Sunday, August 18, 2013

Finalist Blog Hop Day 9

Hello everyone! Welcome back for day 9 of our Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop! I hope you have enjoyed hopping along with us!
I am excited to show you my first (we each submitted two) 3D project for this contest! This is a home decor shadow box framed piece that would be adorable in any nursery! And these frames are really fun to embellish! Have a look!

Do you recognize the DSP? That's right, it's Bella Rose, one of my all time favorites. And it is retired. But not in My Digital Studio!! Have I mentioned that I love My Digital Studio? Nothing ever retires in My Digital Studio, so you can have and use your favorites forever!
For this project, I made an 8 1/2 x 11 page in My Digital Studio with 3 rows of square boxes (punches) filled with Bella Rose DSP. Then I sent it to the Stampin' Up print serves and had them print 3 copies -another advantage of My Digital Studio, printing multiple copies! When I got them back in the mail, I left one copy uncut, and cut out the boxes from the other 2 copies. Next I layered the boxes on top of my uncut copy with dimensionals. For some boxes I added 1 layer, and some I added 2 layers while others I left flat. I love the look of varied dimension.
Then I started embellishing! I added buttons and trims and pearls ect. I also had fun with the Simply Pressed Buttons and Blossoms Molds and the Simply Pressed Clay. For the white button,I used the Simply Pressed Clay as is. The other button is dyed with Rose Red Ink Refill as are some of the flowers. I also used Pink Pirouette Ink Refill for one of the flowers. I sponged each clay  flower with some Rose Red Ink, then painted all of my clay embellishments with Crystal Effects. I love how this technique makes the clay embellishments look like resin! So fun!
I didn't have any wide pink ribbon, so I bleached the color out of some crumb cake seam binding ribbon, then recolored it with Pink Pirouette Ink Refill. I used glue dots to add  loops to my ribbon and added pearls to the top of each loop.  also dyed some white Baker's Twine with Pink Pirouette Ink and added to my very vintage button. 
I loved the Designer Builder Brads (retired) and I wanted to add one to my project. Since I didn't have any baby stamps small enough, I shrunk one of the footprints from the Baby Prints stamp brush set in My Digital Studio and placed it on the brad-so tiny and cute!! The "It's a Girl" sentiment is also from the same stamp brush set. The baby stats and name were also done in My Digital Studio. It's so fun to mix digital and traditional products! It really is the best of both worlds! 

Digital Elements: Bella Rose DSP, Baby Prints
Traditional Elements:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Curly Label, Designer Label
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim, Very Vintage Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine (one piece was dyed w/Pink Pirouette Ink Refill), Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Bleached then dyed with Pink Pirouette Ink), Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Antique Brads, Designer Builder Brads (retired), Basic Jewels Pearls, Very Vintage Trinkets, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Simply Pressed Clay and Simply Pressed Buttons and Blossoms Molds

 I hope I remembered everything! Thanks for stopping by! You do not want to miss any of the fabulous projects on this hop! Click the back button to see Elizabeth Price's fabulous project, and click next to see the amazing Kaitlyn Zumbach in action!

Hop back for Elizabeth Price!

Hop forward for Kaitlyn Zumbach!


Gorgeous! I love all of the amazing MDS hybrid projects and this one is really, really pretty! I like that you did 3 different levels of dimension....mmmm I love lotsa layers ;)

Posted by Cathy Casey on August 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

This is so pretty! I love being able to pull old DSP from MDS :) All of these colors are so pretty together and all of the embellishments are perfect!

Posted by Breelin Renwick on August 19, 2013 at 11:20 AM #

I love ANY project that has that "patchwork quilt" kinda feel ... this is just sooo much fun! Great job, Julie! :)

Posted by Wendy W. on August 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM #

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