Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cards & Jewelry & More.....

A few days ago I blogged about the Halloween Gala I attended at my SU! upline Heidi's place.  It was a reward for team members who achieved in various categories.  I qualified in the artisan category, and wanted to share some of the projects that got me there.
One of the requirements was to create original cards, using only current SU! products in the theme of autumn.

The pumpkins were done with oval punches, and the edges inked to give dimension.

I created these flowers with the Pick A Petal stamp set.

I love the skull from Just Jawing.

The Medallion background stamp and very rich fall colors.

I used the polished stone background technique on this one.

The tree from Pendant Park is very versatile.  With green leaves, it would be a great spring or summer card.

We also had to submit a jewelry item:

I used the Metal Edge Tags, stamped with a Circle Circus stamp to create these earrings.

Another requirement was a 3-D item:

I found a template for this box online.

On Sunday, Heidi and I co-taught our monthly jewelry class.  We did pieces made from crushed bottle caps. Here is the pair of earrings I did as a sample:

The caps were flattened by running then through the Big Shot and colored with alcohol inks.  The Crop-O-Dile easily made the holes to attach the ear wires and the bead dangles on the bottom.  Some people used the 1" circle punch to cut designer paper circles that fit exactly in the center of the flattened out caps.  That was another really nice look.

We also had to do a 2 page 12x12 scrapbook layout and one 6x6 scrapbook page.  I'll post those when I get them back from Heidi.


Angie Hall Haviland said...

WOW Lots of WONDERFUL new ART!! THanks for sharing!

Lori said...

AWESOME! Love it! Fantastic work!

Dorothy said...

Sooo Beautiful!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

No wonder you won girl...these are AWESOME!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow. You did a fabulous job on all these. It's hard to believe that you made those pumpkins out of a punch. You jewlry is beautiful too.
I have a lot of those same stamps, and I just love them.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Dang girlfriend! . . . you have been one busy bee *smiles*. Everything this is just so lovely that you've created.

Heidi Davenport said...

These are beautiful seeing them on your blog BUT they are even more GORGEOUS in person! Eileen is so talented and such an amazing person! LOVE LOVE LOVE your art! Hugs!