Good morning and welcome to a brand new month!
It can mean only one thing.......the Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! Wahoo!
This month's theme was Christmas, but anything but a card.
My project this month all started with the metal piece that served as my ornament. I've probably had it a hundred years and decided at this particular moment, that it would make a cute ornament. ;) And who wants to just hand someone an ornament? No one! So I created the box with my Silhouette to make a cute little presentation!
A little paint, a bit (or a lot) of glitter, a cute retro Santa, and a couple of jingle bells and you've got yourself a sweet ornament!
Fuzzy earmuffs anyone?
The metal thingy-a-bob was given several coats of cream colored paint. Once dry I put some glossy accents along the outer edge and then sprinkled glitter over it.
I am all about the little touches, so I grabbed some red Flower Soft and gave Mr. Snowman some fuzzy ear muffs. By the way, the retro Santa is part of the Crafty Secret's Retro Christmas collection. I cut it into a circular shape using a Circle Spellbinder's die.
I didn't want the image too recessed in my metal thingy, so I added a bit of foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I used a bit of Tacky glue to make sure it didn't go anywhere.
Consider it extra security if you will! :)
Does anyone use clothespins A LOT when they craft? I am constantly using them to hold items in place because I myself am way too impatient to hold it myself! I wanted a bit of gold tinsel around the circle. Tinsel seemed perfect for this ornament, so lo and behold, the clothespins did my work for me. ;)
And one more look...in case you forgot because you were so bedazzled with my clothespins above. ;)
Be sure to check out the other talented designer's projects!
Have a wonderful day my friends!