Saturday, January 10, 2009

FCD Goes ABC - Ursula

We are having some technical difficulties with PCP this AM so here is a copy of Ursula's hop post for you all to see :) If you leave her comments I will forward them all to her :D

Howdy Friends! :o)
It's time for another blog hop! Hope you've got your hopping shoes on and are ready to join in the fun today!
Today's challenge was to create an ABC item (anything but a Card) that featured FCD stamps and could be used as a Valentine's Day gift. COOL!

I decided to make something for my hubby. He's been pretty good lately - heck he even fixed our broken toilet in the master bath (LOL). That deserves chocolate in my book, and what better way to present it than a homemade (or at least home decorated) candy dish!

I found this dish at our local Wal-Mart. Here's a pic of the "before" dish. (OK, yes, it's really a flower vase, but I think it makes a coolio candy dish!)
I first colored it with 3 colors of Alcohol Inks (latte, espresso, & raisin). Then I measured and cut 4 panels to fit along the top edge. To be sure the paper edge blended well with the glass, I tore the bottom of each panel and inked all the edges with Distress Walnut Ink.
Next it was time to stamp! I used two Sally stamps from Sally Says, the "love your sexy tu-lips" phrase from the Tulip plate, and a few word stamps from a few other sets. I stamped and colored all 4 panels.
Then, using Matte Medium, I painted the glass and the backside of the panels (one at a time), and affixed them to the dish. Once all 4 panels were attached, I painted over the upper section with the Medium, making sure no edges were loose.
Once that dried, I tied a ribbon to the bottom, hung some charms from the bow, and filled it with Kisses. Isn't it SWEET??

Be sure you hop on over to Karyn's Blog to continue on the FCD hop today! There will be a treat at the end of today's journey, but you have to find your way there, first! Happy Hoppin and Stampin! :o)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Unknown said...

OHH wow thats amazing! great job!

StampinCathy said...

This is just fabulous. I just love this idea. Thanks for this sweet eye candy.

Kathy W said...

whoo !!! what a fabulous altered items from inks, papers to embellishments, well done!

Leona said...

What a great transformation... i love it!

Chrissy D said...

This turned out FABULOUS! I love this idea and the colors you used! TFS!