Friday, November 02, 2007

11.3.07


Jingle, jingle!
I've been working all evening on the ornaments that I'm taking to Silver Bella for the ornament swap group. I hope they like them!
It's a little paper mache oval box. I took the lid off, flipped the box, and put the lid on the BOTTOM of the box so that is now the top. So now the bottom as it looks here is hollow. When you put the "present" on the tree, you stick one of the lights from your light strings up thru the flower. (and holes I punched thru the box) That holds it on the branch and it gives it a nice glow. :)
I covered the box with Anna Griffin patterned papers, painted cherry red paint on the edges, then punched and layered some circles made out of different papers. (holly berry paper, Christmas sheet music, Basic Grey Dasher paper) Also added some darker red silk flowers and some really wide lace pieces tucked in the flower. I smudged some Glossy Accents on random places of the flower edges then dipped it in Martha Stewart white gold fine glitter.
I hope it inspires you...or at least puts you in the Christmas spirit! :)
"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." ~W.T. Ellis

10 comments:

Carolr said...

Oh, Jennifer, that is so original, so lovely, and best of all--we are in the same swap. Yea!! Can't wait to see all the ornaments.

Chiara said...

oh this is just absolutely gorgeous.

Valita said...

wow, wow, wow! I don't even want to swap mine now. Your's are just so dang creative! and beautiful! too late to change mine now. I can't wait to trade with you. I hope you are in my group.

Leslie said...

Wow Jennifer! This is beautiful! Too bad I'm not in that swap! See you next week.

Pearl Maple said...

How creative, love the colors and being able to add the light to the ornament is just the coolest idea.

Jana said...

Ooooooo, I love it! It's so cute & so YOU!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How pretty! I wish I were in the ornament swap!

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous Jennifer! I wasn't going to peek and then my curiosity got the best of me....they are beautiful, and so clever! I might have to post a sneak peek of mine later today....
Look forward to meeting you on Thursday!
CampSusie

Kim Kwan said...

oh my!
that packaging is just GORGEOUS!
see you SOON!

Carla said...

Another gorgeous creation Jennifer! As always, I am in awe of your talent! Thank you for the inspiration!