As soon as I saw the chipboard substrate ingredient I knew what I was going to make. I had two circles of chipboard left over from the embroidery hoop decoration I made for our Winter Magic challenge and they became the base for my Silver and Blue Christmas Ornament.
I started out by painting the two chipboard rounds with a coat of gesso then slip slapped on some Weathered Wood Distress paint and a diluted wash of Folk Art Settler's Blue acrylic paint. Stamping came next with Tim Holtz's Tree Line stamp and Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival ink, layering the stamping to create depth.
A spray of Picket Fence Distress Spray stain came next to add a touch of winter snow.
To incorporate the heat embossing and silver colour requirements included in the travel bag, I embossed a piece of 110 lb cardstock with silver embossing powder and used it to cut out some silver snowflakes with the Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die.
Some silvery blue snow flakes were die cut with the same Mini Paper Snowflakes dies from cardstock sprayed with Chipped Sapphire and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray stains and Heidi Swapp White and Tinsel Color Shine sprays.
Lace was the next requirement, so I coloured a length of white lace from my stash with Antique Linen Distress Spray stain.
A couple of small bows were tied from the dyed lace.
And the remainder of the lace was used to form the hanger for my ornament, sandwiching it in between the two chipboard rounds and gluing them together. The edges of the ornament were coated with Glossy Accents glue and rolled in Rock Candy Distress glitter for a little winter sparkle.
Two silver coloured sentiments were created with Tim Holtz's Metallic Sticker Labels and Holiday Talk Stickers and coloured with some Weathered Wood Distress ink.
Initially I was going to use the Snowflake Duo die as the focal point on my ornament but then I spied the Mini Retro Ornaments Movers & Shapers dies and decided to use them instead. I die cut each ornament twice from chipboard to layer them for some dimension and then cut them again from some patterned scrapbook paper, Ranger Metal Foil tape and silver Deco sheet.
I cut the silver and patterned paper ornaments apart and layered them on top of the chipboard ornaments.
And then my ornament was assembled; I coloured a piece of white button thread with Brushed Pewter Distress paint and used it as a hanger for the mini ornaments. The lace bow was positioned at the top with a couple of mini paper snowflakes arranged on each side and the mini ornaments were suspended in the middle.
I added a line of silver Stickles glitter glue around the edges of each sentiment label to tie it into the background.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing how I used the contents of my travel bag and that you will stop by next Monday when Anne will be here to show us what she made from the same ingredients, it's always so much fun to see what everyone creates! I also hope that you will join in our December challenge, Winter Magic, you have until January 5th to link up your magical creations so hope to see you there!