Friday, April 27, 2012

Graphic 45 Altered Post It Note Necklace

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
It's been awhile since I have blogged, between being sick, shows, flower orders and Birthdays life has been CrAzY!!!  A BIG THANKS to everyone who has sent well wishes and Bday wishes my way. You have all  helped to brighten up my days!

After being sick off and on since August, and FULL on since January, I am happy to say that I am feeling GRAND again and almost fully recovered except for this drowning, lingering cough...(knock on wood)  I had forgotten what it was like to not be sick and have energy to do things, it had really started to weigh me down.  So very happy to be back into action!!
Currently I am still trying to get completely into the swing of things again, one baby step at a time.
Though I was sick, life never stopped and I know it is almost May, but to me this is the REAL beginning to my New Year, finally! 
Now if the weather would just cooperate...But what can ya do...

Alright, with all that said..Whew...I have a technique video to share with you today!!!!  Also still a little behind, I will be sharing my Altered Lazy Susan Carousel.

This little video was created for Graphic 45's Sneakie Peakie email sent out yesterday!
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I like to call this little ditty the Altered Post it Note Necklace!  Super simple to create, makes an excellent gift, hey, and Mother's Day is just around the corner!
Plus you can follow along from to start to finish!


Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Butterfly Specifics, Parlor Wall, Genuine Article, Mercurial Masterpiece
Curtain Call: Tour De France
Tropical Travelogue: Botanica
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Hinges, Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tags 2

Hampton Arts: Paris Postage Stamp
Want 2 Scrap: Bling
Bazzill: Chipboard
Ranger: Glossy Accents(as adhesive), Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Distress Inks( Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass)
Fiskars: Craft Knife and Paper Trimmer
Font: Daulphin
Other: Mod Podge, Paint, Jump Ring, Chain, Clasps
Now onto the Fair!!

This was something I thought up last year right after making the team. At the beginning of the year it was my mission to complete it for this years tryouts, but it wouldn't fit in the box to ship this year around!!
The finished piece measures approx 14'” high x 12 1/2” wide. Created out of a double layer food carousel, or lazy Susan. The double layer worked out better than I had planned making it extremely easy to create the roof top.

Decorated ornately with dozens of tiny mirrors, 100 ‘s of gems and 6 different hand colored carousel animals. Each animal is double sided, both sides have been colored to match, cut out, then adhered together using pop dots. A painted food skewer was then slid between the layers of each animal to create their carousel poles.

The center chipboard “post” has been sitting on my desk for a few years now, leftover from industrial cling wrap rolls..just something I knew would come in handy some day and couldn’t throw out!
The finished piece probably took me way too long to create, but I am truly pleased with the results! I for see a circus inspired party in the future, and I’m already one step ahead with this interactive centerpiece!!!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Le Cirque: Magnifique, Circus Parade, Greatest Show On Earth, Bohemian Floral, Le Cirque
Renaissance Faire: Bona Fide, Tudor Rose, Enlightened
Colorbox: Chalk inks- Warm Red
Want 2 Scrap: Bling
Staz On: Timber Brown
Maya Road: Canvas Flag
Fiskars: Scalloped border punch
EK Success: Giant Scalloped Border Punch
Ranger: Glossy Accents as adhesive
Tombow: Glue Stick
Other: Spray Paint, E6000, mini mirrors, cooking skewers, metal star charms, chipboard, lazy Susan food carousel
That's it for today!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishing everyone a Happy Friday!!
Nicki Chicky


Jeyatha said...

Good one.. very inspiring..

Carol said...

Awesome job Nicole! Love the mini post it necklace, fabulous video how-to. Thank you for sharing