Stampendous Fragments of Fun Hop!
This Saturday the Stampendous team has something extra special planned for you...we have combined our regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month! Pull up a chair, grab a warm beverage and yummy snack, and get ready to be wowed! Be sure to scroll through my whole post; links to other hoppers, prize pack photos, and details on how to win are included below!
My fragmented creations today feature the new Cling Mermaid, plus her accompanying Cling Spiral Shell, Cling Delicate Conch, and the Cling Heavy Conch. The shells were stamped on a panel of cork. The Mermaid was stamped and embossed in Aged Gold Embossing Enamel on thermo acetate, and layered over a panel covered in the new Frant'age Powder Blue Color Fragments. A sprinkling of dew drops set in Crystal Glitter embedded Glossy Accents, and several Dot Sparkler Class A' Peels add to the "under the sea" feeling. Going one step further, I covered a brass sand dollar charm with Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel and attached with a ribbon.
My treasure box began it's humble life as a small 2 /12" square wood box from Michael's for $1! I loved the glass lid and shadowbox setting. I painted the box with acrylic paint, white washed the lid and sanded a bit. The sides were covered in the new Taupe Color Fragments, and mimics the look of ground sea shells. To apply them, I brushed the sides of the box with Elmer's Glue, spread the fragments over the surface and pressed in slightly. Once dry, I brushed another coating of glue over them. The Mermaid was stamped on the inset piece of wood and colored with pencils. I added a sprinkle of various Fran'tage Essentials...Mica Fragments, Glass Glitters, and Color Fragments inside the shadowbox for a slight shaker effect. I love the way this turned out! So simple and such a sweet gift for that landlubber who secretly longs for the sea...like me!
If you have not checked out this month's great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog. Now, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:
As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs. Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous:
Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!! You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address.
And don't forget....We want YOU to play along with us in our monthly challenge! Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.