Saturday, November 3, 2012

Silhouette Sleigh Ride Ornament

Getting right to the chase because I'm so extremely thrilled with this challenge and I can't wait to give you the link to it, here is my DT creation for Our Creative Corner where the marvelous Marcy is hosting again this week and her challenge is to use Silhouettes
Originally I had a card all planned out, but then came across this free groovy template for a miniature suitcase at Mirkwood Designs and decided that a 3-dimensional setting would be more fun for a silhouette and then went one step further and turned it into an adorable little Christmas tree ornament.  I'm including all the links so that you can make one too. They are so super easy! 
The template, as is, will make this little box which measures 2.5"x 2", it's the perfect ornament size! I just used white cardstock and wood embossed the parts.  Coloring it in with Bordering Blue and Bliss Blue ink then aging it with distress inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  The pine cones are made from one TH Tattered Pine cones die and cut into three parts. The ivy, leaves and tree as well as pine cones were then painted with Gesso.  Three cotton balls pulled and glued to the bottom of the suitcase where I've mounted the cute little boy and girl silhouette having a wintry sleigh ride together. I've spritzed the cotton balls with a water and glue mixture and then topped with fine glitter.  All in all this took me about 30 minutes to make.  How cute to have these covering your tree?
This silhouette is a custom made stamp, but there are so many wonderful silhouette images for free at the Graphics Fairy and Free Vintage Digital Stamps.
 
Please stop in to Our Creative Corner
and feast your eyes on the other wonderful silhouette makes by my teammates.
 
I thank you with all my heart for the most wonderful comments and visits.
Your time, friendship, and encouragement is so very much appreciated.
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa xx


32 comments:

Shahrul Niza said...

Adorable suitcase! The silhouette is so cute in the snow :). Fashionable enough to join the other X'mas altoid beauties you made before, isn't it?. Fun fun.

Kim Price said...

Lisa you are amazing. Queen of the creative creations! I just love that little box you have created - so cute! Fab project :) :)

Chrissy said...

How cute is this, I love the tiny suitcase and the faux snow..gorgeous image and love the top of the case with the pinecones and leaves...awesome Lisa, I love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Lisa this is such a pretty ornament. And only 2.5" by 2" wow. Wonderful.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a gorgeous project Lisa love the snow effect and the suitcase material awesome!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I love everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

Dag nab it Twang! That is too darned cute, The suitcase is such a fun way to make a little scene with your silhouette and embellies. I love how this DT fires your creative imagination. :-) Hugs!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow and wow again! I'm drooling here...this is sensational - what a wonderful christmas ornament you have created! You are SOOOO clever. Everything about it is absolute perfection. And you made it in 30 minutes? You are amazing and you totally ROCKED the silhouette challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Tammy said...

Your creativity just makes my jaw drop! Absolutely fabulous and so very clever!

Tracie Dean said...

Outstanding!! Love how you brought everything together.

Sharon said...

Lisa, I just love reading your posts. And thank you for including the links, so we can CASe your fabulous ornament! I love how you let us in on the time to create this fabulous little treasure.
You added the right amount of detail to this little paper craft. I just can't stop looking at it!
And I love how you added bits of 'snow' effect ;glitter to the cotton balls, gesso to the branches.
Have a great week, hugs, sharon w.
You keep me inspired!

butterfly said...

That is completely wonderful, Lisa! I absolutely love the silhouette itself, and the flowers, holly and twigs look just fantastic - such drama from a floral arrangement!
Alison x

Kelly Neis said...

Lisa you are driving me crazy with all this creativity! I love your work and it is so fun to see what you do, I wish half my brain would even think like yours. Fabulous box! Great work Lisa!

Sonia said...

Wowwww fantastic creation Lisa:) All elements are gorgeous:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Lisa, this is such a stunning creation! Love everything on it! ... :)

Sharon said...

Wow, the suitcase looks as though it is made from real wood! What a lovely seasonal decoration for your home.
Sharon

Vicky said...

Wow this is STUNNING!! Such a clever idea and so different

hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

oooooh wow this is really a stunning creation. Just love all about this. Would make a gorgeous gift.

Jane said...

OMG! WOW! This is a work of art...Fabulous!! x

Annie said...

How cute is that ornament Lisa ! I love how you took this challenge to another level .you are such an amazing crafter TFS Annie x

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. You have a wonderful creative style. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

lalkygirl said...

Wow Lisa what a fabulous ornament ....I love how you turn the most ordinary things into stunning crafty works of art
Tracey x

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Lisa - this is such a creative idea and you are absolutely right. It will make a wonderful Christmas tree ornament and there are so many possibilities using this idea. Yep - it is pretty hard to be funny about something so wonderful!
Sandy

Mitra Pratt said...

HOLY WOW this is amazing! I Love it to bits! Snow is so much better when used in scrapping vs. real life. We drove home from my parents house this afternoon and ran into some. BRRRRRR!!!!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Oh Lisa - this is FABULOUS! You are too brilliant but then you go and put me in a bad mood by saying 30 minutes!!! Even if I were as talented as you (impossible) it would still take me hours! Anyway, this is a wonderful creation and thank-you for introduction to the fab template site. I shall return there for printouts... Have a really great week. Big hug, Nicola

Lisa S. said...

Well now, isn't this thinking out of the box lol. I love your ornament and thanks for including the terrific links too. Awesome DT project L2!!! Two thumbs up. ;)
Hugs to you,
L1

MarcyK924 said...

OH EM GEE, Lisa!!! This is drop-dead gorgeous! You took silhouette to a whole new level of awesome! Thanks for embracing the challenge as you did! Hugs, Marcy XO

Jeanne J said...

You are so creative - how you saw this in your head I'll never know... but wow! What a sweet nostalgic snowy scene!

Lori said...

Adore this - the silhouette is so perfectly showcased in the snow scene!

Margaret said...

This is so fabulous!! I love the silhouette of the kids gliding through the (shiver!) cotton ball(shiver again!) snow and your wood grain suitcase is fantastic!! The pine cones and greenery are the perfect topping for this absolutely wonderful ornament!!
BTW- LOVE exhasutipated!! Need to add this to my vocabulary!

Bettina L. said...

Absolutely love this one Lisa. Great suitcase and love the cotton snow with that silhouette image on top. Love all the flowers and leaves too. Have a lovely day. Hugs Bettina xx

Samantha said...

OMG! this is so precious! love it! I want one!! :)