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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Anything But a Card

For the Anything but a Card challenge this week at Sweet Stamps, I altered some Napkin Rings- I bought them at a resale shop for $1.00.


 I started with sanding the napkin rings, placing them in tubes made from cardboard toilet paper tubes covered with wax paper.
 I primed the rings with Gesso, then dabbed on Broken China ink with a paintbrush. Next, I daubered on Mustard Seed and Forget me Not inks, and added a bit of glitz with Inka Gold. (I painted on the Inka Gold).

 While that dried, I embossed the dragonflies- brownstone in the centers and Girls Night Out on the wings.  I filled 2 of the wings with Crystal effects, then sprinkled on Sugar Sand. The other 2, I used Stickles Glitter Glue and sprinkled on Sugar Sand.
 So, the glue shrunk and left holes in the middles of some of the wings, so I added Crystal effects to the open areas. I added the liquids to the wings on the craft mat and let them dry overnight. Where the holes were from the glue shrinking, I added Crystal Effects and let it dry.  Finally, I added Inka Gold 'Yellow.Green' on the top- painted on with a fine paintbrush.

The supplies I used are found HERE on the Sweet Stamps Blog.

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- Leave your Mark Paint : )
Decorate to Celebrate- Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge-Craft My Life- No Cards- AG
Anything But a Card- Alter small things  (Gorgeous DT sample : )
Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-invent- Recycled

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

26 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Shelly - these are fabulous - the original owner of the rings would never recognise them now!! Love those dragonflies :-).
Blessings
Maxine

chingaling ling said...

These are perfect for spring Shelly!

Wanda Rohlfing said...

Those are gorgeous! Nicely done!

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous napkin rings!! I love how you decorated them!! So beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super glittery and elegant.
Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATSM challenge

Jennifer Scull said...

these look great!

sandie said...

Such an amazing project. These would be a joy on any table. Thanks for joining us at Atsm

Tammy said...

These napkin rings are absolutely gorgeous Shelly! Beautiful colors and I love the dragonflies!!
Hugs, Tammy

*Vicki* said...

WOW! This is such a clever idea Shelly!! I love those dragonflies with the glitter!! :) So happy to see your lovely creation over at ATSM my friend!! HUGS

Toni said...

What a beautiful transformation..... Love the addition of your dragonflys and the crystal accents on the wings completes it perfectly.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty, your napkin rings! Love those glittery dragonflies! Thanks for linking up with us at ATSM!

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous napkin rings!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice work Shelly. Love the dragonfly embellishments. Great color choice too.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

NanaConnie said...

What a great idea, Shelly. So glad you showed us the steps. Love those dragonflies!

Donna K said...

LOVELY! I adore recycled project, Shelly! These are just fabulous.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Shelly, these are gorgeous!! What a beautiful transformation and a clever idea! Love the dragonflies! hugs :)

Beth Norman said...

How fabulous. I love the dragonflies.

Kim K said...

Wow, really well done Shelly!!

Penny said...

They are just darling! I particularly love the 'flies you used on them! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jane Willis said...

What a wonderful transformation, they are absolutely gorgeous!

Lynn McAuley said...

From trash to treasure, Shelly! I love what you have done with these gorgeous dragonfly napkin rings! You have given them a fabulous new life!

Deborah Frings said...

What a great idea! I do like your napkin rings - super colours, lovely decoration and I do like the dragonflies. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Lilian YF said...

I love dragonflies! Beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
Lilian
http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

how pretty with the dragonflies thanks for joining challenge at dtc. hugs

Norma said...

Hi Shelly, these are pretty and wonderful for a Spring table setting:) Thank you for joining us over Decorate to Celebrate.
Hugs,
Norma

Chris CSDesigns said...

Shelly, Your recycled napkin rings turned so gorgeous. I love the idea of the wax paper and paper roll as an aid for painting your rings. I have some old metal ones I bought with the purpose of revamping a while back and this idea is really helpful. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and hope to see you drop by again.
:) Chris / CS Designs