Monday, November 19, 2012

DD Inspiration Day #1

Hello!! Welcome to our week full of inspiration using Plate1430! Stay tuned all week for some amazing works in which the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team has utilized our "December Daily" plate.


I love giving the team a theme, or certain stamp to use and seeing how each project turns out completely unique and wonderful.

First up we have Kersten!! She's put together this lovely Soltice Shrine for us to feast our eyes upon. The color palate is to die for, and the whole piece makes my mouth water:




Here are the steps used to create this beauty:
1.  Wash and dry tin.  Pry apart and set the top aside for a future project.
2.  Gesso the tin so as to cover all images, etc.  I used white, but black could be used just as effectively.
3.  Paint with acrylics using two shades of blue, teal and turquoise.  I was hoping for a northern lights effect.
4.  When completely dry, stamp back and sides with December Daily images. I used all images associated with December 21st, the date of Winter Solstice.
5.  Layer two pieces of patterned, snowflake card stock inside the tin.  Adhere with Miracle Tape.
6.  Stamp snowflakes on top of patterned paper and inside tin.  Apply glue to all areas around snowflakes.  Shake Stampendous Shaved Ice Glitter on top of glue.  Shake away loose glitter when finished.
7.  Stamp goddess on Kromecote Cardstock.  Color in with Copics and Distressed Ink markers.  Layer goddess into tin so that she rests higher than the Shaved Ice Glitter.  Add punched snowflake with star embellishment.
8.  Add quote to goddess.
9. Glue in small tinsel wrap around inside of tin.
10. Cut "Winter Solstice" letters and add to front of tin.
11.  Add embellishments at the top:  beads and sun button.
12.  Finally, clear emboss snowflakes on back of tin and add silver stars.




Second for today is this piece by Lea. She's put together this beautiful altered tray for us! Lea really has a huge passion for stamping and never fails to impress with her skills:



Lea purchased the shadowbox and added wire (drill screw 1/2 way, wrap wire around screw and then finish drilling all the way in)
Large rectangle:  decorative paper spruced up with rub ons to add more contrast.  add green paper, then the library date due paper. Had an old fashion date stamp- stamped Dec. 25 Rec'd on it.  Distressed a bit, added rub on as a "bridge" to tie all papers together. Santa was colored with Copics.  Gel pen, white, used on beard for different texture - Copic gray added for shadows.Christmas tree I used Plaid's Papier Metallic Pearl White paper paint.  Adds dimension for more real snow look - sprinkled USAQ Crystal Effects (the smallest glitter possible). Christmas sentiment rub on.  Glue Dots pulls Santa forward.
Top Square:  Stamp Daily 25 in Grape Memento ink.  Studio G gold paint brush to paint numbers and half the stripes.  Green Copic for the rest of stripes.  "Joy" from Daily plate alphabet  - put letters on block and stamp on white cardstock, edge.  Add bulb.  Rub on on top to add an extra pattern.
Other 2 Squares:  Rub on to match rectangle, tiny bit of Crystal Effects added.  Bottle Cap adhered.  Bottom square, rub on on bottom (top square has same rub on, on top ) to add a pattern, pointsettia adhered. Shadowbox can be set on a shelf or table, hung by wire, hung on a tree or door of a room, etc.

Now leave these ladies some love (it enters you into a giveaway for plate1430, also!) and come back every day this week for new ways to use our December Daily plate!

23 comments:

Squiddy said...

Both definitely deserve some love, I love mixing the stamping and 3-D art.

Judy Cantrell said...

Gorgeous Projects!

Lyneen said...

BEAUTIFUL projects! Just Stunning!

Hermine said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous!!

Julie S. said...

I hadn't seen that plate before. Great projects!

Sandra Strait said...

Weehah! We're off to a fantastic start!

Chris said...

Great projects!That Santa is amazing,so vintagey...

wendyp said...

both projects are fabulous! I am loving the color Kersten achieved in that tin!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful bottle!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Beautiful tin and tray!

Marilyn

NWFlamingo said...

Just goes to show what you can do with a little imagination!
Great work ladies!

Shalah said...

Great projects! Love the creativity!

Pinky Hobbs said...

What great work!

Brit K. Designs said...

Love both of these! Great work ladies!

InkyAnjel said...

awesome inspiration here and I need all I can get right now as I begin my very first altered book~great job ladies

SharonDoesBaskets said...

Love the stamping on the outside of the tin and the aged library card background on the tray!! FUN projects, and I *LOVE* stamps! :)

NinaN said...

Fantastic projects ladies! I can't wait to see more!

Lucy said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the color and sentment for the soltice shrine. The tray is really pretty :)

Barbara Rankin said...

Both projects are very nice. The Solstice Shrine is very pretty colors, and the shadowbox has lots of details. I really like them both a lot.

Cari said...

Lovely 3D projects. I had never thought of just using the bottom of a mint tin like that. Clever!

Diana Fernandez said...

Beautiful work! I love them both! Wow what inspiration!

SHartl said...

LOVE this altered shrine! The blue and white background with that beautiful image is magical!

søren said...

I adore shrines! And the second piece is so wondefully colorful and fun and happy! Love!!!