Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Christmas Tree Ornaments

I remember the lovely glass ornaments that decorated our Christmas tree when I was a child. The tree lights would glisten off of these ornaments casting a thousand little lights everywhere.  When we were putting these ornaments on the tree we had to be very careful because they were oh so fragile.  When I saw the beautiful digi ornaments on the Tiffany Doodles site, I knew I had to color my version of Christmases past. I used the lovely sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to showcase my ornaments.



Two images of each ornament were used for my nostalgic tree. The images were colored with Copic markers.


Each ornament was fussy cut into two separate pieces. One piece was covered with Glossy Accents and the remaining piece was covered with Ultra Fine Glitter. Fine gold thread was braided to make the gold hangers for the ornaments. The tree branch was created with three different shades of green CS using a "Punch Bunch" punch. (say that three times fast) Ha!


The ornaments were decorated with rhinestones and then adhered with foam mounting tape.

Please stop by and wish each member of the Design Team a Merry Christmas (tis the season!) and while you are there......they could use some Christmas Love for all of the inspiration that they provide each and every week.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

10 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love these colourful ornaments. I remember these too as a child, I can remember the feel of them and still see every detail on them. Beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Marie! Those ornaments look gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous ornaments, Marie, and I love the punched pine bough, too! Awesome holiday card!!

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Your card is so beautiful, these ornaments really look like those vintage ones you're speaking of. So beautiful, so delicate. Love it!!

Angela said...

Wow, Marie, this is gorgeous! It's so elegant and I love all the texture and dimension!

Dawn said...

Stunning card Marie! Love how the ornaments look like they are on a tree branch.

Kathy said...

Marie, this is stunning. Love the way the ornaments are hanging from the "tree". Such a brilliant take on the sketch. My grandfather used to have lots of these fragile glass ornaments, too. Your really captured their essence beautifully here.

Theresa said...

Friend - this is AHHH - MAZ - ING! Fabulous coloring. Love the gold that you used to hang the beautiful ornaments. Love the scroll work on the side. Gorgeous!!

Luba said...

You just inspired me. Have an idea by seeing your cards that I will try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous take with the sketch Marie, your card is Beautiful!! Love the side scrolls and your ornaments! Sorry I am slow to get around to leaving a comment!! It's been a crazy life around here!