6/18/10

RI Paperweights

Pssssttt....scroll down to see my Card Patterns blog - Sketch #69!

I have had so much fun lately - I've made a couple of paper weights - they are SO EASY! These are from PhotoWeights, their round version. For this first one, I was just playing around, seeing how it all goes together, but I love how it turned out. Wish I would have had a stamp that said "relax" that would have fit!

Both paperweights were made with images from Repeat Impressions. For the Adirondack Chair, I used a post it note to create the uneven line and sponged on various inks to create sand; then I sponged on blues for the soft evening sky. I even created a moon and its reflection in the upper right-hand corner. I just love how this turned out.

I just used the one layer for this paperweight, but on the next one, I actually layered the image onto Summer Sunrise card stock to really help the colors "pop" off the paper. The edges of each image were rolled in glitter - if you look REALLY close, you can see the glitter within the Adirondack Chair paperweight...right along the bottom edge.

I showed a friend this first paper weight and she asked if I would make one for her best friend who loves Sunflowers. Pretty appropriate flower to love here in Kansas! :D

I took several photos of this next one as I wanted you to see the before image and the image within the paperweight as well as the back of the paperweight. It's lined with felt, so it won't scratch a thing!!

I stamped the Sunflower on cream card stock and colored with Copics. I then sponged around the edges and decided the little sunflower needed some sparkle so I added gunmetal Stickles, but kind of painted them on so the glitter would spread out. Doesn't it look cool?

These are really quick to make and quite addictive. I've been told her friend loved the paperweight; and I now have a couple more requests, so don't be surprised if you see more of these in the future! GREAT gifts for teachers too I think.

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Hope you have a great weekend; thanks for stopping by! Hugs, ~M.



WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: ? Repeat Impressions Sunflower & Adirondack Chair
Papers: PTI Summer Sunrise, GKD Cream
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: copics, nesties, stickles, paperweight


5 comments:

Maria Matter said...

ack!!! how fun are these?! Love 'em Michele!!!
blessings!

Lynette said...

So pretty, Michele - how cool!

Makiko Jones said...

How cool, Michele! I love this kind of projects!

a chick named Toni... said...

ok this is way too cool...and gun metal stickles are perfect for the center of the flower not to mention who wouldn't want stickles named gun metal? LOL gonna have to pick some of those up! This is such a neat project...thanks for sharing friend.

Hope you and your family have a blessed Father's Day! We have a lot to be thankful for don't we? *wink*

Ayana Posadas said...

What fabulous paper weights!!!
I love this idea! So creative! :)