Friday, 12 November 2010

Vintage and modern

I'm taking part in a Christmas ornament swap over on UK Stampers.We can specify whether we would like traditional or modern colour schemes and then we make an ornament for each person in our group. A couple of people in my group wanted modern colours and the rest opted for traditional. I tried for a basic design that would work either way and came up with these microscope slide ornaments.

The traditional colour scheme ones have a vintage feel with copper tape, vintage buttons, a bit of wire work and a jingle bell and bow to finish. The backs are textured with a Cuttlebug folder rather than being a second glass slide.

The modern colour scheme ones are a bit more "disco"! I combine pink and aqua for the stamping and then added glitter, bugle beads and a star shaped gem as finishing touches. Silver thread tied through a second short row of beads at the top provides a hanger. Again, the back is textured with a Cuttlebug folder but it's silver this time - I used aluminium tape stuck to a piece of card and used a strip of the same tape to seal the edges of the ornament.

Stamps:
Christmas Mail (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Paper:
White

Ink:
Adirondack Pool and Clearsnap Chalk ink Pink Pastel (modern design)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger in vintage Photo and Versafine by Tsukineko in Crimson (traditional design)

Other:
copper wire, glitter, buttons, Superglue, bugle beads, gems, Textile Texture embossing folder, Krylon leafing pen in copper and silver, silk ribbon, jingle bell


Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

iriseyes said...

Just lovely ornaments, Joanne! I really like the traditional one - I might try something like that - have a bundle of square glass inserts left over from some petite frames we made. (Not sure if I can do that neat wirework you do so well, however!) Thanks for sharing such a great project today.

Artyjen said...

Someone is going to be very pleased with those :) Lovely
xoxo Sioux

Funked Up Crafts said...

Absolutely wonderful! tfs

A Vintage Chic said...

These are beautiful, Joanne! I love the "disco" one!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend...

Julie

sam21ski said...

WOW Jo, what a great idea, never thought of using the slides that way round, they look really good. Love the copper on the top one, really stands out well xxxxx

Karen said...

Oh these are lovely Joanne! They will look gorgeous with the tree lights bouncing off them. I am a more traditional girlie so the top one is my favourite :D xxx

Paula said...

lucky people in the swap!

Janice said...

These are great, they remind me of your polymer clay signs. Love the buttons.

Kaz said...

Ooo those are gorgeous Joanne xx

Hazel said...

very stylish x

Net said...

Very nice Joanne! I especially like the first one.

Kathy said...

They look wonderful, Jaonne. What a fab idea

craftytrog said...

They're both stunning Joanne! Brilliant use of the frames! x

Olivia john said...

These are absolutely AMazing.
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Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful: particularly love the way you have shaped the copper wire. Great idea!

Lucy x