Monday, 7 June 2010

Paisley Pendant on the Hop!

I've said it before and no doubt I'll say it again - I do love the versatility of backgrounders! So I'm delighted that CHF's range of background stamps are the featured line for this first week of the 12 Weeks of Summer Fling! Welcome if you are following the blog hop and looking for a little backgrounder inspiration.

What's the 12 Weeks of Summer Fling? Each week will feature one of the rubber stamp lines at CHF with a blog hop and special gallery showing new samples using stamps from that line. The featured line will also be on sale for the week so definitely the time to add to your collection:) Two Gift Certificates will be awarded to 2 lucky winners who successfully follow the blog hop & comment as they go in the time allotted. This is not a race. All Blog Hops will start from the Be Creative Blog on a Monday, comments must be made before midnight EST on the Thursday of that week & winners will be announced on the Friday. 1st prize is a $20 CHF Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize is a $10 Gift Certificate which will be emailed to the winning participants. The Gift Certificates will be valid for 6 mths from date of issue. PLEASE NOTE that if you have a Club CHF award awaiting you on your next order, you will need to wait for the following order to use your Gift Certificate as the store only allows one discount per order. If you upload a qualifying card (using the featured week's stamp line) to the CHF special gallery for that week you will be eligible for the Design Team's Favorite prize which will be a rubber stamp/stamp set of your choice up to the value of $16.99 Looking forward to having you play along with us for the summer.

So... on with the backgrounder show!

Paisley was one of my first background stamps and it's such a timeless and classic pattern that I can't see me getting tired of this one. Like many of the BG stamps, the scale of the pattern lends itself very nicely to jewelry so I've made a pendant to share with you today.

I started with a 2 ¼" square of heavy chipboard and punched a hole in one corner with a Crop-0-Dile. Then I dusted two colours of Perfect Pearls onto a sheet of paper and pressed the stamp into them and set it to one side, ready for action after the next step.

I added two layers of UTEE crystals (melt the first layer, add another on top and melt that) and then quickly pressed the stamp onto the piece while the UTEE was molten. Give it a few seconds to set and then peel the stamp away. If you find the UTEE has oozed over the edge, just trim it off with sharp scissors while it is still slightly warm and soft (I love my Tonic studio scissors for this). Same with the hole at the top, just repunch with your Crop-o-Dile if necessary. Doing it before the UTEE is fully cold means that it won't crack or shatter.

Some of my high spots were just a bit too high so I carefully shaved off just a tiny bit with a blade and then rubbed over the whole thing lightly with fine sandpaper.

I finished by swiping Precious Metal paint over the whole piece, using Cut n Dry foam and being careful to keep it flat so the paint wasn't pressed down into the recesses of the piece. A wooden bead that was coated in black embossing powder and then painted with the same copper paint makes a finishing touch as the pendant threads onto a leather thong.

Stamps:
Paisley backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)


Other:

Heavy chipboard

UTEE by Ranger (Black)

Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Patina Green and Patina Blue)

Crop-o-Dile

Wooden bead

Leather thong

Precious Metal paint by Viva Decor (Copper)

Sandpaper


Next stop along the hop today is Tracy who has been stamping up a backgrounder storm recently so I'm sure she'll have something special to share with you! Don't forget to leave a comment here before you go to increase your chances of winning and if you have CHF backgrounders, why not create something with them this week and upload to the special gallery for your chance at the Design Team's Favorite prize?

Comments for this week's hop need to be left by midnight EST on Thursday June 10, 2010 to be eligible for the draw.

Thanks for hopping by!

54 comments:

Di said...

WOW, stunning Joanne, I love this piece and thank you for the detailed instructions....another for my to do list. xx

Karen said...

ooo this technique looks so pretty Joanne, love the pendant X

Emilia said...

Thsi is so elegant!!!

stampqueen said...

Definatly something to add to my to do list - I can see me now cause I can never do just one especially when it comes to backrounders!!!!! i can never chose just one or 2 so end up doing pretty much one of each. This one you did is stunning!!!!

Susie said...

This is very gorgeous. Quite unique.

Silvergirl said...

Stunning, Joanne! You have such a hand at making pendants. I'll have to try this myself!

Hugs,
lise

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! that is really pretty! I haven't tried jewelry with my stamping yet, but you are inspiring me. :)

Melony Bradley said...

This is so elegant- to think it all started with a piece of chipboard. i will have to try this technique

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Wow! Your piece looks like leather! Thank you so much for the great tutorial - and to CHF for the summer fling!! Yippee!

Effie said...

That is a great stamp.. I can see it being used for a lot of different things!... fab pendant!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a FABULOUS piece, Joanne! You really do magic with these backgrounders, my friend!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Julie

Anonymous said...

That is so cool! What an inspiration it is and seems very easy to do. ~geri~

Ellen said...

gorgeous , love the metal look and it sounds easy to do . will have a go

leenda said...

WOW! That's one gorgeous pendant!

SherylH said...

This makes a beautiful pendant but would also make a wonderful embellishment on a card.

Mary Ashby (Happy Now) said...

Really? You made this? Amazing! :)

Tracy J said...

Oh my gosh, this is great! I have to try this.

Erika said...

This looks like metal. What a fantastic idea!

annesatx said...

What a lovely pendant. One poster said it looks like metal to her -- I was thinking tooled leather. But either way, it's a beautiful piece!

Sheila D said...

Goodness, Joanne, this is absolutely gorgeous. Who knew you could make gorgeous jewelry with a background stamp. I sure didn't. I just have to try this. I have the paisley stamp too!

Joan said...

Absolutely amazing technique for making jewelry. Thanks for the idea.

Kathy W said...

Wow, this is an impressive project. Love the use of the Perfect Pearls with this backgrounder. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful !! Who would think that piece started out as chipboard ??

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Pendant! Great faux metal effect!

Carole said...

Oh wow! The necklace is stunning. Love, love, love paisley!

sherry said...

That's gorgeous!

Susan S. said...

You've done a great job lately with all of your jewelry pieces. Backgrounders Rule!

RubyM said...

The necklace is gorgeous. I loved the look of that backgrounder. I have one but haven't used it much. Thanks for the inspiration.

sharon d said...

Wow, your pendant is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

JKB said...

OMGoodness! Terrific project! Thanks.

Crantastic said...

Love this use of Utee and Perfect Pearls. How wonderful!
Thanks

amdiluigi said...

I love it!!! Thanks for the great directions and for sharing.

Janice said...

Great texture there Joanne.

mitz said...

oh the many uses for chipboard,. its fantastic.. thanks for the opportunity ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Anonymous said...

You have a God-given talent. Exemplary work of art. I'm addicted to the bg's I can use in acrylic rather than the big SU ones I have so many of. The Fuschia is at the top of my list.
Peace, Becky Johnson
princes729@aol.com

kathy/North Carolina said...

My mouth is hanging open in awe...just unbelievably gorgeous!

Lin said...

WOW! This is stunning! So unique!

jpod Inc. said...

Never thought to use the backgrounders for jewellry - Fab idea! Thanks for sharing! Jo :)

Trudi said...

I luv working with chipboard too! Background stamps and chipboard...craetive bliss for me! Thanks for the inspiration!

Trudi

LauraB said...

I need to thank CHF for introducing me to you! Your art is beautiful and encourages me to go find some of my long lost tools. Love your blog!

Cynthia said...

This is so creative! Such a fun gift idea and great way to use the backgrounder.

Sandra said...

that is so neat! I love it.
Sandra

stephanie said...

Oh, this is lovely.

Janet Z said...

I'm in awe! Stunning!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous!

Traceyr said...

wow Joanne that is absolutely fabulous sweetie haha! no really it looks like metal and I would have no trouble wearing it ;) hint hint! hahaha x x

:)

Tanja said...

i can't believe this pendant started out as a piece of chipboard - well done!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love this!! So beautiful and it looks like metal!
melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Joanne, I love the burnished look you've acheived

tracy said...

WOW! thats beautiful :)

Meg said...

Wow, this just blows me away!! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions!

Cindy Major said...

Wow, this piece of jewelry looks amazing!!! Definitely something I would wear! Thanks for sharing the instructions as well as the picture :D

Cindy

Markie's Mom said...

OUTSTANDING!!!!

Reeves said...

Wow! Your piece looks like leather! Thank you so much for the great tutorial - and to CHF for the summer fling!! Yippee!