Tuesday, November 26, 2013

12 Days of Ornaments: Day 9 and 10 and a FPK Reveal

Good Morning once again,

This past week has been crammed with fun events and great 
posts from all of our LBH Gals and their ornaments 
along side the Front Porch Kit reveal.

But I have a little catching up to do.

Yesterday we had a late start on our ornament 
post for Day 9 so allow me to show you.
A Music Tassel
by Lynette Chiles
 Click Here for the Tassel tutorial.

Day 10 Layered Tag Ornaments
By: Me!...Rhonda Merry

I thought I would pull all of the little 
punched snowflakes, left over from a
long ago project, and a couple embellishment 
packs from Fancy Pants.

I used the Large Decorative Tags from the
Merry Little Christmas Line. Remove the tag string and
set aside for later use. Since they are not the same color
I pulled colors that would coordinate with the tags.
First step was to ink the edges, one with Biscotti Chalk ink
the other with a pastel green chalk ink. 

I then sprayed the tags with coordinating color 
of Perfect Pearls Mist. One tag got a light misting
 of Heirloom Gold, the other with Forever Green and
then set aside to dry.
Next was to change the color of my metal embellishments.
One bottle-cap and both jingle bells got treated with
 Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixative in Gold.

I did this by placing items into a small
zip top bag and adding a few drops of the Gold Mixative.
I sealed the bag and started squishing the mixative 
around the items.

It looks  messy but the mess is contained rather well.
Then dump them out on a heat resistant craft mat.

If the color didn't get into all the crevices, take a
paint brush to spread the mixative while its still wet.  
Once coated, use a heat gun to dry and set the mixative.

I painted the other bottle-cap.I didn't have the right 
shade of green, so I used a pine green acrylic paint
and lightened it with a pearl white metallic paint to 
get this soft metallic  green color that matched the 
shade of the green on one tag. I like playing with 
colors. For best results, add in your lightening 
color a little at a time.

 Then I painted straight onto the metal. Two coats gave 
it great coverage. Make sure first coat is completely dry
before adding second coat of paint.

I stamped a couple of flourishes in opposite corners 
of the tags and then felt ready to start my layering.

Stickers from the Fancy Pants sticker sheet were
 perfect centers for one snowflake.

A stamped image from Reverse Confetti layered in a circle
 of winter white fleece from my Pass The Egg Nog kit. And a button. And Patina Stickles to circle the embellishments.

This one got a punched image from a 
Merry Little Christmas printed paper. Add a ribbon 
hanger and a bow with twine(Maya Road, Tiramisu)
 holding the jingle bell. This tag I used the Mercury Gold Stickles.
(The green tag got a blue seam binding ribbon and the 
string that was originally on the tag is holding the jingle bell.)
Both tags got one last shot of the coordinating mists.

They are ready to hang.

Stop by the Little Blue House Blog
and leave a comment for your chance to win 
one of my ornaments.

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Today's project reveal is a little tag book using 
the many little items in the kit. 
 The cover is layered with a doily, twine bows, a
package bow that I snipped to make a flower
embellie, and a cork label cut with the 
Styled Labels Die from Tim Holtz.

A journal page using one half of a recipe card
to note a special moment,

A stamped tree forest on a white tag from the kit.
The tag was painted with a Pearl White Acrylic
 paint and partially embossed with a chevron 
embossing folder. A label sticker to  remind  
me to make time for a peaceful moment.

 Both my MIL and my husband are quick
 to jump into the kitchen to make the family some 
special treats.  This page is to them.

A heart page because I must like hearts. 
I seem to put one in all of my tag books.
This one is stamp embossed with
white polka dots, bound with twine and 
layered on an old music page.

Another sticker from the Bazzill
sticker sheet and a hat made from the fleece.

More quips of the season from the
Bazzill sticker sheet. Comfort and Joy...
(I sing as I read it.)

Played with my sprays and Stickles glitter
 glues to color the chipboard letters on this page.

Every page is stamped, sprayed or glittered,
painted and/or inked.

Nothing fancy but all fun.

Pass The Egg Nog Kit is available for pre-order
at the Little Blue House,
Call the LBH at 817-431-7930
or go to the online store.

Merry Creating!

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