Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bling it Cristal Clear!

I hope you've been joining along with us at Imaginisce as we celebrate the beauty and decorative "pow" that bling can bring to your projects!  Thank you for joining me from their blog!

Today we have a mini hop to focus on how to use your bling on acrylic or acetate projects.  I had the perfect scalloped coaster mini album from Maya Road that I wanted to create as a storybook for my kids using the super fun Enchanted line.

I used a variety of techniques on my project, I'll explain as we go.
I used the Snag Em stamps from our Enchanted collection with black Staz-on ink, then used my alcohol inks to color in the images.  After I used Pinky's technique (see her blog and video!), I attached my bling strategically to my flowers and leaves.
On this acrylic page, I used Versamark and clear embossing powder and the castle Snag em stamp.  My dragon is on the front of the acrylic, I have a flower behind to disguise it.
I used my heat gun to melt the tulle green flower just a bit for dimension.  A gem in the center was the perfect extra touch.
I added tiny black gems to the i-top froggies eyes.  I created my pink glitter heart embellie and placed it on the top of my acrylic page.

When we received our glitter glue sticks, I had this idea to try and free hand a shape using my i-bond and my trusty silicone mat. 
Once I completed my shape, after it cooled, I just used my Tim Holtz scissors and trimmed around it to clean up my edges.  I like the organic feel of this so I decided to use it..  I attached it with my new Pogo!
The story continues...
On this last page, I used the carriage Snag Em stamp and sparkling embossing powder.  It gives a very pretty effect in real life but is tricky to photograph!  I added just a touch of bling to my little flower.

Here's my little story... I created it to flow with the cute characters in the sweet Enchanted line. 

The Dragon Lost His Castle
Where oh where could it be?
He looks up, he looks down, he smells the flowers all around...
Still no castle has he found!
Look, it's Kitty and her friend Pup,
Surely now he'll have some luck!
Kit and Pup please take me home,
I miss my castle and I was all alone.
Over the hill and down the trail,
Mr. Mouse have YOU seen my house?
Squeek squeek...  What do I see?
Pretty Princess says "Follow Me"!
Silly dragon, never fear
Just ask for help, it's always near.
And the dragon lived happily ever after.

Well that's it for me, your next stop on our hop is the ever fabulous Melinda!!!

Be sure to be a follower on all of our blogs and leave a comment on all blogs in the hop, then finish back at the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a fabulous i-rock package for yourself! 

Thanks so much for popping on over...  have yourself a super scrappity and brilliant day!!!

70 comments:

Kathy said...

Love this little story book! Thanks for sharing all your techniques! Especially the one about creating embelishments with the colored glue sticks. I've been wanting to use mine, and now I know where to start! Thanks!
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CynAbu said...

Very cute :)

Chantal said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love this magical little book!!! :D

Nati Tristan said...

I have to get that ibond! I love it!! Wonderful mini album though!

Michelle McClure said...

You sure used a lot of techniques in this album! I know you kids will love the special book you created just for them. TFS!

Chana said...

what a cute little book!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your book, the staz-on with your alcohol inks has a wonderful look. Love it!!

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous book and just love the story too!

doverdi said...

What an adorable mini book & the story is just too cute. Great techniques & embellies throughout. You really rocked this challenge. TFS!

Melissa said...

Oh no...wait til my friend Bonnie hears about the glitter glue sticks! lol

What a cute mini album!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

mitchmac said...

What a georgous little story book (with my favourit line - just LOVE enchanted) - I'm sure it's something your kids will cherish for years to come!

Clare D. said...

I love mini albums and bling! I am following and thanks for the glue gun idea and the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous little storybook, and what child doesn't love sparkle!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!!

Danielle said...

so creative! fab story! love the heart!

Linda said...

Oh, my goodness is that ever cute! My grand-daughter would love it. You are so clever!

Khristen said...

Adorable book, I'd been thinking of making a book too, so this was very inspiring. TFS!

Becky said...

super super cute. Love it all

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the story book idea so cute!!!
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Scraptastic Club said...

WOW!!! My daughter would love this...such a cute idea

Reilly / Bree said...

What an adorable little book - loving the color choices and everything about it

Drayia said...

What a sweet story and a great way to make a mini. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Oh Rhonda, the boys are going to love that storybook that you created special for them. I am totally impressed

Yaritza said...

Cute story. The book came out so nice.

Donna said...

So sweet! I need an ibond!

Kristin said...

Super cute! This project is awesome! Love my Imaginise products!

Kristin
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Annette A. said...

So cute love you album. Very creative

Nicole said...

wow! Such a nice idea! Make your very own storybook! I just have to try this one! Thank you so much for sharing the inspiration!

alwayscharlie said...

What an adorable little fairytale book!

Heather DG said...

Oh my gosh - such a fun book - love that you made up the story...those are the stories they'll remember the most! LOVE the way you used the glitter glue, could see so many cool ways it could be used.

Manhattan Mandie said...

AAaaaaw! This is sooooo cute! I want to do this someday too :)

mommyof5kidz said...

Loving the mini book! Super cute!!!!

CheckerBeads said...

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

Anne

Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a great project..I love it. The glitter glue heart is just fabulous.
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Moondust47 said...

Oh my goodness!! Forget just the awesome techniques, but that story book is amazing! Your kids are so lucky to have you!

Melissa Kaye said...

Very cute story book! I love your little glitter heart you made. I will definitely have to try that!

vixen said...

the glitter heart looks fab and the album is so cute :)

Kimberli said...

What an adorable storybook!! Thanks for sharing!

Brett said...

Love it! I might have to make one for my daughter!

Court said...

This is SOOOOOOO cute! I love all of these ideas!!!!

XXOO AMY said...

YOU are brilliant! love the story!

Pinky said...

Great album girl I love it!

pdrnc said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Snips and Snails said...

The story is sooo cute! I bet your kids love it.

Got2BCrafting said...

What a fun little story! The mini is absolutely gorgeous... LOVE IT!!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

mitch1066 said...

a girls gotta have bling!Luv it!!

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dlwidder said...

Great storybook! I'm sure my daughter would love something like that. Great idea! :-D

McVic said...

Cute Cute book!!! TFS
kacee
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The Mama Monster said...

This may be my favorite thing ever!!! So awesome!

CorrieW said...

Wow, this is on my wishlist but its always sold out

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous album. I just love how you used the bling. TFS.

Auntie Em said...

Your little book is so adorable! Love the techniques you used on the clear acrylic pages!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Kelly Sas said...

What a special loving thing for you to do for your kids... make your own storybook for them! Thanks for sahiring some new techniques you invented too!!

Dawnll said...

Your book is so darn adorable! Love all the fun details and supplies you used.

Jill P said...

The last two projects you've done are so cool, I just had to sign up as one of your followers! Love your ideas!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a lovely album! I don't use acetate much but I really liked your project and it is always nice to learn new techniques.

DebC said...

AMAZING!!! this is the cutest thing ever. I love the enchanted paper line and this album turned out so sweet! Great job! My fav!
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Melinda Spinks said...

Rhonda the mini is so beautiful and unique with the acetate and all it's little bits and pieces. Love all the instructions too! Just wonderful as always.

Leesa said...

What a lovely little story book you have made Rhonda!! I have been to scared to use my irock on plastic, I thought it would melt!! And I love the glitter hot glue shapes idea!

Candy said...

Cute story book and I love how you used the glitter glue from the I-bond!

st_mccall said...

STUNNING!!!!! I am loving the clear!!!! That book is adorable and the story was cute. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

Jodi said...

This ROCKS!!!!! So many fabulous techniques!!!! the story is so Cute!!! The kids are going to LOVE it!!!

Kray said...

I love the story......very cute book....I will definitely be scraplifting!!!

Cynthia B. said...

This project is AWEsome! Love the bling and the glitter heart.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I never use acrylic. I think after seeing this... I may have to change that!!

SherriB said...

Such an adorable album! I just love it. When did the glitter glue sticks become available? I haven't seen any of the new products from CHA anywhere.

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Jean said...

Adorable!

Hollyk said...

This is a cute book, Thanks for sharing.

Moira said...

How stinkin' adorable!!

Amanda said...

LOVE this!!

Stephanie Buice said...

Love your work! I am new to your blog but am so in love with this mini!