Monday, December 3, 2012

Craft Your Passion (CYP) Challenge 139

Hello, everyone! I have the great honor of being a guest designer for the month of December with Craft Your Passion! I am so excited about this, and I hope you join me each Monday  this month so I can share all my ideas with you using great digi stamps! :)

Today I've made an ornament for my Christmas tree using the "In The Cold" digi from Robyn's Fetish. This is SUCH a cute digi. At first I thought I might make a card with it for the challenge, but then I got the bright idea to use it on an ornament. I think it turned out super cute, and it looks great on the tree with the lights shining behind it.

Can't wait to make some more projects with this image in the future.

First, I colored the image using colored pencils. I did my best to shade, but I am VERY beginner at that aspect. Then, I took a circle shape I've had for years and painted it a steel blue color. All you would need for this shape is some sort of heavy cardboard form, like an oatmeal cylinder. Just cut a piece off that is about an inch in width,and it would essentially be the same thing I used.

I then cut a piece of vellum cardstock that is roughly the same size as the circle. Dabbed some white paint on it to resemble heavy snow, then attached punched out snowflakes.

After that, I cut around the image, and adhered it the the vellum piece, leaving some space for a "shadow" behind it. I then stamped the sentiment, added some more snowflakes behind it, and a ribbon to hang it from the tree. Pretty simple, but so cute!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and be sure to check out all the other great projects over at Craft Your Passion!


  1. This turned out sooo stinkin' cute, Melissa!! Great job!!

  2. Melissa, so happy to have you as a Guest Designer with us this month. Your ornament is such a clever idea. Love the way it looks both with the lights behind it and just plain. That's awesome because whether the tree is lit or not, it still looks fabulous.


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