Friday, August 26, 2011

Hung by the chimney with BLING!!!

HI All!!!

I checked out the Create with Connie and Mary challenge yesterday - it was a sketch challenge - yummy!  Now -  a little background on me with challenges.  I usually let my mind "sit" ona challenge for a few hours (or days) to get my idea rolling......but when I saw the sketch for this week - I immediately knew what I wanted to do......but I didn't want to jump right in head first....I needed to ponder it a while to make sure i didnt' change my mind.  WELL - there was no other thought for me.....I HAD to execute what my inital vision was.  I had to......

Do you want to see the sketch???  I bet you do......



Well - what do you see? 
ALL I could see was rotating that sketch and a fireplace is born.......I couldn't get it out of my head......Wanna see what I did with my vision?



Yes......everyone of those bricks were cut and sponged - with three colors - lol!!!  I put them on a river rock base to imitate mortor.  See?



But - let's move to the fore front, shall we?  Those adorable stockings are a HUGE sneak peek item in the holiday mini catalog - which is 43 pages of  creative heaven.........{{sigh}}.
The stamp set is Stitched Stockings.....and there is a coordinating punch - Stocking Builder Punch - LOVE it!!!  Check them out - a little closer ;)



The one on the left was stamped with poppy parade.  The cuff, toe and heel were punched with the BRAND NEW silver glimmer paper - aahhhhhh........  :)  The middle stocking was stamped with baja breeze.  It was blinged up by adding small adhesive rhinestones and - did you see it?????  NEW BLING BABY - Dazzling Details......dazzling diamonds meets glittler glue........Oh yeah - that's right!!  Now onto stocking number three.  It was stamped with lucky limeade.  The toe and heel are poppy parade covered with that new dazzling details glitter glue.  And the htree buttons are from the trinkets button brads.  They are adhered to a soft suede mantle stampes with woodgrain background and sponged.   I adhered a little bow of baker's twine with a small dot of crystal effects.

WELL.....that about sums it up - I think ;)  I would love to know your thoughts on this - right below in the comment section....go ahead.......I double dog dare ya!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it....all items that I've earmarked in the mini catalog too! You are such a "visionary" with those sketch challenges. Paris

Susan Carlson said...

Love it, love it, love it! I'm gonna give this sketch challenge a try, too. But I've got to think about it for a few hours (or days!). We still need to schedule a lunch date together sometime soon. I'll have more time now that some of my kids will be in school - Susan in Oil City.

Deb said...

This is ov-er-the-top!!!!! What a super vision! I love it! They really look like bricks! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Gotta Stamp Mary said...

Regina, The amount of details is amazing! I love them all and want to be sure to save this card to show my club gals. Your card will have them swooning for that punch and stamp set.

Debbie Henderson said...

Awwww...so so cute! Your stockings came out so beautifully! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

CORSAI57 said...

Love them, so cute with fabulous details. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you will be another Challenge Winner! Love it ! Love it! Chris

Nance said...

Oh my goodness, those are the cutest stockings I have ever seen! Love the touch of glimmer paper on them and I can't believe you built that fireplace brick by brick! What patience! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Regina this is genius. I love your use of the stocking and making the sketch into a chimney? You are so very creative. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Connie Babbert said...

WOW...I love the real looking brick! Gorgeous. Those stockings on the fireplace are just darling! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Cheryl Garratt said...

Just love the fireplace and stockings!

Nancy G. said...

I just love this card, especially the bricks. I know that you said you used three colors on the bricks, could you please share what those colors are? Love the stockings, just a great card!!

Mary Brown said...

LOVE your interpretation of the sketch! DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

Great card...lots of work...a labor of love. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

JanD said...

Congratulations on the win!

Chimney Sweep Portland said...

Very nice chimney accessories!