Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quilled Nativity Ornament and Snowflakes for Newton

quilled quilling nativity ornament
Good Morning Everyone!

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!

Snowflakes for Newtown
When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building.  There are many parent-volunteers who are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland.  They are doing this by decorating the new school with as many unique snowflakes as possible.  This is how you can help, and get everyone in the family involved young and old alike.

From the organizers: 
"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"

Here is the Address for those wishing to contribute:
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

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!
Antonella Quilling Art


Mihaela said...

Lovely work!
Merry Christmas!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Looks beautiful
Dr Sonia

Roxana White said...

Beautiful Ornament! I haven't tried quilling yet,maybe someday I will :)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi Antonella (girl with italian name)
I love your work, you are so talented. Gorgeous ornament. Thanks for your comment on my blog and for your visit.
I wish you Merry Christmas
Hugs from sLOVEnija Tamara

DVArtist said...

Really pretty. Your friend is lucky to receive it.
Happy Christmas

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous Christmas ornament. I love the nativity die cut and your quilling.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog and thank you for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge this week and good luck.

Merry Christmas

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful and creative snowflake you created for Snowflakes for Newton.

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely ornament !!!!!

Lucy said...

You are all correct that this is a lovely ornament. I should know. I'm Lucy and I now have that ornament here in front of me.
Thanks again, Antonella--lovely ornament.

Ann said...

Your nativity ornament is beautiful. What a great idea with the snowflakes.

scrapperjulia said...

I love this ornament~ Great take on Silent Night! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Faye said...

Wow, Antonella, this is a stunning project. Have a wonderful Christmas. X

aureliaeugenia said...

Lovely work! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! cheers

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Very pretty!

Jules said...

What a beautiful design, I love how you've made it an ornament. It's nice to see some quilling as you don't see it much anymore, it's something I haven't done in a very long while. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxxoo

Pitter and Glink said...

This ornament is amazing!

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely thought and yes it is everyone's worst nightmare, your heart goes out to those families and of the recent shootings too. This Ornament is beautiful and fitting to the challenge ( I love Silent Night) I have loads of quilling stuff you have just inspired me to get it out thank you. Happy New Year and thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet

urdu master said...

Very Nice Decoration Pieces.....

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