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Monday seems to have come around awfully quickly this week. However, whereas I would normally be bracing myself for all that the working week bring,s today I’m feeling a little demob happy. You see, I only have two more working days, yep just two, before I begin my leave AND I don’t go back to work until the 8th January.
Being Monday, it is of course Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy. When I saw this adorable image Karen (The Graphics Fairy herself) has shared I knew I had to use it:
The colours are just so pretty and there were lots of projects that came to mind. I opted for the first one I thought of – a pretty glass bauble:
It was very easy to do, but I went all round the houses before I ended up with this version! I started with the image itself, printing out two – one of which I had reversed. I cut them out and stuck them back to back before adding gold glitter to the edge. Now just this alone looked pretty. My original intention was to suspend the image inside the bauble but, having failed to stick the pictures to acetate, I realised it wasn’t going to work. Next idea was to fill the bauble with faux irridescent snow and gold stars, but that wasn’t quite right either and the stars disappeared under the snow. So I settled for filling it with some gold tinsel type fibres. These are very pretty and I let a few hang out over the top of the bauble to look a bit like angel hair.
On an earlier version I applied some “snow” and gold stars to the outside of the bauble but wasn’t happy, so scrubbed it all off – good job these baubles are well good natured!I dyed some seam binding using Worn Lipstick distress stain and attached this to the centre of the bauble. I used Broken China distress stain and some more seam binding and added a blue bow to the top of the bauble. The finishing touches were some little turquoise gems on the ribbon and a pink hear attached to the top of the bauble.