Saturday, August 15, 2009

Artisan Project #5

This was one of my 3D Items. I used die cuts from Build-A-Fairytale (now retired from Stampin' Up!) I saw this cute box and had the idea to make a travel case for a little girl. I just love how it turned out. I think I could have put more bling on the front, but it did have rhinestones along the handle. I used the negative of the large princess and traced another onto pretty in pink cardstock. Then after I cut it out I stamped some swirls from "Doodle This" stamp set to her dress, adding glitter too. I colored the Chipboard letters with white craft ink and then embossed them with glitter embossing powder. Old Olive ribbon was on the front as well.

I took each piece and added a magnet to the back of it so it would stick to the metal plate on the inside. I also added glitter to many of the pieces with a glue pen. I used the Pretties Kit to add pearls and such. It was a very girly project. (Being that my home is full of boys, it was nice. )Ribbon holds the box lid from falling backward.

I lined the inside bottom and then attached more strips of magnets to the sides and metal to the bottom to hold the pieces that are not being used.

I should have taken a better picture of the handle because I glued so saffron ribbon to it and then added the brad rhinestones from the Pretties Kit (covering the backs of the brads with the ribbon as well). It turned out so cute, I hated to send it away.

So many supplies, but I tried to mention them above. Let me know if you have any questions.
The colors were Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Taken with Teal, and Old Olive.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Artisan Project #4

This was also a fun card to make, once I figured out a few details. The worms are actually a part of the frame. I drew a frame in light pencil and then stamped the worms. I cut out the frame using my hobby blade and ruler. Not too bad, but it just took a little bit of patience. I love these greens together. I stamped the cupcake a few times onto different card stock to get the layers I wanted and to make room for the inside worm, see below.

I knew this was a cute card when I showed it to my 5 year old and he said... "Oh, gross!" with a smile on his face. He liked the worm coming out of the cupcake and asked that this be his birthday card. What a sweetie. I can always count on my little guy to give me compliments.

I used the window sheets for the front of the card, behind the worm frame, as well as the mechanism to bring the worm in and out from the cupcake as you open and close the card. I used the crystal effects on the red sprinkles.

Stamps- Bugs and Kisses, crazy for cupcakes
Paper- Real Red, Whisper White, Green Galore
Ink- Real Red, green Galore, Gable Green, Glorious Green, summer sun, black staz-on
Accessories- Window Sheets, White grosgrain ribbon, sticky tape, scallop punch, ruler and hobby knife, dimensionals, crystal effects

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Artisan Project Entry #3

This was the last of my projects that I saw on the Convention Sample Boards. I love these animals. I had the idea to do something with bubbles or gum with these guys and when I saw the lion I knew that his bubble had to pop. I love that he is looking forward too.
I embossed each of the pretty in pink circles and the lions face and mane with clear embossing powder and put them on dimensionals. Each animal has been popped up with a dimensional somehow as well.

This was the inside of the card. "No Lion!" Ha, I kill myself. You know it's bad when you are laughing out loud at the card you just made and there is no one around.
Stamps were Wild About You, and simple serif alphabet and numbers.
Card Stock- ruby red, old olive, so saffron, basic gray, creamy caramel, whisper white, pretty in pink.
Ink- creamy caramel, ruby red, so saffron, going gray, pretty in pink
Accessories- dimensionals, clear embossing powder, white gel pen, matchbox die from Sizzix, saffron brads, old olive grosgrain ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, and another smaller circle punch (I can't remember the size)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Artisan Project Entry #2

This was another project I saw on the Convention Display Boards, and one I submitted for the Artisan Award . Needless to say I was shocked to see it up there. I loved it, but you never know how others will see it.

This is a picture of my little boy from a year ago. He loves, loves, loves the rain. This picture captured the moment perfectly. I knew when I decided to submit items for this contest that this photo was going to be in one of them. I don't scrapbook, so I looked for pictures I adored. It made creating a moment in time not so difficult, because my heart was already in the project.

The phrase around the page is embossed in glassy glaze enamel so it really looks wet. There are also "water spots" all over the page, again I used the glassy glaze.

The phrase reads "Rain rain (don't) go away, (please) come again another day."

This is a 12x12 inch page.

Colors for this were Ridinghood Red(retired), Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White. I used striped old olive ribbon and brads, as well as the photo corner and round tab punches. Stamp sets were Big Deal Alphabet, Totally Tabs, and Yummy.

Thanks for looking. I'll put up another Artisan project tomorrow.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Excited for the simple things.

About 4-5 months ago I started making projects for Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Award. They give it to 10 demonstrators each year. Hundreds enter. I did not win, but I was so surprised when I saw a few of my project entries on display at Stampin' Up!'s Convention sample boards. I wasn't at convention, but someone at Stampin' Addicts (photo HERE) published pictures of the boards. I about died when I saw them! Part of the reason I am so happy is because the first scrapbook page I saw, was one I did of my sweet niece ElvisAnn, and it was my favorite picture. The picture below is the one I took just before I sent them out.

Now, I'll be the first to tell you that there a hundreds, hundreds of cards and projects on display at Convention. But to see a piece that you put your heart and soul into was very exciting.

This was a 6x6 inch scrapbook page. I used Pink Pirouette (retired) for the background paper as well as whisper white and real red, very vanilla, basic black card stock. The stamp sets I used were Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey Accessories, Priceless, Snow Swirled, and a small alphabet set that is retired now as well. I borrowed some of my mom's sets so I'm not sure if the names are exactly correct. "ElvisAnn" is in chipboard letters that were painted in So Saffron ink and then emobssed with glitter embossing powder. I used the black and white gingham ribbon. I pulled the center part of the ribbon so it ruffled. I also used circle punches and the scallop border punch.

I'll put more of my Artisan Project entries on this blog each day.