Friday, December 16, 2011

KinderstampO Christmas Ornament Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to Heartstrings! I am happy to be a part of this wonderful blog hop showcasing all the fantastic handmade ornaments.  Thanks to Jess for all her hard work organizing this event.  If you have been hopping along from the beginning, you probably arrived here from My Quilling Nest.  If you came upon this post all on your own, you can hop on over to the very beginning at KinderstampO.

All of the blogs in this hop have a fun and unique ornament to share with you.  We also intend to give one away. In my case, I will be mailing out one of my handmade ornaments to a lucky person who visited this blog and leaves a comment.  By leaving that comment you also will be eligible for the grand prize giveaway.  Details about what that entails are at Jess' blog as well.

One more thing I would like to mention...as a 2nd bonus to the randomly chosen winner..I will also give away one of my very own stamps from Shelley Bean Stamps.  The only extra requirement will be that you please become a follower here and tell me that you did on your comment post.  (Also...as a reminder...when I reach 700 followers I have a big box of prizes ready to ship.  If you want to participate in that...please read the info at this LINK.)
And now...on to the ornament!!
Here are the supplies I used to create my Vintage Christmas Ornament
I went to the dollar store and bought a tube of plastic, very plain Christmas balls. Choose ones that have a smooth surface.  There were 6 in the package for $1.  Really, how can you go wrong?  Using the Ranger Glue N' Seal I decoupaged little pieces of the Tim Holtz tissue tape all over the ornament.  Don't be afraid to be generous in the application.  It dries to a nice smooth matte finish.  After it was dry, I rubbed a little distress ink into the ball.  Next I used a generous application of Distress Crackle Paint.  After this was dry I rubbed in a little more distress ink and finished it off with some Rock Candy Stickles.
After some consideration, I liked the look of this ornament but thought it would be just as effective to use regular paper.  I bought an old used paperback of Shakespeare a year or so ago just for moments like this.  I tore a page into tiny little pieces and adhered them to the 2nd ball in the same fashion.  Much more economical and don't tell Tim Holtz, but it was easier to work with than the tissue tape too!  Following the same steps...Here is how it turned out!

Here is another look.  I love the crackle effect.  I hope you do too!




Thank you for visiting my blog today!  If you are ready to continue on....please hop on over to Tanya's Blog.
Remember to become a follower and leave a comment if you would like to own one of my ornaments AND own one of my original design rubber stamps.
Merry Christmas!!

44 comments:

MsJay said...

Gorgeous! You would never thought these started out at $1. TFS

Big Mama Kaboose said...

I am loving these, but how could I not being it's T!m inspired! Gotta love that it was a low cost project too. TFS (I became a follower of your blog today)
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Sandy jones said...

New follower

love this and fun 4 the kids to do to,,

sandy xx :)

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love these - and I agree, they both look equally lovely! I've been following for a while now - thanks for sharing.

Ptitesmimines said...

Wow so wonderful !
Thanks for sharing

Leanne said...

Oh my! These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how they turned out! I def. want to give this a try! I'm already a follower! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leanne
tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

sdelong1228 said...

what a pretty ornament!!
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Angie Blom said...

Awesome.. I so love the crackle. Beautiful Ornament.

Pammejo said...

Very cute ornament. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

leslierahye said...

nicely done.
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Tanya Von Grumbkow said...

Love this...very pretty :)

Teri A said...

I so love what you did it it is very pretty
Thanks,
Teri
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Teri A said...

I am now following your blog
Thanks,
Teri
teri . barefoot @ gmail . com

Karla (KARLAS001 on YouTube) said...

Oh heck yeah this kinda of ornament is so me...Love the grungy vintage feel! Love your ornament!! :) KARLAS001

Jeanette said...

very nice ornament.

bharsch said...

How nice, I like the crackle effect.

PamS said...

Both of these ornaments are gorgeous. They look very vintage with the crackle effect. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erika Taylor said...

such a beautiful ornament. Thank you for sharing

Cathie w said...

love love love TFS!!!

Cathie
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VaryScrappy said...

Love your ornament. May do these with my DD

I am a new follower!

Shannon
sands.vary@symaptico.ca

quilt4fun2 said...

Both ornaments turned out beautifully! The crackle is very cool. Thank You for being in the hop and I am a follower of your blog!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Angela said...

Cool. I love using book text.

Mary C said...

Very cute Shelley!!!!!! Love it!

Jess B. said...

This is fabulous! TFS Happy Holidays!

kathlee said...

Very unique with old world charm! Love it! I am a follower! TFS
Wishing you and yours a very Magical Christmas!
Kathie
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Queen Mary said...

I completely LOVE this idea and I'm doing it next year! The end product is so perfect for me!

Queen Mary said...

PS, I signed up as a follower....

Shannin said...

Fabulous ornaments. I love the design of this and I bet looks gorgeous on a tree. Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration and the wonderful tutorial. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Hugs
Shannin

Shannin said...

ohhhh. ps i am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Peaches23 said...

Wow! What a beautiful ornament. It all started with a $1.00. Happy Holidays

4Him said...

Just lovely! This would be beautiful on my tree. Alease

Boni said...

this orni is so sweet love it and I am your follower now Happy Holidays mamadragon6@msn.com

famillemarleau said...

Super beautiful. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.
famillemarleau@globetrotter.net

Kimberly said...

love love love these..super cool and so elegant..tfs
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Deborah345 said...

These remind me of old cracked glaze on something antique - beautiful ornament and a wonderful technique

S.AJ said...

Elegant and lovely :)

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ms.espresso said...

ooh... both are really pretty! fun technique, I will have to try it!

littlen said...

beautiful ornaments. tfs. i'm already a follower.
merry christmas.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Maryu said...

Both ornaments are beautiful--not sure which I love more! I'm follower 687. Thanks for sharing your talent.

marilyn said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing this idea.
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scraphappybette said...

Pretty
TFS

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Your vintage ornament is divine and deliciously distressed!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

hopefulcrafter said...

I love the vintage look. thanks for sharing.

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Pat K said...

What a unique ornament I really love the vintage look