Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Bell Ornaments

Welcome back again - thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy this post.

I recently received some images of Christmas Bells  from Priscillastyles, and decided to break out and make some ornaments rather than a card with them


I printed the images twice each and coloured them. There is a lot of sparkle and shine in the end results - unfortunately the camera does not always pick up the glitter and sheen. The glitter on this image shows as 'sand', there are red stickles on the berries and ribbon, and gold kindy glitz on the bells.

The coloured image was then cut using a Spellbinders lacey circle die.

The 'thread' that has sewed the two sides together is a red metallic covered thin cord, and adds to the whole beautifully.

To give the ornaments some dimension I put two layers of felt between the layers - this worked beautifully as it was not too thick, but kept them from being flat and uninteresting.

In the second image the bells are surrounded by a circle, and I decided to cut it out using the Spellbinders dotted circle die

The image was painted with Twinkling H2Os, and again the camera has not picked up the sheen.  I have a very fine silver glitter which was glued onto parts of the image and the centre of the dots - I used my glue pen which nearly died of shock, as it has languished in the bottom of a container for years!!

To join the two images I again stitched them, this time with a very fine silver cord.  I tied a bow at the top of both sides, and then finished it with a loop.

  These are now hanging in my lounge, and I am not sure if they will join my stash of Christmas decorations or be given as gifts.....

I am linking this to the following challenges:
Ai factory Challenge #56 - Dies or punches
Cute Card Thursday#138 - Anything goes
Delightful Cards - Glitter it up
Sassy Studios Sassy Thursday Challenge - anything goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays challenge - Glitter

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May your day be blessed.


Kary said...

These are beautiful Christmas ornaments, Maxine!! Yes, it's always hard to photograph the shimmer and the glitter. I'm sure the pictures don't do justice to the ornaments in real life.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I really appreciate it :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - how good are these! What unique and timeless ornaments - they would look gorgeous on any Christmas Tree - you have inspired me to do somethign similar for our tree! Love it! Thaanks for sharing Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

Deb said...

beautiful creations, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Anonymous said...

ooh I love this! what a great idea! thanks for entering this week at AIF and don't forget about our DT call!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

This is beautiful, I love it. :)) Nice to hang in the tree.
Thanks for joining DC.


Sara said...

Oooh, I love those! Thank for playing along with SSD!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh don't you just love twinkling H2O's!! These are lovely ornaments and that die is just perfect as an ornament.