Friday, December 9, 2011

Inspired by...

I don't use my felt nearly enough, but when I saw this week's ColourQ challenge, it was the perfect opportunity.  I had three fairly similar colors in my neglected felt stash!  For this ornament, I was inspired by three gorgeous creations:
- Maureen's card here.  I love how she added the holly leaves to the snowflake.
- Christina's coffee cozy here.  Isn't all the soft felt delicious?
- And Kathy's ornament here.  I love the warm feel of this ornament.

So all three went together to come up with this ornament.  I added a touch of Crumb Cake ribbon, die cut the snowflakes with my PTI dies (I need to use these more often...) and hand cut the holly leaves so excuse the unevenness of them!  Added a couple of buttons and a touch of twine.  To make the ornament a little sturdier I punched out three circles of kraft cardstock and adhered them all together on the back.  Glossy Accents was my adhesive of choice to piece this all together.  Hope you like it!  I had a sleepness night Tuesday night so I got up and made this!  Does that happen to anyone else?!


26 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Lynn... I bet this looks lovely on your tree :)

Amy said...

I agree with Jay Gee....gorgeous! (you make me want those snowflake dies).

I woke up startled this morning thinking I was late for work (4:20) and couldn't go back to sleep....now I didnt create anything but I did unload the dishwasher!

Have a good day Lynn!

Kara said...

such a beautiful ornament!! so glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ!!!

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS Lynn!!! Gosh, I love those snowflake dies and they make such beautiful ornaments! Thanks for the inspiration friend!

~amy~ said...

simply sweet!

Karen B. said...

Wow! What a perfect gift or ornament to keep for yourself. With it being out of felt I can just imagine the warmth it portrays in real life. I have many sleepless nights, often times because I'm try to come up with something new and clever to show on my own blog...

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! I love your how you were inspired by the others and came up with this stunner!

Arlene said...

Gorgeous Lynn! Great color combo as well...I think you hit all the colors from the challenge. Beautiful. :)

Maureen said...

aw, thanks for the sweet shout out! I told you you would love the felt...isn't it dreamy? And perfect for an ornament, great idea! I'm laughing about those hollly leaves...will we ever buy the dies? LOL Is it worth the 3 cards we'll use on them each year? Maybe! We're making gingerbread houses today in class...I'm getting them all looped up on sugar and then I'll send them home for the weekend :) Fireplace is almost done...am going to try and sneak in some studio time tomorrow :) Miss my stamps :) Hugs!

Barb said...

Love your pretty, felt snowflake, Lynn! I don't usually have "sleepless" nights, but I am quite the night owl, staying up way too late every night. It's neat that if we can't sleep, we have something fun to do! :)

Christina said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lynn! I'm thinking if I had these dies I'd have to make a tree full of these ornaments. Love the button berries! Thanks for the shout-out, too!

sandie said...

fab decoration Lynn-love the colour combo of the snowflakes. I hadn't thought of crafting when I can't sleep but sounds better than what I do-lie thinking should I get up and have a cup of tea, read or listen to the radio? Will try your solution next but bet I can't make something as gorgeous as this dec x

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Lynn! Love the holly paired with the snowflakes. I really must break out my felt too!

Sylvia said...

Fun ornament, Lynn! Love the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Tiffany said...

Very cool looking ornament! I'm loving aqua's and white nowadays! I rarely use felt but really love the look of it!

Marybeth said...

This is so pretty , makes me wish I bought the snowflake. Next year for sure. Beautiful.

Judith said...

Hello Lynn,
I have a little felt stash too(-: Last week I cut out some stars of grey felt. Now they are waiting to get stiched together...
I love your snowflake and like the sweet little buttons and leaves!
Have a nice weekend,
Judith

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful ornament, Lynn! I love the look of felt, but rarely pull it out either. As a young girl, I remember there being a lot of felt ornaments on our tree. :0)

Jinny Newlin said...

I was totally thinking that this reminded me of Christina's cozy! Just LOVE it to pieces! And it is such a beautiful rendition of the color story!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL!!

lisa arana said...

oh wow, really love this!!! puts all those old homemade ornaments to shame. I could see a tree full of these!

Jenny said...

Felt decorations on the Christmas tree are a wonderful idea :) Love how you used the colour combo!
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this ornament, Lynn! You put those colours together beautifully.

Noelle said...

Girl, this is SO gorgeous, am I sorry to say I'm glad you had insomnia the other night? (yes, it happens to me, too!) The shape of the snowflakes is so pretty, and I love the layers and the button berries on the holly. Thanks so much for playing colourQ this week! :) Hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning Lynn, amazing ornament.

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful, and just reinforces my desire for those PTI dies---my list is growing longer! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at CQC!