Sunday, 15 November 2015

Star Shaker Ornament

I hadn't actually planned on making this; I had just bought Fallout 4 and had intended to play it all night until I realized when I stuck it into my Xbox One that it had to install first.  After I shed a few tears (I joke!! Mostly...), I decided to throw a little something together while I waited.  Inspired by the challenge at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge blog, I grabbed my Little B Stitched Star dies and cut a frame for the front of the shaker as well as the background star.  My plan was to make something that represented the North Star.

Once I cut the stars out,  I used Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to color the background, to which I added stars using white watercolor paint.  I also cut hills using Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Hills dies and a house and trees using their Village die.  I used foam tape to make room to add some white seed beads and some sequins.  My first thought had actually been to turn this into a card, but I actually liked the star shape and thought it made an excellent ornament, so I grabbed some white and blue twine and threaded it through the star using a needle.  I love how it turned out!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:  Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge

EDIT:  OMG so excited!  I was selected for a Designer Spotlight for this ornament on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog challenge!  Here's my Badge below!

Simon Says Stamp


  1. WOW!!! I don't know much about Fallout 4 or Xbox operation, but if the installation process resulted in this amazing craft, then I say yay to the Xbox for making you have to kill some time! I really adore this piece and think it's bursting with whimsy and a great holiday vibe. I'm floored that something this sophisticated-looking was something that you just "threw together"! You've got some skills! I really like its star-shape and think you were totally right to turn it into an ornament. Love the sparkle and the gorgeous night sky. Just goes to show that some of our best creations come unexpectedly or not according to plan. This is really a cool piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. This is such a gorgeous ornament! Love the beautiful details you created. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. What a pretty ornament! Congrats on your SSS shout out!