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Thursday, October 22

More new ART to share....

I have been having fun with a couple of past charms swaps, so I signed up for another one. This time I only had to make 8 charms. I have been wanting to play with Shrink Plastic again so that is what I chose as my medium.
I recently acquired some new, retired Stampin' Up sets. I thought this lovely lady would make a graceful charm and I believe she did. She is from the Days Gone By stamp set. I stamped her with Jet Black Stazon Ink on the front. On the back side I colored her in with my water color pencils. I used a corner rounder to soften the edges, punched a hole for the jump ring and let the shrinking process commence!! :::Smiles::: I'm still a kid at heart.....no matter how many times I use Shrink Plastic....it still amuses me greatly!! When the charms were cool I edged them with a black sharpie, added a jump ring, a beaded eye pin and another jump ring. I attached them to a Moo card made using DCWV Le Creme paper.


The other project I finished up today is for a mingle. We were given a stocking pattern and the challenge was to make it from a brown grocery bag. I actually chose brown mailing paper as I had several rolls in the studio. I cut out the brown stockings and used Spray Mount to attach them to the printed scrapbook papers. I cut them out again and used my Mat Pack from Stampin' Up and a needle tool to punch holes around the stockings. I stitched them up with embroidery floss, added some embellishments to the cuffs and added a little sparkle with my gel pens. The stockings are to be given empty for the recipients to use as gifties themselves.


That's what is new in my neck of the woods. Thanks for stopping by!!
Oh, I forgot....these guys were hanging out and posing while I was shooting my others pics today. I guess they wanted to be famous too!! LOL

7 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS SHelly...you are sure getting a lot of ART done!!

Dorothy said...

Wow Shelly, you are so gifted!!!
Beautiful!!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Shelly your creations are beautiful!!! Your charm is awesome girl!!!! I need to dig out my shrink plastic!!!

Tammy D said...

So Cool. Ummm. I think I know who should get that stamp set for Christmas when you're tired of it. Nudge, Nudge, Wink.

Tamara Putvin said...

WOW WOW WOW, Shelly it's always a treat coming here.. Your creations are stunning.. Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Julie Ann said...

Such a cute charm!! And I love your stockings! Beautiful Christmassy colors!

Barbara Rossman said...

Love the shrink art piece Shelly!