Tuesday, November 26, 2013

LBH 12 Days of Ornaments: Day #10

Good Morning once again,

This past week has been crammed with fun events and great 
posts from all of our LBH Gals and their ornaments 
along side the Front Porch Kit reveal.

Today, Day 10 We have a ...
Layered Tag Ornament
By: Rhonda Merry

I thought I would pull all of the little 
punched snowflakes, left over from a
long ago project, and a couple embellishment 
packs from Fancy Pants.

I used the Large Decorative Tags from the
Merry Little Christmas Line. Remove the tag string and
set aside for later use. Since they are not the same color
I pulled colors that would coordinate with the tags.
First step was to ink the edges, one with Biscotti Chalk ink
the other with a pastel green chalk ink. 

I then sprayed the tags with coordinating color 
of Perfect Pearls Mist. One tag got a light misting
 of Heirloom Gold, the other with Forever Green and
then set aside to dry.
Next was to change the color of my metal embellishments.
One bottle-cap and both jingle bells got treated with
 Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixative in Gold.

I did this by placing items into a small
zip top bag and adding a few drops of the Gold Mixative.
I sealed the bag and started squishing the mixative 
around the items.

It looks  messy but the mess is contained rather well.
Then dump them out on a heat resistant craft mat.

If the color didn't get into all the crevices, take a
paint brush to spread the mixative while its still wet.  
Once coated, use a heat gun to dry and set the mixative.

I painted the other bottle-cap.I didn't have the right 
shade of green, so I used a pine green acrylic paint
and lightened it with a pearl white metallic paint to 
get this soft metallic  green color that matched the 
shade of the green on one tag. I like playing with 
colors. For best results, add in your lightening 
color a little at a time.

 Then I painted straight onto the metal. Two coats gave 
it great coverage. Make sure first coat is completely dry
before adding second coat of paint.

I stamped a couple of flourishes in opposite corners 
of the tags and then felt ready to start my layering.

Stickers from the Fancy Pants sticker sheet were
 perfect centers for one snowflake.

A stamped image from Reverse Confetti layered in a circle
 of winter white fleece from my Pass The Egg Nog kit. And a button. And Patina Stickles to circle the embellishments.

This one got a punched image from a 
Merry Little Christmas printed paper. Add a ribbon 
hanger and a bow with twine(Maya Road, Tiramisu)
 holding the jingle bell. This tag I used the Mercury Gold Stickles.
(The green tag got a blue seam binding ribbon and the 
string that was originally on the tag is holding the jingle bell.)
Both tags got one last shot of the coordinating mists.

They are ready to hang.

Leave a comment for your chance to win 
one of my Tag Ornaments!
Merry Crafting,

WINNER for Day #9: Linda Hahn
Congrats Linda! Contact the LBH to claim your ornament and Thank you for commenting!


  1. Congrats Miss Linda!!

    Great job Rhonda. I love using the tag for an ornament...I always have some leftover when I buy a collection and now I have another great way to use them :)

  2. Rhonda, what a beautiful ornament and what a great way to make use of "leftovers"!! You're so clever!!
    Thanks LBH! I'm sooo excited to win the ornament for Day #9!!!!!

  3. What a clever idea for leftover pieces and I love using the pearl mist spray.
    Amy Hooten-Paris Texas

  4. So cute & creative, Rhonda! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  5. Great way to use up little bits and make something cute. Good job Rhonda!

  6. Oh, those are just so delightful!!
    The paint colors are pretty and the bells, I never would have thought of that!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS, Linda! Enjoy the ornament.

    Rhonda, I just love yours today - makes me want to WIN.

  8. The ornaments are beautiful. I saw them in person today!!! The mess contained in a bag is a great idea. I have kept several bags from the LBH now I know what to do with them. Thanks Rhonda!!

  9. Oh la la I missed these as I was at the LBH and not on the puter... So cute Rhonda....

    Congrats Linda


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