Tuesday, February 5, 2013

bring out your bling! bring our your BLING!

and bring out your *oldest* bling, at that! because this week at shopping our stash, miss carla has whipped up another awesome ♥STASHBUSTER♥ challenge in which she is asking us to dust off our most elderly and neglected supplies... and fall in love all over again. this one has my name written ALL OVER IT, dontcha think?! because i got on the bling bandwagon early, and i never did hop off! as a matter of fact, back in the day, i used to use fine tweezers and diamond glaze applied with the point of a toothpick to attach tiny loose flat-backed gems one... at... a... time... (yes, i was crazy, thank you for asking!!!) :) so whereas a lot of people complained at how expensive the lovely self-adhesive bling was when it first appeared, to me it was worth every penny! i think the first such product i ever saw was made by heidi swapp. (she came out with a line of deco tape about ten years before the washi craze, too, come to think of it. out in front of the curve, miss heidi has been, for most of her career, it's pretty impressive!) anyway, i must've used 20 packets of circles, squares and even words, but my faves were always her nice straight lines! so here's one of those... with... (ahem!) one or two other embellies, as well!

(patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey, graphic 45; "muse" glitter sticker: papaya! by anahata katkin; green bling strip: heidi swapp; other glittery stickers from costco (my aunt found them AGES ago!); flower gem stickers: basic grey; paper flowers: prima; colored rub on (center strip): pink paislee; text rub-on: fancy pants; white and cream rubs (doilies, pompoms, bunting): hambly; shimmery chalks (rubbed carefully into JUST the white and cream rub-ons, so they would stand out from the white-on-white background): pebbles; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
ok, yeah, it's been a while since i went this crazy with layers and layers and layers of rub-ons, glitter stickers, bling-embellished stickers, paper flowers, shimmery chalks, more rub-ons, more stickers, more... well, ok, i think you get it, lol! it was soooooooooooo totally engrossing, too, i have not had this much fun in AGES! possibly, i need to get out more, eh?

if you need a lovely little inspiration vacation, do hop over to SOS and check out the stellar work of my DT sisters, i promise you'll be glad you did! ♥♥♥

10 comments:

~amy~ said...

oh this is gorgeous...I have been hoarding my papaya stash....you have inspired me!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

....aaaand now I'm seeing Monty Python in my head. "Bring out your dead!~WAIT, I'm not dead yet!"
And of course you're crazy. All the best people are!
Love the awesome collage you've created - and the chalking is the perfect emphasis to showcase those pretty white patterns!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

I, for one, do not think you need to get out more because your creations are always GORGEOUS! So, you just stay right where you are and keep creating such wonderful eye-candy for us! Beautifully done once again!
Blessings,
Michelle

Bananastamper said...

Such a fun card - loving all the fun layers of yumminess!

Carla said...

totally amazingly luscious and beautiful! Love all the bits!

Linda R said...

Looks amazing... You did an awesome job here...

Hugs~

June Houck said...

Beautiful...you and Miss Heidi Swapp are both ahead of your time. I can attest that you are the queen of bling waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy before it was a common stash item. You always inspire me :)

ScrappySandie said...

As always, you've created a work of art! Perfect combo of interesting elements/patterns/bling...inspiring once again! TFS!!
Sandie

Gina said...

I love all the layers. The portrait peeking out makes the card. Gorgeous. It looks like it was a blast to make.