I am beside myself thrilled with this opportunity to be a guest designer for The Greeting Farm. I love their adorable images, and I had a blast creating these chunky charms using The Greeting Farm’s Hatters stamp set, Shrinky Dink paper, beads, tassles, charms, metal gears, rhinestones trims, junk jewelry pieces, a memory locket (filled with flower sequins and x’s and o’s), old chandelier crystals, and acrylic flowers (basically I layered on anything I thought would add sparkle and springtime fun).
I first colored up five of the images (main color of outfit noted in parenthesis) with the following Copic colors:
Niki (pink): 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
Peacock (violet): Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11 with R 20 blush; Violet part of outfit: V12, 06 and 09; Trims on outfit: BV01, 04 and 08; Hair: C6, C9, BV04 and BV08; Peacock feathers: G09, YG21, E13, B04 and B69
Elsa (blue): Skin: E000, 00, 21 with R30; Medium blue: B21, 24, 95 and BG45; Dark blue: B63, 66, 69; Hair: B60, BV31 and B21
Blondie (blue-green): Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 with R20 blush; Grapes: V12, 09; Blue plum: B34 and 39; Strawberry: R83, 85 and 89; Blue-green part of outfit: BG45, 49 and 78; Hair: Y21, Y26, YR24 and E25
Patty (green): Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, with R20 blush; Green part of outfit: G85, 94 and 99; Yellow/gold part of outfit: Y21, Y26 and YR24; Red flower trims: R83, 85 and 89; Hair E97, 99 and 29 (I didn’t end up using this one so that I could reserve 1 key ring for my giveaway prize–see how to enter below)
Then I scanned each of these into my computer, blew them up to 5″ x 7″ size, lightened them by 60% and increased the contrast by 10% (this lightens the image without losing detail). I then printed these out on Shrinky Dink paper, punched a standard 1/4″ hole at the top, and used my heat tool to shrink down the images. They turned into really great sturdy pieces that would be great for embellishments, making into magnets, or as centerpieces for charms (like here). I love that they can be handled, viewed from all sides, and can swing and move. I have these hanging on my craft room wall on a necklace holder and love the little wall decor. 🙂
The following is a process video on how to make these chunky charms:
GIVEAWAY: To enter to win a custom Hatters chunky charm as well as some extra crafty goodies from me, watch this video on YouTube and leave a comment on that video (not here) telling me your favorite Hatter (detailed rules in video description of YT video).
These chunky charms are being entered into the following challenges:
May Farm Fresh Challenge — Swing into Spring Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Home Decor Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky 3 or More Layers Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes for Merry Month of May Challenge – WINNER
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
A Beautiful Mess: Anything Goes Challenge
Very cute idea, love all those charms, pearls and jewels. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!
Thanks so much Ellie! It was so much fun to craft a little something different and use up all those broken jewelry pieces I’ve been saving to use “some day.” 🙂 TFStopping by and leaving your sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
These are real fun creations and something really different, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.
I have some Tattered Lace candy here
Oh wow, thanks so much! It was really fun to craft something different and to use up broken jewelry pieces that I had been “saving to use some day”. I love upcycling and re-using things when I can in my crafting. 🙂 TFStopping by and leaving your sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
Fabulous creations. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab’n’Funky. Pat K x
Thanks so much Pat! These were really fun to make. TFStopping by and leaving your sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
Your charms are amazing. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Fab’n Funky.
Oh thanks so much Alison! I had so much fun making these little chunky charms. TFStopping by and leaving your sweet comment. Hugs, Kristina
This is fab. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky. xx Jan DT
Thank you so much Jan! Can’t ask for a nicer compliment than “fab” from a Fab N Funky DT member! 😀 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.
I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
Thank you so much Angela! I am new to your challenge blog, but I love it! TF stopping by and leaving a kind comment! Hugs, Kristina
These are just too adorable. I love them all and thanks for sharing your process for creating them.
Awww thanks so much Sandra! I really had fun making these! TF stopping by, big hugs, Kristina
Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Thank you so much Leanne! I really had fun making these and sharing them with you all at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Hugs, Kristina
These are beyond cute!!! What a great project idea! Thanks for joining us at TGF!
Awww thanks so much Rachel! I had so much fun making these. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, kristina
and I always thought shrinky dinks was a kid craft… these are stinkin adorable!
Thanks so much! I did too! In fact I wanted Shrinky Dinks so badly as a kid, but we could never afford it. Now I’m in my forties and I can’t get enough of them. I have made Doctor Who earrings and charms with them too. Love them!
These are so awesome! Love shrink plastic and you used it beautifully! All of the details in these are amazing.
Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.
Thanks so much Rae Ann! It was so fun using shrink plastic to make these charms! It takes me back to my childhood. What joy! TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Oooo what stunning charms and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x
ThAnks bunches Sam!
Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)
Thanks so much Ine! It was fun to make these charms. I love your challenge blog! tf stopping by, Hugs, Kristina
What a great idea,love the charms. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x
Thanks so much Emma!