Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Inspirational Easter Gift Idea

 
 
Today I have an altered mini compostion book to share with you.  You can get the mini books at a dollar store, I believe these came from the Dollar Tree and there are 3or 4 in a pack.  These make nice gifts for Easter which will be here soon! Here is what I did to make it.  See last weeks Blog Hop winners posted at the bottom!!!!!
 
1.  Measure decorative paper to fit the book and glue it down with Zip Dry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives and keep pressure on it for a minute or two to ensure the paper doesn't lift.
2.  Tie the center with gold cord.
3.  Using Colorbox Chalk inks the pads are directly rubbed onto a white panel with various shades of oranges and greens.  These inks dry to a nice light chalky shade.  Layer this piece to and orange panel and set aside.
4.  Stamp Future Verse from Stampendous in black on white paper, cut out with deckle edged scissors and sponge the edges with some of the Chalk inks.
5.  Emboss the bottom and right top corner with Gold Encrusted Jewels.  Glue to a black panel.
6.  Stamp Celtic Cross from Stampendous in black on white paper, watercolor with watetercolor pencils and cut out.
 
7.  The leaf is a skeleton leaf that was rubbed with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Jeweled Gold embossing powder and heated.
8.  Layer all pieces on book and add a rhinestone to the center of the cross.
 
 
Hope this gives you some Easter inspiration and have a wonderful week! 
All stamps and embossing powders are from Stampendous!
 
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Stampendous and Tombow Hop Winners!!!!
 
Our Blog Hop with Tombow was so exciting! Such fantastic samples and we sure appreciate your enthusiastic response! Whew!
 
So we have to choose three winners! This is done as “randomly” as we can. Using Random.org first we choose a random day of our blog hop, then a random blog that was part of that day, then a random comment from that blog. After, of course, eliminating all the comments from our Design Teams. So here goes!

The first winner from Marie Browning’s blog on Friday was:

Michel Espey 

The second winner from Debbie Fisher’s Blog on Friday was:

Con 

And the third winner from Jamie Martin’s Blog on Wednesday was:

Denny Serra 

If you three will email Stampendous at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing info we will get your prizes right out in the mail to you from both Stampendous and Tombow! Congratulations!!

Everyone else, thanks so much for your kind comments and for visiting our blogs. Remember, Tombow  will be giving away a participation prize, too! Check out their blog for details.
PLUS,  it’s not too late to enter our Mixed Media March Challenge! You could still win some Stampendous goodies by linking your creation to our contest!




3 comments:

Janelle Stollfus said...

This is a beautiful upcycle on the composition book! Wonderful work of art!

Stampendous said...

This book is so Frantage and just super beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us Jamie!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Beautiful work!