Monday, December 17, 2012

Timeless Tuesday: Deck The Tree!!

Good morning Flourishes friends!! Did you know we've reached our 200th challenge mark?! I know, I can't believe it either!! I'm thrilled that it landed on this week, the week before Christmas and when we have a great challenge, too!! This week, Maki, our hostess, has challenged us to: Deck The Tree!! All you need to do is make an ornament or any 3D project that is decorated on a Christmas tree! Sounds like fun, right?

I thought hard on making an ornament that was unique and something that you would notice on a Christmas tree. I created a lit/night light ornament for a tree that you can see both in the day light and lit at night.
I used Flourishes "Vintage Postcard" stamp set, stamped in Memento Black Tuxedo ink and colored in with Copics on vellum paper. I cut the picture down to size and placed it into a frame. I hot glued some Teal Velvet Ribbon to the frame so I could hang it, then I added a tea light flameless candle to illuminate the picture in the frame. 
Here you can see the tea light that I hot glued to the back side of my illuminated and framed ornament.
This is what it looks like illuminated without the Christmas lights on, in the dark. I wish you could see it in person, it really glows beautifully all over and not just in the one area in the photo.

Just a tip or two, if you are going to try to color in on Vellum, don't try to shade with them or the colors will smear all over and create a mess on your image. And if you do try to layer your colors, let each layer dry before adding more color and don't recolor over a color you just laid down, or it will "separate".  So for instance, I layered the B05 Copic twice on each side of the vellum paper, to achieve the deep evening sky color. So I would recommend coloring on both sides of the vellum to get some really saturated colors.

I used the following Copic Sketch Collections to color my ornament in:

Please check out all of the other Flourishes Timeless Tuesday team for more ideas and inspirations!

Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec
Maki Jones 
Katie Sims – December’s Guest Designer

Thank you for visiting and have a very Merry Christmas!!


  1. Oh my gosh Amanda! This is brilliant! I love this stamp set and I think it is perfect in this application. Your coloring is so striking and the whole image is framed in that beautiful vintage frame. Awesome challenge project!

  2. WOW Amanda, What a stunning decoration. Thanks for the tips on coloring on vellum, something I've never tried. Your coloring is beautiful!!!

  3. This is stunning and how creative, Amanda!! I love the scene you used and the frame together! Beautiful ornament!

  4. Amanda, that's amazing! What a beautiful gift to give to someone! I"m putting this down as a project to do....maybe get a sunset and do this for summer....Thank you for sharing, Amanda!

  5. Gorgeous ornament Amanda! Love that you used the vellum allowing light to pass through it!

  6. This is STUNNING!!! I am so going to have to do this - I wonder how it would look with prismacolor pencils???
    Thanks for the great idea!!!

  7. Clever girl look at you! This is a wonderful idea and no need for extra when you have the lights. Nicely done girl!

  8. Amanda, your project is stunning and what a fabulous idea!!!

  9. Oh my goodness, this is just GORGEOUS! What a great idea for an ornament. Just love how it glows on vellum!

  10. What an awesome project. Love that you used a frame and I especially love it backlit!


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