Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Holiday Ornaments

.. for the Gingersnap Creations Art Exchange. I did enjoy it a lot and it got my right into the Christmas Spirit - creating four Holiday Ornaments in any shape but sized at least 2" x 2", it had to include some stamping and more than one layer. Every ornament is sort of similar but also slightly different. All of them have a decorated front and back. All of them consist of three layers of paper/card for the base. All shapes have been cut with Nestabilities apart from the snowflakes (Marianne Design) and holly (Tim Holtz Alterations).
The patterend base papers are from Kaisercraft edged with Stickles. For the second layer I cut some cardboard which I crackled with dark red/green and cream acrylic paints (Lefranc & Bourgeois) and crackle paint (FolkArt). This created the frame for the stamped Santa Claus images (Tim Holtz). I decorated the ornaments with some bakers twine and a snowflake charm at the bottom. For the top of one ornament I die cut the holly leaves and embellished it with some gems asberries. The gems are covered in red Stickles. For the second ornament the snowflake was cut from patterend Kaisercraft paper for both front and back and glittered the front with Stickles. The finishing touch is a Kanban pearl.
The back is the same for both ornaments: patterend Kaisercraft paper, a stamped sentiment from Elzybells stamped onto patterend Kaisercraft paper.

For the remaining two ornaments I took a slightly different approach using vintage images and having the stamping only on the back ... hope this counts (lol)
The patterend papers are from JillibeanSoup, Kaisercraft and BasicGrey. Some of the little stars on the base layer in the front and the back are glittered with silver Stickles. The image of the two rather sweet coral singers is from The Graphic Addict, it is slightly raised with foam pads to give it some more depth. The ornament is decorated with organza ribbon, two little jingle bells, a snowflake and a glittered pearl. The stamps for the sentiment on the back is from Artistic Outpost, the stars from 7Gypsies.
This ornament evolved around an image from the Graphics Fairy ... I wanted to use it for a long time and it seemed to be perfect for this occasion. The design principle and supplies for this ornament are the same as for the previous one apart from using just Stickled pearls, some woollen lace and a little bell for decoration.
Hope everybody likes them and I cannot wait to see what everybody else created. Petra.

14 comments:

Jingle said...

These are lovely!

Shar said...

Your ornaments are totally stunning!

craftattack said...

Beautiful ornaments, what a lovely variety! Valerie

Sharon said...

Wow Petra these ornaments are just wonderful!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

These are gorgeous Petra!

Createology said...

Your ornaments are simple and to the season. I adore each of them. Blissful inspiration...

Sherry Edwards said...

They're all lovely Petra - all the various layers look great x

lynne said...

Petra
These are amazing!!!
Any home would be lucky to have one of those ornaments grace its Christmas tree.
My favourite is the final ornament as it reminds me of Jane Austen.
Wishes
Lynne

Jack said...

What fabulous ornaments, someone's tree is going to look very special. xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Very pretty. I especially love Peace and Joy.

Marjie Kemper said...

These are each so lovely and the backings are beautiful as well.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh wow - your ornaments are beautiful!

trisha too said...

Petra these are delightful!! You always make such great things!

:)

Laura said...

Just beautiful. I feel so proud to have one. It will certainly have pride of place on my tree! I will post Saturday. Already done 2 today!

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