Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bold Blooms by Alison (Craftytrog)

Hello Stampers! 
As Mothering Sunday is fast approaching, I thought I'd share some bright & bold statement jewellery that would make a nice gift for Mum. Of course, you could always make some for yourself instead!
Here's how I made the set...
I took 3 Stampbord pieces, 2 one inch square, & 1 two inch square. This is a fantastic surface to work on, & takes inks beautifully. 
I applied alcohol ink (sunset orange, watermelon, & raspberry), using felt on an applicator tool, layering until I had the look I wanted.
I then sanded back the colour in the middles a little, to lighten.
Then I used a scratching tool to scratch some white highlights. This adds a lovely depth to the pieces.
I used the black archival ink pad to ink all of the sides & edges, to add a frame to my artwork.
Next, I embossed my pieces with clear ultra thick embossing enamel. I used 3 layers of embossing.
In the picture below, I have just embossed the large piece. You can see the difference the embossing makes, it really brings out the colours, and adds a beautiful shine, of course.
To finish, I added jump rings, metallic beads & ear wires for the earrings, & a ball chain for the pendant.
I hope you like this bright little set,

thanks for visiting,
Alison xxx

19 comments:

butterfly said...

They're absolutely delicious, Alison - beautifully designed and made - lovely!
Alison x

massofhair said...

Love using stampboard for jewellery making as it's a wonderful surface to play on.

Beautiful set, ball chain is my chain of choice & looks fab with your set:-) xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

That is so pretty Alison, wonderful design.

isisimaginings.com said...

They're so lovely. The colours are gorgeous & I love the white highlights.

Helen said...

Gorgeous pendant and ear ring set, so pretty, and the shine is great.

Alex said...

This design is so beautiful, Alison! Love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Exquisite, Alison, such a lovely gift and some wonderful tips,

Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Alison, these are stunning and a great step by step too! You have just inspired me to dig out my stamp board!!

lafée said...

waoouuu un magnifique ensemble!!!!

whyducks said...

Great work Alison.

just4crafters said...

Gorgeous colors!!! Love it!!! ~Sophia

rachel said...

a beautiful idea Alison - love these - great colours and fab stamping - perfect for mothers day xx

Marjie Kemper said...

How bright and beautiful these are!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such a beautiful idea Alison.
Wishes
Lynne

~*~Patty S said...

Very pretty Alison!!!
oxo

hazel said...

These are lovely Alison, the colours are wonderful.
xxx Hazel.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

what a lovely set !!!

Artyjen said...

Must get out some of my stash of stamp board! Great inspiration.
xoxo Sioux

Susan Salyer said...

This is beautiful and inspiring.
susan s