Today I am going to share with you one of the new ornaments that I made this year... I usually share ornaments from prior years (lest someone get a sneak peak and ruin the surprise - lol)... I made an exception this year, because I think this ornament is perfect to go with the "Snowflakes for Newton" request I have included today.
I made this ornament (and have hand delivered it) to my friend Lucy. I cut the nativity from my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine (yes, it is all Lucy's fault - lol)... The image is one I purchased during a sale they had recently... I am getting used to the cutting machine, and am still in the learning process...
I don't know how it works with you, but I truly believe that I am an "accidental" creator... Here is why... I cut the image from a few different colors, and as I peeled them off I placed them on the table I was working on, as luck would have it, I happened to place this one on a purple piece of scrap paper. As I laid it down, I was struck by the color combination and said that's it (see what I mean by "accidental")!
I have a cuttlebug (and you know how much I love my dies) so I whipped out my Spellbinders dies and tracked down my purple paper and cut an Oval and then layered that over a double sided paper that had that antiqued cream look to tie back in the image that I cut with the largest Lacy Oval die.
No project is complete without glitter, so I added glitter to the purple oval and then glued down the nativity. I had my quilling supplies out and added a quick quilled element (we can call it a flower maybe - lol)... pulled out some pearls and added them as well.
Before I leave you today, I wanted to let you know about a special project I learned about from several online friends and bloggers. This is for those affected by the recent tragedy in Connecticut. If you are like me, every time you think about it your heart breaks. So many lives and families hurt by the actions of one. I have a young son, and cannot imagine him not returning from school one day. That is why I selected the ornament above, it is through His mercy that these families will get through each day!
"We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA"
I know it is a small thing, and hope that those who return find some wonder and awe in the snowflakes that will surround them.
I am joining these linky parties:
One Stop Craft Challenge - A Christmas Carol - mine is "Silent Night" inspired
The Answer is Chocolate - Link Party #84 - anything crafty
Alderberry Hill - Tis the Season 2012 Holiday Link Party
I hope you have a wonderful day!