Saturday, August 6, 2011

Non-Winning Artisan Award- Raspberry Branches Message Board

Here is my second 3d project I submitted for Artisan Award. This one took a lot of time! It is a cork board/magnetic board all in one! (click on it to see it bigger!)

I made the cork and magnetic checker board using Stampin' Up's cork and magnetic sheets. If you look closely you can see that I stamped the magnetic sheets using Black StazOn and the raspberry image from the Clearly for You stamp set. I also made thumb tacks using cork sheets, a big shot die (to get the circle shape from cork) and also stamped them using Black StazOn and the butterfly image from the same stamp set.

You can also see in this picture that I edged the checker board with a "rope" I made using some thin gauge electrical wire wrapped in Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon. There are also hooks at the bottom with a custom SU! key attached....you can't see the key...oops, it got chopped off!

And here is a close up picture of the raspberry branches (that is what I called them at least!) that took the majority of the time to make! I made the branches using the same wire and taffeta ribbon as the "rope" and then added some leafs. Then I made the raspberries using about a million (maybe not quite) of the Cherry Cobbler punched four petaled flowers from the mini punch pack. They were attached to half of a mini craft foam ball. Everything that was paper on this project was sponged using the appropriate inks.

I seriously had fun making this project and making my own raspberry branches!

Thanks for looking!
if you were at convention you may have seen this on the display...it was there!

6 comments:

Rita said...

I really can't believe that you didn't win. Your projects are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing them.

Vicki B. said...

This is amazing, can't believe it was not a winner!!!!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

This is really beautiful, Rochelle! TFS!

Connie Collins said...

WOW! This is absolutely incredible!

Sarah Jamison said...

WOW! There is so much to say! I love that it is magnetic and a cork board! And you stamped on the magnetic pieces! I think it is just beautiful. Plus I love checkerboards!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the ladies .. seriously can't believe that this didn't win.. did you get to take it home from convention? OMIGOSH! I would so be sad if you didn't !!! Thanks for the great blog & ideas!!! - Chani McMullin