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.)  
FTTC198

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.  


Supplies: 
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.

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10 comments:

  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

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  2. Fun stuff Allison. Keep smiling and creating

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  3. Clever and GORGEOUS Ally!!~

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  4. These are GORGEOUS!!

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  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 :)

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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  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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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.