Friday, May 24, 2013

Hoppin' with Staedtler



The STAEDTLER and Stampendous teams have been sharing projects all week long made using each other's products and today is the final hop!

Today I am sharing a couple of projects I made.
First, a card I made with another new Hot Air Balloon sets from Stampendous!
 
I colored the Balloons with STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor pencils.
I love how they turned out!


For my second project I played with some of the Microwave Fimo Clay that STAEDTLER sent me and made a little dish with the Jumbo Sunflower.




First I rolled out the Microwave Fimo Clay.
I inked up the Jumbo Sunflower with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and stamped it in the clay. 


 It looked like this when I lifted the stamp up.

I cut it out with my scissors and set it in a bowl to help keep the edges up.
Then I microwaved it for 10 minutes.

When I was taking it out of the bowl I accidentally broke it. (insert free comercial for Beacon quick grip which left it as good as new).


I embossed the center of the sunflower with Aged Ochre Embossing Enamel  and Champagne Glass Glitter from Stampendous.  I embossed parts of the petals with Jeweled Gold embossing powder and then used the  STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor pencils and a water brush to add more color.


Here's a close up view of the bowl.


When I shared my project with my teamie, Lea, she said it would be a great soap dish or even a dish for holding jewelry.  She was right!  So now it sits by the sink for just that!


 I hope you enjoyed today's project...and are enjoying the hop!

The "Sweet Summer" Giveaway includes the following:
1 Set of 6 Triplus fineliners, pastel assortment
4 blocks of FIMO soft oven-bake clay in vanilla, peach, lilac and mint
1 Mars plastic eraser
1 Double hole metal pencil sharpener
1 Mars Lumograph sketch pencil
1 Pigment liner sketch pen
2 Creative idea brochures



Don't forget - Stampendous will be giving away a prize every day to one lucky winner! The winner will be chosen from comments left on the participating designers blogs for that day.



Here are the other ladies that are sharing projects today...make sure you leave some love...some lucky commenters will win some amazing prizes!!!

36 comments:

Kailash said...

Beautifully crafted projects, thanks for sharing the step by step on the gorgeous bowl you made. Such a lovely idea.

jengd said...

Lovely card! The stamped balloons blend in with the background ones just the right amount. And your dish is great- what a great, unusual way to use a stamp.

Sue D said...

What a fun card and beautiful sunflower dish.

April Derrick said...

Wow - that bowl is awesome!!! Love love love it and now I have to make one!!

Kathryn said...

Love creative ideas for items we can actually use in our home d├ęcor. Love the flower idea and will use that for gift giving ideas in the future!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your colorful card and your sunflower dish is adorable! TFS

Maria said...

love your card and your bowl

Sabrina said...

Such a lovely soap dish! Your sunflower soap dish is just beautiful! I love all the different embossing techniques that you did and the beautiful coloring! Your is colored beautifully as well! I love the bright colors!

Yolanda said...

Sweet little dish and the paper on your card looks fabulous with the stamp.Thanks.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the bright colors on your balloon card! So vibrant and lively!
The sunflower bowl is DIVINE! I love sunflowers and am going to have to give this a try! TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic coloring on the card, I love the bright colors and the paper is perfect, and WOW what a cool way to create a tealight! I love it!

Iris said...

Beautiful colors on your card and I love what you did with the fimo clay

Cecilia Sawyer said...

Cool idea. I haven't used Fimo for years and I didn't know they made a microwave kind of clay. Thanks. I have that sunflower stamp.

Chris Wooten said...

I got lost and hope I am on the right track now, lol.

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration.

chris@iwooten.com

Tish said...

Lovely, bright colors. Since i have no clue how to color, I appreciate the tips.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Second time--hope this goes through.
Love the colors and how tos..
This is never easy for me. I appreciate the tips.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Marci M said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. And the sunflower dish....awesome!!! love it!

Pam Hornschu said...

Okay. Wow. I love the bright happy card, but that little dish is awesome! I had no idea they had microwaveable Fimo! Definitely going to be buying that. Hopefully it's at yours and my local meeting spot! ;)

Laura Turcotte said...

wow------wow! these are awesome!!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Nancee said...

The balloons are so vibrant and colorful. The dish is a great gift idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

StampendousGraphics said...

Love your bowl!! So smart to fix with Quick Grip, and now you know you can fix it again if that watch gets tossed in there too hard. And LOVE THE CARD, too! Thanks so much, Kristine for being such a dependable and talented member of our team and for all you do to make us successful!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the PHP you chose for the cards image. Amazing dish...and you can't tell it was broken once.

Rhea Weigand said...

Do you ever sleep??? Wow you are so talented and creative.

Bunny said...

Love the card. It is absolutely gorgeous. It's frustrating when something breaks. I really liked the commercial. Maybe you could get a few royalties, eh? lol

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful projects! Love that pretty card and your coloring! Great Fimo project too!

Barbara said...

Love the flower bowl. That is so clever and your watercolored card is beautiful!

Caroline D. said...

The sunflower bowl is super cute! It's great you showed how to fix it cause we've all been in a similar crafty demise at some point or another. YOur card is so fun too!

bzyPTmom said...

Great card, love the background paper too. Also love the cool sunflower bowl, what a neat idea!

Heather Rogers said...

Really Gorgeous!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!

Angelica Chambers said...

Ok, so... First I was wowed by your beautiful and bright card. The balloon paper, bright colors and lime green to bob make this card stand out by far! (Feel free to send that card to me) hehe. Then iI scroll down to this aamazing sunflower bowl???!!! Holy Schmolly!!!! I can't wait to make a bunch of these out of my large flower stamps and maybe even some smaller ones with smaller flower stamps! I am going to really impress my friends and family with those! Shhhh... We don't have to tell them how I made them though!

Carol said...

What fun projects, love the votive holder!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Tami B. said...

Love the balloon card & how you have them floating out of the box.

Pat Moore said...

Amazing what one can do with the stamp and the clay. Wonderful projects. Thank you

Janis said...

Love that sunflower dish!! Thanks for showing us that even amazing designers have to fix boo-boos. Turned out wonderful!!