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Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC Rocks in 3D!

For this month's VC Rocks Blog Hop the theme is "Anything But a Card". So, you will see some fabulous 3D artwork on your hopping journey this time. I am also giving away some blog candy, so when you reach the bottom of this post, check out how you can enter to win.

You should have arrived here from Eileen's blog "Stamping Fever" . Beautiful projects, weren't they? Love that bookmark.

If you get lost along the hop, come across a broken link, or just want to start at the beginning, check out the VC Rocks Blog for the entire list of participants. You will also see more fabulous creations over there as well.

For my project I made a desk set to go with the notepad holder I made my Mom for Mother's Day. To paint all the pieces in the set I used white acrylic paint mixed with Marina Mist reinker. I was attempting to match the lighter blue in the flowers and I think I got pretty darn close.


The first piece is a Desk Calendar. I printed the calendar pages in Word. The clip comes with the kit and is decorated with Seam Binding and a flower from the retired Pretties Kit tinted with Marina Mist reinker. I colored a Basic Pearl with a Sharpie for the center. If you look closely you can see the leaf stem behind the flower. It was punched in Always Artichoke with the Two-Step Bird Punch.

I painted the entire piece with my tinted paint and then covered the front with Paisley Petals DSP using Tombow multi glue to adhere it, and then placed a photo mat on the right.

Paper: Paisley Petals DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Marina Mist

Misc.: Basic Pearls, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Pretties Kit (retired), Two-step Bird Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Glue, Sharpie Marker, White Acrylic Paint (KaiserCraft), Beyond the Page Desk Calendar Kit (KaiserCraft)


For this memo holder I again used many of the same supplies as I did for the calendar. I love these alterable kits as they are so quick and easy to decorate. Plus they are a great way to use up your small scraps. The DSP strips on the sides are only 5/8" x 2-7/8" and the front pieces are 5/8" x 1-1/2".


Since my bird is popped up on a dimensional, I wanted to make him a little sturdier, as well as make sure he had the same pattern of DSP on both sides. After punching the first bird, I simply flipped the paper over and punched another one. That way they will match up when glued together.


Paper: Always Artichoke. Paisley Petals DSP
Ink: Marina Mist
Misc.:
Two-step Bird Punch, Tombow Multi Glue, Pretties Kit (retired), Dimensionals, White Acrylic Paint (KaiserCraft), Beyond the Page Memo Block (KaiserCraft)


The final piece, or pieces, of the set are these little binder clips. They are probably the fastest and easiest items to make and are always a big hit as gifts or as craft fair items. These are small clips, so I used a 1/2" x 1" piece of paper on either side adhered with sticky strip. Another great way to use up those small scraps.

Paper: Paisley Petals DSP
Misc.: Sticky Strip, Small Binder Clips (Staples)


Now who wants some blog candy? :) I will be giving away a set of 6 Decorated Binder Clips ~ 2 large and 4 small. Just leave a comment on this post by midnight Sunday, July 10th. I will use random.org to pick a winner on Monday. Good Luck!!

The next stop on the hop is Linda's blog, Pretty Inky Papercrafts. What a great name for a stamping blog, and she has some pretty cool projects too.






Have a great weekend!!

Kym

31 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fabulous projects Kym! love them both, the colors are fab too!
Hugs,
Sharon

MJ said...

Wow, this is so pretty, bet you mom loves it! Love how you matched the paint to the paper. Awesome work!

Ria Blackwell said...

All I can say is WOW! It helps you used my favorite DSP.

Ria Blackwell

Shari said...

Pretty stuff!

Elizabeth said...

WOW! What a gorgeous set!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Gorgeous projects! I will take one of each please. LOL

Loni said...

oooohhhh soooooo pretttty! Love it Kym. Hugs, Loni

Jeanie's Jems said...

What a great gift idea. Love the color.
Jeanie C

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Awesome projects, Kym, thanks so much for sharing.

Carey said...

Great projects Kym. I would love to win these. Your mom is definetly lucky to get these for her day.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Brenda Hugar said...

Kym, love your projects. They are so lovely.

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful set for your mom! I love the colors you used and what a great idea to mix your own color to match! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie L Watson said...

What a wonderful desk set, you out did yourself on this one. Simply gorgeous. Love the idea of making your own paint. Thanks for sharing.

stampershirley said...

Lucky (and blessed) Mom!! Your colors are great and way to go for figuring out a way to match the color! Hugs, Sassy Shirley

lisa808 said...

Your calendar & memo holder are both so pretty. Adorable binder clips. I've never tried decorating them before.

Patrice H said...

You did such an amazing job on your projects. I will have to be on the look out for these types of altered kits. TFS.
I love Blog Candy!!!

Lorita said...

Love the projects!!

Barbara Furlong said...

I just love it all and those binder clips are just so cute....

Chris Occhipinti said...

Oh, Kym, these are some of my faves, for sure! I love calendar ideas and this one is a keeper!

Krafting Karen said...

Fab projects!!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!!

Collette said...

These are wonderful projects - thanks for sharing them.

Sue said...

Great projects. I've seen similar binder clips before and always wondered what was the best adhesive to use. Thanks for sharing.

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW! AMAZING! GREAT JOB!
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Loved everything! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon at verizon dot net

Nichole said...

Your projects are fab!! I'm sure your Mom loved this wonderful gift!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a terrific ensemble, Kym! Love the memo holder, and I really want to try those dsp bulldog clips, too!

Eileen said...

love them both especially the note holder, thanks for this opportunity to win
Eileen

Elizabeth said...

Wow, beautiful! Reinker in the acrylic paint - great idea!

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Love your projects; great job!

Babe O'Mara said...

Beautiful projects. Love the colors used. Nice job.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Amanda Mertz said...

So cute! I didn't know you could mix the reinkers with paint...GREAT tip! TFS!