Timeless Tuesday ~ Altered Holidays

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Time for another fabulous Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes!

This week the lovely, Amanda Havon, is challenging us to...
Create anything that isn't a card for Christmas 
(Decoration, A Treat Item, A Banner, A Gift, etc.)  

I decided to create a couple of new ornaments for my Christmas tree.  Here is how I created them...

Step One:
First I took a large amount of white clay in my hands.  I used a soft Premier Light Weight Stone Clay for my project today.  I carefully molded it into a ball to bring all the rough edges together.  Then I pressed it out onto my craft mat and rolled it thinner and flatter.

Step Two:
Then I took the pine cone image from the "Naturally Merry" stamp set and inked it up using Memento "Black Tuxedo" Ink and pressed the image into the clay.

Step Three:
I took my craft knife and carefully cut around my image and also punched out a hole at the top.  I created two more ornaments; a holly ornament using the holly image from the "Naturally Merry" stamp set and another ornament using the "Petals and Peace" stamp collection.

Step Four:
Then I put them on a cookie sheet and put them in a 200 degree oven until they were dried out.  I allowed them to cool and then I coloured them using Copic markers.

Holly Bough
I finished off my holly image with a pretty double bow using some red glitter ribbon and Flourishes "Color Made Easy" ribbon collection in Basque Red.

Pine Cone
To finish off my pine cone ornament I tied a few bows using jute twine and some baker twine.  I tied a star charm and single silver bell on using some Flourishes Metallic Silver String.

 Christmas Roses
To finish off my Christmas roses, I tied a cream ribbon and then added a wooden button with jute twine and a pair of mini gold bells.

Take a peek at what my fellow Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…

You can find all the challenge details at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC198.  

stamps:  Flourishes (Petals and Peace, Naturally Merry)
clay mediumPremier Light Weight Stone Clay
inks:  Memento, Copic, Versamark
red ribbon, silver twine:  Flourishes
star charm, red brad:  My Mind's Eye
star die cut shape:  Spellbinders
bells: Micheal's Craft Store
bakers twine:  The Twinery
embossing powders: Stampendous
misc.: wood button, cream ribbon, wire.



  1. Alison, your ornaments look fabulous! I am amazed at how clear an image you got when stamping into the clay...beautiful colouring, too. I love how you decorated them, they look lovely hung on your tree. Thank you for showing us how you made them xx

  2. Fun stuff Allison. Keep smiling and creating

  3. Clever and GORGEOUS Ally!!~

  4. These are GORGEOUS!!

  5. STUNNING! Stunning! I am definitely going to try this out with my kids this winter!! Ally, this is so cleaver and this is hands down my favorite idea of yours yet :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  6. Now this is what I am talking about... Your ornaments are fantastic! I love the idea and makes for a great gifts. Beautiful work Ally.

  7. Holy Toledo! Now that is clever! These came out fantastic Ally!

  8. Ally,
    These are amazing, I would have never thought of it. I maybe just a bit busy to try it now, but I'm bookmarking it.

  9. Great ornaments and simple to do ...other then the cutting which I am not good at. Sweet! Pat

  10. Such a fabulous idea! They look gorgeous! I'm pinning this so that I can remember to give it a try next year.


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