Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Special Christmas Ornament!

Happy Sunday Friends! I'm running a couple of days late for Friday's Blogger's Challenge, but here it is. This is one of my many attempts at our Christmas Ornament challenge. You see, at first, I wasn't sure what I was going to do and then our family got a very special surprise! My sister in law was due to have her baby in late December, but we were blessed with an early and healthy little bundle of sweetness this past week! I immediately thought to make an ornament for my new little niece. I started making her a "Baby's First Christmas" ornament, but nothing seemed to work out right. So, I decided to put that project on hold and I moved onto this one.

I started with a paper mache ornament from Michaels. It's covered with red cardstock and then I added some pom pom trim around the side. The gingham ribbon on the top is also from Michaels. This delightful snowman image is a digital one from Heather Ellis. She is the illustrator of the Pure Innocence stamp line that My Favorite Things carries. I always love her sweet images, and this one is no exception! You can find Heather's Etsy shop here. I colored up my snowman with my Copic Markers (BG000, C7, C9, E29, R37, R39, YG63, YG67, YR16, YR18, and the Colorless Blender) and then I added some Star Dust Stickles to the snow for some sparkle.

So this isn't what I had in mind when I started out doing this challenge, but I'm happy with the end result. If you would like to see what the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with, you can find the links to their blogs in my right side bar. I'll be back soon with some more crafty things to share. Enjoy the rest of your evening! Thank you for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D

13 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

So adorable!!!! Love it!

JP Card Crazy said...

So cute!!! And congrats Auntie!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling ornament- love the trim around the outer edge!

Linda Monroe said...

Very impressive. Love it.

Lisa Bohler said...

Congrats to the new auntie! What an adorable ornament!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love it, Kim...what a great ornament!!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats on being a new auntie, love the pom poms on this, too cute!

LeAnne said...

OMW, this little snowman is as cute as can be! And congrats on that new little family member! A wonderful early Christmas present!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, great way to alter the paper mache ornament! Love the added pom pom trim!

GCgirl said...

Cute little snowman and the pom-pom fringe is super!

Clara said...

Adorable little snowman ornament. Big congrats on becoming an auntie again. :)

Niki Estes said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love the poms poms fringe around the edge!

Nikki Bond said...

So cute! Love the Pom Pom's around the edges. {SMILES}