Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dreamweaver + Ranger = A GLITTERY DAY!!!




The Dream Team has a big day today! Not only are we into week three of our Pinterest Inspired challenge, we are also playing with Ranger's Stickles Dry Glitter in the mix! We've had so much fun playing with jars of sparkly goodness, that we want to share the fun with two lucky crafters! 

 


For my Pinspiration creation today, I thought I'd make me a new piece of jewelry to wear this summer. Everyone who knows me knows I just love to create little accessories to wear for the different seasons. In the past I have created several pendants using Dreamweaver stencils with polymer clay. So today I thought I'd change it up a bit and go a little bit more "artsy" and create something a little more colorful for the summer.

My inspiration piece came from here. I  knew I wanted to do a watch piece because I had bought Tim Holtz's watch frame awhile back and it was begging to be used and so I searched on "pocket watches" and was I surprised at how many hits came up.



Supplies used:

First off, let me say I love glitter and own tons of it! But I have never found a black glitter that I really loved until I found Ranger's Black Diamond Dry Glitter. Too many times in the past, the black glitter has been almost matte in color and didn't really reflect and add shimmer. Not the case with the Black Diamond glitter. I love the full spectrum of colors you get in the sparkle. Trust me, this is one glitter for your must have list!

This was fairly easy to create. First off using the Blending tool and foam pad, color a piece of white cardstock with the Distress ink. Once dry, paste emboss the bird stencil and sprinkle with the Black Diamond glitter. (For more detailed info on how to paste emboss, please go to PaperCraft Planet's blog (www.papercraftplanet.com) and check out the Dreamweaver tutorials.

While the paste dried, stencil "imagine" onto a piece of clear shrink plastic with the Archival ink. Remove stencil and "shrink"the plastic with a heat gun. Once cooled, add color to the back side of the plastic using Dreamweaver's Color Solutions in Citron.

Since the watch is a antiqued pewter color and I really wanted mine to be black to match the chain, I simply colored the watch with Dreamweaver's Black Pearl alcohol ink. How cool is that?!

Assemble, embellish with the crystals and there you have it! A fun and somewhat artsy, somewhat whimsical necklace perfect for the summer.

Now on to the important stuff! WINNING FREE PRODUCT!!! To win the fabulous prize shown above, just visit everyone on the list below, and leave comments for everyone. Two winners* will be randomly selected and announced Thursday, July 4th...what a great day for a celebration! Each prize package includes a mix of five Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter, a mix of six Dreamweaver Stencils, and jar of Dreamweaver Translucent Paste, and a Palette Knife for spreading. If you want to add to the fun, play along with our Pinterest challenge and link your own creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog before July 1st for a chance to win this month's stencil prize. Here's the list of sparkly-Pinteresting players:

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, may the bluebird of happiness be shining upon you today and everyday!
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59 comments:

LynB said...

Absolutely love your project Cherylynn! It appeals to my love of charms and embellishments!

Laura Turcotte said...

Oh wow!! That is fantastic!!

Scrappychick said...

what a fabulous pendant!

Caroline D. said...

You can just send this to me... hehe! It is gorgeous and I know you'll get lots of compliments on it when you wear it! The shrink plastic word is a great idea too... will have to remember that!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I LOVE your creation Cherylynn and the pinspiration page makes you want to try it several different ways...thanks for all the information too!

Sarah Lynch said...

Really cool necklace, I've had that empty watch forever not sure what to do with it!

Louise said...

Such a great piece! Love your colors and that black glitter really does sparkle on your bird!

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Lea said...

This is just gorgeous! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love glitter too! I love your pendant.

airbrush said...

Beautiful pendant so pretty.

Jean Bullock said...

that black glitter is impressive. What a great piece.

Jan Castle said...

Now this is the cutest pendant...as well as elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Oh, this is awesome, Cherylynn! It's not too late to send this to me for my birthday...just sayin'!
Thanks for the tip about the black glitter!

Alison said...

I am so totally in love with this!!! It is positively stunning, and is something I would wear all the time! I need to try to make my own version now. Thank you SO much for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea! Love how you created that sweet little vignette in the watch!

Lori Barnett said...

How COOL!!!!! Great project!

Golda said...

So very cool! How fun that you could "shrink" it and still have the beauty. Great work!

Pati said...

Very cool! I like your idea of using the watch as a charm & all of your details on decorating it. Very cool black glitter!

Sandy said...

You have some really lovely projects, Cherylynn! I like your banner statement about a second childhood. I can relate; when I grow, er, Upper, I want to leave teaching behind and play with glitter instead!

Bunny said...

When I use glitter I get it everywhere. I do love it though. Your project is great. I know you will enjoy wearing it and telling people that you made it.

Anne said...

Wow this is stunningly beautiful! How very clever and artistic! TFS!

Barbara F said...

LOVE the bird!! Amazing....

Monica said...

What a lovely ppiece of jewelry for summer. Now I can learn to sue embossing powder and stickles.

Jennifer Dove said...

So elegant! THANK YOU for the inspiration...what a beautiful piece if jewelry!

Tanya said...

impeccable idea. I love it.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful!Great idea!!!

Brandy said...

The bird pendant is so pretty! I love the colors.

Uniquebynancy said...

I really like your project. So sweet and creative.
Nancy

Ohana in Bend said...

avery beautiful faux watch piece!

basketjld said...

Just love this. May try it with my AZ craft group next January.

Billie Dee said...

What a beautiful charm!

JPScraps said...

This is fantastic! I love it!

Stacey Rumsby said...

Such a lovely piece of jewellery. Definitely a nice sparkle with the Stickles Dry glitter!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...amazing project!

Ami said...

Such a beauty!

kren said...

Wonderful. Love your project!

Come and see what I've done lately.
kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful necklace! I love the sparkle from the glitter and the sweet bird design! Great colors too!

Maggie Haroldson said...

Thanks for introducing me to the dry Stickles glitter. I will have to try the Black Diamond. Great project.

Maggie Haroldson said...

Thanks for introducing me to the dry Stickles glitter. I will have to try the Black Diamond. Great project.

SherylH said...

Fabulous! I have never tried a black glitter so will have to try the Ranger one.

Laura Drahozal said...

Very clever! Making jewelry was a wonderful idea! A pretty one, too....

Charmaine Stack said...

A lovely necklace. I will check out the Black Diamond dry glitter. Thanks for the tip.

stamping sue said...

great project! like your watch pendant.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen Schroeder said...

A beautiful pendent...I love it!

~Heidi~ said...

What a beautiful locket!

Dana D. said...

Adorable!!!! Love the stickles dry glitter.

Elena C said...

What a pretty necklace. I didn't know you could do something so little. I love it!!!

Elena C said...

What a pretty necklace. I didn't know you could do something so little. I love it!!!

Linda Lipchak said...

Need to make something fun like this.
LL

Susan said...

Beautiful pendant! I love it! Great process details as well.
Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue Brailey

MB Isaac said...

so cute - nice to see some jewelry too.

Sue D said...

wow--this is beautiful! Love the black glitter.

rose s. said...

your pendant is so creative - I would never have thought to do that which is why it is so great to have teams to show us how :) luv the little bird.

Kolton's Mama said...

I love it and i love that it is a pendent

Sandi Lou said...

Love the dry Stickles Glitter from Ranger. This is the first I have seen this product, thanks for the inspiration.

JD/ Jill said...

Great project for this week. very nicely done...and thanks for sharing the link to the inspiration page...lots of ideas there.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is really amazing. And I agree with you about the color black....not only in glitter. I think it is hard to find good black in lots of items for stamping. Thanks for your inspiration.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is really amazing. And I agree with you about the color black....not only in glitter. I think it is hard to find good black in lots of items for stamping. Thanks for your inspiration.