Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and hopefully took some time on Saturday to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. Today I'm happy to announce that I have been invited to join the 2019-2020 RG Avenue Design Team! I'm honored and grateful that I was selected to represent this family owned and operated company, based out of Phoenix, Arizona. I have always admired the more "artistic" look I have seen their designers create, though if I'm being honest, mixed media still scares me just a little! Okay, a LOT. But, I look forward to stepping out of my comfort zone to "make amazing happen!" Thank you for following along on my creative journey.
Today I am sharing the first project I created for RG Avenue. While I cannot take credit for the original idea of putting stamped images inside a ceramic pumpkin, I did put the RG twist on it!
I purchased this ceramic pumpkin at my local Michaels' craft store. Using a 40% off coupon, I only paid $6.
I also found some shredded black paper in the $1 section and bought two of these to fill the base of the pumpkin. I printed the digital stamp set and began coloring. Two hours later, when I was finished with my coloring I had to figure a way to add the stamped images into the pumpkin to create a scene. . .
Initially I tried adhering mini clothespins to the backs of the images in order to get them to stand up inside the pumpkin, but this didn't work out so well.
Plan B was to use tented acrylic sheets and adhere the images to the top of the tent fold. This idea worked better, though I'm still not fully satisfied. It worked good enough to take the pictures and to sit on my display table. Essentially, as long as no one touches it (or breathes on it!) it's all good. But, if you have any suggestions for a more permanent solution, I'm open to your ideas.
Here is the Halloween Treat stamp set by RG Avenue that I used to create this project. It is available as both an actual clear stamp set and in digital format:
I hope today's project will inspire YOU to create something similar! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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