Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quietfire Design Blog Hop!





Please leave your comment in the
comments section for a chance to win a grab bag of Quietfire
Design Rubber Stamps.
A name will be chosen randomly from the list
of comments on this blog entry and the name of the winner will be posted on this
blog tomorrow. Then hop on over to the next
blog on the list the next day to be entered to win more
rubber!

The winner must contact suzanne@quietfiredesign.com
to claim their prize!!!


Here is the list of those participating:




Monday, Nov 16th - Yogi Grunwald

Tuesday, Nov 17th - Kristy Christopherson

Wednesday, Nov 18th - Kim Prince

Thursday, Nov 19th - Deborah March

Friday, Nov 20th - Suzanne Cannon

Saturday, Nov 21st - Wanda Hentges

Sunday, Nov 22nd - Becca Feeken

Monday, Nov 23rd - Monica Black

NOTE: You need to take note of all the rubber stamps used on each DT's blog.
At the end of the blog hop, go back to Suzanne's blog and list all the stamps
used this week on everyone's cards to win a grand prize.

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I wanted to do something other than a card for this blog hop and I came up with this idea after seeing another website that had used printed photographs inside of these types of ornaments. I figured why not stamp something on transparency instead? I think Quietfire Design's Christmas Phrase stamps are perfect for these! These are really easy peasy! I have had these clear christmas bulbs from the dollar store several years and I woke up inspired to use these today. I simply stamped the Christmas Phrases onto transparency film in Stazon Black ink and let dry. Then cut out around the stamped phraseI rolled up the pieces and popped them in through the opening of the ornament. Then I applied Alcohol Inks (colors used: Cranberry and Lettuce ) with a felt applicator and voila! On the one to the left, I also put in some fake snow! Pop the top back on and tie a pretty ribbon at the top and you are all set! I think I just may use these for teacher gifts this year :)

For these ornaments I used these stamps from Quietfire Design:


Have a Holly Jolly Christmas


Tidings of Comfort and Joy



Alcohol Inks


***I have had several questions about whether I did the alcohol ink on the inside OR the outside! I applied the ink to the OUTSIDE of the bulbs with a felt applicator. Sorry-should have stated that :)

109 comments:

Cynthia J.S. said...

Hi Kristy,
Love your work and these bulbs....really cool.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Christmas ornament. Great idea to put a transparancy inside.
Margriet

Mari said...

I think this is a great idea, but don't the AIs leave your surface sorta sticky? Maybe I'm just putting it on too thick?
Thanks for the chance to win some stamps, I've always loved their elegant sentiments!

Sally Taylor said...

Great idea, Kristy, I MUST have a go at this!

Izabela P. said...

Hi Kristy,

What a great idea!! I just love it. Definitely must try to do some.
Thank you.
Izabela, Iceland

Debi said...

Beautiful ornaments!! Fabulous job on them!

Lindart said...

Love the ornaments - especially the red one - very elegant!

Sharon said...

Hi Kristy! :)

I LOVE what you've done with those stamps. I will definitely be having a go at that technique. Thank you so much for the inspiration and also for having the chance of winning some wonderful stamps.

Best wishes

Sharon x

Yvonne said...

What a fantastic idea! They are gorgeous.

forrestwife said...

thanks for the inspiration.
blessings,
robyn

Sandi said...

Hi Kristy ~ I love your Christmas ornaments. I never thought of stamping on transparency film. I did mine on card stock and broke three glass bulbs trying to get it inside; I did succeed however! I also love your other art work, especially what you did on the rice paper and the 'door' .. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some of Suzanne's wonderful stamps! Hugs, Sandi

Val said...

Kristy, the ornaments are beautiful. The idea of putting the phrase inside on transparency is great.
Love your blog. Check it out every morning before work.
Count me in for the draw. Thanks.
Val

Anonymous said...

Morning Kristy. Very interesting project. Has got me going too. Easy and elegant. Thanks. Maxine

craftynelly said...

Beautiful ornaments, Kristy!

Yogi said...

very nice xmas balls and good idea.
Take care Yogi

Pam said...

I, too, have had a box of clear glass ornaments in my closet for several years. Now that I am retired your beautiful ornaments have inspired me to get them out and play! Thanks!

ArtCricket2 said...

I think these are wonderful, can't wait to try them!

Rhonda said...

These ornaments are beautiful, Kristy! I bought some of these too, I am going to dig them out and try this. Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers!

paperbrd said...

Love the Christmas balls, nice use of the stamps.

Barb Pankratz

paperbrd said...

Great idea!! I love the Christmas ornaments.

paperbrd

SherylH said...

Beautiful ornaments Kristy and great idea for stamping the sayings. Is the transparency just large enough for the stamp image or the same size as the glass bulb?

Linda M said...

Beautiful bulbs, great idea instead of a card.

donna said...

These are really lovely and I think they will look wonderful on a Christmas tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

These ornaments are beautitul! On the Christmas tree they will be gorgeous catching the light from a nearby Christmas light!

Quietfire said...

Brilliant idea Kristy! These are beautiful! (Um, I don't need to be included in the random draw!!!)

shirleydrul said...

I love the idea for the ornaments - it would make awesome gifts

okanagan_spirit said...

Very lovely Kristy. So the inks are on the outside? I've seen paint swirled on the inside of these ornaments. Yours are so pretty though and I like those colours, I think I have them.

Kaye said...

Kristy, I love how you have made these Christmas ornaments! They are unique!

Jenny L. said...

Hi Kristy,
Your ornaments are beautiful! Do you have more detailed instructions available? I am not sure where to put the alcohol inks (inside or outside?) Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

Jenny L.

Phyl said...

Wow what gorgeous ornaments, any tree would be proud to wear these at Christmas time.
Phyllis J.

Froggietalks said...

Oh Kristy, I love those ornaments.. how did you do them?

Those would make lovely Christmas gifts.

And I'm hoping to get in on the draw for Quietfire stamps. I love Suzanne's calligraphy.

Karen G (BC)

Phyl said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate, I posted but don't see my comment. I stated that the ornamets are gorgeous and any christmas tree would be proud to wear these at Christmas time
Phyllis J.

Nelda Deakins said...

Great idea with the bulbs. I must make some myself with "saved" clear bulbs I've had for 10 yrs at least! Thanks for waking me up to this idea. Nelda Deakins, aka:
neldamc 765 at charter dot net

Marcia P. said...

Beautiful ornaments. Perfect idea for a crafter who wants all home-made ornaments for their tree.

Lorelei Heisler said...

I am always looking to do something new with Christmas Ornaments. Thank you for the absolutely stunning inspiration.

TN Granny said...

I just love this idea, and your right I've had two boxes of these ornaments for probably 3 years. I think I'll try this idea today.
Thank you for sharing this.
God Bless,
Jeanine in TN
www.blstamper.blogspot.com

Nancy S said...

Beautiful ornaments, would make nice hostess gifts before Christmas, I love the colors you have used!

Tikaani said...

Wow - I love these! I might be inspired to go make some right now! Love the blog hop by the way -it is taking me places I wouldn't otherwise go. Thanks for playing. Jac'y

Gail O said...

Hi Kristy. How creative and the effect is very pleasing. Thanks for taking part. Gail O

Polly said...

What a great idea! Love the ornaments. I've long been an admirer of your artwork. Thanks for the chance to win some Quietfire...very cool stamps.

Connie K said...

Kristy,

These ornaments are beautiful yet very easy to make. . . thanks!

lizzie said...

Beautiful ornaments.

Erin and Nathan said...

I love that idea! Great ornament.
XOXO

Rachel said...

Just Beautiful. Unbelievably gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristy

Your instructions make it sound so easy and they balls are beautiful! I have tried many different forms of this and not been very impressed. Maybe this will be the one!

Thanks for the inspiration
Colynn
coljim@telus.net

Jan Castle said...

opps, guess I timed out...sorry. I really had to read all the way thru your description to see if this was a digital work of art...your photos of the ornaments is wonderful. I really like your idea of the transparency...great look!
Jan Castle

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, love the antique look.
Janice

Laura (a.k.a. LaLa) said...

That's a terrific idea for new Christmas decorations.

Kat5850 said...

Love the ornament. I have seen something similar but not quite as beautiful. Great job!

Lynda Miller said...

Truly beautiful, Kristy! I have to try this. Seems too easy for such beautiful results.

Angelartistok said...

Beautiful ornaments.

julie benge said...

Wow! This is a super twist on an old favorite. That AI will look really pretty in the tree lights. I see a Baby 1st Christmas bulb in my future.
Grandma gets her 1st Grandbaby in Dec.

Joanna said...

I've had some of these ornaments for a couple of years too - now I'm inspired to dig them out and copy! Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn S said...

I am addicted to stamping and to Christmas. Your ornaments are a perfect way to combine the two!
Thank you for the idea. Dawn

Lady North said...

O wow! what a beautiful idea using the alcohol inks and a transparency!
I really like the colour combo of cranberry and lettuce - more chic I think then ye old dark red and green.
Blessings!
LN

Barbara L. said...

Your ornaments are wonderful...and so easy to make...supposedly.

PaperCat said...

What a wonderful idea, Kristy... I recently bought some transparencies, and I'm going to love making something like your Christmas balls myself... always more stuff to learn. Good work!
Moe

June said...

Your ornaments are stunning. I love the work you do.

Lynn Stevens said...

Kristy,
I had no idea you designed for Quietfire also. You are one busy lady! Your ornaments are beautiful and perfect teacher gifts.

Wendy said...

These Christmas balls are beautiful, I will definitely have to try this, thanks for the inspiration.

CreativSpirit said...

Love your Christmas ornament, very creative......and love those Alcohol inks.

Thanks for the chance to be in the prize draw.

Beach Girl 115 said...

Kristy, your ornaments are so beautiful. What a qick and easy idea for teacher gifts!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

What a wonderful idea. Count me in. Love your work!!

Jani'ce Rogers said...

I've been looking at the idea of making my own glass Christmas ornaments but I had not thought of using the elegantly scripted stamps and transparency to dress them up more. Thanks!1

sparkling stamper said...

What beautiful ornaments...what lucky recipients!

Fiona Evans said...

Great idea, I had only put paints inside the ornaments before, never thought to add a quote also

Fiona

Fiona Evans said...

great idea

Fiona

Anonymous said...

Love the bulbs, I have tried to make them but no luck. Yours look great!

leenda said...

Stunning ornaments Kristy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Elaine said...

Kristy, Thank you for the inspiration. Keep on creating, Elaine

Elaine A said...

Hi Kristy -

How clever of you to think about putting transparencies in the ornaments. I think these would make wonderful gifts. They are so very pretty.

Elaine Allen

Cindy Cade said...

Very pretty Kristy. I have been making ornaments too!

Nadia Westoby said...

Great Idea! Thanks!

Linda said...

Hi Kristy,

I just love this Christmas bulb, and you are absolutely right that it makes a great Christmas gift. I have some clear bulbs too, and I think I will try this. Thanks for the idea.

Linda Epstein

Linda said...

Hi Kristy,

I just love this Christmas bulb, and you are absolutely right that it makes a great Christmas gift. I have some clear bulbs too, and I think I will try this. Thanks for the idea.

Linda Epstein

third-cat said...

I love the cranberry color! Gorgeous!

KarenK50 said...

Kristy -- Beautiful ornament. I'd forgotten all about this technique. I know I have some clear glass ornaments somewhere in my house. The trick will be finding them - LOL!

I looked at your other work, too, and was happy to see the Halloween photos of your daughter. Very cute girl even with the "ghoulish" makeup.

KarenK

third-cat said...

the cranberry is gorgeous!

Delores said...

Wow! Kristy, you have blown me away! Those are so beautiful! I know I am going to have to make some of those!

Thanks so much!

Delores

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Kristy,

Love your tree decorations!

I'd love to win some stamps,

xoxo

Karen said...

Wow! These are sensational!!! The colours are so rich and really showcase the beautiful calligraphy. Whan an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to use stamps on a Christmas ball! Thanks, Pat

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea! I love the addition of snow inside. Very lovely work. What fun this is!

Gladys said...

I'm having trouble leaving my rave review comment of these decorations! I love the idea of snow inside. Thanks Kristy!

Anna said...

Very clever idea. I have seen the paint swirled inside before. This is a great alternative--and I too have a package of clear ornaments in my cupboard waiting for the decoration!!
Thanks,
Anna

funkycrafter said...

the ornaments are very pretty. they would make great gifts.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty! I always love your creativity! TFS

Mary-Frances said...

Kristy, these are great. I've been playing around with alcohol inks on Christmas ornaments recently (well, on just about anything I can get my hands on actually - I love alcohol inks!), but wouldn't have thought of the transparencies. Thanks so much for sharing.
MF

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristy. Is this where I am to leave a comment to try to win a prize? Anyway, I am looking at all you have on your blog. Francine H

wendy said...

Nice to see another idea besides a card and one that is inexpensive as well.

Wendy said...

Nice idea! It is nice to see one that is inexpensive too.

Pam said...

Love the transparency of these ornaments. Never though to use words inside the ornament.

Bell Book and Candle Mixed Media Artist said...

I love these ornaments!! I have some Christmas balls to design and you have given me some inspiration that is much needed.

maiahs_momma said...

Love your ornaments Kristy, they are gorgeous :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine

Deborah March said...

GOOOORGEUOS!!!!!!

Deborah March said...

Gorgeous gorgeous GORRRGEOOOUS!!!!

Loobylou said...

absolutely stunning, The Quietfire sentiments are just perfect for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

brenda a said...

these are great ornaments

Jane said...

Wow...I expected cards but you have created a beautiful ornament using bulbs. Very creative.
I missed you yesterday as my puter was sick...the Dr. came to-day and she is better.
Great site.
Thank you
Jane

kRiStEn_S said...

Sooo cute!! I love them Kristy!!!

Trish. said...

Kristy well you certainly thought outside the box with this one. What clever imagination you have and just love the outcome. Great idea to put the words onto transparancy and insert into the bulb. love this idea.
Trish.

Daria said...

Your ornaments turned out beautifully. It's amazing that the sentiment shows up so well. I'll have to try that.

quinn57 said...

WOW - those are absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea and they turned out wonderfully.
Thanks for showing us your stuff!

stamploverbarb said...

Beautiful, beautiful Christmas ornaments. They are gorgeous!

Sara said...

Hi Kristy,
Beautiful ornaments now I would like a whole tree of those!!!LOL
Thanks for sharing your artistry.

Sara

janet said...

These are goreous Christmas decorations and would make fabulous gifts! Thanks for the tip about the alcohol inks on the outside.

Davi said...

What a cool idea. It made beautiful ornaments!!

Donna said...

Thanks for an inspirational Christmas ornament...what nice gifts these would be!

Theresa said...

Stunning!! I haven't tried these but just might have to!