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Monday, 18 December 2017

MDF Baubles

Good Morning all, can you believe thats another week gone and next week will be the big day we've been building upto for months?

Ive added a page with all the amazing handmade Christmas cards ive received from friends, so if you fancy a peek its a tab under my header along from my home button.  



So today im sharing a set of MDF baubles i decorated, instead of cards for close family and friends this year i made them a bauble to enjoy year after year.  I had great fun making them all differently.  They are approx 5" square (13cm)  They see my funky set of paperartsy stamps in action, along with those penguins again!


Snowman in the twinkling fairy lights
So for this one.  I first stamped and coloured the snowman with inktense pencils as they are permanent when you add water so better for long term projects.  I then added texture paste with a stencil and once dried i used a mix of starlight paints on top.  Then splattered on white paint to act as snow.

The then added texture paste snow to the bottom for something for my characters to stand on. 

The fairy lights were die cut from white card, then coloured with inktense pencils and then glossy accents added.  I also added glossy accent to the snowmans eyes and buttons. 

Twine ribbon bows and hanging loops to finish.  The backs of each bauble i painted in the same colour starlight paints. 


Just a close up showing the light hitting the starlights background 



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Christmas Characters in the moon light
This one has the paperarsty totem characters, all coloured with inktense pencils and cut out, glossy accents on the eyes.  A die cut sentiment behind, i added a little yellow ink to the centre circle to act as a 'moon' in the night sky. 


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Polar Bears
This one has the starlight and snow background, but only texture paste for the snow, while the paste is wet i added loose glitter which sticks.  Fairy lights as before, this time a die cut polar bear, once die cut in white i gently added a little blue ink around him.  I added glitter glue to his little snowflakes. 



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Jingling Penguins.   
I first covered the bauble in snowflake patterned paper, sanded the edges and then painted the edges and back in silver paint.  Added a large die cut snowflake, torn paper snow bank, to which i then added snow texture paste and glitter.  Stamped the penguins and added a little colour before cutting out.  To this one i added jingle bells to the top with the bow.






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Hide 'n' Seek
This one was made for children so wanted a fun feel.  As above to cover the bauble with paper and snow.  I then stamped my characters and coloured them all in and cut out.  Rudolph, the penguin and Elf are hiding among the snowpeople.  Santa is trying to find them! 😁.   Again jingle bells added to the top. 


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Penguins.
Now this one was a late make for my dad who absolutely loved the penguin cards i made for mum to send and asked for one for himself.  After id added the circular frame with the fancy inner edge it reminded me of some very old baubles my mum has, where on one side they are open with a fancy edge.  Anyway i coloured the penguins and cut out and added orange gems to the sky as stars that also pick up on the orange in the penguins.  The brusho/pixie powder background was left over from my penguin cards.  

He loved it so that was worth it! 

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and below is a few cards i made similar

6x6 white cardblank.  Background made with the starlight paints as before, Torn white card snow drifts which i dry embossed.  Die cut sentiment, i lightly inked the inside yellow to kind of act like the 'moon'. Those pesky penguins again. 

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Same as before but with the paperartsy characters which were all coloured with inktense pencils.


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Paperartsy characters and fairy lights

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and lastly the paperartsy snowman and fairy lights.  Die cut sentiment.


Items used:
Paperartsy Stamps - totems ZA19
Katzelkraft stamps - grumpy penguins
Imagination Crafts Starlight paints - 134, 135 & 139
Golden Modeling paste
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Brusho's
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders
Spellbinders Circle grand & Exquisite circle dies
Spellbinders Snowflake Pendant die
MFT Christmas Sentiment die
Tattered Lace polar bear & Cub die
Fairy Light die
Cheerylynn Sentiment die
That Special touch - circle mask


  Thank you for stopping by, especially when you are all so busy this time of year.  Emma



16 comments:

  1. You have an amazing talent Emma, so much hard work, each and every one brilliant.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.
    Pam x

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  2. How beautiful. Next year, I too am planning on making a bauble rather than sending cards. The cost of postage is ridiculous so I would much rather give something to tkeep rather than be discarded. Have a lovely Christmas. x

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  3. What a fabulous collection of baubles and cards, Emma! Each of those baubles is a masterpiece to treasure year after year.
    Hope you and all those you love have a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs, Kathleen

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  4. WOW these must have taken forever to make. They are fantastic Emma :-)

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  5. Love all your characters Emma on your Baubles and cards, your creations are all gorgeous. Merry Christmas Emma and very best of wishes for 2018.
    Hugs Babs x

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  6. Wonderful collection Emma, you are such a talented lady, Have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  7. They are all wonderful Emma a lovey thing to keep forever lotsahugs jxxxx

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  8. Such a Gorgeous selection Emma.

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  9. What a gorgeous set of baubles and matching Christmas cards, such a beautiful designs.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! xx

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  10. A fabulous set Emma, you have amazing patience, you talented lady...have a wonderful Christmas jxx

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  11. Gorgeous baubles and cards to be treasured for many years. Hugs Kathy xx

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  12. These characters certainly make me smile! Wonderful designs for the cards and super set of keepsake baubles such a great idea ... Steph x

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  13. These are all amazing Emma, I love everyone of them and especially love my penguin card. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Big hugs Kirsty. x

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  14. Absolutely Fabulous...Beautiful work...Hugs..Marilyn.x

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  15. A fantastic collection of baubles and cards, I just love the funky Christmas characters and lovely colours as always!

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  16. Beautiful Emma, fantastic designs.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Emma