Friday, 22 August 2014

ICE Resin Blog Hop


Good morning! Good morning!

Happy Friday! ...... It's been a busy old week again but it's definitely ending on a high.

I'm so excited, and absolutely thrilled to be part of the ICE Resin/IndigoBlu Quintessentially Christmas Blog Hop.
It's three days (21st - 23rd August) of fun, fab projects and ..... prizes!!!
It all got underway yesterday (Thursday) with some fantastic posts and projects from Jenny and Lisa from the IndigoBlu DT, along with members of the ICE Resin Design Team.
Don't worry if you missed any of the posts from yesterday, there's loads of time to catch up, you'll find all the links you need at the end of this post.

I mentioned there are prizes ......


Each day IndigoBlu will be giving away a standard Starter Kit.  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave a comment on the IB Design Team posts that are part of the hop ..... today it's the lovely Nikki ...... and me!  If you leave comments on both posts, then you have 2 chances to win today ..... easy!

Here's my inspiration piece for you  ...... a card and gift in one!


The background has been created using the brand new IndigoBlu Snowflake Lace stamp along with Sheffield Steel and Chariot of Fire Mega Flakes ..... there's so much detail in this stamp and the flake picks up every inch of it!

I then tore a piece of sheet music down to size, aged it a little around the edges with a touch of Distress Ink and stamped the snowflakes in the corners using an Archival ink.  I then coated it in ICE Resin, both sides, and left it to dry.
I just love how the ICE Resin makes the paper translucent ...... so cool!


Next came the bezel ..... I stamped and flaked the snowflakes again on black card stock, and punched out a circle to fit in the bottom of one of the Rue Romantique bezels.
To stop the ICE Resin soaking into the card I sealed it all, on both sides, with IndigoBlu Slap-It-On before attaching it to the bottom of the bezel.   I added a couple of gemstones to the centres of the snowflakes and then covered with a layer of ICE Resin over the top and left it to dry overnight.
Once it was dry, I placed a metal snowflake charm from my stash, into the bezel and covered it again with the ICE Resin.  As this was drying I added a touch of fine glitter to give a little extra sparkle


How pretty is that!?
I attached a couple of extra charms to the bottom, tied it onto a piece of beautiful Rue Romantique organza ribbon, and added it to the front of my card.


This could be a pendant to go on a necklace, or a handbag charm maybe.  Or, it could just be a beautiful ornament to hang on someone's Christmas tree ......

Hope you like it!

Don't forget the daily Prize Draw ......  all you have to do is leave a comment here to be in with a chance of winning.   There's also prizes up for grabs from the ICE Resin team too ..... check out the details here

Now for that list of all the links you need to complete the blog hop

starting with the ones you may have missed yesterday ......

DAY ONE: Thursday, August 21

DAY TWO: Friday, August 22 .....
that's today!
Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-3st
John Creighton Petersen http://artnewwave.com/?page_id=468

and these will all be live tomorrow, from 8am
DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23
Baerbel Born - http://wp.me/p4nlri-ud
Kay Halliwell-Sutton - http://www.indigoblu.com/blog/?p=6341

Thanks for popping by ...... happy hopping!!

LindyLou
xx

35 comments:

Jenny Marples said...

That's it, I'm gone... SO in love with this Linda!!! I LOVE the way you used the ICE Resin on the music paper and that pendant is just to die for! All round outstanding work and so inspirational. Jenny x

darcydaydream said...

I love this idea. I really must get my Ice resin out of the cupboard and start using it....xx

Unknown said...

Wow LindyLou this is fabulous, I love it.....I must have a go at painting paper with Ice Resin, I love the effect......hugs Lisa.B.x

Glennis F said...

Gorgeous project Linda, I love it

Nikki K said...

Absolutely beautiful piece Linda, you won't need me to make necklaces for you any more! xxx

Alle mooie dingen said...

Ohhh the bezel i really love it...
Greetings
Anita

samantha wade said...

Wow how stunning, love the resin on the paper, the pendant is genius, can always send you my address if it needs a new home.lol.wonderful project.xxx

Unknown said...

I love this Linda! What a fab idea for Christmas presents and all other occasions, will be giving this a go! Love Laura x x

Angela Allen said...

Hi Linda
How gorgeous is this.I love everything about it,the paper,the bezel,just everything.I must get my Ice Resin out and actually use it!
Love Angela x

laurie said...

Love this beautiful card, the pendant is the perfect touch!

Ina Good said...

I love snowflakes and this is gorgeous I love the card and pendent w ice resin and your snowflakes are to die for

rachel said...

this looks amazing Linda - really stunning - and very clever xx

Create Beauty with Laurajo said...

Oh my, I love everything here! Your card is truly one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. That detail in the snowflake stamp is so delicate. I have to get some of those fabulous flakes. The sparkle is amazing. Your bezel turned out beautiful, as well. TFS!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful card, love the Snowflake Lace stamp, the translucent sheet of music paper and the gorgeous sparkly bezel.

Maxine Jones said...

This is beautiful Linda! That bezel really pops! I do like that snowflake lace stamp!

Annie said...

My comment doesn't seem to be showing up so I will try again - your project is just stunning.
Ann xxx

lesley lawton said...

this is stunning thank you for sharing the technique i would love to try something similar xxx

Carol La Valley said...

New Year's Eve is definitely coming! Gorgeous card and pendant focal. I need to go and buy some black paper now.

Linda Simpson said...

This is so elegant. Love the embellishment and the Ice Resin looks brilliant.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Chris Dring said...

What an amazing card and gift! So elegant! TFS!

Sioux P said...

Love this effect on the paper and the charm must try it Thanks for the inspiration

weekend-crafter said...

Woah that's amazing thanks for the idea

Jacqui Griffiths. said...

Just beautiful fantastic design as always.xx

silver peanut said...

It is absolutely beautiful!

Debbie said...

Simply stunning, more than a card you've created a keepsake.I love what you've made and great step by step.Hugs Debbie x

Unknown said...

Beautiful pendant and I like the way you used ice resin on the paper. Clever technique. Thank you, Jan

LoraineC said...

What an elegant card, I love the colour combinations. I would love this as a necklace :)

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

Stunning Linda. Love the black & white. X

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda, I love the sheet music and it looks fantastic when it's had the ice resin treatment! xx

Unknown said...

It is really pretty and elegant. Great job, hugs, Ana

Jan Morris said...

Beautiful! The sheet music looks amazing coated in resin. Thanks for sharing.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Gorgeous Linda, the card to match makes it a perfect gift!

Greta said...

This is so gorgeous! What a wonderful card & gift!

Lizzy said...

I know I am coming to this blog hop a little late, but I had to comment on this project - it is sooo beautiful! It has to be the star of the feature. Congratulations on such a beautiful creation. Thank you for your inspiration. Lizzy

Deepti said...

So elegant and gorgeous :) lovely inking !