Tuesday, 14 May 2013

A key spool..

Yesterday the guest designer on the PaperArtsy blog was France Charles, she came up with a super nifty little way to make a key fob. It was so cute i just had to make one. 

She even made a little video showing how to make it, check out her video in THIS BLOG POST..

So here is the one I made. 

I painted my spool with PaperArtsy Fresco paint. 

London Bus.. Blood Orange..French Roast.. Stone


I used black archival ink to stamp a giraffe ( sent by the lovely DEDE...) and some text onto a piece of card, this was also coloured with fresco paint. 


The text reads ' free your soul' and is from Artistic Stamper, (designed by my lovely friend Donna )



The fibres are old and from my stash, except for the red one with the text on it. That is a piece of seam binding, dipped in fresco paint then heat set. Once dry i stamped it with archival ink and a text stamp from PaperArtsy. I used the same text stamp on the 2 flat ends of the spool. 

I stamped the giraffe onto shrink plastic and heat set that till it was teeny tiny. I coloured it with a smear of fresco and then added a layer of glossy accents. 


Around the main body of the spool I added a little cotton yarn, and some black stickles.


it was really fun to make and was tremendously helpful in my quest to procrastinate and not do any of the work that I was meant to get finished last night lol

16 comments:

  1. Playing is as good as a rest...such a sweet key fob. Off to watch vid now :D XXX

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  2. Ha ha! Wonder what you'll find tonight to delay you.... this is gorgeous, Darcy!

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  3. It's fab Darcy! Love the giraffe and the stamped ribbon!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  4. Love it Darcy the colours are great and the giraffe is soo cute!!!

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  5. Beautiful SO on my to do list love this idea huge amounts ;) Dxx

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  6. This is beautiful; I love the colours and the glossy accents on the shrink plastic is so effective xxx

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  7. So many ideas, so little time! Wonderful fob.

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  8. yep, still love it as much as the first time i saw it! love the deep red color, sheer yumminess, and the fun stamps you used!

    xx
    france

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  9. Gorgeous and I love the colours!

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  10. Gorgeous take on France's spool, love the colours too.

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  11. Wow! This is fabulous Darcy! I love the colours & stamps you used!
    Have a great weekend,
    Alison xx

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  12. What scrummy colours, love your version :o)

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  13. Great take on France's make, loving the red tones to this one. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge this week. xx

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