Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Ornament

Good afternoon everyone.
It's new challenge time over at The Stamp Man and we thought that we'd stay with the festive season and do an ornament.
I made this ornament for my tree.
I started with a large chipboard circle and coloured it with wild honey distress ink and stamped the image from AOD-4 Celtic Christmas in archival jet black ink. I added colour detail with watercolour paint; some silver to the edges for a bit of shine and then covered it with 2 layers of UTEE to get a lovely enamelled look.
I did the same on both sides of the circle and added a ribbon to hang it.
Now it's hanging proudly on my tree. There are some fab projects over on the blog from the rest of the uber talented team so why don't you pop over to take a look. As always there's a £10.00 gift voucher to spend at The Stamp Man for the winner of the challenge so what are you waiting for?!
Here's a photo of the tree just because I like it.
It's a bit blurry as I took it last night. As you can see, it's a black tree and all the decorations are primarily black, gold and oranges. Usually this tree is in our dining room and we have a more traditional one in the lounge but as we have building work going on and the dining room is a storage place at the moment there's no room and so I popped it here as it is smaller than the other one so as there's more stuff than normal in the lounge it fits better!
Hope you are all having a lovely day today and finding time to create some art!


Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous ornament Neil and just love your tree, yours will look perfect on it.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Zuzu's Blog said...

the tree goes very well with the colour scheme in the lunge. very stylish and tasteful looking.

love the decoration too :)

Zuzu's Blog said...

lounge even., typo central here today.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely decoration I love the stamp you have used it has such a brill look, your tree looks great mine are 2 feet tall so only have tiny baubles on it. Laura

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, this ornament is a lovely idea - love the stamp. Your tree looks fab too. Elizabeth