Monday, 1 September 2014

Woodware Baubles for All Crafts Christmas

      We are sponsored by Woodware again this month at All Crafts Challenge and have been given some goodies to play with that had a real Christmas feel to them, so here is part two of my creation. For part one click here.
     I have triple embossed one side of each bauble, they both had two layers of clear UTEE, then the blue one had  a layer of Luna White UTEE and the cream one a layer of Aged Ivory UTEE. By using clear to build up the depth before adding colour I use less of the precious fancy powder.
     For those who are not familiar with tripple embossing it's three layers of powder built up by inking and powdering to achieve a deep enamel that can be stamped into giving texture to your design. The most important thing to remember is to have your stamp inked and ready to go as soon as the powder is molten as it sets quickly, if it doesn't work first time it can be re-melted and try again.
      The cream bauble is stamped into with Archival Coffee on a JustRite stamp, with a scene taken from an old Christmas card stuck on the back. The edges have been sprinkled with the same ivory embossing powder, take card not to overheat as the other side may melt again.  There is a thin gold cord attached to the tiny whole at the top before being covered with two cream organza ribbon bows.

     The blue bauble has been stamped with Archival Cobalt on a snowflake stamp, then a small clear gem added to the middle. Again I have used an old Christmas card for the picture on the back, but you could use photographs to personalise your baubles, just take care when heating. This has the Luna powder around the edge of the picture to bring it all together. A thin silver string for this one and some more of the organza ribbon, this time coloured blue with an alcohol marker.
     The reason I have added the picture side last is when triple embossing there is a lot of heating and I didn't think the picture would hold up to it very well. If you emboss the edges at the end it will also help cover up any little blemishes or uneven bits making your bauble look more professional.
     We are a Non Card multicraft challenge at All Crafts Challenges so please come and join us with your creations, they don't have to be Christmas projects either.

I would like to enter these baubles in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Early Christmas Makes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Embossing
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes


7 comments:

  1. Great Christmas baubles, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  2. I love the baubles, thanks for making such a good use of the Woodware Chippies

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  3. Those are beautiful ornaments!

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  4. Such cute ornaments! Very nice idea!

    Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

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  5. Lovely baubles - perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Early Christmas Makes' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  6. What a lovely creation! Thank you for playing along at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

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  7. Thank you so much for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week for the "Embossing" challenge. Hope you will join us again :-)

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