Saturday, July 30, 2011

Challenges Entry: Snowflake Ornament

All the "Christmas in July" talk out in blog land put me in the mood to create some Christmas projects of my own today.  This snowflake ornament is one of them and I'm submitting this to two challenges:

The Details:
  • The base of the ornament is heavy cardboard covered in Basic Grey Figgy Pudding decorative paper, distressed with DI Forest Moss and Vintage Photo, and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist.
  • The image is from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Cuts 'Winter Wonderland' and is covered in a layer of Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Paint.
  • I embossed a raw chipboard frame using the Tim Holtz Patchwork texture fade, then painted it with white acrylic paint.  I added layers of Distress inks and black antiquing gel before I was finally satisfied with the color and appearance.  Finally, I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mists in both Perfect Pearl and Heirloom Gold.

  • The snowflakes are my favorite part.  I dry-brushed white acrylic paint onto raw chipboard snowflakes, then covered them with Rock Candy Distress Paint.  While the paint was still wet, I added two sizes of crystal glitter.  Once the crackle had dried, I pounced on Old Paper and just a bit of Broken China DIs and finally, spritzed on a little Perfect Pearls Mist.

: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding ‘Balsam’
Image: Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Cuts ‘Winter Wonderland’
Inks: Folk Art acrylic paint ‘Wicker White’; TH Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; Distress Inks ‘Forest Moss’, ‘Broken China’, ‘Peeled Paint’, ‘Old Paper’, ‘Vintage Photo’; Delta Black Antiquing Gel
Embellishments: Making Memories chip board snowflakes; JoAnn glitter ‘Crystal’; Martha Stewart fine glitter ‘Crystal’; chipboard frame; TH texture fade ‘Patchwork’; pearls; 7Gypsies ‘Princesca Hardware’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Perfect Pearls’, ‘Heirloom Gold’; Hug Snug seam binding; SU! silver cord

Tools: Texture Boutique; SU! eyelet tool set; heat gun; Glossy Accents
Misc: cardboard


  1. Beautiful! Glad you got into the holiday spirit....

  2. A beautiful vintage looking xmas ornamnet - lovely!!!

  3. Gorgeous ornament! I love the embossed frame! x

  4. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous creation, fabby colors and coloring Hugs Terry xxxx

  5. Totally beautiful....Christmas in July is awesome!

  6. Great idea to make an ornament for these challenges - it'll last longer than a card! Very nice creation.


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