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July 20th, 2015

I think this Pirate necklace turned out so cool! I made a soldered glass charm using a vintage dictionary illustration, I soldered a vintage Scrabble tile (X marks the spot), hand stamped a metal tags and added a skull bead.

Pirate Necklace

This necklace is currently available in my Etsy shop.
-Heather

A Little Bird Told Me……..

July 7th, 2015

that I’ve got several new bird items in my Etsy shop!

Rockin’ Robin soldered pendant:

Robin Pendant

Tasha Tudor Duckling Pendant:

Duck Pendant

Tweet Little Robin Card:

Robin Card

And visit my bird section on Etsy for more bird jewelry.

-Heather

Giveaway

April 30th, 2015

Paper Pumpkin April

Over on Craft Gossip I have a review and giveaway for the April Stampin’ Up paper Pumpkin kit. Click here to check it out and enter to win.

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-Heather

Just Keep Swimming

April 21st, 2015

Here’s a trio a new soldered glass necklaces I’ve made with illustrations from a vintage children’s dictionary. These are currently available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Narwhal:
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Jellyfish:
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Octopus:
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-Heather

Spring Cleaning!

April 14th, 2015

Panda Dictionary Pendant

I’ve marked down over a dozen soldered glass pendants in my Etsy shop from $16 to only $7, click here to check out my sale.

-Heather

Bird Egg Nest

April 13th, 2015

Over on Craft Gossip I’ve shared a product review for some new items from Imagine Crafts and I wanted to share that project along with some instructions and step by step photos of how I made my project.

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I started out using Black and Brown Staz On ink pads to stamp my bird, egg and nest onto clear acetate. I turned the acetate over and used the new Staz On Studio Glazes (in Emerald City, St. Valentine and Cotton White)  to color my images.  After letting the glaze dry it becomes shiny and a little transparent and on a clear service it gives an amazing stained glass effect! If you color outside of the edges you can push the glaze back using the sponge tip tools , these tools also work well for swirling colors, like I did with the blue and white on the egg. Next I attached my stamped acetate to a piece of sticky back canvas paper and cardstock using brads.

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Next onto a canvas board I swiped streaks using the Blue Hawaii Staz On Midi ink pad and Broze Delicata Ink and then using one of the Palette knife tools I spread streaks of  Bronze Metallic Creative Medium.  After that dried I also sprayed some white Irresisitable ink spray.

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Lastly I used Black Staz On to stamp my quote for Emily Dickinson onto canvas paper and used the Black Radiant Neon Amplify to go over the large letter H. Amplify comes in bright neon colors as well as black and white and when heated with a heat tool it puffs up for texture and dimensionThen I adhered my words to my canvas and was done.  I love how it turned out!

-Heather

What the Latest Buzz………?

April 7th, 2015

April showers bring out the flowers which also brings all the pretty insects too!

You can find these sweet Honey Bee and darling Lady Bug pendents in my Etsy shop. They are made using book illustrations from a vintage children’s dictionary.

Honey Bee Pendant

Lady Bug Pendant

-Heather

Stencils, Stencils Everywhere……..

November 5th, 2014

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Stencils are super hot right now! Check out my review of the latest stencils from My Favorite Things over on Craft Gossip

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October 27th, 2014

This custom collage was made for a friend to give as a gift to someone who loves Poe as much as I do.
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Here’s some details on how I made it:

-paint a 5″ x 7″ canvas board with gray paint,

-tear a page from a vintage book and adhere on canvas using gel medium

-print vintage clip art image of Poe on cardstock and die cut, layer scallop die cut behind and adhere to canvas

-stamp raven on book page scrap, cut out and adhere

-wrap bottom of canvas with black mesh ribbon and layer on crumped and inked crepe paper

-on a metal label embellishment stamp “nevermore” with Staz-On ink, adhere over ribbon and crepe paper

-glue pen nib to metal embellishment

-on back of large domino stamp skeletons with Staz-On ink, color sides of domino with black Sharpie marker, adhere to canvas

- adhere game tiles that spell “POE” to canvas

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!

WooHoo……..Marker Review

May 1st, 2014

WooHoo Dog Card

I was really excited to be able to review the brand new line of alcohol based markers for Stampin’ Up called Blendabilities. Here’s my write up over on Craft Gossip:

http://stamping.craftgossip.com/product-review-stampin-up-blendabilities-markers-with-lots-of-samples/2014/05/01/