Sunday, August 30, 2015

My Other Creations: Muse Jars

I am quite a color-holic, so when I learned that this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme was, "A Trio of Color," I really had to stave off panic mode as I decided to limit myself to just three colors.  Peacock Feathers, Mustard Yellow and Worn Lipstick were the three I decided to go with and I used them to help dress up some, "Muse Jars."


Am I the only one that needs a weekend to hit in the middle of a Wednesday?  Maybe that's part of what prompted this idea.  Sometimes the weeks are too long and the days are even longer!  I really do wish you could have a pinch of pep lying around or an ounce of oomph when you feel wiped out.  And there have been plenty of times when I've needed a measure of muse!

These began as salt shakers and my first step was to make some crinkle ribbon for them.  Just as a review on how to make crinkle ribbon, you can start by dabbing some Distress Ink onto a nonstick craft mat.  Here I'm using Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers.


Spritz a small amount of water onto your ink and add your ribbon into the mix.


If you don't want your hands stained with ink for awhile, wear gloves or use a tool (Popsicle stick, bamboo skewer, etc.) to stir, squish, swirl, and mash your ribbon around in the watery ink until the ribbon mops it all up.


To get it to crinkle, you have a couple of options.  If you planned ahead (round of applause), you can smoosh it down into the corner of a plastic bag.  Tie or clip the bag shut, then let it dry overnight.


If you didn't plan ahead (like someone who might be typing this post right now), you'll have to wad it up, hold it in place with something (I used these handy alligator clippy-tool  thingies), then shoot it with a heat gun until it dries.  When it does, your ribbon should be nice and crinkly!

I filled my jars with random bits of glitter, sequins and beads, then added labels held on by little pins.  I stamped the words with alphabet stamps and my little jars were done.


Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:



Can't wait to see how you interpret our Trio of Color challenge!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and you'll have a chance to win the $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

19 comments:

  1. I had my hands on a pair of vintage shakers at the flea market yesterday thinking... sprinkling color bursts, ultra fine glitter, and I put them back! now I want them back after seeing your beautiful secret powers that you can get with a few magical words! Love the sentiments you created and the colors are gorgeous!!!

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  2. What a fun make!! I absolutely adore the salt shaker alteration idea. We all need a pinch of pep and maybe even more than an ounce of oomph as we go through the week. I was invigorated and inspired by these amazing little jars. Gorgeous color trio. As always ... fantastic Andrea!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  3. THESE. ARE. DARLING!! You inspire me so much! Andrea, your use of color and the way you "see" the possibilities in things that no one else sees just blows me away. You are such a talent!!

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  4. Clever girl--can always use a little of all three of these--thanks for putting a smile on Monday morning with a fun, easy project:)

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  5. Ah hahahaha! I always have to stop and see what creative ideas you've come up with each week. With this project you just described me sometimes when I am at my work table. While three is the perfect number, I can just picture a bobble head doll standing among your shakers....nodding, nodding, nodding off to sleep. Love these colors and your creative idea. Oh, also love the way you dyed the ribbons and left them crinkled.

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  6. Oh my word!! these are absolutely FABULOUS ! I want to make some too! LOVE them :-) what a brilliant idea, clever girl ;-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Sometimes I need the weekend on Monday!! These would sell like hotcakes, I reckon… such a fun make, and full of vibrant colour (even if there are only three).
    Alison xx

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  8. Absolutely fabulous Andrea, love, love, love your trio of muse jars and I can always use all three of those ingredients every day of the week! Deb xo

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  9. I just love how you take the ordinary and make it extraordinary!

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  10. fun work as always!!!!!!!!l love these muse jars! only three color but absolutely beautiful! barbarayaya

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  11. So cool, Andrea! Love these muse jars! And the crinkle ribbon looks amazing! Such a fun idea! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. Clever as always, Andrea! I could go for an ounce of "oomph"! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. Love the beautiful colors you used on this project, Andrea. Gorgeous! :)

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  14. I know these will work--how could they not? Mine would have to be more reprimanding in nature and I'm very tempted to try it as it couldn't hurt. As always, you are so inspiring and no one does playful alphabet stamps better than you!

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  15. How do you do it, Andrea? Every week I am amazed at how you interpret the challenge theme and the projects you make and these...these are fabulous and such a brilliant idea! I really do love them and who doesn't need an ounce oomph in their lives... ;)

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  16. These are fantastic and I wish they were standing on a shelf in my study! Love the colours you used and the fun sentiments.

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  17. How BEAUTIFUL jars!!! I LOVE your ribbons coloring, I've tried it once but I didn't take the result I wanted. I believe I've used pale colors, so now with your instructions I'll try it again! Also your tags with the great sentiments are wonderful! I wish I had them on my desk too!

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  18. You come up with the cutest ideas!

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  19. Gorgeous AND brilliant! Where can I order these and are they available in bulk? ;)
    (A PINT of Pep couldn't hurt, right?!)

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