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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Tree Decorations

recently bought some wooden tree decorations after a friend bought me a Christmas Tree one to make myself.  I've had a go at mine but I've left it how it is for the time being.  For mine I inked it with Adirondak lettuce ink pad and Tim Holtz  Peeled Paint and Brushed Cordhuory using my cut-and-dry foam.  I found it a little difficult to blend the colour properly so went away and had a thought ..........

I made a tree decoration for my friend and also one each for her dogs.  She has helped me out no end this year with personal support and also sending me crafty things for my charity work.

I cut some holes out with my Big Bite.  This time instead of using the ink pads I dared to get messy and got out my Alcohol Inks.  This worked so much better.  No Christmas reds or greens used on them - I used different combinations of Raspberry, Purple Twilight, Cloudy Blue, Sunshine Yellow and Latte (brown).  I dabbed on different combinations on both sides.  I then used various stamps and Versamark ink and stamped on them and used gold embossing powder.  I would have liked to have tried white on one but I'd only got an opaque one and didn't want to ruin it if it didn't work.  I used some stamps to stamp the dogs' names on theirs and hey presto some very unique tree decorations.

Think I must have a play more with Alcohol Inks in 2010!!!

This fits the criteria for the Crafty Cardmaker Challenge Blog topic this week to make a card/project using alternative Christmas colours - I've used purple, pink, yellow, blue and latte (brown).


Debbie said...

Millie and Chi Chi love their decorations - they are hanging above their advent calendars at the moment as I have no tree to heng them on - next year I will though as the dining room will be finished - these look amazing in the flesh so to speak. xx

Vixykins said...

Cute little ornaments! Hope you get your alcohol inks out some more, they're so much fun to play with!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, our new challenge is up!

(I'm a bit late on my rounds due to illness of kids & self!)