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...
|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!