and glittered they glued on a couple of bells
Delish flowers and berries (links at the end of the post). I painted the reindeer then over-stamped with a text stamp and Walnut Stain ink then edged with WS ink and gold glitter
I tied the bells with waxed cord (love this stuff). Leaves are from a Tim Holtz Thinlits die set
I decided to leave the ornament the greyish colour it was so the white would pop. I made snow using Liquitex modelling paste which I mixed with white gesso to thin the consistency a bit. Once dry I coated with white tacky glue then went crazy with glamour dust, crushed glass (Twinklets) and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels.
Did I say I loved how this turned out??? That’s what I love about Wild Orchid Crafts, the colour selections in the flowers are just sublime!
Goodies used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Wooden snowflakes with peg
50 miniature gold decorative bells
6 Wooden die-cut reindeers
20 mixed purple.lilac mulberry tea roses 40mm
50 mixed colour mulberry tea roses 1” (25mm)
Single colour open roses 20mm, 15mm and 10mm
I’ll be back around this time tomorrow with a card.