Saturday, 26 December 2009

Holly Christmas Mermaid Bauble

I hope that your Christmas Day was very special and that you are now spending a relaxing Boxing Day, probably like me you are using up the leftover food from the big celebration meal yesterday!  Traditionally my family have a very relaxed day today, watching any films we received as gifts, starting on the boxes of chocolates and generally doing whatever we feel like doing! 

Whilst we are probably all really fed up with christmas cards and themed projects by now, I just have one more to share with you today.  For the Let's Get Stamping weekly challenge for 19 December over on Craftbubble, we were asked to create a tree bauble, including stamping somewhere on our project.  I decided to use the adorable Holly Christmas Mermaid from Queen Kat Designs stamps, colouring her in shades of blue.

This first picture was taken fairly close up so that you can see the detail on the beautiful Holly.

I coloured her with ProMarkers and added a little Spica glitter pen in clear, blue and black on various parts of the image. I used Spellbinder nestabilities labels six set of dies, with the two largest sizes nested inside each other to create a frame and I cut three frames from silver cardstock. I joined the three frames at the sides to create a triangular 3D bauble, then used a smaller die to cut out two of the images of Holly before I coloured them in. I then used silver crochet thread to create a tassle for the bottom and encased a single thread between the two images, before sticking them together, to suspend the image in the centre of the bauble. I then added more of the same thread to the tops of the three frames to create the hanger for attaching to the tree. Finally, I added small snowflakes to embellish the frames. The central image hangs freely and swings around in any slight movement of air.

This second picture was taken from a slightly different angle to show the 3D aspects of the bauble more clearly.
Thank you so much for visiting to view my creation today, I hope you enjoyed your stay! I'd love to read your comment if you care to leave one.


Stampin Mindy said...

Very sweet, love the colors beautiful!

Stempelientje said...

Thanks for joining my candy!

Kim said...

Wynneth that is adorable! What a great project! Your coloring is so pretty...beautiful work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Annie said...

wow Wynneth! how fabulous is this! I hope your Christmas was a happy and joyous occasion and I'm looking forward to getting together in the New Year.
hugs, annie x

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning decoration!!!! Thanks for playing along at PFP.



weewiccababe said...

absolutely beautiful bauble
thanks for joining us on the PfP xmas extravaganza and good luck