Artisan Award

Back in March Stampin’ Up! began a new contest called the Artisan Award, which I entered but did not win. We had to submit 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages, and 2 3-d items. Since I didn’t win, I can now show them to you! Here are my 3-d items, and a couple of the scrapbook pages I did.

My first 3-d item was a frame using the Ahoy, Matey set to make a sign with my son Nicholas’ name on it. The idea for this came to me while I was sleeping in the middle of the night one night…strange, I know, but I woke up around 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning with this in my head. I worked on it all the following day, and I mean ALL DAY! I can’t remember exactly, because it was a while ago, but I think this went the quickest of the projects, and it took about 10-12 hours for me to finish.

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  I used Naturals Ivory paper, and the Matey’s Map jumbo wheel…I watercolored each piece with classic pads and an aquapainter. I tore the edges and sponged them in 3 different browns. The letters were done in Chocolate Chip ink on Really Rust and Creamy Caramel card stock. I’m really proud of the way it turned out, I just wish I had it back since I didn’t win!

My other 3-d project was this little frame. You can’t tell from the picture, but it’s actually 4 piece of glass layered inside of the frame. It’s pretty cool. There’s about a 1/2" space between each layer of the glass, so it gave a really neat 3-d effect. The picture is my son Ben when he was a baby.

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Again I watercolored, and the "b" is covered in white craft ink, then stamped with the argyle looking stamp from Looks Like Spring in Brocade Blue, then the whole letter is embossed with clear embossing, with just a couple of sprinkles of glitter in it. You can’t tell very well from the picture, but the background is stamped with all the words from Warm Words.

Here are two of the scrapbook pages I did. Both of them included pictures from when we went to Niagara Falls last summer. The Marineland one has the end of the envelope cut off, and the journaling is tucked inside, you can pull it out by the little tag & cord.

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I’ll save the rest to post another time. I’ll have to see what I can come up with next year!

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