Monday, December 15, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #44 - Nature!

For our last Love to Scrap challenge in December, we want to see your project featuring something found in nature.  This can be something living or inanimate: animals, trees, rocks, lakes, etc.

I used the Lake Winter digi stamp by Stitchy Stamps from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, our sponsor for the challenge, and made two Christmas ornaments.

I made two versions of this ornament.  For the one on the left, I printed the ornament as is and left it black and white.  For the one on the right, I added slight touches of brown, green, and blue with colored pencils. 
The images were mounted on chipboard, then coated with embossing ink and ultra thick embossing powder (UTEE).  I did three coats of the UTEE, and then placed the images in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  When I removed the images from the freezer, I bent them slightly in all directions to get the "cracked ice" effect.  The images were then mounted on die cut squares, with either crystal or pearl accents added around the edges.
Please link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.
I'm also entering these ornaments in the Holly Jolly Christmas "Anything Goes" challenge


Ann Chuang said...

Nice ornaments !! I love both of them. There are charm of nature!!

Shuly said...

oh what a striking winter scene with these two images!! love how you softly colored the one on the right! perfect winter colors!!

Merlina Hadi said...

Wow, it's like hand-painting, love it..

Linda Allen said...

I can't decide which one I like best!
What a great idea to do the cracked ice on these.
Linda (DT Love to Scrap) :)

Michelle said...

Amazing work and I really love the cracked ice effect on them - Michelle x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

WOW!! What an amazing idea and I love how they turned out!!! They are both beautiful. Fabulous job Brenda :o)

Annette Reed said...

What great ornaments! This is a lovely image and I love what you've done with it!

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous ornaments, Brenda!
Thanks for visiting my blog. The "hole in the wall" stamp by Stampendous is called "Torn paper window" CRF058.

Bev Code said...

stunning scenery on the ornaments.. great job

Tracy F. said...

These are gorgeous! Wonderful work!