Monday, February 6, 2012

Using up Rub-ons

Two sneak-peeks...


It's fun to buy rub-ons...but sometimes it's hard to use up the whole package.  I like a challenge, so I challenged myself to use up some rub-on sets.  I succeeded, and I have two projects to share today.


First up is a Christmas ornament, which you see above.  I know, it's totally out of season, LOL.  But then again, it's fun to make Christmas items any time of year.

I have a set of winter rub-ons that I bought second hand at a garage sale.  I don't even know the name of the manufacturer, as I didn't save the packaging.  I had already used up the larger rub-ons from the set, so I just had a few small ones--mostly words and phrases--to use up.  To make the ornament, I painted a wooden circle white, and when the paint was dry, I layered the rub-ons onto the circle, to form a little scene.  I fancied it up with some Stickles around the edges of the wooden circle (see photo below), and I glued a ribbon scrap to the back of the circle (Thank you, Elmer's Glue-All!), for a hanger.

Ooh--shiny!  I mixed together turquoise and gold Stickles to get this effect.



Supplies: patterned paper (Glitz Design), rub-ons (October Afternoon), flowers (Petaloo), alphabet stickers (October Afternoon), stamp (Northwoods Rubber Stamps), ink (Stewart Superior), pen (Zig).

My second project is a layout, which you see above.  It's called "All the World is a Toy."  The journaling reads: "You have lots of toys, little dude, but you love to play with household items like paper plates, empty buckets, and Tupperware containers.  You are easy to please."  Below are a few detail shots...

I embellished the page with a repeated globe stamp and assorted rub-ons from the October Afternoon "Five and Dime" line.  Technically, I did not use up the whole set.  I still have two number rub-ons left, plus the word "for," but I'm confident that those last few rub-ons will be easy to use up.
You might think that I actually used Petaloo flowers as-is.  But no, as is typical for me, I took out the original rhinestone centers (which were magenta) from the flowers, and replaced them with lolly-pink rhinestones from other flowers.
My color scheme for this layout comes from Color Room palette #96.
My little sweetie was only a year old when these photos were taken!

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by to check out my rub-on projects.  Hope that your week is off to a great start!

4 comments:

Sam Wright said...

Cute layout and ornament i need to get more rub-ons!

jeanie g said...

Love your projects using up leftover rubons. You've managed to make a brilliant christmas hanger and an LO. Excellent. I remember my son doing this, 2 pans and a bag of pegs he was happy as larry.

Helen Tilbury said...

I have a love-hate relationship with rub-ons but have missed them lately...need to revisit that - thanks for the inspiration!

Kitika said...

Очень нравится страничка-такая позитивная и задорная получилась :). Здорово смотрятся натирки здесь-очень уместно :), да и вообще, все элементы хорошо подобраны и гармонично сочетаются, а еще я просто в восторге от заголовка. Отличная работа!