Saturday, November 10, 2007

A great day today

Today I went to my favourite shop again and spent the day making Christmus stuff.
This morning we made Christmas cards and this afternoon we made decorations..
All the Christmas messages on the cards came off one sheet of 12 x 12 paper which meant there was no stamping involved.
These cards were quick and simple to make and the idea was to show us just how easy it is to make your own simple Christmas cards.

The ornaments were made from a kit with all the craft wood pieces for all 3 ornaments included in the kit.
The first thing we did was to paint the embellishments that went on the baubles and the back of the baubles as well.
Next we put Gesso on the unpainted side of the baubles and covered them with the papers.
When these dried we used a foam distressing pad to make the edges look aged.
We then assembled the embellishment pieces and glued them together and when these dried we glued them to the baubles.
The last thing to do was to tie the ribbon through the small holes at the top of the bauble.

Another very successful workshop with lots of good ideas.


Purple Missus said...

Those baubles are excellent Doreen and ideal for mixed media by the looks of things.

Homeleightigger said...

I love these Doreen - I particularly like the lettering on the cards (all from one sheet!) and the wooden baubles (that could be decorated with all sorts of mixed media I imagine) No wonder you reckon you came away with lots of good ideas - I can see how! Val

Joanna van said...

Amazing what you can do from one sheet. I love your little ornaments as well. Very lovely. I bet they would make nice little tags as well.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Christmas? Oh dear! Actually, you've made some really cute things. You're lucky to be able to go to workshops...there are few to be had in our area.

Julie H said...

Oh Doreen, these are fantastic. However if you are going to post Christmas stuff I will have to stay away for a week or two. I am starting to panic slightly - giggles. Seiously love the ornaments and the stylish cards.

Dianne said...

The cards look great, and the baubles are gorgeous!!

Maureen said...

It seems "forever" since I've had a chance to read your blog........those ornaments are GREAT!
Come up and share my Zen garden (next year I think :-)
and show me a trick or three.
I can't believe that Christmas is so CLOSE and I've done nada! zip! zilch!
Must remove my digit and get on with a couple of swap committments.

Sarah Nopp said...

Ohhh. those ornaments are making my wheels spin a bit. What to do... how to translate to fabric... So cute!

Eva said...

Lovely Christmas cards and the baubles are a fun and lovely, thanks for sharing this ideas!