I started this post back at the beginning of December. Now that CHA has come and gone, I can finally post it! I've got a few more "random" posts coming at you this week and then a big CHA wrap up!
I just about fell off my chair when I got an email inviting me to participate in the Ranger Designer Showcase. Of course I said, yes! A month later, I received a big lovely box full of products from Ranger's Melt Art line. Here are the instructions I received:
You will be provided with products from our Melt Art line, one ticket-shaped wooden piece and one 10x10 base board to create your project based on the theme "Melt Art is the Hottest Ticket." You can choose to layer or overhang the two pieces, but please make sure the overall finished dimensions do not exceed 12x12. Additionally, both pieces must be incorporated in your finished project.
You do not have to use all of the Melt Art products in the line that we've sent you on your piece. Just please keep in mind this is a Melt Art challenge, so we want to make sure your finished piece represents Melt Art.
And here's what I made:
I made UTEE tiles and created the central mosaic piece by piece. It's hard to see in the photo, but that mosaic is made up of hundreds of tiny pieces. And I'm thrilled and tickled with how the faux lampworked beads turned out. I was doing some general experimenting and stumbled upon this fabulous technique sort of by accident. I plan to make a lot more of these! Here are some details:
Here's what all of the pieces looked like all together at the show:
I'm hoping to put together a bit of jewelry using my faux lampworked beads. I am envisioning some super cool earrings and necklaces! Now I just need to find a patch of free time....
Thanks for stopping by!
PS: A bit of good news via e-mail today - had a layout picked up by Creating Keepsakes for their July/August edition. I am thrilled!