Monday, July 25, 2011


It's another Monday and you know what THAT's time for another SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW CHALLENGE!  This week....ANYTHING GOES!!

If you haven't already, you have just GOT to head over to SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW'S BLOG and see all of the incredibly creative and wonderful creations that the Design Team has made for you.  Eye candy for sure!

Since "anything goes" is the theme, I wanted to do something really different!!  So, I made a necklace!
I created this pendant using Clear UTEE mixed with a little light pink embossing powder.

Did you know that you can color your clear UTEE with embossing powder? can!  It's all plastic....just different grinds.  So, it's compatible and works perfectly together!  

After I got my UTEE to a flesh color, I laid an Ornate Plate on top of a little face mold that I have and poured the UTEE into the mold, high enough to cover the inside rim of the Ornate Plate.  That joined the face and the Ornate Plate together into one piece.  Once it cooled, I removed the face from the mold.  I used some Perfect Pearls to colorize the face: Perfect Pearl and Rust mixed together.  Then to add some "blush" color to the face, I used more of the Rust.  When I was happy with the face, I gave it a little dusting with just Perfect Pearl to give it a little more subtle shimmer. 

I then painted the details on the face using different combinations of Espresso, Shell Pink, Butterscotch, and Cranberry Paint Dabbers that I mixed together or watered down and applied them with a small Sakura Water Brush.
 After I finished detailing the face, I added Glossy Accents around the edge of the face and on the upper portion of the head.  I combined some different glitters and miniature glass balls to create a unique "bling ring" to encircle the face.  I really like how it turned out...and the textures and colors work really well together.  It sort of reminds me of a Las Vegas showgirl's headdress.  I may try this again around Halloween...make the face out of green UTEE and make the bling around the face out of combinations of black glitters, etc.  I think it could make a cool witch pendant...reminiscent of the witch on Disney's Snow White. 

Next I used some paint from a Juniper Paint Dabber and smeared it on my finger tip.  Then I lightly brushed my finger tip across the Ornate Plate to give it a patina look.  I also used this technique on the Regal Adornment Wing and the two Foliage triple leaves attached at the top of the pendant.  I attached one pearl from Tim Holtz' Ideaology Baubles in front of the Regal Wing with a Jump Ring at the bottom of the Ornate Plate.  I also attached the distressed chain (that I found at Michaels to make this pendant into a necklace) with Jump Rings to the Ornate Plate.  There is also a small Lace Chain that is attached with Jump Rings and spanning from one side to the other of the Ornate Plate Pendant.  I wanted the face to be the focal point of this piece, so I decided not to add a lot of other stuff to the Ornate Plate pendant.

Now it's your turn to create ANYTHING!!  Then link it to our blog and maybe you will be the lucky winner of our sponsor ~ SIMON SAYS STAMP's ~

How cool is that?!  And...if you are chosen by our design team to have one of the TOP 3 projects submitted this week, YOU will receive our coveted TOP 3 BLINKIE to be proudly displayed on your blog!
I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge.  Remember...ANYTHING GOES!


  1. Another wow from me, another unique piece of art. Love how you have encompassed fhe face in the ornate piece and the glitter and tiny beads around the face are perfect. Love it. Hope you are enjoying your trip. Tracy xv

  2. This is a fabulous necklace. I love all the explanation of how you made it!

  3. Candy, this is beautiful and all that luscious technique!

  4. Terrific necklace Candy, love it. x

  5. What can I say but this is utterly amazing! She is drop-dead gorgeous! Guess I'll be anonymous yet again..thank you very much, blogger...NOT!

  6. What can I say, this is so freakin' awesome I can't stand it. Love that face, that's one of the few faces that I've seen that I actually like. And how you made that flesh color is outstanding. LOVE IT!

  7. This is just an amazing piece. You are so creative.

  8. Oh my gosh, Candy! I can't even tell you how much I LOVE this!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to make one (or try to!):) You're amazing, you know that? Thanks so much for sharing with us! Always a pleasure!
    <3 Sonya

  9. What a beautiful piece... I love the face and howyou slotted it so seamlessly!!! I also decided to make some jewellery this week, but not like this!!!

  10. OMG talk about great minds ...Your not going to believe this but I have just this minute baked some clay faces to add to the book plate pendants that I make for my craft fairs, Not that mine will turn out anything like as good as this, its just beautiful Candy xx {and i promise i hadn't seen this post b4 i did the clay, i wouldn't just copy you}
    Oh and by the way i managed to get a great big stash of pencil sharpeners from ebay so thanks for that xx

  11. Hey Candy ... woaaa this is such a unique art piece beyond belief, the face mould is so realistic ... and how you have achieved the skin tones etc ... amazing! You rock girl! Creativity with a capital "C". xx

  12. WOWZEROOOONIE girl!!! what a creative wonder!


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