Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sparkle and glitter...

...cover this Christmas bauble that I've made for the new challenge over at the Country View Crafts Challenge Blog.

I wanted a slightly autumnal feel so I picked some brown card and cut 6 bauble shapes using one of the Spellbinder 2012 Heirloom Ornament dies,once cut I embossed them using a Sheena Douglass snowflake embossing folder....
 Then to highlight the embossing and give the first bit of shimmer I highlighted the embossing with some rich gold gilding wax...
Then I scored each one directly in half lengthways and then before gluing all the pieces together to form my bauble I added Antique Linen Distress Glitter all around the edges of each piece and also added some dots on and around the snowflakes.  This distress glitter is quite chunky and definitely seems to work better with a good wet glue, I used Collal Tacky Glue.
Then I glued all the pieces together, simply by sticking one half of one piece to one half of another. You can continue all around with all 6 pieces but I like to stick three together and then the other three. That way if you want to glue in a hanger you can sandwich it between the two sections just before you complete your gluing. I made a wire hanger for this simply by folding a piece of wire and threading on some beads....
I then sandwiched this hanger within my bauble before gluing the final sections together.For the decoration I die cut some ivy strands and covered them with gilding wax...
 Once these strands were all glued in place I touched up the edges of the bauble with a little more glitter.
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Donna xx


  1. Love this gorgeous bauble,so

  2. Very creative and lovely... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  3. Love this! The gilded textures are so cool!
    Alison xx

  4. Stunning bauble and so inspirational

    Hilda x

  5. Fabulous make and such a great idea! Love the sparkle on the embossing!

  6. Love this Donna, and I really liked seeing how it all came together xx

  7. a really pretty make x sorry for the lack of comments but life has other plans for me at the moment and is keeping me busy! so sorry x

  8. Lovely make, would look great on the c tree!!


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