Wow, two hops back to back. This is so much fun! Today I get to put on my Design Team hat and show off my latest creation for Lindy’s Stamp Gang.
The design team for Lindy’s Stamp Gang is holding their first ever Lovin’ Lindy Hop! Each of the designers have picked out their own personal color selection of favorites and we’re showing them off with our artwork and tutorials. Best of all, each designer is holding a giveaway of their favorite Lindy’s colors on their blog! The more blogs you visit, the more chances to enter and win!
You know when you’re working on something and you’re having so much fun you have to force yourself to stop? Case in point: this box. Put down the glue gun and back away. I really debated on adding more flowers, or more glitter, or more rhinestones. But I’d say I went over the top just enough.
Heck, who am I kidding? I went over the top and fell off the other side. And you can’t even SEE the glimmery goodness that the Lindy’s Starburst Sprays are giving to this candy-coated confection.
So let’s talk about the project a bit, shall we? The box started out as a plain brown cardboard heart box, from the craft store. See the picture below. It’s so sad.
I painted the box with white acrylic paint. Just slap it on there, it’s mostly going to be covered. Spray a good coat of Hottie Patottie Pink over the paint, let it sit a minute then dab off with a diaper wipe. The acrylic paint resists the spray, but it stains enough to leave a very pale version of the original color.
Using the February Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart, Friendship, I embossed a strip of white cardstock with clear embossing powder and then sprayed the white cardstock heavily with more of the Hottie Patottie Pink. (This name makes me giggle). The clear embossing powder resists the spray, so the damask pattern is now white with a hot pink background. This strip is then matted with Close to My Heart Chocolate cardstock and attached to the sides of the box. I embellished with Pearl Opaques.
For the top of the box, I stamped the largest damask pattern and embossed in white on Chocolate cardstock. Can I just say how cool that pattern is? I want to wallpaper my bedroom in it. I also stamped and embossed the Sweet! letters using Bohemian Alpha set. The letters are mounted on white cardstock squares sprayed with… say it with me now… Hottie Patottie Pink. Seriously, those cardstock squares were white!
Ahhh, the flower. That’s going to be a tutorial soon. It’s made from coffee filters, with a rolled cardstock rose in the middle. Both of the flowers begin white, then are sprayed with Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Spray. It looks like it should be sitting on top of a cupcake. Yum!
Now, let’s take a look at the before and after:
Life is like a box of chocolates. Especially when it’s covered in glitter and flowers.
So, want to win a set of Lindy’s Starburst Sprays? I’ve chosen three colors that I absolutely adore right now. I am a tone-on-tone kind of gal, I’m never happy with just ONE shade of anything. So I picked two colors of pink, Hottie Patottie and Cotton Candy. One is in-yer-face, you gotta problem with me bein’ a girl? pink. The other is shy and demure, with a sweet little shimmer to spice it up. Thelma and Louise of the pink family. Of course, we can’t forget chocolate. All girls are better with chocolate. This one is Dark chocolate truffle, with a fine gold glimmer that suits in perfectly. Dark and rich, just the way chocolate should be.
I need a name for my collection! I thought of Chocolate covered cherries or chocolate covered strawberries, but my kids pointed out that both fruits are red. Well, fooey, I can’t come up with anything better. So I need your help! Do you like my name or can you come up with a better one? Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing, and if you've got a good idea, let me hear it! You must log in or leave your email to enter the drawing, anonymous comments can’t win.
UPDATE : Prize winner has been drawn, thanks to all who entered. Additional comments are now disabled.
Now, after you’ve left a comment, hop on over to the other Lindy’s Stamp Gang designer’s blog and check out their artwork! Tell ‘em Tresa sent ya!