Monday, June 30, 2008


I knew that it had been a while since my last post, but I didn't realize it had been that long. I apologize, life sometimes gets away from me. But I'm back and feeling creative and inspired again and hopefully I can ride that for a little while.

I am going to share a project that I made this weekend. I have been wanting to make a soldered piece ever since I saw
this piece that Debbie Olson had made. If you don't read Debbie's blog, then you must go there NOW and every day after today. Her work is amazing! Seriously.

I have played with stained glass before, so the whole soldering thing wasn't new to me. But what a great way to take stamping to the next level.

Here's what I made using
Stampendous' Poppy Stems.

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored with my Copics (which I love so, so much). I cut the image down to fit inside the 2x2 piece of Memory Glass. I didn't have a hanger or jump ring for the top, so I used a square paperclip. It has a different look to it... and as much as I hoped it wouldn't look like a paperclip.. it still does :) Oh well! I picked some yummy orange American Crafts ribbon to hang it from and off it went to my friend Julie for her birthday (I hope I didn't spoil your surprise!)

So what do you think? I think I will be doing this more often. I really like the way it turned out, and my mind is just buzzing with all the other things I can solder!

I promise I will be back with more tomorrow! Thanks for hanging in there!

Stamps: Poppy Stems (Stampendous)
Paper: PTI SS White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Ciao markers, 2x2 Memory Glass, Soldering supplies