Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

 I have been doing quite the clean up in my crafting space the last couple of days. Two big bins of stamps and other items to go to the stamp store garage sale.  During the rummage and cleaning  I found a lovely unfinished  ornament in my alterable items.  

I used one of my favorite retired Hero Arts stamp with the Madonna and child to create an ornament to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

I started with a mistake of course where I got some glimmer mist from the other side of the ornament on the bottom of the image.  I just worked with it and made the background the same blue and luckily it was only around the edges.  

The image was stamped using a black archival ink.  The ornament had no glossy finish so I was able to stamp and color the surface and finish it with a couple of coats of clear embossing powder. I colored with a combination of glimmer mists, watercolor pencils an dye inks.  

The surface was covered with versamark at the end and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Before I embossed using the clear embossing powder I sponged brown dye ink around the edges over the versamark.  

Now the other side I used a different Hero Arts Christmas set and a much simpler scene: 
Have a blessed Christmas! 



  1. It's beautiful! Have a great holiday!

  2. Fabulous work Suzz - stunning! Have a wonderful Christmas time, Jo x

  3. Just fabulous as always. Perfect decoration. Enjoy your Christmas. Tracy x x

  4. Wonderful and a truly serendipitous mistake - it looks great!

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Love, Cath xxx

  5. Such wonderful talent you have, Suzz! This ornament is so lovely and perfectly conveys the reason for the season! Christmas Blessings to you!

  6. Lovely work! How do you stamp on a curved surface like a Christmas ornament? I know if I "rolled" a stamp around an ornament all I'd get is a smudged looking image! LOL!! Yours are so clean and clear. Maybe using clear stamps without a block? I'd still mess it up.

  7. Beautiful ornaments ... you are just so talented!

  8. I love them both! Thanks for being so thoughtful, I luv my tag! Going to scroll thru your recent posts and get ink-spired! Hugs and Happy New Year!

  9. What a beautiful pendant.. I do hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. such beautiful images and this!


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