Saturday, November 7, 2009

RF Weekly!! Recipe Challenge!!! Come and Play!

Hello Hello Everyone!!!

Welcome to another week of Robyn's Fetish Challenge !!! This week we were given a 'recipe' to follow.

Here's the recipe:
  • any RF image
  • 3 patterned papers
  • 2 colors of cardstock
  • 1 type of ribbon
  • glitter or shimmer
  • bling
  • flowers
Sounds yummy, right??

Ok so here's what I cooked up!
I started with an unfinished, wooden clipboard that I picked up at ACM some months ago. They're cheap to begin with but I think they were on sale so I grabbed a bunch. Always a good 'go to' when you need something different.

I first grabbed some twisties (you know...the things you use to tie up your garbage) and I opened the clip. I then used my Brilliance Pearlescent Gold pigment ink pad to "paint" the front of the clipboard with.
I basically pressed the ink pad into the wood and schmooshed it all around so it was really 'inky'. I then used my super thick embossing powder and covered the wet ink. I used my heat gun and set the embossing powder. From some angles it looks like it's gleaming gold and from some angles it looks like it's just been rained on!! It's SO cool!!! I love heat embossing!!!

For my 'bling' I figured I'd go ALL OUT! I grabbed my sheets of rhinestones and went at the clip part!!! It took a while but with a little patience and some crafting tweezers I got the job done!! It's SO super blingified!! hahahhaah!I chose Robyn's cupcake image (I love anything cupcakes!!) and set to coloring it. I also decided to paper piece the cupcake liner. So I trimmed out some 12"x12" DP (with the cute pink butterflies on it) down to 8.5" x 11" and ran it through my printer printing the cupcake again. I trimmed out the cupcake liner and adhered it to the image already printed on white cardstock.
I then used my Copics to color the frosting, candle and sprinkles!! After coloring the sprinkles I used my glue pen to coat them up and then covered them in chocolate brown glitter. SO FUN!!

I then trimmed the entire thing out and set that aside. I wanted to do a simple matte for the cupcake seeing as there was already A LOT going on so I used a pretty yellow polka dotted DP for my first layer, PTI's Blush Blossom as my next layer and some pinky SU! DP as my third layer. I used PTI light yellow (forget the actual name) for the bottom 'pocket'. I matted it in the same Blush Blossom but just ever so slightly to give it a bit more dimension. I used some SU! rub ons for the 'friend' sentiment and since there was a flower right next to the word that covers my flower part! ;)

Inside the pocket I added the cupcake to which I have added a magnet so that the recipient can put it on their fridge or wherever and a gift card to a local coffee shop!

The matte paper is detachable so that the clipboard can be used on a kitchen counter to hold a pad of paper, on someone's desk to hold post-it notes, etc, etc. I wanted it to be beautiful AND practical!!

The last bit was to add my ribbon. And I will admit that I cheated...JUST a little!!! I used 2 ribbons instead of one ;) One just wasn't doing it for me!! LOL!

I hope you've enjoyed my blingidy, clipboard, pocket gift holder!



WendyP said...

love your clipboard !!! what a great idea, hugs W

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

What a fantastic creation and a fab idea. Love all the jewels.

Hugs Ali x

~Jeri~ said...

Very cute Meredith!!! Love the bling!!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful idea! Love it!