Saturday, November 12, 2011

'Tis the Season to be Encrusted!


Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"! All of us on the Stampendous Design Teams are sooo excited about this new technique...an accidental creative process discovered by our own Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! There is a quote that says, "There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!" How true is that? Today our super-creative-with-mistakes designers are excited to show you how you can deliberately create with gorgeous sloppiness. For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE. Here's the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:



As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. Your comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog candy goody boxes* of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness:


 Aged Black Prize Package

Aged Silver Prize package

 Aged Gold Prize Package

 Shabby White Prize Package

For my post, I'm featuring this "Precious Gifts" Box, which was created for the Stampendous holiday 2011 catalog. Technically, I think it even works for this month's "Chipboard Challenge" since the box was created from chipboard. Lol. Hey, works for me.

Okay, so it may not be gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but the bottles hold some yummy scented bath products...bath oil, bubble bath, and bath salts. The box started out as paper mache before I started painting it, Fran•taging it, and gilding it. The border around the box was done with the Stampendous Antique Embossing technique. The "brass" name plaque on the front was simply a metallic gold cardstock die cut. "Precious Gifts" was embossed in the Aged Gold Fran•tage Elements before a bit more smudging and aging was added.

The inside lid of the box was also stamped and embossed using the Aged Gold. Love that! Slightly chunky, not too shiny, gorgeous texture. Yummm. The bottles were decorated by covering the tops of the cork lids with Versamark and Aged Gold. The outsides were spritzed with Tsukineko's Goosebumps...a wet and sticky almost gel-like substance that dries leaving bumpy droplets. Before drying you can sprinkle it with any of the Fran•tage Elements...in my case, I used the Gilded Mica Flakes. The tags were also painted and smudged before stamping with the each of the bottles from the Cling Three Gifts image. The bottles can be filled with recipes found on the internet, or pre-purchased items, or even items for the kitchen...flavored oils and vinegars, and fancy sea salts. To be truly creative now, you can't just get inky...you need to get Encrusted!

*US winners only, please.


38 comments:

Pam said...

How wonderful! I love this project & this technique! TFS

Patti J said...

Wow...this is amazing! What a great idea! Love it :) Thanks for sharing... mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Taylor said...

Pam, this box is so so so so gorgeous. I've been drooling over forever!! Excellent job!

craftymom205 said...

Great project. Love the gold and turquoise.

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Miriam Prantner said...

What a great project! I love your tags, and the colors you used. Thanks!

Liz Terrazas said...

Pam your work is outstanding.. so detailed and elegant..

Renkata said...

Sensational project!

Dorothy C. said...

Gorgeous project. Love the tags. Thanks for sharing.

Indy's Designs said...

I am so blown away with your project! Seriously gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
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Angela said...

Beautiful giftbox and contents...I would have never guessed it was made from chipboard...wow!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh Pam, this is amazing. A beautiful way to show off all that Stampendous Frantage can do for a simple box and bottles. BRAVO!

Tenia Nelson said...

This project is soooooooo awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Suzanne C said...

I love this project! It was one of my favorites in the catalog! Beautiful colors and use of the encrusting technique.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful vintage box, wonderful way to alter the chipboard!

wendyp said...

Pam, I was floored when I first saw this sample and it still blows me away! You are so out of this world creative and talented!!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Oh my goodness-it's a treasure chest-stunning!
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Clare G said...

What a fantastic box, I love all of the wonderful colors and textures on it...the flakes on the bottles are brilliant!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous! Love the aged look and the color combo!

StampendousGraphics said...

This project was so fantastic, Pam. Loved it for the catalog, still love it now! What an absolute masterpiece, and obviously a work of love!

Maegan said...

This would be fun for making a jewelry/trinket box...

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Debbie Flowers said...

Oh my! This is sooo vintage, love it! Thanks for your project and the technique.

Debbie Flowers
happiscrapper@xipline.com

Carol said...

Great project! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Oddyssey said...

Wow, just beautiful! I just watched the video on your "oops" and love it! I can't wait to try this out myself!

Anonymous said...

Wow this project is great and a wonderful inspiration thanks :)

Wendy said...

You are am amazing talented women!! This is fabulous and I am soo glad your feeling better!! Have a good weekend!!!

Nelda said...

Thanks for the great love technique! Love it! Nelda

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Way cool colors of this project!
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Ginny said...

Looks like an exciting new technique I'd like to try. Very nice project.

Sue D said...

Fabulous project with this technique!
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littlen said...

great project. who wouldn't want to receive this gift? tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Scrappychick said...

wow! Simpy stunning! I'm so glad you shared the close ups of all the items!

reeree62 said...

Wow, what an amazing project!!! Just gorgeous...
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Barb Turpin said...

What a beautifully coordinated gift box! Love those colors together!

Thanks for the chance to win some of this new product!
Barb Turpin
b_turpin@comcast.net
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Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

OMGoodness!! what a masterpiece! It's gorgeous in all it's details and grandeur! xxx Steph

Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

This is the most gorgeous project ever! It is truly stunning, Pam. Words can not describe it's beauty.
Love it!
:) Rachel

Lillian Child said...

AMAZING creativity! I adore treasure boxes! This is SO lovely!

Cyndi said...

what a great gift idea and so well done! I love this and all the techniques you shared to create it! Thank you!

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chickadee3357 said...

Such a cool set, Pam! I love that it is an oil and vinegar and salt set inside the bottles! Awesome!