Thursday, December 9, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop Week 6 - Little of This, Little of That

Here we are at week 6 and only one more after this.  It's a crazy time here but I surely enjoy this "push" each week to do some quick creative thinking.  So this week we have another die by Brenda Pinnick.
You can see here the pieces that I received for the hop.  I have a variety of dies in my collection that are part of Brenda's collection.  My first thought was to combine the pieces I received with some of the those dies.  I wanted to use all the pieces in my package in some way, but it just didn't happen.  So now I'll share the two pieces that I did finish. (At some point I hope to get to the third project, along with several other almost finished Sizzix projects that I have been playing around with, when I do, I will be sharing them.)

For the Valentine hanger, (which could be mailed as a Valentine) I began with the square frame pieces.  The cardstock pieces (2) were covered with a lightweight gold foil, by ironing on a small piece of heat-n-bond.  Once they were covered, they were glued together, then embossed with a texture folder.
The front frame was cut from Brenda's fabric line.
The fabric was backed with an iron-on interfacing.  For this project I wanted a different color.  I diluted Adirondack Acrylic Raisin paint and the metallic gold, and spread the colors onto the fabric, both printed side and opposite side.  This photo shows how the diluted paint changed the color of the fabric slightly with the design still showing through.

Two squares of clear plastic were cut slightly smaller then the frames.  Glued the plastic to the backs of the fabric and embossed frames.  Two "Salvage Stickers" were placed
back-to-back.  On one sticker place a small dot of Glossy Accents to the corners and center onto one of the plastic inserts. Using FabriTac, glue a narrow lace around the outside edge of one frame. Glue the two frames together.  Trim the front edge with narrow red metallic ribbon.  A gold metallic wire cording was glued inside the front edge.
Formed flowers out of quilters vinyl and canvas.  Die cut leaves and small flowers from a lamented coupon card that I received in the mail.  Colored these with alcohol inks and metallic paint.  Positioned flowers and leaves onto the frame. Added a length of ribbon for a hanger.  Added another bit of embellishment to hang from the bottom.

Dream Angel
For this pendant, use the smaller inside pieces from the die cut frames.  Used two cardstock pieces and glued them together. Glued on the tan canvas piece for the back and the burlap piece for the front.  I inked the edges of the "sandwiched" pieces with Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks.  Crocheted a necklace from ribbon yarn.  Attached  a gator clip hanger to the piece and threaded the crocheted necklace through the hanger and pinched it closed with pliers.
 Then the angel was created with "bits and pieces" of found stuff.  A "dream" quote was printed on the backside.

Materials:  (Valentine Hanger)
Sizzix Bigz XL, Album Brackets
Sizzix 3D Flower
Sizzix Original Hearts
Sizzix Texture Folder - Hearts & Vines
Sizzix Big Shot
Gold Foil
Heat n Bond - ThermoWeb
Clear Plastic
Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers - Holidays
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint - Raisin
Delta Gleams - Metallic 14K Gold
Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Raisin, Cranberry, Pesto, Lettuce
Kreinik Metallic Ribbon, red & gold
May Arts Metallic Gold Wire Cording
Scraps of Lace and Ribbon
Gold Heart Charm / Clear Heart Beads
Beacon FabriTac
Ranger Glossy Accents

(Dream Angel)
Sizzix Bracket Die
Beacon FabricTac
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace
Ranger Perfect Pearls - Blue Smoke, Perfect Gold
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Lion Ribbon Yarn - Crochet Hook
Clip - 7 Gypsies
Pewter Legs & Arms
Molded Face
Plastic Wings
Letter Tiles
Lace Scrap
Piece of "Tortured Felt"

NOTE: Please continue to hop through the blogs by following the "Triple Play Blog Button", by clicking forward or back to see the other wonderful ideas.  Thanks for stopping and please leave me and all a comment to tell us what you think!


  1. Madeline! I love both projects, but that dream angel is TO DIE FOR!!! I love everything about it. You are so talented!

  2. wonderful use of textures

  3. Turn about is fair play! I'll be the first to comment on your post today too! I love that Valentine Hanger! It would be great for Xmas greetings too. Thanks so much for your continuing to inspire!

  4. Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm looking forward to getting through all of them later on today. Must finish up some sewing today ... it's always something. The one thing about all this I found, is when first looking at the pieces that I received, sometimes I drew a blank. But then once ideas started coming I found more and more ways to use them. For some projects I have been lucky enough to have the die, which helps. Others it's tricky to work with, though I like the challenge. Laura, my first thought was to do Christmas but I didn't like the images I had on hand and my time was limited. Gosh, the start flowing and more will come when I get the chance to see everyone else's. So much talent in this group!!!

  5. Very nice! You always do beautiful work.

  6. Madeline- all I can say is WOW girl! Cool idea for the teansparency frame and amazing angel. You do so many techniques so well!

  7. gasp, gasp, gasp.....The dream angel is amazing and so is the hanging piece which could be used anywhere! Madeline, you WOW me each and every time! Thank you for showing off my die so brilliantly!!!

  8. Great ideas Madeline! What a pretty Valentine holder and your necklace is fabulous!

  9. Madeline Wow! I love both projects, but the angle is simply amazing. What a beautiful idea!

  10. As I was scrolling down to the first piece, I thought, "How beautiful!" Then there was more and more and more. Madeline, you are spectacular. I love the finishing touches you add that I always forget, such as the ribbon necklace! You rock!

  11. I would love this as a gift! :) Beautiful!

  12. This has been so much fun. I've been inspired by everyone else. I truly appreciate the comments.

  13. Talk about creative! WOW... this is really cool!

  14. Madeline I truly LOVE everything you do!