Friday, 1 February 2013

Craft Stamper Best of 2012

Hello and welcome if you're hopping along with Craft Stamper magazine today! If you didn't know about the hop, you might want to go to the Craft Stamper blog and start there as there are prizes to be won!

I'm Joanne and I've been with the Craft Stamper design team since summer 2011. I love to use my stamps in all kinds of ways, not just for cards so you're quite likely to find me playing with UTEE or polymer clay as well as colouring with Copics or pencils and finding interesting embellishments in unlikely places!

My "best of" for 2012 is a simple combination of chipboard, UTEE and Perfect Pearls. I made several pieces of jewellery this way during the year and enjoyed it every time. You may have seen my Iridescent Enamels pendant and earrings in the December issue of Craft Stamper using chipboard domino and inchie shapes and colours reminiscent of peacock feathers.

This project uses the same technique - add three layers of UTEE to a chipboard circle, brush with Perfect Pearls and then remelt the UTEE so it takes a textured impression when you press a stamp into it.

If you want to concentrate colour in particular areas of the design once it's embossed, you can use a Versamark pen and brush on a little extra Perfect Pearls. A finishing coat of gloss really brings out the colours and provides a professional enamelled finish. I like Decoart Triple Thick for this as I've found it more successful than Glossy Accents over the UTEE base (my attempts with Glossy Accents have ended with it splitting and leaving cloudy spots).

Spot Prize! 
Heavy weight chipboard is a great base for projects like this as it's inexpensive and offers a whole range of options in terms of shape. Tando Creative is offering a "spot prize" for today's hop with the winner choosing £20 worth of Tando Creative goodies! There's a fabulous range to choose from: shapes to do this sort of project, shapes to stamp on or to embellish with, masks or stencils - entirely up to you! To be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment on this blog post by midnight on Friday 8th February 2013. The winner will be drawn at random week commencing Mon 11th February.

The letter you are collecting from me to help you spell the phrase for the main prize draw is:

Next stop along the way is one of my favourite stampers, Paula Whittaker at her blog Just For One Day. Don't forget to leave a comment here if you'd like to be in with a chance of the Tando prize!

If you get lost on the hop at any time, pop back to the Craft Stamper blog and follow the links from there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Tando Creative Circles grab bag
Black UTEE by Ranger
Grape Fizz and Blue Raspberry Perfect Pearls by Ranger
Bubbles Border stamp by Lost Coast Designs
Triple Thick Gloss Glaze by Decoart

171 comments:

Lisa said...

Wowee, this looks like glass! I'm so going to try this at the weekend! Thanks for the inspiration.

lucretia said...

Oh I've seen this done in the magazine. It's gorgeous and yes, it does remind me of peacock feathers. Thank you for the chance to win.

Stempelientje Stempy said...

That looks AWESOME! But don't understand exactly how you've created it. I would love to see a picture tutorial of it!
Greetings,Stempelientje

Minxy said...

That pendant looks SO much more than just UTEE and PP, Very professional, pretty, eye catching and lovely x

nannapat said...

Absolutely beautiful - the colours are stunning. Pat x

Miria said...

Amazing creation, thank you for sharing, Miria from Italy

Carol Christie said...

Gorgeous pendant, I love the colours, so vibrant :D

MayJay said...

A beautiful pendant.Once I finish this hop I will be rooting through my cupboard looking for my utee!

cbuswell said...

This is just stunning!

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! xxx

SMYLING said...

wow love this technique - i can see a birthday gift pile growing before my eyes, lol

Irit Shalom said...

Great technique- need to try some day. Fantastic giveaway too!

Korry said...

Fantastic idea and I love the colours !

scrappyjacky said...

This looks stunning.

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to wear this! You would never know that it is chipboard as a base. Wow.

Lynne Vowles said...

Beautiful pendant. Blue is one of my favourite colours.
I love tando shapes, thanks for the chance of winning some.

Thanks also for the inspiration.

Redanne said...

The pendant you created is gorgeous and does look like real enamel. Great tip about the Gloss Glaze, will try that one. Thank you for the chance to win some fab Tando shapes too.

Joanne said...

I would wear this as a necklace for sure. My fave colours too.

darcydaydream said...

Absolutely Gorgeous....x

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous Joanne...my favourite colours too xxx

Jane said...

what a lovely enameled effect , I will have to give this a try

Debs said...

That is absolutely Beautiful.... I am almost speechless that it started life as a humble bit of cardboard.... I love it!

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful piece this is. I must get the melt pot out!

Birgit said...

Absolutly love this!

Kitty Frampton said...

Totally love this, need to try it out! xx

Jennie Hart said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, I need to practice this technique as it would make great embellies too :)

Helen Anderson said...

Oh my goodness Joanne, I love this! Just gorgeous and in my favourite colours.

Thanks for the chance to win Tando goodies too :) x

Rianne said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for showing!

Mole said...

This is gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought to use chipboard as a jewellery base but I can see that with the right stash, it works a treat!

Valerie said...

So pretty, gorgeous colour combo and a great gift!
Val x

craftytrog said...

Hi Joanne!
I love your jewellery pieces! I remember loving this technique of yours, this piece is beautiful, gorgeous colours!
Great spot prize too!
Alison x

Elaine Hughes said...

This is just stunning, Joanne. Love it!

JansArtyJunk said...

Absolutely gorgeous...a technique that is on my (long) crafty list of things to try!...and thanks for the chance to win the Tando candy too :)

Karen Buchanan said...

Beautiful pendant, thanks for reminding me about this technique!

Karen Buchanan said...

Beautiful pendant, thanks for reminding me of this technique!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colors you have used in this pendant , great technique trace x

Alida said...

great project, nice colors and I love Utee.

Trish said...

I love your work in CS, and this is a def favourite!

dragonriding said...

I get a real feeling of Deja Vu when i look at this blog hop!

Jenneke said...

Wow, this is só beautiful!! LOVE the colours!!!

XXXJenneke

Ifa said...

oh wow, I wouldn't have known that necklace is UTEE and not glass or enamel. Really gorgeous.

Tine said...

Stunning depth of colour & thanks for the explanation as to how you achieved it.

Lesley G said...

So lovely :)

Sue C said...

Wow, this is beautiful ! The colours are so rich, what a fabulous piece of jewellry. Sue C x

Paula said...

This is so pretty - I love the rich blue and purple colours!

Thanks for sharing!

Paula. x

karenm said...

I just love Utee and the effects that you have created are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

roc said...

This is just great!

Sarah said...

what a stunning pendant - I tried to make some like this once before but they didn't turn out anywhere near this nice!

Danielle Champagne said...

Wow! this is spectacular! I will certainly try this technique!love the colors soooo much. Discovered you with the blog hop, became a follower, and enjoyed my visit very much. Cheers from MOntreal.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I loved the original article, and I love this too, Joanne!

Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great project and what a fantastic spot prize! Love the colours you chose for your project!

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous necklace, just from a chipboard piece, wow.
Thanks for sharing how you did this and the products you used.
Kelly

ElizabethR said...

This is goergeous and I am sooo going to have a go at this, I'll be back at weekend as well! Elizabeth x

Angelnorth said...

Freda e-mailed her comment as she's not registered with any of the things that allow commenting - I'm recording it here so her name goes into the spot prize draw!

Alexandra said...

Wow! I want one. This is beautiful.
I love it, and to know it's made from a chipboard base is amazing.

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Just love those colours ;)
xoxo Sioux

Maggie said...

Great technique thanks for sharing love these colours you have used on this project great prize from Tando fingers crossed!

MaggieH

Jacqui Chimes said...

Really lovely

Cazz said...

I love this pendant and will be digging out the December issue for a refresher course in utee

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation, love the colours.

Helen J said...

My favourite of all the blog hop projects so far - I just love the colours & you'd never know it was chipboard!
Helen

Helen said...

What a fabulous pendant, I love the rich colour! You can't beat UTEE! Thanks for being part of the hop.

Deborah said...

Luscious!

graciousviv said...

This was my favourite article from that issue of Craft Stamper. I have UTEE on my "need list" now. Am wondering if it will also work with twinkling h2o too?

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So beautiful!

Linda said...

Lovely project, and a stunning piece of jewellery. Love the bright colours. xx

Ginger said...

Jus dropping by all the DT blog to see what everyone else has done, so disregard me for the spot prize. This is really lovely, hard to believe it's humble chipboard. Carol x

Coby van willigenburg said...

so lovely what you made, thanks for showing!

groetjes Coby

Carol Q said...

very clever and so beautiful - looks like enamel.

Gayna said...

Wow, that is a stunning pendant. I'm going to have to try this now. If it hadn't been for this blog hop I never would have found your blog.. you have some amzing art to admire. Thank you for sharing.
Gayna

Debbie said...

A lovely pendant, I love the colours. Debbie

Janet Wilson said...

Wow, what a beautiful pendant

Keren Howell said...

I loved this technique when I saw it in CS. Love that pendant! xxxKeren

coco said...

Wooow, really stunning and beautiful indeed !!! I will certainly try... Thank you, and for the great Tando prize too ! :) Coco x

butterfly said...

Simply fantastic piece... you would never imagine for a minute that it was humble chipboard underneath! Amazing - thanks for the inspiration!
Alison x

Fandhmum said...

Fabulous,I have to go and try this.

Sara Naumann said...

Yay, glad to see jewelry projects on this hop! This is stunning!

ionabunny said...

That is so beautiful. What a fab technique

Paper Profusion said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for chance to win. Nicola x

cathylynn said...

Wowzers this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paula Whittaker said...

loved this project Joanne when I first saw it!

Stamping in Pink said...

Thank you for sharing your creations with us! I have recently taken my UTEE and PP's out to play with again because of articles that I've read in CS - so thank you so much for the inspiration and for the blog hop hugs Karen

Stamping in Pink said...

Thank you for sharing your creations with us! I have recently taken my UTEE and PP's out to play with again because of articles that I've read in CS - so thank you so much for the inspiration and for the blog hop hugs Karen

veronica said...

wow, very vibrant colours - gorgeous

Lynn Hardy said...

I love the jewelled colours of this Joanne and you've just reminded me how much fun it is to stamp into UTEE - off to dig mine out now!

jojo79 said...

Wow loving this - would buy this from a shop. I must have a go.

LoraineC said...

I have never tried jewellery how clever, beautiful colours :)

Carrie Galbraith said...

Totally love this! Looks just like glass! Amazing tutorial thank you.
Carrie
X

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous!

artyventure said...

This is a gorgeous creation, I love the colours and texture!

Cazzy said...

I love that, I want one, so I guess I better get making one! Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

Wow this looks just like enamelling...really gorgeous,thanks for sharing

Sandra said...

Totally gorgeous.... simply adore the colours.
Hugs
Sandra x

Annette Goodey said...

How fabulous! Love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win some Tando Creative goodies.

gardenpinks said...

I love your jewellery projects, they are so inspiring. Absolutely stunning :)
Lynn x

Claire Boelema said...

Fabulous piece, just love it! x

okienurse said...

beautiful color and composition in the jewelry piece.

Elly said...

Your pendant looks impressive and i can imagine, using your technique once will be addictive to make a lot more (:o)

Patti J said...

How delightful! Thanks for sharing :)

jannet said...

Very colourful

Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning, such beautiful colours xx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Love the colours - a beautiful creation.

Frea said...

That is incredible, I can't believe the effect this gives. Great idea, wikll have to try that! Hugs Frea

xxbella71xx said...

Stunning Just Stunning. Thanks for sharing

Stella xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a gorgeous pendant!! Thank you for the useful tips & instructions :0) Mo

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow, incredible!! How wonderful to make something so beautiful out of basic craft materials - gorgeous :)

Nan G said...

Wow!! Out of chipboard no less?!! Gorgeous! Love to find new ways to UTEE as I have a pound jar of it!

Glennis said...

Wow!! this is just gorgeous TFS

Michelle Webb said...

Joanne I'm a huge fan of Tando Creative, I think all their chipboard shapes are amazing. I have no idea why I had not been on your blog before, its wonderful. Not going to miss you again as I'm following you now. From one northern lass to another. I was born and bread in Consett and moved to Teesside in 1990. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in CS this year. Michelle xx

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your pendant is gorgeous! I would like to try this.

KristaInMN at gmail dot com
www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! Looks like one of those polished stones you get in museum shops!

ruth said...

Just gorgeous colours and looks like expensive ceramic jewellery

Saintly Lisa said...

Beautiful pendant, its stunning x

kaylou said...

I am going to give this a go... love it.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous project, fabulous rich colours, and just like enamel. Elaine x

Gill said...

I just love this!
Gill x

Sue said...

One word BEAUTIFUL.

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful piece. UTEE is such great stuff. :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Love this - yet another project I'm going to have to have a go at! I'm going to be busy. Thank you for the inspiration

Elaine said...

Stunning pendant - love the deep rich colours you've used. Who'd believe it was chipboard it looks like glass!!

Lynne Robertson Glen said...

Lovely :) x

Lin said...

My absolutely favourite combination of colours. This is utterly gorgeous!!

Lin xx

Linby said...

This is beautiful and in my favourite colour too!
I love your blog header, I have been a little transfixed by the angel since visiting it. I also like Darren Mundy art who features it strongly in his work.
Linbyx

Sylvia x said...

What a brill project, love the colours. May just have to have a go at this tomorrow once my decorating is done!!

Sylvia x

Ellen said...

Great pendant with fantastic colours too! Thanks for sharing. Now on to the next blog, I really enjoy the hop.
Ellen.

Alice said...

Wow, something unexpected. Nice project.

Hazel said...

Gotgeous project, Joanne and beautiful colours x

Siobhan Brignull said...

loved this project in craft stamper did a fragment for my dads birthday card using this techniqe, had such fun and my new love is blue raspberry ;)

carol e said...

Loved this project when it was in Craft Stamper.Fab colours
Carol E

Kim H said...

beautiful. it looks like a piece of art glass. love this technique. lovely colors. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

LaJanette said...

What a neat pendant. It is amazing what we can do with things we already have. I might bust out with my UTEE and give it a try:0)

Hopping along;
Janette

jill said...

A lovely piece of jewellery. It looks like its a metallic not a humble piece of chipboard. Time to break out the utee!!

Helen said...

Beautiful and my favourite colours. Love Helen

Cat said...

Stunning pendant. Amazing colours!

Maz Wood said...

Oh I loved this when I saw it in the magazine & I still love it. I really must pull out my UTEE again. It really makes some great stuff.TFS

She said...

Love it Joanne. The colours and textures are gorgeous. S.x

Barbara said...

Your original piece from the mag has been pinned up on my craft room wall, since publication, as a reminder that I must try this technique. I just LOVED the domino project, the colours were amazing! Love these pieces of jewellery, they're stunning. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Izzwizz said...

Oh wow, I love this! What wonderful inspiration. Those colours are absolutely gorgeous. I love the effect of the embossing, it's all just wonderful. Maddy x

Janine Wells said...

First impression is wow. That looks amazing.

Scrapmate said...

A beautiful pendant. Love the colours & no one would believe it started life as chipboard.

Choka said...

This was my favourite article last year - i love the effect you get and of course you get to wear your art too. My pendants that I made when i saw it in craft stamper always get positive comments - so much so that everyone i made I've now given away - lucky for me that the technique is such fun.

Jemm said...

love this technique :) x

GA said...

So beautiful! I love the idea and colours!

Wanda H said...

This is gorgeous!!!

sjv said...

thanks for sharing - a great project and feeling inspired. Off to dig out some chipboard and UTEE....

nicoleqmullen said...

This is stunning, such vibrant colours and the shine is amazing!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftychris said...

Wow this is awesome! I love everything about it - what a fantastic technique! Thank you for the chance to win the brilliant spot prize xx

Handmade by Elaine said...

oooo...i love this! i'm going to give this one a go..thanks for sharing
Elx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous technique and gorgeous results! TFS and for a chance to win!

C said...

Wow that is amazing...I love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for providing a spot prize opportunity as well.

Ellie Knol said...

Amazing piece, I can understand you enjoy(ed) making this!

Ali said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the shimmering, metallic colours. Definitely going to have a go at this technique.

Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali

Karen Edwards said...

Love your designs, and that pieceof jewelellry looks so effective. TY Kx

kjjc said...

The colours of this are just gorgeous. Deffo my fave colours. Gorgeous creation.

Francesca said...

Great piece of Jewellery, fabulous colours that you have used.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, gorgeous! who would have thought it started with chipboard? Fabulous! xxD

toni said...

Gorgeous i remember seeing your piece in CS and loved it, x

Kezzy said...

Wow this is amazing and gorgeous. I loved the article you did on it. Super spot prize :-) Kezzy xx

inkytoes said...

This necklace is lovely. The colors are so vibrant. And the pattern is fun. Thank you for the chance to win the prize.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous necklace! I love the colors... wow!
DeniseB

Gerrina said...

Like that you make something to wear; that way you got your own creation allways near!

Craftyfield said...

So beautiful... Would love to have the talent and the skills to pull off something similar !

Tigs said...

Gorgeous jewellery, great colours.

Crafty Granny said...

Simply gorgeous. Just my colours. Will have to give this a try. Lesley

Lura said...

thank you so much for the chance to win a prize. I loved your project, so shiny!! and so much detail. xox

Fliss said...

Wow! Fabulous pendant Joanne. Love the texture and those colours are a favourite of mine. They look so vibrant here.
Thanks for sharing.
Fliss x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Such fabulous colours and a great technique!

Fandhmum said...

Got the materials now, going to have a go, thanks for the inspiration,
Rosie x

maggie said...

A stunning piece.

Maggie

Tracy Elliott said...

Is there a tutorial for this?