Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The final two days are here before saying goodbye to my dh for year...please keep him and all the service men and women in your prayers!
I will have some projects to share with you tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
For even more inspiration visit Carolyn King - the Illustrator of Warm Winter Wishes and the Idea Center gallery HERE.
GinaK will be giving away a copy of Warm Winter Wishes on her blog tonight - so pop over there to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win the set for free! (If you've already purchased the stamp set, we can swap it out for another GinaK stamp set valued at $19.95 or less.)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
I used Purely Pomegranate as the base and for the ribbon and worked the coloring around that. I randomly stamped different flourishes throughout my MFT Perfect Panels and stamped the smaller flower in-between. I accented the remainder using the circle/flower design in different spots. Copics were used to color and highlight the flowers and outline the flourishes. I used my long rectangular nestibilities for the sentiment accented with self adhesive crystals. I finished it off with the ribbon and my yellow Copic Spica pen which I dotted in the center of the colored circles. A very simple yet elegant card. Thanks so much for stopping by and looking!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
These were a lot of fun to create and hope you enjoy them too! Be sure to visit here to see the other design team member's creations for the month! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Amate Studios Design Base Elements Rectangle Pendant (gold)
Ranger Melting Pot
Ranger UTEE in Clear
Ranger UTEE Flex
Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Tim Holtz Adirondak Alcohol Inks (Various Colors)
The Paper Studio Homeroom Brads
Stampin’ Up! Alphabits Stamp Set
¼” Round Punch
¼” Square Punch
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Blue Moon Message beads
Suzie Weinburg Cool Tools
Non-stick Craft Sheet
Red Agate stones
Blue Quartz chips
Beadalon 7 strand wire
- Cut Grungeboard to fit inside of Amate Studios pendant and add alcohol inks in the color scheme you like.
- Slip on paperclip and attach Grungeboard to Amate Studios pendant with glue and bend off the back of the brads so you are left with just the tops.
- Stamp the alphabits set onto card stock and punch out the letters alternating the shapes.
- Arrange the brads and letters in the design you like and attach all elements using glue.
- Pre-heat Melting Pot with lid on for about 5-7 minutes.
- Add UTEE.
- Once UTEE has melted, add UTEE Flex and mix.
- Carefully add UTEE to the finished Amate Studios pendant and allow to cool.
- Cut the beading wire to desired length and attach the toggle clasp to the end.
- String beads in your desired patterned adding the message beads throughout.
- Add Amate Studios pendant to the center and continue stringing the beads in the chosen pattern.
- Finish necklace by attaching the other end of the toggle-Enjoy!
Amate Studios Design Base Elements Connecter Pendant
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Adirondak Alcohol Inks (Various Colors)
Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder
Mini Paper Flower
½” Round Punch
Blue Moon Inspiration Pendants
Blue Moon Seed Beads (Size 6/0)
Beadalon Dandy Line
Tie In Toggle clasp
- Layer the inside of the connector component with the Versamark Ink and sprinkle the gold embossing powder. Heat with your heat tool until melted.
- On the computer, type out the word “Kindness” using various fonts for a bit of a funky look and printout. Spray lightly with Acrylic Spray to seal in the ink from your printer. (if you are using a laser printer, you do NOT need to seal) Cut out to fit pendant.
- Using your ½” circle punch, punch out a piece of the designer paper and glue it to your pendant in the location you have chosen. Attach your printed Kindness to the top. Place your mini flower also in your chosen location.
- Fill in the component with Glossy Accents and place crystals in your desired spots. Let dry. Once dry, fill in any remaining spots that may have settled for a smooth top. At this time, sprinkle lightly a very small amount of glitter to the top. Let dry.
- Using your Alcohol Inks, sponge around the component until you have your desired look with your chosen colors to tone down the bright metal. Let dry.
- Cut out Dandyline string in the length you want and begin stringing in the seed beads having two strands. Tie those strands to the inside of your toggle clasp and secure with your E-6000 glue. Let dry completely.
- While the necklace is drying, begin stringing smaller strands around the base of the component and alternating the look with the inspiration pendants.
- Attach the component to your finished necklace with a jumpring and enjoy!
Monday, September 7, 2009
For this project, I used a flat metal rectangular jewelry component by Nunn Designs and stamped the flower from "Farm Friends" onto the metal with Versamark and put some black ep onto it. Heat it and let cool. Once cooled, I painted the flower using some acrylic paint and let that dry. It dries fast so there is no need to wait a long time. I put some UV Resin on the top of the whole component and placed that under the UV lamp. Total curing process is about 20 min but it can vary depending on how big the coverage of the item you are curing. Once it has cured, I glued on some rhinestones to the corners and added leather to make the necklace for something simple and fun to wear!
Nunn Designs metal component
Judikins Gel du Soleil
Judikins UV lamp
MFT Farm Friends