Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beach Embellishments for Creatingthecraftylife Swap

What a fun swap! Deb, at creatingthecraftylife, had us create 3 flowers, 3 stickpins and 1 other embellishment of our choice, all in a beach theme.  I had so much fun working with my favorite shades of blues and sea glass greens...and oh the textures. 
For the stickpin tag, I used an embossing folder that looked like netting to me, and then randomly stamped with my versamark pad, and used Lindy's Stamp Gang two tone embossing powders in one of her golden shades.  I love how the tag has a sundrench sandy beach look to it.    Did you notice one of the beads in the center stickpin is a gorgeous shell....love it...
Soft natural domestic was the inspiration for the first large flower. I embossed an old button with Lindy's two tone embossing powder and glued in a mound of beads to look like sea glass and beach shells. For the top flower,  I found an old decorator sham I had in the softest shade of seafoam blue/green. And last but certainly not least, the middle flower was made with a beautiful fabric I found at Joanns.  It sparkles with hints of gold threads and has an open weave texture that looks like the lightest of summer gauze. 

The little something extra embellishment I came up with was using a Wilton Fondant Icing mold with oven dry clay.  I painted them with pearlescent paints and then a light coat of Martha Stewart glitter paint to give it that sun drenched look.  I attached them to the tag I made, sprayed with lots of Lindy's stamp gang 2 two sprays, with removeable glue dots, so they could use both the tag and the embellies without damaging either.  Did I mention how much I love love love Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays!!! You would not believe how gorgeous that piece of chipboard looks after spraying...
Sure hope my swap partners like them...
Have fun crafting,

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