Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Marci Angel Ornament
Three pies are baked and ready for tomorrow. The turkey will go in along with the casseroles tomorrow morning, so I had a little time today to play around in the craft room. I've made this little Marci Angel (by La La Land stamps) up as a little ornament. I saw the idea online (Kim Bell design -http://scrapsoffaith.blogspot.com/). I've actually colored up two images, and I like the other better (I think the pleats look better on the second one), but the Hubster liked this image best (it has more glitter on it - HA! - all these years and I didn't realize my Hubby was a bling type guy). The other will eventually be used, too, just not this evening.
I colored Marci using Copic markers on Cryogen card. Her halo, collar, sleeves trim and bottom of her dress are covered with Stickles Diamond, and her wings are covered with Stickles Star Dust. The diamond color has more gold in it than the star dust (don't think you can tell from the photo); thus the reason for using the two.
I cut the snowflake background out using my Cricut Expression and the cartridge "Noel." The 6" snowflake is cut three times -- once from cardboard (a frozen pizza box, to be exact - you know what we had for supper tonight, right?), and then twice from a glittery paper from a Recollections pack. I glued the glittery paper to the front and back of the cardboard snowflake to give it more thickness and stability (and to cover the images on the cardboard).
After fussy cutting Marci, I adhered her to the snowflake using glue dots. Because the background is glittery, the glue dots adhered better than any other adhesive. I will punch a hole in the top of the ornament and string ribbon through for hanging, but I needed to make sure the glue was completely dry before doing that and also, it is more difficult to photograph with the ribbon strands.
This was a fun little project that I did simply for no reason except to relax and enjoy -- no DT assignment, no deadlines to meet. I am still practicing making pleats (going to get the hang of those things if it "kills" me - HA!), and as I said, I actually think I did better with the second set -- but I'm determined not to give up! Here is a picture of my two colored images side by side -- what do you think? The one on the left is actually my second one. The one on the right is the one I used on my project.
http://toddhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/marci-angel-ornament.html - Christmas is Coming
http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Christmas/No Red or Green
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything But a Card
http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.com/ - Christmas Using Non-traditional Colors