The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a holiday project that could be quickly made at the last minute.
I bought a set of cookie cutters for quick ornaments on Amazon (they were on sale with a coupon at the time - super cheap!) so I decided to make something with those. Here's the finished project:
I'm in 'use what's in reach' mode, and I had this background from Lydia's most recent Mix-Ability challenge on my desk. This is a technique done with a water-soluble medium and plastic wrap. For this piece I dripped a couple of drops of liquid watercolor onto the plastic wrap, misted with water, pressed a piece of hot press watercolor paper into the wetness, flipped it over and scrunched the plastic around, then left it overnight to dry. This is what I ended up with:
I used the Small Poinsettia Die set to cut out several flowers from the textured background, then found another leftover background for the leaves (same dies).
I shaped the pieces on a foam pad using the rounded end of a sketching pencil...
...then layered them together in threes. I squeezed out a little puddle of glue on my craft mat and dipped each center there first.
For the centers, I added a round bead of hot glue, then sprinkled embossing powder over the glue and heated with my heat gun. The one on the right is done - you can see how the reheating pulled the glue into a round little ball.
These poinsettias are easy to assemble - they'd be great to have on hand for emergency gifts or tags. I glued 4 onto the edge of the ornament and added a ribbon. Done!
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration, and please welcome our two newest designers, Ilina and Kelli!
Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Ilina @ Creativity Within
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kelli @ Stamping with a Dream
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio
Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.