Merry and Bright

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Transportation is the theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
While pondering this theme, a light-bulb went off. (pun intended...heehee) Actually, I was inspired by the phrase "Merry and Bright".  (again...pun intended)
This project was one of my favorites. It was so fun to create! I stamped the decorative floral swag on tissue paper and applied the images to the painted bulb with matte acrylic medium. Stamping on tissue is the best way to get a stamped image on a curved surface. Many of the project elements came from my craft closet this week. Truthfully, I have no idea who made that cute wicker paper, but I'm glad that I saved  a piece of it. It transformed a paper box into a cute basket. A great way to use those Sizzix block dies!
really wanted to take some process photos, but because of the odd size, I needed both of my hands. It is always easier to paint the bulb before applying glitter. I like to mix a touch of colored acrylic to gesso. This gives the finish a bit of a "tooth" and it allows the glitter to stick better. Even though it has a bad reputation, I love using glitter. With glitter, I never worry about finding my mojo. Glitter is my mojo. 
I was thrilled to discover that this sweet little doll fit inside the basket!
I still love to play with toys.... :)
The "clouds" are actually polyester fiberfill. Polyester has a bad reputation too.
I guess that means that I'm drawn to the "bad boys" of the crafting industry. ;)

Show us how you interpret Transportation. Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=821072&b=199868&m=24698&afftrack=&urllink=www%2ESimonSaysStamp%2Ecom

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful magic original project, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your light bulb balloon :-D Wonderful idea! This is a must try project :-D Thank you so much for sharing :-D

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great 3D project! A "bright idea" I might even venture to say ... ;)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hahahaha, love your blogging AND project. You are so imaginative. I'm right there with you! I would've loved being along side you making one of these .....light bulb flashes........ cute travel balloons myself. It is SO clever. Happy, happy!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Again a brilliant clever idea that is beautiful! I didn't realize it was a light bulb at first! Love how you upcycled this!

    ReplyDelete
  6. GE.NIUS!!!
    I love it Michelle!
    Bravo ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a fun project! Looks amazing! Now I want to take a hot air balloon ride anyday, afraid of heights or not! Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow.... this is such a fun and awesome creation, Michelle. The light bulb is such a brilliant idea to alter. Great inspiration! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm speechless! i adore this project! love love love! BArbarayaya

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is adorable! Way to go!
    Love, love, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fabulous piece , love the use of the light bulb. Great idea. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my Michelle, what a fantastic project! Love the pink hot air lightbulb balloon! So unique and creative! Happy Holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is just genius! What a cool idea!!!! Such a clever way to create a hot air balloon....a lightbulb idea!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVE and I totally adore your "lightbulb" moment ~ it's just so unique and so wonderful! Very clever project Michelle and a fabulous piece! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is so cute - I am thinking it would work for a birthday card for those hard to do young men - so many in our family! Maybe all paper and not so much 3-d. You had such a great idea.
    Thanks for the comments on my cards - your thoughtful and personal comments are appreciated - and you probably have a bunch to do!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your projects AND your photography are always such a treat to see! This one is quite gravity-defying and I love the adorable little girl in the basket. It's so funny to see your projects every week because you and I are often on the same wavelength! You don't even know how close I was to attaching my basket to a light bulb! You do what I sometimes can't pull off, so I admire you for that. Another wonderful idea!

    ReplyDelete

Follow by Email

 
Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2015)