Friday, January 6, 2012

Start Going Through Your Jewelry Drawers!

I hope today's necklace will have you ooohing and ahhhing! And when you see what the original piece looked like, you will really be amazed!

I've always loved jewelry, and can't even begin to tell you where all of the drawers full of old pieces have even come from! This antique lapel pin had beautiful designs, but it was just pot metal, and not very attractive. So out comes the Amazing Mold Putty!

After my mold was complete, I wanted to try "dusting" areas of my design with Metallic Powders .I took a small dry paint brush, picked up a light amount of the powder and tapped it into the flower designs.

I had mixed up some of the Amazing Clear Cast, and added a little green tint to it using the Alumilite Dyes.

I slowly poured the green Amazing Clear Cast into the mold - and these were my results - not bad for a first try.

But after I had a nice cast, I could see there were many details that I could have highlighted that I didn't. So since I already had my mold, I was ready to try again. This time, I used more colors of powders and really took my time filling in the mold. I used the Amazing Clear Cast without any dye this time - and here were the final results -

I love how this turned out! So, don't overlook junk jewelry - they can be your new treasures!

Monday, January 2, 2012

You Are So Beautiful

I hope your 2012 is starting off great! I think this is going to be such a wonderful year, and I hope it is for you as well! Today marks the beginning of my weekly posts for Scrap-Mart. I've loved shopping from Scrap-mart for years, and am beyond thrilled to be designing for them!

When I was deciding what I would make for my project today, I noticed we had gotten in a large shipment of stamps from Heartfelt Creations - Now, what I didn't know was that we would put them on sale for 40% off - and that so many of them would sell out! Lucky for you, this stamp, the Bella Rose Vintage Background stamp is still in stock. I love all of the Heartfelt Creations stamps, but I have to say I think this one is a favorite of mine!

The Design Team for Scrap-Mart will be posting on their own personal blogs and on the Scrap-Mart Facebook page - so make sure to friend us on Facebook, and watch for lots of great inspiration, special deals for friends only and maybe a contest or two!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! I pray that 2012 will be full of many blessings for each of you! May you find happiness, peace, health and prosperity throughout the coming year. Oh, and lots of creativity too!
Patterned Paper: Pion Designs
Cardstock: Worldwin Papers Roquefort
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Embossing Powder: Wow!
Dies: Cheery Lynn
Epoxies: Epiphany CraftsLinkChipboard: Tattered Angels
Ink: Ranger/ Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Our Daily Bread:Anything Goes with ODBD stamps

Simon Says: Anything Goes