... this is just a quick post and my Christmas ornament has been inspired by two challenges - the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC67 - I like the plain bauble and may use it again to make a few more for the tree!! The second is this week's Jingle Belles - JB40 challenge where the Jinglettes would like us to "incorporate a Peace Symbol or the word Peace into your design ... or create a card that evokes Peace for you (snow, forest, etc.)" Check out the blog - Stephanie has made the most beautiful card with snowflakes to create the peace symbol!
I think that one of the most peaceful things in the winter is newly fallen snow - there's a special kind of quiet and a lovely light at that time. So I made another snowflake ornament and this time I decorated it with some blue sparkly snowflakes and the word "Peace" - simple, but lovely!
I cut out two of these gorgeous snowflakes in silver mirri card - I attached silver thread to the inside of one die and then glued them both together - making sure that all the pretty spikes were properly stuck together!! Next I stamped two pretty snowflakes in blue onto some plain card and used a circle punch to cut them out. I used my glue pen to outline the main snowflake and added lots of glitter. I attached one to the front and back of the ornament. Finally, I stamped the word "Peace" - don't you love that font - onto some card in a darker shade of blue, and then glittered the word. I cut closely around the word and then attached it to the front of the ornament.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Around Christmastime, Say It Loud - Winter Holiday
Inks: Distress - Broken China, Tumbled Glass
Spellbinders: 2010 Snowflake Pendant (S4-286)
Accessories: Thread and glitter from stash
I've taken a shot of the back - the snowflake is so pretty - and a close up of the front showing the detail more clearly.
I think I might make a few more ornaments for our tree - the sketch gives us so many options - and I still have the lovely Bauble nesties to play with :)
And that's all for this morning. It's Monday and that means it craft class today. I've got some more stamps to catalogue - ones that came free with one of the craft magazines. I like to make the reference sheets at class as it's easy to do and allows me to chat. And I'm taking my new Stampin' Up! catalogue with me - the ladies like to have a browse. See you all later.