Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Monthly Challenge - Foil Ornamanets

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month's monthly challenge. The response was great and we loved seeing all of your creations. This month's challenge will be as an easy one as everyone is starting to think about it. Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month and stay tuned for the winner in Katelyn's post.

This month's will be an easy one because we are focusing on Christmas!

Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the
 SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value

And ... it's a completely RANDOM DRAW!


- Must follow the theme
 - Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  
- You can use any image, embellishments and any chipboard pieces you like.
- As of now, there is no limit for entries
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with 10 other challenges
- Please link back to our blog
- Ends June 30th 6pm PST

**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!! 

Dorinda is sharing a fabulous Christmas themed project for you as well as a tutorial, to get this challenge started.

Hello all, it's been just over a year since I began with Southern Ridge Trading Company.
One thing that remains the same whether coloring, chipboard or anything in life;
  I like different.
Don't get me wrong, I learn loads from others but I like doing it my way.
With chipboard, there are endless ways to decorate the pieces.
I never stop looking for something new to do with them
 last year, I did a video tutorial using glitter making ornaments.
This year, I wanted to revisit that and try a new technique; Foil Art.
I took lots of pic, sorry no video lol. that was nerve wracking and I stuttered and stumbled.

I used 3D ornaments with my foil art opal to start with.


I cut my sheet just large enough to cover


The directions of the foil art glue say to apply and let dry; up to 2 hours. After doing this, I lay the pieces together and pressed it down.


Using my heat gun, I carefully heated to foil to help it adhere.

(I later found out the my flat iron works too)


Seriously gorgeous.


Moving on to the bottom portion; I wanted to try some flock.
Keeping my ornament on the delicate side, I choose I pink, glittered version by Paper Studio
 After applying glue and covering; gently burnish by rubbing with your finger to smooth it around and into all the areas.
One of my very favorite tools is this versamark pen. It's perfect for all the little areas I like to get into.
 It's so easy to apply the versamark just where I need it.
Like right here, on the ornaments top.

I use Zing embossing powder. I've chosen Gold Metallic
After heat setting this is my finished bottom

 Totally Loved it so much, I went back and got another foil color.

 Here's my finished products from different view. Metallic is a tough one to photograph.

These are perfect to add to a card for embellishments, Baby's first ornament tag, cover both sides and hang from YOUR tree and so much more.

I hope you enjoyed my little play and try it yourself. Let me know how you go with it. I am always welcome to ideas.


  1. Lovely ornaments and fun challenge!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. What beautiful foiled ornaments. Thanks for the tutorial! I have some deco foil that I want to learn to use so these tips are really helpful. Do the challenge entries need to be ornaments or is anything Christmas okay? Thanks!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com