Sunday, September 13, 2009

HH Challenge 44 and news coming soon!!!



Hello People!
I am really excited to join in the High Hopes Challenge today! It's different for me now, being an outsider and not knowing what the challenge will be til it's posted. It's actually fun from this angle! The excitement of the suspense, oh my!! That is a bit of fun for this old gal! lol (I know, I know, get a life, right?)
Today's challenge is to make anything other than a card! There's a link on my sidebar to the High Hopes Challenge blog if you want to check it out!
Well, I usually stick to cards only, so any time a challenge is to make something other than a card, my brains starts to steam and sputter and then it just hurts. Well, not really. Thats just me being dramatic. ;-p
Anyhoo, I had a serendipity moment and all of a sudden I saw this Santa face as a Christmas tree ornament, and the round cork coaster I bought at Mike's as the base for it!
I have a video here that shows me coloring this High Hopes Santa face! Check my side bar for stores that carry High Hopes images!
Now here's how I made it:
I wrapped the outside edges with gold wrapping paper and taped them down.
I cut out my colored Santa face with my Spellbinders Lg. Circle die and Cuttlebug and sponged some ink around the edges for added color.
I made a circle for the back too, out of Christmas DP (not exciting enough to show you).
After taping the front and back circles down to the cork, I pressed my Versamark Clear Ink pad all over it and then sprinkled Ultra Thick Embossing powder on it and heat set. I had to repeat this process.
I have a great little tool I used to punch out the hole. It's called a Paper Drill and it's available at Lee Valley Tools in Canada. It punches through leather even, I love it.
To finish it off, I added the gold twine and ribbon and voila, an ornament for this year's tree all ready!
Oh, I might add, the ribbon was all creased and I was too lazy to iron it... so since my heat tool was handy, I thought I'd just run that up and down the length of it to see if it took out the creases. Yup! It worked! Yay for me!
I plan on letting you all in on my little secret this coming Wednesday, so come back then for a big surprise!!! I can hardly wait and I'm on the edge of my seat for you to find out!!! I'm just so excited I can hardly stand it!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog, precious people!!
God bless each one of you!!
Mmmwwaa!

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous Crissy! Love this ornament, gorgeous coloring as well!

    Can't wait for your news on Wed!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  2. Oh Crissy this Santa ornament is so adorable! Love the Santa Face image and your coloring is fantastic! Can hardly wait to see what your news is on Weds!
    Hugs,Connie

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  3. Hi hun this is just gorgeous i do love this little fella so much he is as always coloured to perfection, hugs pops x

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  4. This is adorable Crissy, and I love watching you color! You did an amzaing job taping down gold paper - I thought you had used some of that foil tape! Can't wait for you to share your news!

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  5. Fabulous ornament, Crissy.
    Your colouring is awesome, perfect image for an ornament!!

    Karen x

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  6. Amazing coloring!! Would just love to have the ability to color like that. Have tried and tried to no avail. Maybe I need a class or something! Wonderful work!!

    Carolyn

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  7. Glad your wheels were turning for this adorable ornmaent Crissy!! Love it!!

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  8. What a wonderful idea Crissy and I love your ornament, gorgeous colouring as always, Hope your having a great evening, Hugs, Nikki x

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  9. Oooh, what a cool ornament! Thanks for all the colouring tutorials.
    Looking forward to your BIG news!
    Lynne
    :o)

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  10. Your ornament looks fabulous Crissy! Santa is coloured beautifully. Can't wait to hear your news later in the week! xx

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  11. Crissy that is the cutest ornament!!!
    I can't wait for the big news on Wednesday!!!!!

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  12. a wonderful Christmas ornament Crissy, so sweet and beautifully made. hugs rachxx

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  13. What an adorable ornament! Your post made me laugh too because just last week I was wondering if I could use my heat gun to take the wrinkles out of a piece of ribbon. I chickened out because I thought I might set the ribbon on fire, but next I'm doing it! :0)

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  14. What an adorable Xmas ornament and I'm sure it will look fabulous on your Xmas tree! That happy Santa makes me wish it was Xmas. Can't wait to hear your news!

    Hugs, Lynn

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  15. What a fabulous idea, I just love your designs Chrissy. Jo x

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  16. Oh hon this is just so adorable!!! I sooooooooooo love your coloring as always dear just gorgeous.

    Still teasing us !!!!!! Man you are killing me. But will be back Wednesday dear Big hugs

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  17. Wow! This is wonderful! My friend just sent me a link to your blog and I've gotten an fun eyeful! I'll be visiting again for sure! Hugs! Michelle

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  18. I looove it! What a great idea and of course the coloring - Wow. Can't wait to hear your news. Hugs, Maria

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  19. Beautiful ornament! Can't for you to reveal your "secret"!

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  20. Crissy, this is Adorable and i allways wonder your amazing colouring.

    Sirpa

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  21. Hi Crissy,

    Just stopped in to say hello and admire your art work. You have a beautiful family, too. I'll be back to help you celebrate your big news on Weds.

    Jeanette

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  22. This is such a adorable ornament, and your info is so detailed, I would never have thought of using wrapping paper! You are a very clever lady indeed. Hugs, Lily

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  23. This is such a great idea. It is just adorable!

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  24. Hi Crissy!! I've seen your gorgeous work on SCS and didn't realize you had a blog!! :) Your coloring is gorgeous and that Santa is just the cutest!! Looking forward to your news!! HUGS

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  25. What a fab ornament! Love your colouring!

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  26. Love it! That Santa face is so chubby and adorable! Love your ornament-great for using as a gift tag and then the recipient can put it on the tree...oooh, gift idea!

    I am so excited about your news! Wednesday can't come soon enough!

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  27. WOW Crissy, your ornament is stunning! You were right about your Santa face stamp being perfect for this and it is. Your colouring is fabulous and I love how you did the gold paper and twine. It has a wonderful vintage tree ornament look to it, so beautiful. I hope your brain didn't completely fry over this one but if it did it was worth it :). Well if you're on the edge of your seat with excitement, you can believe where I am waiting to hear what your news is and I'm Looking forward to finding out. Hugs, Chris x

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  28. Crissy, this Santa just looks so jolly. I love this image, and what a clever idea to make for "other than a card." I'll have to check out the challenge and I can't wait to hear what your news is. Sounds very exciting!

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  29. This is just gorgeous Crissy. I look forward to hearing your news

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  30. Crissy,
    Well.. looks like there was no sputtering here.. looks like you were firing on all cylinders! So adorable!

    Michelle

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  31. Love his cheery face and rosy cheeks, so cute!

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  32. Just looooving this! Someday I'll learn how to color pretty like you. :D

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  33. You're absolutely amazing Crissy! I love how you use Copics! Still haven't given in to the temptation to try them . . . I still have lots to learn to master water color . . . LOL!

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