Saturday, 10 November 2012

Essential Tim Holtz fragments and Stampendous Cling & Bling

Re-edited: Yay! My project was one of the top picks at the Stamp Man challenge! :)

I have been a bit quiet lately as I haven't been very well. Surrounded by coughs, sneezes and viruses I have been targeted myself, too :(. I am slowly getting better but somehow the colds always seem to cling onto me for weeks :(.

Anyhow, I have finally managed to find some energy to share this little project, that I am extremely proud of :). This is my first ever completely independent jewellery set - yay!!! 

I've recently attended a lovely workshop with Amy from the Oxford Beadshop and I have decided to put my new skills into practice :). 

But what I love about this project the most is the combination of my all-time favourites - Stampendous stamps and Essentials, printed napkins and gorgeous jewellery bling!

My project was inspired by this month's Essentials challenge at Stampendous blog. We'd love to see what you can make with Glass Glitter, Color Fragments, Mica Fragments, Embossing Enamels, Glitters, etc. If you need to do any essential shopping pop over here to our Essential Boutique :).

And here are the step-by step instructions:

1. Stamp CRM285-R Cling Bluebird Branch onto a scrap paper (I used Tim Holtz shabby chic pack).
2. Colour the image with pencils or markers.

3. Layer on a couple of flowers cut out from a printed napkin.
4. Trim the card about 1cm larger than your acrylic fragment. Sprinkle the edges with Shabby White Embossing Enamel and heat with a heat gun from underneath.
5. Choose your desired shape from the Tim Holtz Fragments Charms and add a good amount of Glossy Accents to the acrylic fragment.
6. Sprinkle some Multi Crystal Mix Glitter onto Glossy Accents. 
7. Layer your fragment onto your artwork and move around slightly to spread GA. Don't worry, Glossy Accents dries clear so you won't see any glue residue after it dries.
8. When dry, cut around the fragment with a craft knife and sand the edges gently. Cover the back of the paper with Glossy Accents to seal your pendant. When dry, paint the edges with a silver acrylic paint, if desired.

9. Repeat the above for the ear rings, using small TH fragments.
10. To decorate the fronts, add some Glossy Accents in places and layer with Champagne Glass Glitter, Silver Glass Glitter and some beads and pearls.
11. Add more GA on top and sides and sprinkle with Multi Crystal Mix Glitter. Tap off the excess.
12. Using beads and wire assemble your necklace and ear rings.
(Lucky) 13. And... enjoy wearing them! lol ;)

If you are new to Frantage beauties, why don't you try the lovely Treasure Kits, with a selection of coordinating essential products. They are absolutely fabulous! Check out the Glitter Kit, Embossing Kit and Mica Kit

I hope you'll like my Essential Saturday inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you create. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun playing with glitters and powders, I certainly have! Look at that sparkle - I love it!

As always, thank you so much for your sweet comments - they make me so happy! :))

Big hugs

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Stamp Man November - Embossing
The Artistic Stamper November - Anything goes
Happy Daze Design Team November - Brighten up the Month
Fussy and Fancy #45 - Pearls and Flowers
Happy Campers #4 - Use bright colours
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Tip Top Tuesday #89 - We're all Heart (heart shaped beads on the necklace)
Sweet Stampin' - Anything goes

Click here to join our Essential Challenge!



Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful creation. HOpe you get better soon.

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh Joanna, these are truly gorgeous. I will say Yay!!! Sparkletabulous! Hope you feeling back to 100% v soon. Nicola x

Claire said...

Hi Joanna, wow what a beautiful project. I love all the sparkle and your photos capture the detail perfectly. I hope you get rid of that cold soon
Claire xx

Annie said...

Hi Joanna So sorry to hear you have been unwell. There are not many people missing the awful viruses that go around at this time of year. so hugs are being sent to you x

Looks like you really enjoyed yourself and I have to say the end result is gorgeous. THanks for sharing the how to x

Take care

Hugs Annie

Terry said...

Well, GF, I don't even have enough words for this beauty! What an amazing WOA and you should be proud! Love this! So some of the glitter also goes on the outside, very cool! Love it! Feel better really soon! I never use to get sick with colds, etc., but now when I get one, it loves to keep me company for a long time! Hugs!

Jenny Marples said...

Hope you are feeling much better very soon Joanna. Love your unique jewellery. just stunning. Hugs, Buttons x

Annette said...

This is just gorgeous. I love it. Sooo pretty and lovely to see something different to the usual cards.
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

May said...

I do hope you feel a lot better soon... what an amazing project... Gorgeous work.. Simply Beautiful Jewellery... Hugs May x x x

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, Joanna - this is breathtakingly beautiful! Do hope the cold leaves you in peace soon, so that you can enjoy yourself creating some more wearable art! Utterly lovely...
Alison x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Set!! Love the color, the bling, and everything!! You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing with us!!

Happy Crafting,

Ink Art Designs said...

So much depth and so much sparkling colour Joanna! Stunning...I keep going back for another look!
Dot x

Wendy L said...

So pretty and very different. xxx

Debbie said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pamela said...

So pretty, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic piece of art. Really beautiful.

Ros Crawford said...

You just blow me away with your talent ... this is fantastic! makes my jewellery efforts look plain ... Brilliant work!

Carol Q said...

what a gorgeous effect Joanna!

Janny Jager said...

Wauwwwwwwwwwwwwww Joanna this is so very very nice.
Love it.
Great artwork.
Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

Ah well, at least I can't be accused of bias with my previous comment - I'm honoured to come back in my "official hat", and say thank you so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy with this glorious work of art!
Alison x

Unknown said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. But it sure doesn't show in your work. This is absolutely amazing my friend. I love it..


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! These are absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous little set. I hope you feel better soon
Lindsay xx

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful sparkly jewellery, fab work.
Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh WOW!! What an exquisite set! Love, love, love it. Thanks so much for sharing your project at Fussy and Fancy, it's projects like these that make my DT commenting such fun! xx

Unknown said...

Joanna, my jaw dropped when I saw this. First, I love jewelry so this is right up my alley. Second, your color scheme is brilliant and I hope to see many more pieces right here on your blog. This necklace is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you feel better soon! Hugs

Artyjen said...

Looks fabulous ;) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
xoxo Sioux

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That center piece is the texture and soft coloring of it!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

Bettina L. said...

Such a wonderful neclace. Love the heart beams and the design with the pink charms as well. Thanks for playing at
Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge,. Bettina xx

Sam & Poppy said...

oooooh they are GORGEOUS!
Thanks so much for joining in with us at Happy Daze

Dorrie said...

This is lovely Asia, you really are enjoying your new found jewellery skills!

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