Friday, 6 November 2015

Craft for the Craic - Something Glittery

This month over at Craft for the Craic the challenge was 'Something Glittery'
 
And this is my glittery bauble
( sorry the photo isn't the best - but the lighting at the moment doesn't help much).
 
Its made from a 12" x 12" sheet of card stock - double sided would probably be best, But I figured that out when I was putting it all together - oh well!!!
Also required is double sided tape, glue, ribbon, glitter and butchers twine.
There is a bit of measuring involved and maybe the way I've described it makes it sound complicated - Believe me once you start , its very straight forward
 
Cut the 12"x12" sheet as follows :    Two strips of 1” x 12”
                                                           Four strips of 1.25" x 8”
                                                           Two strips of 1.5” x 10” strips

 
Take two of the 1.25" x 8" strip and glue\ tape together, (this would be in duplicate)
Take the two 1.5" x 10" strips and glue\tape together 

End up with two 1" x 12" strips,
                     two 1.25" x 16" strips
                     one 1.5" x  20" strips

I used a score board, marked each strip at half inch intervals and folded into valley and mountain folds ( i.e. folded like and accordion)
I then laid them out as shown below : 12" strip,  16" strip,  20" strip, 16" strip and 12" strip

 
There are  lots of YouTube clips on line that can explain how to make the rosettes more succinctly than I can, Basically take each strip, glue the start and end together and make the rosette shaped 'flowers' as shown below
 
Using a wet glue and brush I painted the edges of each rosette, liberally sprinkled glitter over them and allowed them to dry over night.
 
Using a combination of double sided tape and glue between each rosettes- I stacked them as shown.
To ensure it all stayed together - I feed the butchers twine through from bottom to top. Created a loop so it could be hung up. 

 
To finish it all off - I created two bows, one in satin ribbon, the other in organza, I layered them over each other and stitched them to the butchers twine . For an extra bit of bling - I added the bauble at the bottom.
 
And voil√† - my 'something glittery

 
 
As always thanks for dropping by - I hope this encourages some of you to have a go.
For those who may be calling into me  over the next while - In advance I apologise for the glitter that will be all over you (despite my attempts to clean it up).
But hey at this time of the year everybody should have a little glitter and be fabulous :)

19 comments:

  1. Your bauble is fantastic....the red and white and glitter looks just perfect! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. WOW it looks fabulous ...love xmas ornaments and this one is so gorgeous ...Am pinning it with link back to you
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thanks a million for the very positive comment :)

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  3. Hi this is a stunning ornament. Hugs Jackie

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  4. This ornament is a knockout! The bows and sparkly bauble are lovely final flourishes. Inspiring me to make more hand made tree ornaments! Ger x

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  5. WOWSER, my friend, would grace any tree, love it, and also your step by step is fabby, hugs xxx

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for the instructions (& the inspiration) :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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    1. Great to have here and thanks for the encouragement :)

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  7. Just lovely and the destructions are great too, thank you!

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  8. Wow absolutely fabulous. Great ornament x

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  9. An elegant Christmas ornament - what a nice addition to your tree. Thanks for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap.

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  10. Your ornament is gorgeous

    Kathleen

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  11. I love it,how clever. Going off to make one now lol.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

    Tracey DTxx

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  12. These are so beautiful! I love this idea. Thank you for sharing. Gonna try my hand at this. :D
    Thank you again.

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  13. What a great idea - and an excellent tutorial! These look fab! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

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  14. Very nice! Love your tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft.Hope to see you next time as well.
    Hugs, Jacqueline ~ DT

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  15. lovely Pixie glad to see you are still crafting - Happy New Year - Carol xxx

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