Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sakura Hobby Craft Blog Hop

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My name is Karen Myers and I  am on the Design Team for Sakura Hobby Crafts.  I hope you are having FUN and enjoying our projects we are sharing with you today.


I totally moved off the page with this project.  I'm redoing one of my bathrooms in a "Seaside" theme and had this Mary Englebreit calender page laying around waiting to be framed.  It's 12 x 12 size was perfect for an inexpensive scrapbook page frame - which I of course couldn't leave alone.



Here are the supplies that I used to complete this project.

1 12 x 12 frame
Fine Tarnished Silver Glitter
Idea-ology Tissue Tape - Symphony
12 x 12 Calendar page
Assorted beads & Shell from my stash


I used the tissue tape to cover the frame.  It was easy and fast to apply.  I just folded over the edges to the back and used little pieces to cover up any small tears or places that I missed.


Now the fun part.  I wanted to use the Gem Particles to cover the frame and give it lots of shimmer.  I mixed the Gem Particles with a tarnished silver glitter on a paper plate, got out a paintbrush, started brushing on Crystal Lacquer over the tissue tape and sprinkled on my gem particle mixture.


I let each side dry for about 30 mins. before I started on the next side, just so I wouldn't have a sticky mess to handle while I applied the gem particle/glitter mixture.  I loved the way it turned out - very shiny-sparkly and kind of chunky!




At this point, I was really happy with the frame and added the picture thinking I was done...but I had an idea to add some sparkle and glimmer to the front of the picture as well, and I had some gem particle/glitter mixture left...and a cute little bottle of beads was staring at me, so I thought....why not!!


This was SO easy!  I applied a thick line of Crystal Lacquer right on the glass of the picture frame underlining the quote on the picture.  Then I just sprinkled some beads, a large green pearl, the gem particle/glitter mixture and added a shell.  I let this dry overnight.  I loved the way it turned out!  Now all those calender pages I've collected over the years are staring at me.........

Till next time...stay creative! 



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19 comments:

Heather C. Morrow said...

Very cute!

Heather C. Morrow said...

Very cute! I like the use of the glitter on the frame.

Terri Sproul said...

great project... as always..

Linda B said...

I really like your creation, very clever

Chelsea said...

Love it! very mermaidey!

Becky Conley said...

great project! I love the frame.

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

Love your project! Sorry for posting late..I got my days mixed up.

kellyr said...

This is so stinking cute, I can't stand it!

Barbara said...

Wonderful project!! I love Mary Engelbreit and that's a very creative way to use the calendar page.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Kaye said...

Very Nice!

Patty said...

Very Cool!

chuy said...

love this project- congrats on your work!

chuy said...

love it

aMorita-Sa said...

I'm having fun seeing all the awesome projects. This is all new and I'm loving it.

Kay said...

As I was looking at your picture, I thought "How sweet...and it reminds me of Mary Engelbreit." Then imagine my surprise when as I read your blog that it indeed WAS! I love it!

Amy Day Creates said...

Wow! I'm really enjoying this blog hop! I've never used Sakura products, but now I can't wait to get creating with them!

Carol's World said...

Cleaver girl, love the glittered frame.

Christine said...

Thank you for showing. I like to use glitter as well on my projects

Joe M said...

Very creative Karen. I love the bling and shells!