This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Having a "Ball"!

The Meade Girls had a "ball" yesterday at Amanda's! She had us over for an ornament-making day and boy, did we all have a great time!! Look at this adorable ornament that Amanda designed for us to make:




She got the little tins from Ollie's- 30 in a box for only $3.99. What a great deal!!! (I really MUST go there more often!) The penguin image is from Just Rite Stamps and fits perfectly inside this little tin! I colored the adorable image using Copics. The circle image is glued into the tin using mono and some irridescent "snow" was added. A cute little felt snowflake was added to the front with a silver brad, a strip of coordinating DSP was glued to the outside edge of the tin (also helping to keep the lid on!) and some pretty deep red satin ribbon (from Amanda's never-ending ribbon supply!) and double bow to hang it on the tree with.

We also made some fabulously glitzy ornaments using the clear glass balls which I got from Hobby Lobby on my maiden trip there...some of the ornaments were clear, some were irridescent. Take a look at these!!

The first couple of ornaments were made using either Stampin' Up's re-inkers or alcohol inks and glitter. Just put about 30 drops of re-inker (less of the alcohol inks) into the ornament, gently (and carefully!) roll the ornament around until the entire inside is coated. Drain off any excess ink. Using a funnel, pour glitter into the ornament and shake, shake, shake! Dump out the excess glitter and you're done!
This one is made using Tempting Turquoiuse re-inker and silver glitter. A silver snowman sticker was added to the front (this was an irridescent ornament- you can see the rainbow effect it gives).

This next one was made using Adirondack alcohol ink in a Hunter Green color and a very light green glitter. Silver snowflake stickers were added to the front. This was also an irridescent ornament.


I love the color of this one!! Believe it or not, it was made using Adirondack Cranberry alcohol ink and a bronzy-color glitter. Isn't it pretty?


Being a big Ravens fan (and with purple being my favorite color!) this ornament is my favorite!!
I used SU's Eggplant Envy re-inker and purple glitter. This is one of the small glass ornaments. The picture does not do the sparkle justice!


Miss Jane brought a "kit" that she had purchased at Queen's Ink in Savage Mill. The kit included a bottle of liquid (sort of like thin glue) that you pour into the ornament. You then gently roll the ornament around, making sure to coat the entire inside. After pouring out any excess, you sprinkle beautifully colored powders (think PearlEx!) inside, adding whatever colors that you'd like. Next you add a "medium" (which is a lighter color powder- yellow, silver, white, etc.) and then you shake...and shake...and shake...until you get the look that you like....and boy, are they beautiful!!!
This pink one I added some silver glitter.

I love the way this one turned out with the gold glitter .

Gorgeous color combination on this one! You can see the glimmer...


This is one of the small glass ornaments. I'm VERY pleased with how this one turned out!


We all had such a fun time making these ornaments and I'm looking forward to making some more!! I still need to add some pretty ribbons and bows for hangers. They'll make nice little gifts or gift tie-ons...IF I can bear to give them away!! :)

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous ornaments! Purple is my favorite color too so that ornament is my favorite!

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  2. Oh, WOW!! Those ornaments are stunning indeed!

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  3. so much FUN! those ornaments are gorgeous and purple is my fav too!
    ..Did make it to Hobby Lobby you ask??? LOL - almost everyday !!!! it's on my way home from work...just too temptin for me to pass it up (-:
    have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
    hugs
    Linda

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  4. These are beautiful! The penguin is so cute, and the sparkly glass ornaments are lovely.

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  5. Oh too fun! What a great idea for a girls' day in! The pink ornament caught my eye right away - what a beauty! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun and a creative time together - TFS!

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  6. Wonderful ornaments- all are fun! I love the dofferent colors of sparkle!!!

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  7. Wow you guys were sure busy and what beautiful ornaments you made, the tree will sure sparkle, which I just love. Great job!

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  8. Awesome ornaments! You sure did get a lot accomplished! Love the sparkle and bling!

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  9. These are gorgeous!! I love all of them :-)

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  10. What fun those are all beautiful!

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  11. What an incredibly cool technique! I HAVE to try this out! Thank you so much for sharing the instructions. That little penguin ornament is adorable as well. I have to add that your photo of the kitty with the ribbons on your sidebar absolutly cracked me up! I'm still laughing! :)

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  12. Look at the fun you had. These are all gorgeous. I was thinking of decorating with bronze this year -- I am going to have to try this. Would you like to come and help me! Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous ornaments with us.

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  13. Oh my, Mary, these ornaments are gorgeous. I just love the way they sparkle and shimmer, especially love the multi-colored ones. You did awesome job!

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  14. It was so much fun! Love them all! They are all beautiful, the pics truly don't do them justice.

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  15. These are gorgeous!!! I especially love the ones with the little stickers added to the outside!!

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  16. Beautiful ornaments! I love the penguin one!

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