Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coming Up for Air!

I've been really busy with my new endeavor with Stampin'Up! I've been getting ready for a craft fair that I was doing with 3 other crafters/Stampin'up! folks. It was short notice to try and do some things to add to our space. I was going to put some of my baby shoes in and I made 5 pair. But I had a lot more fun doing my Altoids boxes, so I concentrated on making them.
I made the box above for my niece who was gracious enough to host my first workshop a couple of weeks ago. It was my way of saying thanks.It is my version of a box that is on the front of the Stampin'Up! catalog. She admired it and said she'd like to make it. She wants to use it to keep her favorite Bible verses.

This one of my favorite cards that I made...as most of you know I've really been into pink since my go-round with breast cancer, and I gravitate toward shabby chic/vintage things.

I borrowed most of the stamps on this card from one of my Stampin'Up! friends. It is a retired stamp set which makes me very sad as I love it so much that I'd love to have it! Guess I'll just have to borrow it from her when I want to make more from the set. I used it a lot on my boxes.

This box top was made from a Dr. Pepper can and an embossing folder. I flattened out the cut out portion of the can. I painted it with pink and blue acrylic paint and antiqued it down with brown glaze. I also used some shimmer paint to bling it up a little, also. Then embossed it with gold and stamps. I used a Versamark pen to go over the embossed roses and then put on the embossing powder and heated it to set. Then I added some old clock embellishments and an old button.

This box is covered with old music , antiqued down with a brown glaze and gold embossing and some pearls. I used the Versamark pen on this one,also to do just the edges with gold embossing.

This one is made with a tag, chocolate chip ink and antiqued with brown glaze, again.
I'm doing another two small craft fairs on 12/3 and 12/7. So I've been making some additional things for them, plus I've been filling in a lot a work for one of the other nurses who's been having time off to diagnose her current health problems.
Sorry to have been gone so long I'll try to do better.


Victoria said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous! You should open an Etsy shop but sounds like you're busy enough!!!

Sandy said...

Oh My...you must have some fresh breathe....all those Altoids you've eaten. hee hee... They are adorable..very creative. Please come and visit me, I'm a new blogger and wanting to get to know such fantastic woman. Good luck with your sales. xoso Sandy

sissie said...

These are so artistically created and beautiful.


Jean Tuthill said...

You have been a busy gal! Your creations are beautiful. I love how you use so many different mediums on a project. I like the many layers that you create. Beautiful job and I hope you sell out!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

A pop can??? Wow!! that is so pretty

Penny Sue said...

Miss Sandy,

I'm so sorry, I thought I had left you a comment on this post too. Your items are absolutely stunning. What are you gonna do with them all as you accumulate them? I love your vintage color choices... very romantic.

Penny Sue