Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Silver and Gold Ornament

Silver and Gold Ornament

I would consider this silver and gold ornament to be "altered".  The frame came in a boxed set with the red ribbon already attached.  The image of the couple admiring their holiday lights is from our Swingshift Designs Christmas 9 collage sheet.

I filled in the swirly parts of the frame with Sure Tac glue from Pennywise Arts and sprinkled gold beads on top.  (Any clear drying glue will work).  I gently tapped off the loose beads and let it dry thoroughly.  Pressing the beads into the glue would cause them to loose some of the sheen, so I resisted the urge to do that.  Ü

What a quick keepsake!

Time to put image in frame:  1 minute

Time to add the beads:  2 minutes

Drying time doesn't count because I was sleeping.


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Memories

Jean Sunderman’s Christmas memory book is a sweet treasure.  She incorporated her own childhood photos with lots of PWA products and fun embellishments.  I made the photos large so hopefully you can see all the little details!

For all of the pages Jean covered cds with Graphic 45 Christmas papers and distressed them with Ancient Photo Ink.  Holes were punched with a Crop-O-Dial.


For the cover Jean used a Shake It Circle pouch filled with Iridescent Bubble Beads over the photo of her with Santa.  Both products are available from Pennywise Arts.

For the next page  the photo was punched into a square and distressed.  The Santa's Workshop coupon and collage image (from PWA and Swingshift Designs Christmas Fun 2 sheet) were raised up with foam tape. 

page 1

On the third cd Jean used photo corners and snowmen from the Snowmen 1 collage sheet.  The smaller snowman peeks out from behind an eye piece embellishment. A snowflake charm hangs over the edge. 

page 3

On the last page Jean covered the frame using an O'So sticky Tape sheet and Ultra Fine clear micro beads.   The gingerbread man is cut from the Christmas Fun 2 collage sheet.

page 4

I love making meaningful gifts for friends and family at Christmastime.  When I imagine my handiwork being treasured by future generations it’s a good feeling.  When I imagine Jean creating this keepsake of her childhood for herself, that really makes my heart feel warm. 

Hugs, Suzanne