Saturday, 23 July 2016

Charming ladies

The theme for the July Crafty Individuals challenge is minis.

Maybe it's cheating but I used clear shrink plastic as my base for my handbag charm, obtaining a miniature at the stroke of a heatgun!

The image is from the Ladies Who Latte (CI-401) set and I stamped it with Archival ink. I was impressed by how clean the impression was, considering the shrink plastic was not sanded and this image is particularly detailed.
I used a bit of acrylic paint to block the face and limbs of my ladies to "flesh" them out and die cut the image with a spellbinders die. (I used the die twice to create the same top and bottom shape, partially cutting each time).
I then backed the shrunk piece with a paper from the Crafty Individuals Seaside book (No 6) and,  as an afterthought, decided to decorate the back of my charm by sticking another piece of the same paper (it's not double sided if you wondered) and stamping an image on top of the paper.

The image on the back is from the Vintage Perfumery (CI-341) set.
To protect the tag from bumps and scratches I applied a layer of glossy accents on both sides.

I made a charm with left over beads and added a sandal charm with a length of chain to finish my handbag charm.
The pink flower is just there for the photo by the way!

Thanks for coming by,
Also entering the Colour Crazy and  All Sorts challenges.


  1. Fantastic and such a wonderful idea to use shrink plastic

    Love Chrissie

  2. What a great idea for a mini masterpiece, and I love the results. Lovely! Thanks for linking in to the CI Challenge this month. Jean x

  3. Wow! REally cool, what a great idea! I need one of these for sure!!!

  4. Coucou Christine, je commence par toi mon rattrapage sur mes blogs amies... Tu le mérites bien, tu m'as gâtée avec tous tes derniers commentaires!! MERCI :)
    Et en plus, super heureuse de voir et d'admirer cette réa... J'adore, tu as eu une super idée, ton "grigri" de heatgun est tout simplement génial!!!! Je croise les doigts pour toi, mais je parierai bien sur une "mini-masterpiece" parmi les 5 gagnantes :D Trop chouette!!!
    Bises, et bonnes vacances si tu pars bientôt.

  5. Oublié de te remercier de ta participation au challenge CI hihi :)

  6. Not cheating at all! This is such a clever way to use Crafty Individuals stamps, creating a wonderful embellishment.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.
    Good Luck Wishes

  7. Fabulous creations.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Just perfect....also want one! Xx

  10. lovely make Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge

  11. Gorgeous project Christine. Great stamping.
    Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x