Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's Stampendous Saturday Hop with a Fast Finish


It's our finishing hop on the Fast Finish Fall Hop today and I've got a bookmark that I've distressed and aged. With all that goodness it must be protected so it's a perfect fit for Beacon Adhesives. I started with that sweet little tricycle girl from the Children Play Perfectly Clear set.


The image was colored with Copic markers and acrylic paint before I painted a quick one-pass layer of Fast Finish to the surface to seal it. After drawing some leaves in the tree, I made a puddle of more Fast Finish so I could sprinkle Fresh Green, Grass Green and Black Crushed Glass Glitter. I pushed those around until I liked where they were and while it was drying I stamped the first two words from the Life is A Circus stamp. The L was painted with some acrylic paints and then it was all coffee distressed and glued with Beacon 3-in-1 glue. My own handwriting is on this piece since I didn't have any easy way to add part of the sentiment (don't ask how many times I wrote that before getting it just the way I wanted). Some buttons to the front were added for a place to nestle one of my words that I stamped with an older Stampendous Tiny Alpha set. Every thing was coffee distressed and sealed with Fast Finish.


I turn to the back side of the circle and scrunched and glued lace on with Beacon's Fabri-Tac glue adding just a bit to the center for the handsewn muslin tail. That was covered with a circle cut from an old book page conveniently held in place by some of the glue the seeped through the lace. It was sewn together by using a canvas circle as a piercing guide and then I hand-stitched it together. Now it just didn't look finished so I stamped the ticket from the Carousel Circus Perfectly Clear set and it got a little acrylic and coffee treatment. Sorry for the long description today, but sometimes it's just fun to call out all the details in a piece so if I want to create another one some time I can browse my own blog. LOL

The whole team is playing along today, so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave some insightful, kind comments (the kind that let us know you looked at the project) and we'll give some great prizes, sending some of you with U.S. mailing addresses some Fast Finish Decoupage Medium and some Stampendous Stamps. Here we go...

Details:
Stamps: Children PlayCarousel Circus Perfectly,  Life is A Circus (Stampendous)
Paper: White (Neenah), book page
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic Markers, Acrylic Paints
Accessories: Fresh Green, Green Grass and Black Crushed Glass Glitter (Stampendous), Purple glitter (Over the Rainbow Flock and Glitter Kit, Stampendous), 3-in-1, Fabri-Tac, Fast Finish Decoupage glues (Beacon Adhesives), circle die cut (Lifestyle Crafts), lace, sewing machine, muslin, vintage buttons, Hole Punch (We R Memory Keepers)

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28 comments:

  1. I would not have thought of mixing the fast finish with the glitters to add texture. Rally cool!

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  2. Adorable! I love the softness of the colors. What a wonderful project

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  3. Great bookmark.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Lovely bookmark, and the saying is so true! I love the layerig you did on this to make it look vintage.

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  5. I enjoy your step by step, Janelle...great project for this sweet image.

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  6. what a cool vintage bookmark. everytime i see old buttons it makes me wish i had my grandmothers tin of buttons. i have no idea where they went but she saved them from everywhere for years and they would be wonderful to use. she was a milner in nyc in the teens.

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  7. Love the colors and layering on your bookmark. Iris

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  8. I like mixing the Fast Finish with the glitters to add texture and softness of the colors. TFS

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  9. Very pretty bookmark--I like the lace and buttons.

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  10. What a pretty bookmark. Love the fabric banner with the lovely sweet girl!

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  11. One of the most adorable bookmarks I've ever seen!

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  12. Your bookmark is so beautiful and looks antique! This is so stunning especially with the crystals added! Love the colors too!

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  13. I like the vintage feeling of your bookmark. You did a wonderful job adding glitter to the scene. TFS

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  14. So, how many times did you write it? Oops! You said not to ask! This is such a sweet piece. Looks like something from my childhood.

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  15. Wow girl this is one of my favorite projects by far! it's just awesome!!!

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  16. Oh my gosh, I NEED this girlie stamp. I love to make bookmarks, and this is just adorable!!

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  17. Fabulous project, thanks for all the great ideas this week!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Such a clever idea for a book mark. It's nicer than any book mark I've ever seen and should be a treasure for someone. The sentiment is perfect too!

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  19. oh my gosh, I love this! I love the antique look, you did an awesome job achieving this! And I love this stamp and the glitter accents. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  20. WOW!! Such a FUN idea!! I LOVE the cute image and the way you colored it!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  21. I;d love to have this cute bookmark to use while reading a good book, Janelle! And thanks for the detailed explanation of how you did it!

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  22. I love your bookmark! It's beautiful! I love all the detail, and that you shared all the details! I love being able to try new techniques!

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  23. I love the vintage old feel of your wonderful bookmark. Love the faux stains too!

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  24. what a lovey little book mark. this finish has so many uses, I love all the ideas I have seen. thank you for sharing.

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