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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Grungy Monday- #21

Linda over at StudioL3 has challenges us to use fragments this week. Love these babies. I finally got brave enough to try to put together a necklace made from these after ogling Sherry's beautiful works forever on her blog and wishing I lived close enough to take her classes. I got out some patterned paper scraps, an old map, a couple stamps and some archival ink and went to town. I stamped the images onto them and then began laying my fragments onto them to see where I wanted them. Once I decided, I smeared a bit of Glossy accents onto the fragments and laid them onto the stamped images. Went to family room and watched my beloved Packers until half-time to allow to dry. Then I used my Tim scissors to trim around them and cut them out. I then used the tutorial Christie Hund




shared on her blog, Thanks Christie! Except I used aluminum tape from the hardware aisle of Wal-Mart for my metal sheets. Added some alcohol inks, ran through one of Tim's embossing folders and sanded the high spots. I then smeared my black archival ink pad over it to make it pop. Next a layer of Rock Candy distress stickles to seal it after I sanded the edges good so no sharp edges remained. Poked through the holes with Tim's awl tool, added jump rings and my chain. Then I added a couple wings, heart and wings, and a key charm to a couple of them randomly. What a fun and easy project! And the Packers won!!! Doesn't get any better than this!

16 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Kathy, your necklace is a beauty! I love the colors and how each fragment has its own special look.

Dorothy said...

Kathy...those are awesome!!!

PaulaJ said...

beautiful job!

Cathy Y said...

Very nice, Kathy! I like the transparent look.

Lisa said...

Hi Kathy -- LOVE, love, love it! I'm getting in the mood to get out my fragments now. TFS!

scrapandstamp said...

Love this. Fantastic idea!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Kathy its AWESOME, so glad you had a go at creating all these cool charms!
hugs Lynn

Alison said...

Your necklace looks fabulous Kathy! I love the images you used! xx

Lori said...

Well, I'm woefully behind on blog reading, but all your projects are wonderful, Kathy! Love the necklace, the last Tim tag, the config, everything! You've been busy!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, a great way to use the fragments and great images too. Tracy x

papillon said...

mmmmh a yummishly piece! love the looks you gave each fragment!

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh my what can I say...this is amazing. I adore this! take care, gerri

Terry said...

Now talk about beauty! What a fabulous necklace. Beautiful use of fragments!

Candy C said...

HI Kathy!!! I am just getting caught up on some past blogs. I love your fragment charms. They are really well done! <3 Candy

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oooooo you know how much I love Fragments! Soooo happy you got yours out and created such a cool necklace. xo to you Kathy!

Kim Dellow said...

Totally fab! Kim