Thursday, July 28, 2011

OWSE Ornament Challenge Entry

"Let Heaven & Nature Sing"
Yep, I actually finished another challenge entry for Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium's Christmas in July Event!  I had hoped to get a couple more done but time is running out...all entries are due tomorrow.   And since I like to share how I make my entries, it takes a little more time to complete each one.  Oh well, I think I did pretty good with all the entries I DID manage to create.
This challenge actually came from the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at STUDIO L3
Here's how I made my ornament with the challenge requirements in blue.
1.  First of all it had to be an ornament.  And you had to use one die cut.  I had modified this SVG  frame file from one PENNY DUNCAN had created last year.  So I put it to use again.  I cut the top frame (with the oval cutout), a complete frame (for the back) and an oval a little larger than the cutout from a recycled cereal box.  I used SCAL and Cricut's deep cut blade.
2.  I then cut two pieces of the aluminum duct tape (same stuff I used in creating the STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CARD) and placed the pieces side by side into the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder then ran it through my Texture Boutique.
3.  I applied each piece of embossed foil tape to one half of the ornament top.  I trimmed the excess foil away and snipped the corners.  Using my bone folder, I pressed down the foil so that it laid flat on the chipboard.
4.  I took Sailboat Blue and Silver Mixative Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks and applied to the foil. 
5.  I centered and glued the angel Designer Paper to the oval piece of chipboard.  I then hot glued the oval to the back of the front piece.
6.  Now the fun part: embellishing!  First I made a tiny rosette by cutting a strip of aluminum duct tape in half length wise and sticking it to blue cardstock.  I then scored and folded like normal.  Using the distress inks I colored pearls blue and added to the rosette and the two silver flowers.  I took small pieces of greenery and first painted them with silver acrylic paint and then added Clear Rock Candy Stickles on top.  I created wire twists with blue beads on the end.  On a strip of white cardstock I stamped the sentiment in blue ink and then shaded with  Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
At the top of the ornament I added a silver snowflake spangle and another alcohol inked pearl.
7.  I finished the ornament front by hot gluing silver cording around the opening and adding white Perfect Pearls to the angel's wings.
8.  To finish, I embossed two more strips of duct tape and attached to the back piece of the cereal chipboard frame.  I applied the alcohol inks in the same manner as the front and hot glued the two pieces together.  I used a punch to make a hole at the top and added a thin silver cord for the hanger.


Jingle said...

This is just beautiful!

Gerri Herbst said...

OMG...I love this . I adore the color, the dimension, the shine. So wonderful would love to see on my tree. lol. take care, gerri

Paper Squirrel said...

Stunning! Love the way you used the foil tape...still need to get some of that stuff!!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the blue color scheme. Beautiful ornament.

Unknown said...

I totally loved this ornament when I saw it in the ornament folder on OWSE. I can't believe you did it with duct tape! Amazing work! Love all the detail.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous ornament - just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love what you've done here! So much detail not to mention the time and thought that went into making the ornament. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you made it :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love the duct tape effect... amazing!

Diane said...

I don't usually go for blue ornaments but this is just fabulous. It would go on the front tip of any tree. I hide the ones I don't really like bit feel like I have to use deep inside the tree limbs.LOL

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Just so beautiful!

Linda Pekrul said...

Incredibly beautiful! Love that you created it out of duct tape.