Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mermaid Ornament

This my mermaid ornament has to be one of my all time favorites. 
 




All metal charms and pressed metal from Echo ArtWorks my all time favorite local bead store!
 
 
 

 
Supplies:
Small tin
Beads & Charms
Head Pins
Vintaj Patinas
Glass glitter
Stickles
Tulle
Vintage silk ribbons
 
This is the finished ornament, the tin is approximately 2.5 inches in diameter. 



 
The tin was first painted with Vintaj Patinas. The rim coated with glue to adhere vintage glass silver glitter.  Add a bit of Stickles for bling in the creases of the tin.  One hole was punched in the top and three on the bottom of the tin.
 
 
Tule adds a softness to the inside of the tin.  A stamped metal heart with a mermaid & seahorse was glued to the bottom of the tin. A stamped metal heart frame was hung from the hole in the top of the tin.  Attached to a headpin with beads on the outside of the time. Colorful ribbons tied around the headpin. 


 

Three headpins with beads and charms (sea shell and seahorses) hang from the lower three holes.  The heart in the bottom of the tin and the one dangling from the hole creates a 3-D effect.  The beads and ribbons from Echo ArtWorks.



 
'Tis the season - I joined a handmade holiday ornament swap in November of 2013! We each had to make two ornaments - one to swap and one to donate to the Charity Wings auction tree.
Have fun creating your ornaments this Christmas!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for family, health, happiness and home!


First pilgrim house (replica) in Plymouth. Postcard never mailed.


Vintage Thanksgiving postcard!

Monday, November 19, 2018

A few Thanksgiving ATCs!

The first, is to honor all the people who work so hard to prepare the wonderful meals we all share on Thanksgiving!


COME & GET IT!


The second, is to GIVE THANKS for all we have in this great country.  It may not be perfect, but we still have a lot to be greatful for!


In everything give thanks!



Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cards from my Santa Baby Card Class last month!

Santa Baby was the first of my three Christmas card classes this year at the Scrapbook Zone here in Silverdale!  Thank you all who fill my classes each month!

The moment this line was out I fell in love with it.  Prima's Frank Garcia designed a beautiful line of paper that were so much fun to work with! 



















What it took to make the cards:
Basic Supplies:  Paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, bone folder, wet glue, double-sided adhesive or tape runner roll of foam tape and dimensional foam tape! A silver pen for edging and Wink of Stella for adding shimmer!  Optional: NUVO crystals, sequins, ribbon, charms,

Additional supplies used for this class:
6 - A2 Cards
Six envelopes  
Santa Baby - 6x6 Pad
Santa Baby - ephemera pack
Elizabeth Craft Palm Tree Die set (sand)
Elizabeth Craft Winter Wishes Die set ( Seasons Greetings)
Elizabeth Craft Poinsettia Die set
Lawn Faun Snowflakes Die
Tim Holtz Thinlits – Holiday Green
Diamond Dust
Elizabeth Craft Double sided sticker sheets
Elizabeth Craft White Glitter
Glitter Brushes
Mousse – Pink
Gilding Polish - Mint Green
NUVO Crystals – Raspberry Pink
NUVO Glitter Drops – Sunlit Meadow
Cardstock:  White, Green
White Doily
Pink Ribbon
Misc. – White Tulle, Snowflake buttons, Sequins White and Charms

**** TECHNIQUES
·         Mouse Poinsettia
·         Diamond Dust Poinsettia
·         Elizabeth Craft Glitter
·         Pop UP Card Art