Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Get Ornamental!

Monika, Ms. December at Bombshell Stamps, has a challenge for us this month - Get Ornamental!  Using our Bombshell Stamps we are to make 'an ornament for our Christmas tree, Hanukkah bush, wreath, etc etc.'

I had quite a few ideas and was ready to get started until some things came up, such as life, and when I finally sat down to create my ornament I started asking myself, "What to do, what to do?" I had too many ideas swirling around my head and not enough time to think them out! 

So I took out a Recollections cardstock pad I had, my eBosser, a Harlequin die by ProvoCraft, my colored pencils, stamping ink, pop dots, some ribbon and of course, my digi set "Gingerbread Pin-Ups" that I had printed out.  The below is what I came up with, which I must say was waaaaayyyyyy different in my head, and I have to admit, not as long lengthwise.

The Gingerbread Pin-Up set is a really fun unique set. I added some 'naughty' ribbon in between the diamond cardstock.  I dunno, this Gingerbread Muscle Man just seemed like a good fit for the ribbon.  He is winking after all.
Since, I wasn't 100% happy with my first ornament, I decided to 'alter' a second ornament.  I took a rustic brown metal snowflake ornament and adhered some Sugar Skulls that I colored with Copics and a banner from Banner Sayings.  I also colored and cut out some of the hearts and flowers that are part of the Sugar Skulls design and used them as embellishments on the snowflake. 
Bombshell Stamps Sets used Sugar Skulls and Banner Sayings
I love the way this snowflake ornament came out.  So the lesson I learned from this challenge: Stop getting overwhelmed and don't overthink your project!
Now it's your turn... Seriously! Create a rockin' ornament, head on over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog and link it up for a chance to win a cool stamp set! 
Have a great day!
- Kim


  1. Kim, thanks for playing along with the Get ornamental challenge. I can fully relate to your story. I was there myself with my ball ornament. I do really love that altered snowflake. Very Tim Burton Christmas.

  2. Both of your ornaments are fab. I love the way you used the ribbon with the gingerbread peoples and that snowflake just rocks.