So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas ornament

This is for the Outlines Challenge...Challenge 28 Hang it Up -make an ornament or wall hanging. (Here is the website)

This was my first attempt at making an ornament toper. I used Outlines I-792 Sparkle Topper. It was really fun to do and a great challenge. I decided to try vellum and stamped it 3 different times. One layer was embossed with gold, another with red and another with green. Then I colored the in between parts with Smooch which worked really well on the vellum and gave it a nice look. After it dried, I cut it out and then attached it to the ornament in layers, rotating the design. I added some pearls to finish it off and a ribbon hanger.

There are some changes I would do to make again...but the basic concept does work! That was exciting!


  1. just gorgeous! will really stand out on your tree (-:

  2. This looks so elegant and fancy on the vellum with so many layers. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Outlines Challenge this week!!