Monday, December 12, 2011

Hybrid Christmas Ornament

Welcome back friends to my piece for cReative Team Tuesday!  Be sure to head over to Rhonna's blog to see all the other amazing projects!

This week I am sharing with you the hybrid ornament that I created for an ornament exchange. It's on it's way to a sweet friend miles and miles away and I hope she loves it as much as I do. 

*You can click on photos to see them in a larger size to see more detail*
I started out with some extra pieces of printed Christmas Junque pieces I had left over from my December Daily project. A few other items as shown in the photo above. I also gathered some pieces of ribbon, lace, tulle and burlap to create the junk bow used on the top of the ornament. 
I bought a package of clear ornaments at my local Hobby Lobby. 

I liked that they weren't a globe like most clear ornaments.  You can see one of the printed pieces that I slipped into it.  What I actually had to do was roll up the piece then slide it into the hole. I then used a thin paintbrush and a metal tool that was even thinner to help me unroll it.
Here is side #1 of the ornament.
Here is side #2 of the ornament
In this view above you can see that I inked the edges of the piece inside. I added some silver numbers to the outside of the ornament. I made sure to add some glossy accents over them so they wouldn't fall off over the years.

Now in these two views, I am hoping you can see that I have a tinsel garland that I adhered with the red tape around the bird piece. You can also see in these photos that i used some sewing pattern paper between each of the two pieces so that they would help fill the ornament.  I think that using the pattern paper gives it a shabby chic look.  I also sprinkled some of the glitter and Diamond dust into the ornament so you can see them stuck to the inside of the ornament.
I thought that the glitter was just so delish that I had to add it to the pattern paper that I used in the junk bow. Some glossy accents was rubbed on the paper then sprinkled with the glitter. Love!
I love this view above, it shows the pattern paper I used to print the bird piece on. And it also shows the glitter on the mini flag and star. Love how delish that looks!  I used a little tip that Margie taught us during her Spark Your Christmas to give those little flags the dimensional shape.  This ornament was mostly if not all inspired by Margie!  It's not too late to take her course, the videos are amazing! And so many of the tips she taught us can be used all year long in many projects!

The digital pieces used throughout out this ornament can be found at
I used the ledger piece from the Christmas Junque Background kit to cut out the two small flags HERE
And pieces from the Christmas Junque Pieces Kit found HERE

There are many wonderful pieces that you could use within the Christmas Junque Line. The possibilities are endless!  Hope you are enjoying this holiday season!

I will be back this week with a few more pages from my December Daily (hopefully *wink)


Marci said...

seriously love this nancy!! you should be teaching a class at spark next year.;D i really hope to be able to make a couple of these...never enough time!

Barbara said...

Nancy you rock! I love the way it turned out. I can see making a bunch of them to add to the to of gifts.

Ashley said...

Just lovely. Great idea. I love the look...sort of want to try making a skirt with that design!

Anonymous said...

OMG nancy ... this is totally fantabulous! love all the details and will surely try it myself ... mega delish!