Sunday, February 3, 2013
Simply Adorned - Kanji
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I'm looking forward to the game later even though I don't have a favorite team in it this year. But before the football starts, I have a project to share with you.
Ever since the Simply Adorned line was introduced I've wanted to try it. Sadly, it retired before I got the chance. Can you say -- too many craft ideas, not enough time!?! When Simply Adorned items turned up on the Clearance list I decided I wasn't going to miss this chance.
Here's my first attempt at a necklace:
It uses the 1 1/2" x 2" Rectangle Charm (116799, $8.79 if you go through my Online Store). Because it's so big, I like it on the 34" Chain (116853, only $5.19 which I think is cheap for a nice chain that's this long). The stamp sets I used - Kanji and Asian Artistry- are both retired. I heat embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder and water colored them with my aqua painter and Water Color Crayons. The image from Kanji says "love" and was embossed with black embossing powder.
The charm is beveled, which gives it a very finished look. I took a picture at an angle so you could see the beveling. Not sure it's the best representation, but you can kind of see it. It also explains some of the funny looking areas in the top picture.
I had so much fun with the first insert that I made another one using the stamp set Snow Much Fun - no pun intended there :) I thought it would make a fun winter necklace. I added some shimmer paint to the snowman's body to give it some zing, but I don't think it's sparkly enough. Maybe I'll try some Dazzling Diamonds. I also like how bold the embossing is on my first insert. It would probably look good on this insert, too. But, you get the idea.
I can see I'm going to have lots of fun with this particular line of products. Glad I got mine before they're gone.
This is also my entry for the Late Night Stampers challenge this week, which was to use heat embossing on a project.