Monday, November 26, 2012

Stampendous-DIY Bangles

Hi there...welcome to the first day of the Stampendous Blog Hop Collaboration with Indus Trading Company-DIY Bangles

Here is my take on altering these fun wooden Bangle Bracelets:

It was really so simple to do, the most difficult part was deciding what design I wanted to use.  I just rummaged through my really, really old craft stash and found some very, very inexpensive Acrylic Paint which surprisingly enough wasn't even dried out!

 I decided to test my design on some inexpensive wooden craft sticks I had purchased for another project to see how the product would react.  The acrylic paint dries very fast so there's not much down time.  After painting the sticks I pulled out my  Fran•táge Embossing Kit.  I love the way the Copper showed up on the Black Plum paint, but you really had to see it in a certain light for the image to show up, so I decided on the Aged Silver.  I may go back and create another Bangle with the Blue and Copper together.

I used the flourish from Stampendous Cling Jumbo Tulip and inked it up with some Versamark and then sprinkled the Aged Silver Embossing Powder and heated it up...reminded me of soldered silver. 

Here's the final product, be sure to stay tuned to the Stampendous Impressions Blog all week, there are some awesome creations from the Design Team members.  And on Saturday there will be a Blog Hop with all new submissions!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thinking of You...a Remembrance

It seems like Thanksgiving is the time of year I miss my mom the most.  Even though I moved out of state and wasn't able to share the Thanksgiving Holiday with her every year, I always use her recipes and always remember calling her to refresh my memory about how to prepare a certain Candied Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows on top...hers were The Best!  I also reflect on how much time and effort she put into the holiday, making everyone's favorite dish or dessert.

I have a remembrance from when she passed away, a bronze rose, which was the inspiration for this card...

Since she's been in my thoughts so much this month, I chose to use this inspiration for the Stampendous November Challenge to use Stampendous Essentials.

I mixed up some of the Aged Gold and Aged Silver, threw in a little Copper Embossing Powder and used the combination to heat emboss the rose image and to change the color of the silver label.  Then I used some Mica Fragments to sprinkle across the bottom of the card, I love the way the light shines on them in real life and they reminded me a little of fall leaves.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with good memories.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stampendous-Paris Home Decor

Hi, Barb here again, playing BlogStar for Stampendous Impressions.

I love how simple it is to stamp on tile.  Here are the step by step instructions, starting with the supplies I used:

First I stamped a flourish edge on the tile using Stampendous Cling Jumbo Spring Bouquet.

Next, I used I Love Paris.

...and then a flourish in the upper right corner from the set called Cling Jumbo Tulip.

Add some gorgeous black ribbon from May Arts, and some 'found' netting:

But wait, it needed a little something else, so I used the Charm Collection with some Envirotex Jewelry Resin.

Add a simple black easel, and Voila!, a hand made gift...easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by...always nice to hear from you!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Toes...Breathe in the freshness of the Sea

My toes, breathing in the freshness of the sea in Oregon...when I gave this to my daughter-in-law she thought the photo came with the frame...hubby said "wonder how it would have turned out if you'd painted your toenails", "they are painted!"

I bought this very plain, slightly damaged photo frame for next to nothing and thought it would be perfect to alter.  I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of the 'before'!  I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous 'Breathe' rubber stamp using Versamark ink and Stampendous Clear Bark Embossing Powder.  I love the way this embossing powder looks in real life...almost looks like fine vinyl.

Excuse the glare, I was having a heck of a time with anything technical this weekend, couldn't even remember how to turn off the flash in my little camera...and I know I've done it before...AAADD...Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

Anyhow, then I used the Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel in the upper reminds me of sea foam and golden specs of sand.

I found a bag of sea shells at Michael's and adhered a few to the frame using Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue.  I added a piece of lovely May Arts ribbon in navy.

Brings back memories of our recent trip to the Oregon the sunsets on the beach.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.