Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Ornament for the Horse Lover

Abby rode a horse for the first time this year. When I saw the new Magistical Memories horse shape, I just knew that I would have to make her 2009 keepsake ornament from it. I am looking forward to her receiving this on Christmas eve - she will love all the sparkle and of course, the horse.

Magistical Memories has a sale going on through October 15 - stock up now on the horse and other shapes that are perfect for making homemade ornaments.

Supplies Used:
Horse chipboard shape: Magistical Memories

Acrylic circle frame
St. Nick papers: Toyland, Mistletoe
Tis the Season Combo Sticker
Chunky Charms Circles & Arrows Clear

Seed beads by Darice
Red Pearls and gem stickers by Kaiser Craft
Gold Lame floss by DMC
Rivet by Making Memories
Glitter medium – Stickles by Ranger Industries
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
Iridescent Thread by Sulky Industries
Brown Marker: Zig Memory Writer

To adhere the seed beads to the acrylic circle shape I loaded on the dimensional glaze, and heavily dropped beads over the top, lightly pressing beads onto the frame. The horse shape was covered with BoBunny paper from the St. Nick collection. To tie in with the gold design of the patterned paper, I embossed the tail, hooves and mane of the horse in gold, but added gold DMC floss as well for the mane.

I love Kaiser Crafts red pearl stickers - they seemed a perfect holiday touch to the girth strap of this horse. I also used the smaller pearls as holly berries, to enhance the holly leaves which I free-hand cut from BoBunny paper, and coated with Stickles.

Do you create keepsake ornaments for the children in your life? I hope this project has inspired you. Chipboard shapes lend themselves so well in making a very special gift for a child, friend - or anyone who enjoys the magic of Christmas. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forgot to stock up on horses, unicorns, frogs and other shapes perfect for ornament making, at Magistical Memories before the sale ends Oct. 15. And while you are at it, pick up a Scrap Easel or two, and recreate the Kitchen Spice recipe card holder shared a few posts down the line.

1 comment:

Sherry Wright said...

This is so beautiful, amazing job!