Another Christmas project from me today!!! Yes, at Scrapping4Fun Challenge Rachelle wants us to showcase Xmas projects. Here is the picture to inspire you!
So let the countdown start…before you realize, December will be here!
As always I went really vintage on my project. I loved this birdie image and had to do a mini version of it as a Xmas hanging/ ornament.
A pretty simple DIY project ( I can hear a sigh)…hopefully not a lengthy post!
For the details…
The image all by itself was so cute, I just gave it an orange backing and then a piece of black CS to highlight it and finally adhered it to thick chipboard.
I added some chit chat stickers too with a lot of festive message!. To protect the image, I used a piece of acetate from packaging.
The back side has another Xmas image which also has a 3 layered photo mat and all of this is sealed together by hand stitching! Phew! That was the hard part..to hand stitch such a thick layer (9 layers) is no joke! I pierced the holes first and took a woolen thread from my stash and started the blanket stitch…though it took time, it was therapeutic!
Once the layers were sealed, I worked on the hanging. I took this metal ornate corner and gave it the “faux Patina” look with layers of brown, copper, gold and turquoise colors and used copper wire and transparent beads to make a loop for hanging.
Now comes the interesting part, the lower part of the embellishment! Remember I said I went really vintage…so decided to have a message in a bottle concept.
I managed to find a glass vial (used to store Homeopathy medicine at home) as the focal point here and then aged the cap with the same patina finish.
I then made a scroll with music note stamped on one side and the other side I left for writing the message! I aged it with DI vintage photo, walnut stain and bit of Black soot to actually make it look as if it was an antique piece! Added a strip of yellow burlap and secured it with a jute twine bow!
Doesn’t it look beautiful… I just can’t get over this vintagy feel!
Time to take out some copper chain link from my stash which too was not spared the patina! I added some tiny colorful glass beads and baubles to the link to make it more interesting and the sound of it hitting the vial is music to the ears!
A tiny little flower using TH tattered florals die just found its way here as a last touch.
That a simple project right??? I told you so…
Hope this inspires you to play along at Scrapping4Fun, can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
You don’t need fancy stuff at all…most of these items were already there on my craft table, except for that glass vial…I had to empty some medicine out of it and couldn’t wait to buy one! So much for my passion!
I would like to enter my ornament in the following Challenges…
Sugar Creak Hollow- used anything clear ( Acetate, glass vial, glass beads and baubles)
Simply Create Too – shop in your craft room ( all of it except the vial from the medicine chest, Lol)
Craft Room Challenge – Vintage Christmas
Alphabet Challenge Blog – ‘S’ for stitching – not an easy job getting all those layers together!
Divas By Design _ Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge – “Rollin” use anything round ( glass beads, baubles and the vial surely rolls!)
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge - Christmas
Natalie and Amy - Stitch It!
Thank you so much for stopping by and do let me know how you like this project. I always love to read what you have to say.
Until my next Creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling,