Christmas decorations – Joanne Bain – Off the page inspiration


Joanne here with you today sharing TWO super cute little Christmas decorations, one being a pine cone I created from Dusty chipboard and the other a Bauble.
So in the last release of Dusty chipboard there was a chipboard sheet of flower stamens, well these were destined for bigger more dimensional things. They kind of reminded me of fireworks so I went about wetting them and pulling them apart to actually create a layout using them as a dimensional background, but once they were dry I started to play with them and realized once they were layered it totally reminded me of a pine cone. I knew that I had Dusty Pine Sprigs so the idea come to life.

‘Christmas Pine Cone’

Looks like a pine cone right?
All of the flower stamens were wet then gently pulled apart and left to dry. To join them together to make the pine cone shape I cut small squares of chipboard to glue between each layer centre. There are 4 small squares between each layer.

The Pine Sprig leaves were also wet and pulled apart for added dimension and give more of a needle feel.

I attached the Pine Sprig leaves to the top of the pine cone and then added some ribbon, flowers and beads to the top. It looks so pretty!
Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1876 Flower Stamens
DA1174 Pine Sprigs
962543 Finnabair Rust Mica Powder
586485 Salvage District Roses
Cotton Thread
‘Reindeer Bauble’
. I purchased this large clear plastic bauble from Woolworths, it did have coloured pompoms inside but I pulled off the top and removed them as I wanted it to be entirely clear and empty.

I am not a glittery person so I chose to use Finnabair silver and gold waxes to colour the chipboard once attached to the bauble. I really do love how it turned out.

So I went through all of my chipboard stash to find chipboard pieces that i thought had a bit of a Christmas feel to them and made a start.

For the main piece to wrap the bauble I chose to use the Lacy Pendant Drops chipboard, its design is just beautiful. As this didnt quiet reach around the bauble entirely I also used the large chippy piece from the Fleur de Lis set on the back of the bauble. Do not try to fold these pieces while they are dry as they will break, you will need to wet the chipboard and then carefully mold to the bauble.
On the chipboard chain pieces I attached pearls of different size to give a little dimension to the chippy. I love the extra detail that it gave to the overall effect of the bauble. I attached some of the smaller dusty stars from the Star #1 set to where the pendant drops were for added interested.

As I love cogs and I could not resist using the some stars from the Industrial stars set, the larger ones feature cogs while the smaller ones have a wire feel to them. I attached 2 of the smaller stars to the sides of the bauble while the larger star was used as a main feature on the front of the bauble.
I attached a large Dusty Reindeer to the front of the bauble which gave the bauble a lovely Christmas feel.
I then added some chain and a touch of bling to finish off the bauble.
Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1280 Fleur de Lis
DA1372 Lacy Pendant Drops
DA9330 Stars #1
DA1541 Industrial Stars
DA0768 Reindeer #2
961459 Heavy Gesso – Black
963958 Finnabair Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
963996 Metallique Wax – Old Silver
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2 thoughts on “Christmas decorations – Joanne Bain – Off the page inspiration

  1. Lisa Landry says:

    WOW! Joanne, you always come up with the most clever ideas!!! Both of these OTP projects are innovative and gorgeous!!

  2. Jackie PN says:

    Joanne, Your ornaments are stunning! Such brilliant makes really! I am not a huge layout designer, but love using Dusty Attics chipboard in my mixed media and what you have done is so very clever! Glad to see there are many ways to use this gorgeous chipboard!

    Merry Christmas to all!
    Jackie xx

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