Monday, June 07, 2010

CHF Blog Hop...Backgrounders!

Welcome to the first blog hop for Cornish Heritage Farms 12 Weeks of Summer! You should have arrived here from Joannes blog. If you happened upon here first, you can go back and start the blog hop at the Be Creative Blog. Two Gift Certificates will be awarded to 2 lucky winners who successfully follow the blog hop & comment as they go in the time allotted. This is not a race. The Blog Hop starts from the CHF Be Creative Blog today, comments must be made before midnight EST on Thursday (6/10/10). Winners will be announced on Friday. 1st prize is a $20 CHF Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize is a $10 Gift Certificate which will be emailed to the winning participants. The Gift Certificates will be valid for 6 mths from date of issue. PLEASE NOTE that if you have a Club CHF award awaiting you on your next order, you will need to wait for the following order to use your Gift Certificate as the store only allows one discount per order.

If you upload a qualifying card using a CHF Backgrounder to the special gallery for this week you will be eligible for the Design Team's Favorite prize which will be a rubber stamp/stamp set of your choice up to the value of $16.99 Looking forward to having you play along with us for the summer.

So...this week we are featuring Backgrounders. It is no secret that I love

backgrounders! They are so versatile and can be used in card making and so much more. For my sample, I created pendants using one of my favorite CHF backgrounders, Leaves #3.

These pendants started out with Sculpey Clay in ivory and green. I conditioned the clay and flattened it out before firmly pressing the backgrounder into the clay. I used a hobby blade and a ruler to cut the pendants into the rectangle shape and used a straw to make the hole at the top. After they baked for about 30 minutes and cooled, I used acrylic paint on the fronts. I let the paint slightly dry before I wiped a soft cloth across the top. The paint remained in the indentations left by the stamp. I added a length of satin cord and now they are ready to wear or share. This could easily become addicting.


Don't forget:

-All backgrounders are on sale this week---25% off! (ends Thursday at midnight)

-make sure to leave a comments by Thursday (6/10/2010) at midnight EST to have a chance at the CHF gift certificates! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances!

-Upload a card using a CHF backgrounder in this weeks special gallery and you could win free stamps!

-Check the Be Creative Blog on Friday to see if you won!

-if you get lost along the way, go back to the beginning (Be Creative Blog) for the full list of hoppers.

Now it is time to go check out what Melony has in store for you.


50 comments:

Emilia said...

I really love this backgrounder!!!!

stampqueen said...

Awsome - love the pendants, I have GOT to do some!!!!

Susie said...

These are beautiful. What a great idea. I'll have to get some Sculpy clay and give this a try. Great gift idea!

Silvergirl said...

Simply stunning! I just love your pendants! I really need to get the clay out again and give this a go.

Hugs,
lise

Jennifer Scull said...

just so pretty! and they go with everything! :)

Melony Bradley said...

I loved that you used different colors of clay to show these Tracy!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love your project samples and that bg!!!

The best part? I actually think I can do this, too! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Perfect to wear with anything, simple and elegant. ~geri~

Ellen said...

beautiful pendants Tracy . this is my favourite backgrounder

leenda said...

Love this background! Your pendants are truly creative & very inspirational!

SherylH said...

Gorgeous pattern -- another backgrounder to add to my wishlist!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Wow!! These turned out great! Thanks for sharing the details on how to make these : )

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Adding Leaves 3 to mu wishlist! :) Lovely!

Tracy J said...

Love these, and finally a use for some clay I've had forever!

Erika said...

These are cute and this is fun!

annesatx said...

Oh, I like these pendants, too! I especially like the green one, but they are all very pretty. I think this is something I can definitely see myself trying -- especially as I have (almost) all the needed supplies!!

Sheila D said...

I can't believe the gorgeous jewelry made with background stamps. It's amazing. These pendants are absolutely beautiful. I need this background stamp.

Joan said...

Another piece of jewelry. Love the technique.

Kathy W said...

These pendants are so pretty; what a great gift idea. The leaves backgrounders are some of my favorites.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Tracy !! You continue to amaze me. Just great !!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Love the pendants! Wonderful colors and use of the backgrounder!

Kim Kowal said...

These are awesome Tracy!! I would have never thought of doing that. Your so creative and a true inspiration.

Pat said...

Great job, Tracy! These pendants are absolutely beautiful. Who would have thought to make jewelry out of a background stamp?!!

Carole said...

What a wonderful use of backgrounders - honestly would never have thought of pendants!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing! I am definitely adding that backgrounder to my collection! - Mary R.

sherry said...

Very nice! I love that background!

Susan S. said...

Backgrounders Rule!

Pat said...

These are quite beautiful!!! Love them.
Thanks for sharing

RubyM said...

Loved your project. Thanks for showing me how to use these backgrounders.

RubyM said...

Loved your project. Thanks for showing me how to use these backgrounders.

sharon d said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing. The background stamps have so many possibilities.

JKB said...

The BG design is really delicate on these pendants. Thanks!

Crantastic said...

I can't believe the innovative use of a backgrounder stamp - I have to break out of my box!

amdiluigi said...

I've really just discovered backgrounders. Are they ever handy to have around!! Your pendants are a great example!

Janice said...

ooh more jewlery, fab.

mitz said...

...they are * sculpey-riffic ** fantastic job.. thanks for the opportunity..(mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

kathy/North Carolina said...

Wow! Fantastic workmanship. Love the delicate leafy pattern. Going on my wishlist!

Lin said...

That is a gorgeous background, and you've chosen a lovely way to showcase it! Thanks for the inspiration!

jpod Inc. said...

Beautiful choice for the pendants. The leaves are so detailed that they come out even on sculpey. So Cool. Thanks for sharing! Jo :)

Trudi said...

Those are really neat! It's been about 20 years since I've played with sculpey clay! I may need to pick some up in the future! How cool!

Trudi

LauraB said...

What a lovely way to use the backgrounder stamps-thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

Very creative and a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

WOW! Very nice!
Sandra

stephanie said...

Beautiful.

Janet Z said...

What a wonderful project!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful jewelry.

Tanja said...

Wow Tracy, these are great - backgrounders seem so versatile. I always enjoy reding your blog, Hugs from me in Australia

mtmind said...

As always I want to know when you are holding a class on these. Your work continues to amaze me.

Lynn

marcy said...

Great project. loved the jewelry.

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love the texture that stamping on clay creates! Beautiful pendants!
melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com