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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stampendous Blog Hop - Things with Wings

Today is a special Stampendous Saturday!  The design team created special projects using products from the latest release and are sharing them via a blog hop. 

My project  is a curio box of things with wings.

 My box started as a shoe box top.  I covered the entire surface using old music paper, white acrylic paint and distressing using Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.  the little compartments were cut from the shoe box and reinforced with tape and glue to stay in place.

A close up of each of the sections to share the wonderful texture and stamps:

I started with plastic eggs and a nest from my local hobby shop. I added Taupe Color Fragments and Blue Color Fragments onto the eggs by applying Versamark and a little Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel.  I heated up the embossing enamel and while it was still hot I dipped it into my fragments.  (I did this using my tweezers which have a nice rubber handle to keep my fingers from getting warm.) 

The second compartment contains the beautiful Songbird stamped in black and colored with Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage photo.  I added some of the beautiful sage color fragment to his chest and a feather to his wing. The nest is a combination of moss mixed with the sage and Taupe color fragments.In the background is the Cling Jumbo Rosehips stamped in brown ink and colored with watercolor pencils.

The next box contains the lovely Cling Rose Corset stamped in black.  Colored using an orange dye ink. Accented with butterfly wings from Cling Butterfly Post.  I stamped the butterfly on white cardstock using black ink.  Cut out butterfly. Cut it half. Glimmer mist the butterfly with blue glimmer mist. Accent the butterfly wings with Rose Color Fragments. Glimmer mist coordinating flowers.

The last box on the top row features the new Jumbo Cling Hollyhocks (Love this stamp).  Stamp twice on white cardstock and spray with pink glimmer mist. Cut out outline for background and cut out flowers only for top layer. Accent centers of flower with Rose Color Fragments.  Stamp Dragonfly Vine using black ink on white cardstock. Two times. Spray with blue glimmer mist.  Cut out outline. Cut out wings from second dragonfly. Attach wings to body.  Apply glue to top wings and sprinkle Steel Blue Glass Glitter to wings.

The next two boxes:



I die cut the Sizzix birdcage two times.  Stamped the Postal stamp from the Eiffel Tower Perfectly Clear Stamps using brown ink. repeat until surface is covered. Sponge brown dye ink over surface. Repeat on both birdcages. Cut opening in one of the birdcages.  Accent cage with blue color fragments. Stamp bird and color with distress inks.  The trick to the suspended cages is acetate. I folded acetate to hold my floating objects in place.

The next scene is the corset and wings from the lovely Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamps.  Stamped twice once on white cardstock.  The second image was stamped on acetate. The wings are speckled with Blue Color Fragments.  the background includes the text from the set stamped over the music sheets.

The final boxes:

It is difficult to see in the little box, but the flowers are made from tissue paper stamped with the fun Cling Distressed Type and spritzed with pink glimmer mist.  The centers include rose color fragments.  The bee is a metal charm encrusted with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Bronze Glass Glitter.

The last box is from the Time Flies set. The clock is stamped multiple times on acetate using StazOn ink. The main image was stamped on white cardstock with a hint of blue.  The wings embossed in Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

Sorry for the long details!


If you have not checked out this month's great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog.  Now, hop along to all the wonderful inspiration:


As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs.  Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous:











Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!!  You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address. 

And don't forget....about the monthly challenge!  Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've included texture) to the linky tool below  (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

84 comments:

  1. Very clever use of a shoe box Suzz, love all the ageing and all the curious are fabulous as are all the images. lovely piece of art. Tracy x x

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  2. This project is just beautiful, what a lot of work went into it! Love all the little compartments and the fun treasures that you sparkled and blinged up in each. Thanks!

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  3. I love the pastel colors. Blues and purples are so lovely. It's all so beautiful.

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  4. oh my - what a beautiful project - a labor of love

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner
    bjhouse2004 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Holy toads - this is amazing! A shoe box top? That never would have occurred to me! LOVE this!

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  6. Simply amazing...this is so much work and each mini box is a masterpiece! Love that blue crackled "stuff" on the birdcage!

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  7. Totally stunning ... love all the details, the colours ... and your imagination ... Wow!

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  8. Wow, Sue, I'm speechless - love every little element you added to this beautiful project!

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  9. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  10. i absolutely love the new Hollyhocks! can't wait to see more.

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  11. wow, this is just gorgeous! what fun details and vintage feel! love it!! :)

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  12. That is an amazing shadow box. Your work always has the WOW factor. Thank you for sharing work work with us.

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  13. Holly crap!!! That is amazing girl!! So detailed. Just beautiful!

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  14. Wow, your project is Stunning!! I love, love, love the dress forms. Shari (cricutrookie)
    cricutrookie at aol dot com

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  15. Oh my goodness Suzanne!! everytime I come to your blog and see one of your projects, my jaw drops! This is just astounding all that detail and your creativity! I mean really - a shoe box top! This is just stunning!

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  16. Precious.... I just love all the detailed work in those boxes!!!

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  17. Love love your curio box. Love all the fussy cutting you did. Gorgeous. TFS...

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  18. Love love love your shasow box just lovely thanks for sharing

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  19. OH my Goodness Suzz this is an amazing project!!

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  20. how beautiful Suzz. what a lot of work you have put in here. the effect of the fragments on the cage is lovely and your background colouring and decoration of the box really brings it all together.

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  21. Beautiful altered box, love all your added details and use of Stampendous product!

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  22. Wow, Suzanne, you have SOME talent! I love all your items and especially love the texture! Great job!

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  23. :O <---- open mouthed, jaw dropping awe!! This project is just incredible. What a fantastic showcase of new products! Suzanne, I'm speechless!

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  24. Totally speechless. Oh. My. Word! I don't believe this was a shoe box lid. You have rocked my world with this Things with Wings project. I'm sharing this with the world. : )

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  25. love your ideas-the shoe box top is great and i loved the long details
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  26. What a gorgeous project! I can't wait to try some of the fragments colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  27. You just had way too much fun with this, didn't you? I love when you do your more dimensional projects...always unique and cool. My fave on this? The fragments on the TH die cut birdcage. So simple, but so effective!

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  28. Lovely! What a beautiful dimensional piece!

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  29. WOW!!! Your project is amazing! I love all the details! You did an awesome job on this! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  30. great idea
    and it looks amazing
    love things with wings
    i will have to try soon
    lilfeather@sti.net
    tying to take in all i can to learn new things

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  31. This is just gorgeous- I love all the detail, ephemera. I've looked at it 3 times and I see something different every time I look. amazimg

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  32. What amazing work! Spectacular!

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  33. I have never tried a project le this. Never wanted to. But yours has me rethinking. Beautiful!
    veogg at att dot net

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  34. Great shadow box love the details.
    Debbie
    htt://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  35. ok this is just too cute. if you have this much time , can you stop by my house and do a once through? this is so cute i love all of the different elements and colors and sparkle too.

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  36. Very cute and clever idea!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  37. Suzanne, that is one beautiful shadow box--so very pretty!

    :)

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  38. There are no words to describe this incredible piece of art! How long did it take to create this? Your eye for detail is amazing. What a fabulous showpiece!

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  39. Jaw dropping curio box! So cleverly and creatively done! Love the new stamps and products! Can't wait to get them to get started with my project. There is always so much inspiration from Stampendous designers!! Thank you for sharing!

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  40. I'm blown away! How very clever you are!!!!

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  41. This is so cute. Love the new products.TFS and Good luck everyone.

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  42. I really like your curio. Lots to look at! Very clever.

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  43. oh my GOODNESS!!! Suzanne, this is beyond amazing! The more I looked at each element the more STampendous images I found. I can't get over how beautifully you combined these sets! GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  44. WOW!! It sure does seem like I say that alot why I am here on your blog.. That because your creations are always so amazing.. I just LOVE this.. I is gorgeous my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  45. What beautiful projects. Very creative!
    dladystampsalot@gmail.com

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  46. Wow. What an amazing project! I don't know what I like best!
    rykersgma
    camrycar at netzero dot net

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  47. Utterly and completely gorgeous! I love everything about it. The colors, the sparkle, the images you chose. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  48. umm, wow!! This s so cool, a true work of love!

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  49. WOW, what an amazing project!!! aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

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  50. Great collection of Stampendous what-not stamps and do-dads! The blog of the glitters, glass, and fragments really make the little elements POP!

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  51. so much work Suzz. Once again you have shown us how talented you are. Off to hop now...
    dawn.turley@gmail.com

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  52. I'm hoping all these blogs but your project is a show stopper! So much detail in every nook and cranny. I would like to win this as a prize! My bedroom is shabby, it would look sooooo good in there!!

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  53. Oh Suzanne....this is jaw dropping. Your blog and creations are such an inspiration to me!!!! This is out of this world fabulous!!!!

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  54. Totally love this!!! It's so cool. I never would have thought of it.

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  55. Cool project! I love that you used a shoebox top!

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  56. Love your "things with wings". Fragments look like such a fun product.

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  57. What a clever project. Way cool. I love how you incorporated so many different stamps and also how you were able to use fragments in each little section. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  58. Wow you are amazing! What a beautiful work of art! Love your use of Fragments. Thank you so much.
    Halloranpx at aol dot com
    is where you will find me - Xing fingers

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  59. Can tell that alot of work and love went into your project.....It's Gorgeous
    ColleenB.
    ckb_49@yahoo.com

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  60. OMG Suzz, this is amazing! So beautiful. So many things to look at. Simply breathtaking!

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  61. These project are amazing! Love the new products.

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  62. How you do it, I do not know but I know that you do these projects with amazing inspiration and beautiful results!

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  63. Gasp.......WOW......This project is all types of gorgeousness!!!!

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  64. OMG! What a masterpiece! Each little compartment was stunning! I have to say, I'm totally blown away by your creativity! You rocked it!

    Lea Kimmel
    leadonna24@aol.com

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  65. WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!
    Blessings Bernie
    berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

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  66. Your shadowbox is totally awesome!! Love the vintage feel to it. So interesting to look at each little compartment! cduncan1310@surry.net

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  67. Oh my! I really really love this project! LOVE it!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Oh my goodness. This project just takes my breath away ... truly inspiring and so lovely!

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  69. I love your top picture. The pretty soft colors I lvoe. yeah spring is comming. Thank you
    Margret Ann

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  70. Oh my, that is amazing! I love the way you used the product, it really enhances this lovely shadow box!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this curio box and I must say those fragments are just a delightful touch to the different compartments! LOVE it ALL but I think the eggs in the nest is my FAV! Just GORGEOUS, Suzanne!

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  72. This is one beautiful work of art, Suzanne...LOVE it!
    cardsbyhelen@gmail.com

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  73. All I can say is fabulous!!! Just fabulous!

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  74. I consider this a piece of art. Wow!

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  75. Fabulous curio box project! I love the new colors of Fragments!
    DeniseB

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  76. FAB-U-LOUS, Thanks for the close up photos . Loved seeing all the different compartments!
    hugs Lynn

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  77. What a fabulous project! So gorgeous!

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  78. I missed the challenge Sue but just had to leave a comment still on this fabulous creation. I shall have to keep coming back to this one as there is so much to see and admire. I love those Color Fragments and the Embossing Enamel. I'll have to see if I can find these here in the UK. You have used so many lovely stamps, products and techniques for this curio box it's hard to know where to look but the whole thing is absolutely gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  79. Fantastic project! I love the corset stamps. Nice color choices too.

    Mary

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  80. This is fantastic. I saw it on Craft Gossip and wanted a closer look. I am so pleased I found your blog x

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