Thursday, November 29, 2007

An ornament and a double challenge

Hello. I've been such a bad blogger. Yesterday I worked on some ornaments using some new toys - my circle nestabilities. These arrived at my house on Monday, but I didn't get to play with them until yesterday, just getting the feel of how they worked with different papers. So much fun! I made 10 of these ornaments. I used 3 different dies in the set, one plain circle and two scalloped circles. I started by cutting the largest circle from cereal box chipboard - 2 pieces for each ornament, since I wanted them to be sturdy. Then I cut the same circle from rose red card stock. I sanded the printed side of the cereal box, so that it wasn't so slippery and easier to glue together. The back and front are the same. Most of thes is pretty obvious, so I won't go into great detail. The hole for the string was punched with my crop-a-dile. The tree and the red scallops are highlighted with stickles. The stitching is faux. I had these almost finished last night except waiting for the stickles to dry. I let the first side dry overnight and finished the second side this morning.

Stamps: season of joy, the snowflake spot
Ink: handsome hunter, rose red
Paper: chipboard, rose red, handsome hunter, very vanilla
Accessories: crop-a-dile, gold cord (SU), cuttlebug, nestabilties dies (spellbinders), yellow, green & star dust stickles (ranger)

Because I spent time playing with my new dies yesterday, I didn't get to the sketch challenge on Splitcoast. I decided to combine it with today's ways to use it challenge (metallic paper). I used jet black stazon ink to stamp the image from oh, so lovely twice on the vanilla card stock, once on the copper and several times more on a scrap of vanilla. I colored the images on the vanilla with SU markers. On the main image panel, I stamped linen over the colored image with creamy caramel ink and then sponged the edges with chocolate chip. The panels are layered with navy card stock. I added some faux piercing on the main image panel. The the horizontal panel, I used a ruler and marker to draw a rectangle, then added 2 narrow strips of navy card stock. I punched out portions of the extra images with a 1/2" circle punch and layered on 5/8" circle punches of navy. Then I placed page pebbles over the top of the images and glued them across the open panel.

Stamps: oh, so lovely, warmest regards, linen (SU)
Ink: jet black stazon, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, ballet blue, night of navy, certainly celery, always artichoke
paper: ballet blue, navy, brushed copper, very vanilla
accessories: sponge, 1/2" & 5/8" circle punches, page pebbles, brayer

Thanks for stopping by.


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow your sketch card is gorgeous! Beautiful color pairing...

Soozie4Him said...

Melody, you are one of my all-time favorite stampers and I'm *so* excited to find your blog! I love that blue card with Oh So Lovely. I'll be visiting often!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

dd2njoy said...

Gorgeous card in the blue!!! Love it!!