Debbie Hayslette has been so patient as I ran around the country for work and had no time to craft. She was the lucky winner of the custom chunky charm giveaway that I did for my first The Greeting Farm guest design team project. I think I am finally wrapping up my consulting project that I started in January (and was only supposed to last 2-3 months), and I am so looking forward to crafting more again.
I made this chunky charm featuring one of the cute The Greeting Farm stamps from the Hatters collection that I colored up with the following Copic markers: Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 with R 20 blush; Yellow/gold part of outfit: Y32, Y35 and YR24; Burgundy part of outfit: R83, 85 and 89; Hair: RV00, 52, 55, and 66
I scanned her into my computer, blew it up to 5 x 7″ size and lightened the image before printing it out on Shrinky Dink paper. I fussy cut it out and then used my heat tool to shrink it down and make hard. Then it was a matter of adding lots of beads, charms, and gems all along a chain attached to a large lobster clasp.
I kept everything in a kind of monochromatic pink/gold palette and tried to create a “Paris in Summertime” theme (with an Eiffel Tower flower Art-i-cake, various crystal flowers and bead butterflies). 😀 I hope it will bring a smile to Debbie’s face.
The following video will give you a sense of all the little bits and bobs I added from my stash and from various lovely crafty friends:
This chunky charm is being entered into the following challenges:
MarkerPOP Summertime Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Monochrome Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Around the World Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Flower Power Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
A Beautiful Mess Anything Goes Challenge