Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Decorations

Good Morning!  I have been busy playing with some die cuts and creating Christmas decorations that can be attached to a gift and used as an ornament.

 I started with the Basically Bare - Dress Form Die cut and the Basically Bare - Angel Wings.  I painted the form with white gesso and then sponged with antique linen.

I then took the lace and spritzed it with Tarnished Brass Stain Spray and then layered it on the dress form.  The background was stamped with the Memory Box - Dream stamp.  I found this bunch of holly in my Christmas Stash and added it to the waist. 

The wings were covered with Idea-Ology Shimmery gold paper.  I then just stained a few flowers with the tarnished brass added a little glitter and made a flowery necklace.

 My second project is two canvas hearts.

 I stitched together two canvas hearts with a little stuffing inside.  The outside is simple with a little gold embossing paste using the doily stencil from Tim Holtz.  After it dried I spritzed with a pink mist.

I don't sew so this was a labor of love. If I had a sewing machine and knew how to use it I would have quickly sewn the edges. I love the rustic feel of the whip stitch.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie - Tis the Season
A Vintage Journey's - Vintage Christmas 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love your decorations Suzz. Love the combination of the pink and gold together . And the dress form is very in at the moment. Looking around Facebook recently there have been shops decorating dress forms with the skirt piece like a Christmas tree. X X X

  2. The pink hearts are so very pretty! I like how you used the Tarnished Brass on the lace for the skirt of the dress form, too.

  3. What sweet creative ornaments Suzz! Love the lace and holly on the dress form -and the pretty pink with gold stenciling on the hearts! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  4. Gorgeous ornaments Suzanne! Love the fancy dressform angel! Her shimmery wings are beautiful! The heart ornaments are so elegant! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  5. The gold embossing paste on the fabric is great. I never would have thought that it would work out that nicely. Great idea.

  6. Your ornaments are all festive and lovely, Suzz!! Those little hand stitched hearts are the sweetest thing I've seen this season, and the dress form is over the top fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  7. Fantastic Suz, each one is a little treasure and I love the idea!! Thanks for adding your makes to our challenge at AVJ!

  8. Gorgeous Christmas projects...they are all amazing

    Great to have you on board with us at AVJ

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  9. Oh Suzz I adore both festive projects! A really clever use of fabric and lace. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  10. Love how you have created that skirt! So clever!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx


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