Friday, July 18, 2014

Lucite Beads Earrings

I love the different colors & shapes of the lucite beads. They look like the frosted color glass and are best to make the flower like earrings. Below are the two pairs of earrings I made with lucite beads.

The first pair is made with the trumpet shaped lucite beads (aqua color) with Swarovski round crystals.  It's a very spring look pair of earrings. Here is a closer/another look:

Here is the second pair using amethyst color of lucite beads:

I used two layers of lucite beads - different shape & texture to make the flower shape. I also have Swarovski bicones on top and bottom of the earrings. Below is a closer look:

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Just Because - Hero Arts One Layer Challenge

Here is Hero Arts' one layer challenge:

Since I have lots of scrap stripes of watercolor paper, so I decided to color them with Distress ink and water brush, then I glue these stripes down on the background of the card. Not sure if this will qualify for the "one layer", but these stripes did create a flat one-layer background. Here is the stripe background I created:

Next, I stamped the Leafy Vines (CG509) on this watercolor stripes background and embossed with gold pearl embossing powder. Stamped the "just because" with black ink to finish the card. Here is the finished card:

I still have some extra watercolor paper stripes, and I decide to make a cute ATC for a friend. Here is the ATC which I used Altenew's stamps to make it.

Cardstock: watercolor paper, PTI
Stamps: Hero Arts, Altenew
Ink Pads: Distress Ink pads, Versamark, Versafine
Others: embossing powder

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

You Are Awesome - Runway Inspired Challenge ric#63

Here is the Runway Inspired Challenge #63 - Just Cavalli Resort. Below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made for this challenge:

I combined the Distress Paints (yellow, blue, green, white and silver) and Distress Ink Pad (black) to make this background. Then, I cut the background into this fun irregular shape and mount it on the black cardstock. I glued the background on the white card with foam tapes. At the bottom of the card, I stamped "you are awesome" with Altenew's Super Script stamp set. Below is a closer look of the distress background.

Cardstock: PTI, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Distress Ink pad, Versafine, Simon Says Stamp
Others: Distress Paints, foam tapes, mini mister

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just For You - CAS-ual Fridays CFC133

Here is CAS-ual Fridays CFC133 challenge - Summer Lovin'. Below is the challenge photo:

I decided to make a heart image background using the heart stencil from Simon Says Stamp. First, I applied different shades of pink, red, and purple Distress Ink on the white cardstock. Then, I spray water on the heart stencil, then "stamp" the stencil on the Distress Ink background. It creates a pretty water stained heart image background. Below is the finished card:

The "Just For You" is the stamp from Altenew's Label Love stamp set. The three little hearts were cut out from the heart die cut. I die cut these three hearts with white cardstock, then colored them with different colors of Distress Ink pads to match the background colors. I applied Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the hearts, and put Glossy Accents on each heart to make them as my own hand-made embellishment. Here is a closer look of these little hearts. Do they look like the little heart jellies?

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Distress Ink pads, Versafine
Die: PTI
Others: Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), Wink of Stella glitter pen, Glossy Accent, foam dots, mini mister

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Trendy Triangle Necklace

Here is the necklace I made a while ago using Swarovski 4mm crystal bicones and 4mm pearls. Below is the finished necklace:

To make this necklace, you need to make 5 triangles, then assemble them together to form the necklace. Below is a closer look of these triangles:

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #83 - Embossing

Here is the Lawnscaping Challenge - Embossing, either heat or dry embossing to create something amazing. Below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made with Let's Roll stamp set:

I heat embossed all images with white, black, and gold embossing powder. Then, I colored them with Distress ink using water brush (The chopsticks were colored with the gold Wink of Stella pen). After coloring, I cut each image and adhere on the wood grain embossed circle paper. To create a dimensional look, some of the images adhered with clear foam dots. For the background, I heat embossed the little flowers with pink embossing powder. The greeting was stamped on the white cardstock and cut out with a circle die. The finish touch is to use the pink Distress ink pad and mini blending tool to brush all the edges of the circles and card background.

Cardstock: PTI (white)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink Pads: Distress Ink pads, Versafine, Versamark
Others: embossing powder, foam dots, Wink of Stella pen

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

The Simon Wednesday Challenge of this week is Anything Goes. Here is the challenge photo:

Lil' Inkers Designs is one of the showcased products. I used Lil' Inkers Designs' Leaf Pattern die to make the below card:

I applied different shades of green Distress ink pads on a piece of watercolor paper to make the background. Then, I die cut the Leaf Pattern die on a piece of black cardstock. I gold embossed the greeting "miss you" on a stripe of vellum. Finish the card by attaching some of the green pearls. 

Cardstock: Stampin' Up, watercolor paper (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Versamark
Die: Lil' Inkers Designs
Others: vellum, gold embossing powder, pearl stickers

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Swarovski Crystal Cube Beads

I used Swarovski Crystal Cube beads to make these earrings and a bracelet. Here are the earrings:

This pair of earrings were made with 4mm and 6mm Swarovski cube beads in black diamond and crystal AB colors.

This pair of earrings were made with 6mm and 8mm Swarovski cube beads in sapphire and light sapphire colors.

The above photo can show the comparison between the different sizes of these two pairs.

Here is the bracelet I made with 8mm Tanzanite color of cube beads and 4mm & 6mm crystal bicones:

Love the square toggle to match the cube beads. Below is another look of the bracelet.

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