Posted on | May 3, 2014 | 28 Comments
We’re so glad you could join us this weekend for the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Blog Hop! Oh my goodness it has been so much fun seeing all of the excellent projects!
Carol La Valley here, ICE Resin’s Content Manager. As some know, I write fiction on the side. How to find a literary agent was the topic of a workshop I was listening to a few weeks ago and a partially formed idea for this collage piece popped into my head.
The “Vintage Press” stamp from Stampendous was perfect.
I love the vibrant, jewel-tone colors of the StazOn minis and that indented side makes them easy to hold. I used Gothic Purple for the telephone and dial and Emerald City inks for the edge accents. I put a couple of spacers underneath to add dimension and simply secured then in my layer of ICE Resin.
The underside of the phone I made with Iced Enamels Ivory Relique on an Art Mechanique circle blank. I fussy cut the dial so the Ivory would show through in the center. The wishbone charm is from ICE Resin and has a bit of Turquoise Relique added to the tips.
At one time I made cards and created scrapbook pages and I had some torn pieces of paper leftover from another project in a baggie — because if you craft with paper, you know, it is so hard to toss out the bits and pieces because one day you are certain you will find a use for them. Words ton from the Art Mechanique collage image packs became the background. Susan Lenart Kazmer, creator of ICE Resin, likes to stack paper in her work (guess what SLK, I was paying attention), so I tied stacks of paper torn from the Belle Dames Francaise paper pack with a string to represent an old-timey manuscript submission. There is a little bit of Opal Shattered Inclusions scattered around the canvas to represent the dream.
I have to admit the red pencil was an afterthought. I felt like my collage was bottom heavy and even after I added the Rue Romantique Rhinestone chain, it still needed… Aha! (There is not much I can’t find on my messy desk if I look long enough) The red pencil is from UC San Diego’s writing program and was in a swag bag. Snapped it represents the frustration of waiting.
I have art hanging all over my walls, so I do not know whether this piece will find it’s way into an empty space or if I will give it away to a writer friend, but I sure had fun making it.
Let’s get hoppin! Here’s who else is posting today:
***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.
If you missed any of the posts, you’ll find them by clicking on the names of the artists: Jennifer Dove Rhea Weigand Misty Grosse Tatiana Allen Linda Lucas John Creighton Petersen Jennifer Dove Kristine Reynolds Polly Hendrickson Jen Cushman Cathy Andronicou Sharon Morrison Asia King Debbie Cole Jamie Dougherty Maureen Cronin
We know you are going to love making your own jewelry, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:
• 2 – Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making
• 2 – StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® – yummy Ganache and the must-have Jet Black
• 1 – 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self-Doming resin
• 1 – pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape
• 1 – pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary). WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!
How to Hop:
Each day we’ll post the designers participating in the Blog Hop. Click on each one and check out their project. Leave a comment on their blog that lets them know you really looked at their project. We ‘ll draw three blogs at random from the four days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all Stampendous contests if you have questions. We’ll draw winners on Monday, May 5 and announce them Monday or Tuesday, so be sure to come back and check for your name!