Saturday, March 29, 2014

Flower Pendant Necklace

This is the flower pendant I made with 14mm Swarovski heart pendants for the pedals, 6mm Swarovski bicones and some size 11 seed beads as flower center. I put the finished flower pendant on the black leather as a choker necklace. Here is the finished necklace with pendant.

And the closer look on the flower pendant:

However, when I wore this choker necklace later on, I found out the pendant is not very match with the black leather. So, I decided to change the necklace to a long one using seed beads as the necklace string and add two more 10mm heart pendants dangling below the flower pendant. Below is the new look of the necklace:

And a closer look of the pendant and dangling hearts:

After the change, I love this new look much better than before. The design of the whole necklace matches the flower pendant very perfectly now.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Graffiti Stamping

I am taking Clean & Simple 3 online card class currently. The class is so amazing and a lot of great techniques worth to try. I like one of the techniques called Graffiti Stamping very much and would like to try it. Below is the card I made:

I used the "love" die from Paper Smooches to cut a lavender love as well as cut it out on the white cardstock. Then, I inserted the lavender love into the cut-out space of white cardstock to create an inlay effect. Then, I applied different text stamps with different shades of gray ink pads as well as a purple ink pad to create the graffiti effect. I also stamped the lock and key images there and brushed with the clear Wink of the Stella pen. I attached some heart pearl stickers to finish the card.

I would like to have this card to attend CAS-ual Fridays' Shades of Gray (CFC129) challenge. Here is the challenge photo:

I also want to have this card to attend Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge for March 16-22. Here are the challenge photos:

Of course, this card will also go to Clean & Simple online class gallery. 

Cardstock: Stampin' Up (gray), PTI (white)
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Memento
Die: Paper Smooches
Others: Wink of Stella brush pen, pearl stickers

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

ATC Exchange With Red/White/Black Theme

I was invited by the teacher Mandy from Created With Love craft store in Taiwan to join the ATC exchange hosted by Mandy. The theme for this exchange is Red/White/Black - you can only use these three colors to create an ATC. Here is the 20 ATCs I created for this exchange:

Below is a closer look at the ATC. I stamped the heart with red ink and brushed with the clear Wink of the Stella pen. I used the chalk marker and Tim Holtz layering stencil to write "LOVE" at the bottom of the ATC. Cut out the heart and use foam dots to attach on the ATC to finish it. 

Since I am in US and Mandy is in Taiwan, so I wait for a while to receive all of the exchanged ATCs back. But the waiting time is well deserved. Look at the ATCs I got from friends in Taiwan:

Are they just gorgeous? So beautiful!!! Mandy also made a card for me as below:

Love this card Mandy made for me - clean and elegant. Thank you Mandy and all the friends who attended this great ATC exchange.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge - ric#55

Here is the Runway Inspired Challenge - ric#55 Pamella Roland. Below is the challenge pictures:

And this is the card I made for this challenge:

The lace background was made by using chalk marker and Distress Marker Spritzer to spritz on the lace stencil on top of the black cardstock. Below is the photo right after I spritz the chalk marker on top of the lace stencil.

Isn't it a cool effect? I mounted the lace background with silver cardstock on the black card. For the "happy" word, I die cut the word five times with silver cardstock and glued them together. I brushed the silver Wink of the Stella pen on top of "happy". Then, I attached "happy" above the silver border and stamped "to you" in white to finish the card. Here is a closer look of the stacked "happy":

ETA: I would like to have this card to attend Moxie Fab World's Styling with Stencils Challenge.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up (black), PTI (silver)
Stamps: PTI
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up
Die: PTI
Others: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, chalk marker, silver Wink of the Stella pen

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