Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Hi everyone!! I'm feeling sooooooooooo much better today - thanks to everyone for the well wishes. Of course the down side to feeling better is that I have 4 days of housework to catch up on... ach!! 

Anyhoooo, I have really enjoyed my crafty days and have a little something to share today that I made for the Lily of the Valley Challenge which is "Winter Fun". I bought some LOTV stamps a while back but, of course, I have only got around to inking up a couple thus far, so I thought it was time to rectify that situation, especially as the new stamps will be released very soon, lol.

I am also entering into Papertake Weekly's Challenge - Sparkly & Bright, ABC Challenges - G is for Glitter & Simon Says Challenges - Punch 'em {use punches or dies}

Now, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to make off the page projects, so I set to work on a Fleur De Lis Ornament - turorial by Becca Feeken - I think it looks very much like a big snowflake :D  I do love cards but I am the most patient person when it comes to templates.  However, THIS project tested me.. oooooooooh yeah!! My advice to anyone who wants to make this is to work with the centre (blue) in 2 pieces. Trying to stick the pieces together and THEN add it was a nightmare!! It's too fiddly, well it was for me anyway, as I only have 12mm tape which was way too wide. 

The Ornament in all it's glory, lol. 

To make this you need both the Fleur De Lis and circle nesties. You also need an empty ribbon spool approx 3" in diameter. I made 2 medalions, one for each side of the spool, but I kept the back side plain, with just a brad added to the middle.

And this is how it looks from the side. I've added a strip of paper around the spool where the ribbon was.

Image: - Lili of the Valley : Christmas Angel Standing coloured using Copic markers:

Hair - E50, 51, 53
Skin - E21, 51, 00, 000 & E02(cheeks)
Gown - B00, B000
Holly wreath - G82, 85, R24, Y26

Tools: Cuttlebug, Fleur De Lis & Circle Nestabilities

Thanks so much for popping in today. Now I am off to chuck kiddos into the bath while I put away a TON of laundry. 

Have a fun day!


LilyPuss Cards said...

Wow this is gorgeous hun...and even better with one of my vary fav LOTV images..stunning work..

Nicola said...

Wow Sandie I am loving your beautiful ornament, your work is so intricate and inspirational.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Deirdre said...

YOU WON... YOU WON... just spotted your won the Hanglar candy on Jak Heath's blog... lucky you!

Bet you know this already. LOVE what you created - off to read the step by step now.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.. bummer to be sick over mid term.

Polly Pierce said...

Oh Wow! Now this is to die for Sandie, it's just gorgeous...

Dianne said...

Absolutely stunning Sandie !!

I have left you a little something on my blog

Denise said...

Hadn't heard of LOTV before... absolutely sweet angel image! You did a fantastic job on the coloring too. Love the snowflake!
Glad you are starting to feel better!

Emma said...

Fab to hear you are feeling better and such a beautiful ornament.
Hugs Emma x

Karina said...

What a wonderful ornament, Sandie. Thank you for joining us at abc challenge!
Karina ABC DT

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this!!!! What a beautiful ornament! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon