Sunday, November 30, 2014

Elegant Ornament

Hi everyone.  Time for December's Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  I know, it's Nov. 30 ... but our blog is run by the fabulous Kylie (from Australia) ... and it's already Dec. 1st there. :)

Here's December's sketch challenge ...

Fabulous CAS sketch that has loads of possibilities for any style of card making.  I kept mine CAS (my favourite style!), using a stamped ornament that I borrowed from my friend Susan.  I went over the black outlines with a gold metallic pen, coloured the poinsettia with Copics, sprayed the whole thing with a golden frost finish, and then coated the poinsettia with red glitter glue, adding clear drops over the center buds.  I punched a whole in the top and added a silver jump ring, threading my red metallic cording through and knotting at the end.  Adding all these little details really makes for a pretty ornament.  The sentiment is stamped with gold ink ... it looks lighter in the picture than real life.  In hindsight, it would have been better if I heat embossed it in gold. :)

Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle a bit better ...


I will be working with Kylie at Happy Little Stampers Blog and Happy Little Stampers Forum.

I hope you'll come check out the forum and join.  Membership is free, and it's a great place to find tutorials, ask questions about products, and start your own gallery of cards (you can use the gallery to enter challenges if you don't have a blog).  Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, I hope you'll play along with our December Sketch Challenge.  The challenge runs for the whole month, so there's lots of time to join in.  There's two ways to enter ... on HLS Blog  ... or on HLS Forum (or both!). :)

If you upload your entry to the forum, you will be in the running for a randomly drawn prize --- don't miss out! :)

Stamps:  Poinsettia (borrowed from a friend and don't have the info); sentiment is from Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Inks:  Gold (Colorbox), Copics: R27, R29
Accessories & Tools:  Gold Metallic pen, Red Glitter Glue, Dazzling Details (clear glitter glue) from SU!, paint brush, red metallic cording, jump ring, paper piercing tool, glue dot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, gold spray mist made with gold acrylic paint and rubbing alcohol


  1. I love what you have done with the sketch. All the sparkle on this looks beautiful!

  2. This is one brilliant ornament. Love that bright red poinsettia with all the gold. Great shimmer with your sprays too. With the CAS look, that ornament stole the show for sure. I've joined at the forum, attempted my 2nd foray into introductions. Think I finally managed to do it, by replying to another poster's introduction! :-). I see I've got some email msgs that I hope will be "help" as soon as I catch up commenting. Looking forward to learning a lot, and so glad that you're going to be helping Kylie. Will try to enter some challenges if I can, and IF I learn how to navigate properly. Hope your day was grand. Off to enjoy some of your cards that I missed. TFS & Hugs

  3. WOW...Loll, that poinsettia is so pretty...the sparkle is awesome!

  4. Love your interpretation of this sketch Loll a gorgeous bauble


  5. Oh, check you OUT, Lolly! Adding the actual holder to the ornament is genius!! Although, of course, the ornament by itself is stunning!! Hugs, Dolly

  6. This is a great sketch and a beautiful ornament! Love the hanger! Great idea!

  7. Love this sketch and haven't been on the forum for a while so need to check it out...I hear new things are coming! Very gorgeous ornament....this sketch just gave me a 'ping' idea for a TO reminder card in a few weeks!!

  8. Another beautiful CAS card Loll! I love that ornament and I love how you have fancied it up. The attention to detail with the jump ring and string makes it such a perfect piece. I just love it! Hugs, Brenda

  9. Wow what a gorgeous ornaments :) love ur take on the sketch :)

  10. The gold ornament, with the poinsettia nestled inside, is stunning! A gorgeous card and an inspired take on the sketch!

  11. Love your CAS design Loll and glittery fussy cut and popped up poinsettia and ornament. So glad you shared a close up. It really shows off all the pretty glitter. TFS my friend.

  12. Your Poinsettia is so beautiful, Loll! I love how it sparkles and how perfectly it works with the ornament! Another stunning card!


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