Stampendous Fragments of Fun Hop!

(Blinkie created by Bryan Hornschu, artwork by Stampendous)

     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.



Comments

love the little box

thanks for sharing

Barb Housner
bjhouse2004 at yahoo dot com
Taylor said…
This is so pretty - I better not let AG see it, or she'll be insisting I make her one!
Jennie P. said…
I happen to really love anything with a mermaid. That box is truly fabulous. I'm speechless!
craftymom205 said…
Great projects.

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Jessica said…
your projects are soooo pretty! love the shell look on that box, such great texture!
Alison said…
Wow! These are both beautiful! I love mermaids, and this one is just lovely! That box is so pretty, and I love how you've done your card. Awesome projects!
Bobbie Lynn said…
Beautiful projects you have done. I like the charm you used on your card. Need to try added some charms on my cards.
Anonymous said…
Your treasure box is a REAL treasure. Thanks for the inspiration! Mary Werner
Love your box! It's so pretty!
shari said…
What a great treasure box, so pretty! Shari (cricutrookie)
cricutrookie at aol dot com
Friday said…
Beautiful card and box. Love the mermaid stamp. TFS...
webgranny19 said…
love this little box thank you for sharing
2 very pretty projects Pam! really love the shell on the cork and the fragments behind the acetate. So unique and creative and you really transformed a $1 box into a work of art! very inspiring!
Lisa Somerville said…
Love the mermaid - wonderful altered box!
Suzanne C said…
Beautiful mermaid card and box! Lovely detail with the fragments on the outside of the box.
Sharon Jones said…
Pam, your mermaid is the most awesome card I've seen! You did a fabulous job on her...she seems so realistic! I love all the texture and sparkle these create with it! ;D
This mermaid card is so cool. I just love the look of the acetate over the Color Fragments. And the box..perfect spot for keeping little shells and sea glass treasures. What a terrific application of the products!
Miriam Prantner said…
Your projects are beautiful! I love how versatile these fragments are and what different looks you all have achieved!
Kimmy said…
Ohhh how pretty! She looks so pretty all sparkely.
lindagk23 said…
Your project is so gorgeous! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom
Dorothy C. said…
Great techniques on both projects. I hope my Michael's has the little boxes. Thanks so much for sharing.
LORRAINE p said…
wow- looks like real real shells were used. Mermaid box is awesome.
Indy said…
Loving the mermaid image and how you created a watery scene.
L Townsend said…
mermaid is beautiful and looks great in frame of box
the glitz is great
Ginny said…
Love your colors.
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Debc06 said…
Loved the card but the box was the best. TFS
Debbie
htt://craftywizard.blogspot.com
christi said…
wow, i love the colors that you added to your shadowbox mermaid. it's so cute and the card is just awesome. so many different layers and effects. i enjoyed seeing dew drops in it. they fit so well.
Sue D said…
Great ways to showcase these fragments!
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trisha too said…
Pam, these are great--your box is fabulous!

:)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com
Cyndi Honor said…
Once again Pam, thank you for sharing your artistic talents! Then new stamps and products are so exciting to me; I can't wait to get them! Stampendous is such a great company and has the best designers!
Barb said…
Love your projects!!!
Your project is fabulous! Perfect for a seashell collection...actually perfect just the way it is , which is stunning!
Diana said…
This is so cute. Love the new products.TFS and Good luck everyone.
Diana said…
This is so cute. Love the new products.TFS and Good luck everyone.
Barb Thompson said…
Love your 2 projects! Love that mermaid stamp. I think she is my favorite so far.
wendyp said…
Wow!!! Pam, this is amazing! Love how you created that shaker box within the lid of the tiny box. GORGEOUS!
Gwen Howard said…
Beautiful project, love the mermaid!

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Scrappychick said…
Both are simply beautiful! Love the acetate layered over all the fragments for a very cool effect :)
Bunnyfreak said…
Love the peaces. They remind me of the ocean.
Angie said…
Oh My Gosh, your mermaid card is so awesome!!! aidensmom2005 at aol dot com
Jan Garber said…
Your little box is so sweet! And I love the idea with the sand dollar! Never thought about changing the color of the metal embellies with the embossing powders!
Wendy said…
WOWza Sista!!!! Amazing, amazing projects!!!! I love this box!!! Fabulous creations!!!
Debbie said…
this a beautiful mermaid this box is wonderful
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Sara said…
Your box is gorgeous! I love the card too. I'm really liking that mermaid, she may be on my future shop list...lol!
DWD said…
OMGosh!!! Love the mermaid image and the box is so pretty. I knew I was feeling sand with some of these colors. The box screams beach...sand & shells. I love it!!!
howo34 said…
I love your card and the box!
Zenetta said…
Great litte box...love it!
Katina said…
Loved that you used the same image for your projects as the blog hop. I also really like the way you translated the "sea" and "sand" with the fragments. Very nice. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and thanks for the great giveaway!
PXH said…
The little box is precious - love the card. Mermaids are the best, I shall have to try embossing on acetate.

Halloranpx at aol dot com

xing fingers.
Colleen said…
Beautiful mermaid card and box
ColleenB.
ckb_49@yahoo.com
JoAnne said…
Love the box, love the color fragments and cannot wait to get my hands on the Iris and Hollyhock stamps! Beautiful work and thank you for the inspiration.
Lynn B said…
Both projects are wonderful but the box is my favorite. I love the way the crushed shell look was done. And the mermaid is gorgeous! Oh and i am definately trying the embossing powder on my metal embellishments. Great idea!
Tenia Nelson said…
Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Bernie said…
Spectacular box!!!!!
Blessings Bernie
Berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com
Lea said…
Wow, Pam! Not only did you rock this with yummy texture, you've got me dying to go to the beach! Of course, that's only if I could go and take my stamp room with me to play! Way cool!

Lea Kimmel
leadonna24@aol.com
Caroline D. said…
Both projects are awesome!! Love the stamping on the cork for the card and the mermaid is just a fun stamp! Your box is beautiful...love the fragments on the sides...looks like sand...wonderful! cduncan1310@surry.net
CraftyRia said…
The box is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Lillian Child said…
These projects are pure ART!! Gorgeous creativity!!
Carol said…
Beautiful card and great use of the product!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com
Candy Spiegel said…
So beautiful
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Helen F. said…
Love the gorgeous sea colors here, the beautiful mermaid and pretty treasure box!
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Mary Allen said…
Beautiful projects! I love them both!
bbsox55 said…
I wonder if fragments would make good sand? Might have to find out!
Jingle said…
Absolutely FABULOUS projects!

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