|By Chris Stern / CS Designs
The inspiration for this ornament came from an old Christmas greeting card. It had a simple blue tree in the center that was covered in glitter. On the top part of the card was a heading that said "Oh Christmas Tree of all the trees most lovely"
I loved both the simplicity of the tree and the lovely sentiment and cut out both and gave them a bit of a face lift. I added a charming little face surrounded by a circle from a scrap piece of another card that also had some lovely glitter on it. I then framed the face piece with a round Spirelli shape wrapped with gold thread. I added a handmade coil on the top so it could be hung by a hook on a Christmas Tree or on the wall of my Art Room.
The Little Charmer Face has been colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with odorless turpentine using paper stumps which give a nice soft effect.
I love reusing old cards in my art because they have such wonderful textures, colors and bling.
Little Charmers Face Collection 1 by CS Designs
Spirelli Ready to Print Kit by CS Designs
20 Gauge Brass Wire
Gold Embroidery floss
Small Wire Cutters and Jewelry Pliers
Glue and Double Sided Tape