Wednesday, February 19, 2014

May Arts & Stampendous!

May Arts & Stampendous have teamed up again!
Here's what I came up with:

I kept seeing her as a mermaid, so I went with that feel & added the 3" gold mesh to tie it together!
You can barely see the flock, but her mica frame is very cool! There is also some micro gold glitter on her crown & necklace. The background is watercolored with ink- and I used some delicata ink to her hair to add more shimmer.

What do you think?
I was also sent the 'filly sketch' stamp! I decided to embellish a box with this image. I used a shipping box & did a quick acrylic wash of paint over the exterior.
I used more delicata ink to stamp her (stamping off for the image on the left), and on the image on the right I've embossed with the aged gold embossing enamel

I added 1.5" grosgrain striped ribbon in pink to the top & bottom, and also created a pull.

More of that gold glitter to top the glitter crown from the kraftboard set!
Pink 3/8" velvet woven ribbon finishes the sides. 

Another kraftboard element used here- I used the aged gold embossing powder over the entire piece & after heating stamped the 'scrolled medallion' image into it (I inked it with delicata first so that it wouldn't stick).

I used another small piece of 3/8" velvet on the inside to cover the seam & give it a finished appearance!

What do you think? Shipping box to keepsake box!
That's it for me today- but there's inspiration all week! Make sure you leave comments on all the stops for your chance to win of 3 sets of the following:
1 spool of ribbon and a jumbo cling set and a handle.

That means there will be 3 winners at the end of the week!
To win:  comment on any stop along the way. 

Stampendous Hop!







  1. Embellishing a box was a great idea. I especially love the horse stamp. I love that you turned the floral lady into a mermaid. Great colors and ribbon choice on both projects.

  2. Beautifully done!
    stamping sue

  3. Love your mermaid. The frame is so pretty and I love the glitter accents.
    Your filly box is awesome!! LOVE everything about it!! TFS!

  4. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  5. gold accents are awesome

  6. I like how you achieved the mermaid look on the first one and the knotted ribbon on the horse card.

  7. the horse really looks good with the stamping off of the gold. Very interesting picture. I love the gold mesh. It really sets off the picture.

  8. Lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Very pretty card,
    love the bling
    added to it.
    The shipping
    box is great!
    Really pretty
    stamping on it.
    Carla from Utah

  10. i love how pretty these are. I love all the embellishments. Great creativity. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Very cool! Love the mica and gold glitter touches to your mermaid. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  12. I like the mermaid idea and the gold mesh ribbon looks way cool.

  13. Your projects are unique and creative!!!! That mermaid is amazing! Well done.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  14. You are SO CREATIVE Jen!!!
    LOVE your mermaid, the mesh and mica is the perfect touch!!!
    AND how COOL is your box - LOVE IT ALL - your stamping with one horse embossed - WOW - LOVE the velvet framing too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your vision and inspiration :)

  15. Love the box!! Using everything is such fun! Love that horse stamp too! And beautiful May Arts ribbons are always such a beautiful touch!

  16. Great projects. Love what you did with the horse stamp.

  17. Your horses card is absolutely exquisite!!!

  18. Lovely creations! I just love that teal mica!

  19. Beautiful! I love the gold mesh and mica frame, thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Very creative! The mica flakes are very cool, especially with the mermaid concept.

  21. Great projects! Bling always look nice and you rocked it!

  22. Love your box! The stamping off technique with your horse stamp turned out beautifully! Also love that pretty mica frame. Gorgeous projects!!

  23. What a lot of sparkling glittery goodness!

  24. such pretty projects thanks for sharing

  25. Your box turned out so lovely! I love all of the gold!


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