Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let It Snow!

Whew!!!! What a last 5 days! Computer at work crashed, thought I had lost everything which would not of been good, but finally got a new computer today and now I am back logged in getting things caught up before the 31st! Anyway enough about my work LOL! I have another ornament to show you and this one I think is going to be another favorite of mine. It seems the more I am making them, I like it better than the last. Hopefully these will be the favorites at the annual ACS Bazaar this year. I have had this stamp since last year and used it to make ornaments for family. As I have stated before I discovered a way to make the stamp not slide on these porcelain ornaments and seems to be working. I used Liquid pearls to make it look like small snowflakes/ice was falling around the snowman and his friend. And then I thought about the outside rim and thought maybe I could sparkle it up a bit. I wasn't really sure the Scor-pal tape was going to adhere to the slick porcealin side, but with a little patience and the heat tool, it adhered really well to it. Next I took the Iridescent Flakes that you use in making handmade paper (hopefully I will be able to find more of this soon) and took the ornament and rolled it inside a container to get it to coat the sides well. I had to hand press some of the flakes so they wouldn't fall off as they are not real small. I took the heat gun again and heated around the ornament (about 14 inches away so not to melt them) to make sure it was sealed well so during transporting or hanging on a tree, it wouldn't come off. I used stickles for added gltiz and then bic markers for the coloring and red liquid pearls for the berries on his hat. I must say he turned out rather cute. Thanks for taking the time to look.

25 comments:

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gale said...

Gorgeous ornament! I'll have to see if I can find some of those for my kids to make.

Kathi said...

Oh this one is absolutely adorable! I love how you used the Liquid Pearls for the snow and also on the hat for the berries! All of these ornaments are so beautiful, what fabulous gifts for your friends and love ones!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so pretty! I love the pearly snowflakes and the colors you used really stand out on the ornament!

scrappypug said...

how precious! Your ornaments are so pretty!

Kathy said...

This one is my favorite (I think), they are all beautiful. I'm going to have to try to make some of these, thanks for sharing all these great ornament projects.

Abi Bundy said...

This is gorgous!

JazzyH said...

Great ornaments.

Cassie_lu said...

i can see why it will be a fav as you did a wonderful job.

Mary G. said...

Your ornaments just keep getting better and better! This one is just fabulous!

xiumaiyuki said...

That is one beautiful ornament, Deb! All the details are fabulous. I can see your tree will be the best tree out there with all the wonderful and unique ornaments. And best of all, they're handmade!!! Can't beat that!

Paige said...

Another beautiful treasure! When you are done with all of your different versions of ornaments, would you consider taking a group shot of them? I imagine it would look breath-taking!

Dawn B. said...

I love this ornament. I really like the image you chose. It is perfect for this. Super job Deb. I think this will make such a super gift. Good luck with work. Sounds stressful..

Joanne Travis said...

Deb, your ornaments are gorgeous!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of the ornaments you have posted so far....how many do you make each season???

Sankari W. said...

WOWIEEEEE!!!! That is so awesome! I LOVE those snowflakes around the snowman and what a great idea to sparkle up the rim!!! WOUld love to watch you make one of these beautiful oranmanets!!! (tutorial???!!!!) :) You are SO set for the xmas season!!! Such lovely inspiration!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Vicki said...

Oh, Deb! He is so precious! You do such a wonderful job! You are an inspiration! And thanks for all your sweet tnspiring words on my blog! You are a true blessing!

Heidi said...

OMG I ove this!

CathyRose said...

Wow, that is so pretty! Love the sparkling snowflakes on it!

Jenn Embry said...

All of your ornaments are simply gorgeous! Where do you find the plain ornaments to decorate?

Lisa said...

Awesome...you are a great crafter!

Traci said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that snowman image! Who is it made by? That little bird is so cute! Love the sparkle you added to it!

Naomi said...

Wow. This is very realistic looking!!! GREAT coloring and the snowflakes look AMAZING! You GO girl!!! Sounds like a lot of work, but I might try one or two this year, you are inspiring me!

scrappinmominky said...

This is super cute. Love the snowman image.

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