Monday, November 5, 2012
Good morning everyone and happy Monday! This morning I have made an ornament for my
tree and I wanted to share. This is not a new technique and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw this...it might have been Pinterest, but I'm not sure. So sorry. Anyway I cut out a shape and and ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Actually I did two and glued them together so the front and back of the ornament are pretty. Next you use a sponge and start laying down color, some blues and greens and then a brown until you achieve an antiqued look. Mine really needed some more green, but I sort of liked the look of it anyway. Once your color suites you, you rub an embossing pad over the raised edges and sprinkle some embossing powder over that just here and there. Then emboss! My photo, of course, does not show the pretty glittery gold embossing that I can see in person. You can choose your own colors, use three or four and then just some pretty silver, gold, or bronze embossing powder. Let your imagination just run all over the place. Each year I try several ornaments and add one or two for my own tree and give a couple as gifts. They make lovely keepsakes and are not expensive at all!
Well that's it for me this morning! I hope your day is a good one and that you find some joy in it! No matter where you are or what you are doing, try and take a moment to "Breathe"!