I was inspired by this Pinterest project for my design team project. Man, do I love Pinterest! I only wish I had enough time to apply all the fantastic ideas I see there...sigh.
Some months ago, my mom let my sisters and me divide my paternal grandmother's stash of vintage pearls, sequins, and beads. Grandma was a wonderful beader and we are fortunate to each have several beautiful Christmas ornaments created by her very own hands. When I saw the Pinterest post, I immediately thought of my grandma's beads.
I used The Creative Pointe's "Joy Ornament" SVG to cut four layers of cardboard. I replaced the center oval cut-out with a large heart shape. The top layer of cardboard was embossed with Tim Holtz's woodgrain texture fade and all layers were given a coat of artist gesso. Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and layers of Distress Stains add just enough vintage-ness.
I recycled clear acrylic packaging to create the windows at the center of the ornament. These were sandwiched between the layers of cardboard...adhered with Glossy Accents...with the sequins loose in between.
Other Challenge Fun
Make It Monday: MIM #167
Paper Playtime: Challenge #23 - Sparkle
Crafty Calendar Challenge: All Things Christmas!
My Time to Craft: Challenge #243 - Baubles
|SVG:||The Creative Pointe ‘Joy Ornamente’|
|Inks:||Delta Ceramcoat artist gesso; Distress Stain ‘Pumice Stone’, ‘Tarnished Brass’, ‘Brushed Pewter’, ‘Picket Fence’; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Clear Rock Candy’|
|Embellishments:||Grandma’s sequins; Stampin’ Up! hardware; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; wired tinsel; Cody Foster & Co. vintage glass glitter ‘Silver’|
|Tools:||SCAL; Cricut Expression; Sizzix Texture Boutique; Tim Holtz texture fade ‘Wood Grain’; Glossy Accents; SU! eyelet tool|
|Misc:||Cardboard; clear acrylic packaging|