Sunday, August 30, 2009

Limelight Week 4 with Makiko -- Bath Gift Set

Hello everyone. It's Makiko and this is my last post being in the Limelight! I think you have already noticed that I LOVE Flourishes stamps, lol. I just got the newly released set, Cherries and Peaches. Of course, I had to get them dirty :):) Did I mention my other addiction is buying stamp supplies?? LOL.

For today's project, I embellished a bath set to match a cute card. As a stamper/paper crafter, I love decorating gifts and adding a personal touch, and I love seeing the smiles when I give them :) Embellishing gifts also gives the impression that you got them from a specialty store, don't you think? As a matter of fact, those bath bottles are sold at major discount stores ;)

Here is the close-up

I stamped the sentiment & the word "peach"on Flourishes classic white cardstock, then it was sponged with wasabi green ink. I layered it under the apricot mat that was cut out with Nestabilities label four and embossed with the embossing folder so that it peeked from behind the window. The peach image was stamped on the classic cardstock and colored with Prismapencil colors, then blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS). I also used Twinkling H2O's (chestnut brown) to emhasize the shadows.

The colored peach was trimmed and mounted as you see. I embellished the card with the silk ribbon, rhinestones and decorative corners. I made a step by step tutorial slide show on how I colored the peach image on the bottom of the post if you are interested! ;)

Using the heavy duty adhesive tape, the bath bottle was wrapped with 2 mats that were cut out with Nestablities label four (the largest die). I folded the mats in half and scored the other folding line to fit the side of the bottle. The ribbons were wrapped around the mat and the bottle lid. The sentiment was shaped to fit the circle mat when it was stamped. After the mat was sponged, I adhered the colored and trimmed peach image on the same mat and embellished the rhinestones.

The slide show below is the tutorial show how I colored the peach. If you have any questions about all of my tutorials including the past ones, please e-mail me ( Enjoy!

Well, that's it from me! Thank you for taking your time to see my Limelight projects. I would also like to thank Flourishes giving me this wonderful opportunity. I'll continue to show what I create in my blog. I hope you will have a wonder week!!



Dee Jackson said...

Wow Makiko you have done a FABULOUS job being in the limelight!! This is just gorgeous!!Your work is always SO stunning! Thank you for sharing such wonderful cards and projects with us.

The Rubber Maid said...

Wonderful ideas for the use of this great set. I must tell you your tutorial on the Modge Podge was just terrific and I went out and got the supplies to try it. Beautiful elegant projects. You are truly an artist. TFS your talent. Pat

Julie Koerber said...

JUST GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a beautiful tutorial! I loved seeing your coloring step by step! Thanks so much for joining us these past few weeks! It was such a treat!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh this is a beautiful gift set! I love how you colored the peaches.... just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Peachy Keen....These sure are BEAUTIFUL!

Found you off of "Card of the Week"
"Shout it out" ..congratulations!

I made it too this week, last of "summer loving... now onto FALL, I'll keep dropping by now that I found you, NICE work! :)

Liz Williams said...

Makiko, these are such a fabulous set. I love peaches and thanks for the tutorial on how to do this. I have so much to learn, and with gracious, talented stampers like you, I too may one day master some of these fabulous projects.

Marcella Hawley said...

Makiko, I AM AMAZED BY YOUR TALENTS! Wow. You've got me typing in ALL CAPS! Just exquisite creations, thank you for sharing your work here with us! ~marcella hawley