Monday, 5 November 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy, Featuring:

Christmas Cottage Collection by Teresa Collins

Hay Snazzy Gang
Nicky here with another fun filled week of Christmas cheer!
If this is the first time visiting in a while do scroll back as both Gillian and Lesley have made some fab projects.

So to kick start my week I made these fun little Christmas tree ornaments.


They started out as plain black plastic curtain rings, I used gold alcohol ink mixative on the rings leaving some black showing to give them an aged look.
I then punched out circles of the different Christmas cottage papers, and distressed round the edges with vintage photo distress ink.


I ran a thin layer of cosmic shimmer glue round the edge of the paper and stuck it to the ring.
 I knew I wanted some little angels for the centre's so had a look online and found a great 1" circle angels digi sheet on Etsy. {The seller: Crafty Button Design}


 I cut out all my angels and stuck them in, I then filled the edges with rock candy distress stickles topped with extra 'dry glitter' rock candy stickles for added shimmer and twinkle. 
I also gave the angels a coat of glossy accents.


When they were all dry I turned them over and stuck snowflake rosettes made from more of the Christmas cottage papers to the back. Because the papers are double sided it didn't matter about any overhang from the rosettes. 
When hung from the tree they look pretty on both sides.
I hope you have enjoyed today's offering, I'll be back again on Wednesday with my second project.

Till Then...Stay Inky

19 comments:

craftimamma said...

You do come up with some great ideas Nicky! These are lovely and will look so pretty on a tree. Love all the delicate sparkle. These papers are so versatile and provide the perfect backdrop for your pretty angels.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Rea' said...

What cute idea ! That snow flake die is on my wish list!

Netrix said...

Who'dve thunk it. Very original and very cute. Thanks for sharing
Jeanette x

isisimaginings.com said...

They are lovely!

happyDiane said...

clever, clever, clever! plus a wonderful use of stickles!

Keren Howell said...

Now that's a clever idea - I just got that snowflake rosette die, and I'm now feeling inspired to so something with it...

butterfly said...

Just brilliant, Nicky! The curtain rings look fantastic in grungy gold, and the delicate images are so lovely. A snowflake die is starting to feel like a necessity! Thanks for the inspiration...
Alison x

snazzyoriginal said...

Very clever & quirky, what a great use of the snowflake die too xx

Hels Sheridan said...

oh how cute are they!!! you should make lots of them and sell them on etsy/folksy.. they are just so pretty!

Rita said...

What a fabulous idea. I know I have wooden ones lying around somewhere. The ones you have made are totally stunning. Hugs Rita xx

Craftychris said...

Such an amazing idea! Your decorations are so gorgeous! That snowflake die is fab xx

inkypinkycraft said...

What a great idea!! They are wonderful makes..I agree put them on etsy...trace x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wowsers Nicky these look fab and such a cool idea!!! LOVE THEM!!! Love the grungy look on the rings, so original too, would never have thought of something like this, very, very clever!!!

Gillian .... said...

Great idea indeed,they look fab Nicky, love the close up of the distressed gold with all that shimmer. xx

craftytrog said...

They're gorgeous Nicky! I love the distressed look on the rings! xx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Gorgeous. What a good idea. Wish I was that creative! Ali x

Morti said...

cute cute cute!!!

Paula Gale said...

Now that's clever. If you hadn't said they were curtain rings (and plastic at that), I thought they were purpose bought pendants or something... they look so vintage - really like them... you are very talented Minxy!

Paula x x x

Maryann said...

What a great idea too, and it looks gorgeous as well.