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Friday, December 4, 2009

Bloggers Challenge ; Christmas Ornament

The challenge this week for the Bloggers Challenge was to make an ornament or a Holiday decoration.  I have a zillion ideas of things to make- and this is nothing close to what I had planned.........
 I found this image on the internet at a website where it is an image- I believe intended for a coloring page.  The artist Phee McFaddell  has a website where you can view her images- Here is the Link .
  I used the Pendant Nestability, cut out Silver Metallic and chipboard for the BG.  The image is colored with Copic markers and the wings are colored with Shimmerz.  Copic Colors are:
E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, Y13, Y21, Y26, YG06
R02, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39
I am not really a fairy person, but like this Poinsettia Fairy- and plan on sending it and a Christmas card I made with the image to my Mother (and Father)- who will absolutely love this!  I will post the card later today after errands.......It is up...here is the link to the blog post with the card.

 
This ornament is  a sample of 'smocking' that I mention on occasion.  It is made with a piece of satin material put through a gear mechanism called a pleater- it has needles threaded with strong thread (like quilting thread) that gathers up the fabric.  Then, I use needle and thread to stitch designs in the pleats.  The top is closed with what we smockers call a spider web. The ornaments can be made in a multitude of fabrics and colors- and on some I add beads to really glitz them up.  It takes me an evening or two to make one of these after the fabric is pleated- it is mindless-as long as the design matches up when you get to the end of a row........

You can click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to view other Bloggers Christmas Ornament or Holiday Decorations.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

17 comments:

Tami Black said...

What an imagination you have to see this fairy! I love her and think she is beautiful -- she makes a gorgeous decoration all by herself but on a card will be spectacular! Awesome!

Robin Merriman said...

WOW, gorgeous ornaments Shelley! TFS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful ornaments, I'm sure your mom will love the Fairy one, the smocking one is really neat!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW!!!!! That smocked ornament is Amazing!!!! LOVE it!

Kellie said...

Wow, they both look fantastic to me. Your very talented.

Melisa Waldorf said...

These are beautiful!

I would like to are invite you to check out the "March of the Snowmen" blog hop tomorrow if you get a chance! Lots or blog candy!
http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com

Juliet A said...

Smocking! I love smocking! Why make paper ornaments when you can make such lovely smocked ones!

Not that the poinsettia fairy isn't pretty, she is, but really...

Nikki Bond said...

WOW...both are beautiful! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Your ornaments are wonderful. Love the whimsical fairy and that smocking ornament is divine.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both ornaments have such "class" written all over them! Beautiful!

Vera said...

Oh, I love your blue ornament! We used to have ornaments like this one in our Christmas tree when I was little. Thanks for sharing!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

These are very pretty! I've never heard of "smocking", but that ornament is just gorgeous!

Connie said...

Beautiful ornament decorations! Great job!

lcamacho said...

WOW!!! Very creative.Sooo Pretty

Lori said...

Gorgeous ornaments, Shelly!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!! These are awesome!! Great job on both of them!!

Karli said...

Wow! These are beautiful! The smocked one is stunning. How talented you are!!