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!