Hey People! Are you ready to join the E-Team for another eclectic challenge?! Daisy thought it was time for some early Trick or Treating!! Today the Team was challenged to join in For the Love of Starbucks.
Here's the challenge recipe: Use any of the Maya Road Bottle caps.
Add some Seasonal Distress Inks
And combine in your favorite Starbucks inspiration!!
Since so many enjoy a treat from Starbucks, we're inviting YOU, dear readers, to join along in the fun!! Now, before you start stressing on all these creative calories, your challenge will be to use the Seasonal Distress Inks and find inspiration from Starbucks. This can be the colors, the smells, the atmosphere, whatever. If you happen to have some of the fun Maya Road bottle caps, by all means!! Drag them out and go for the full fledged grande! Just as a disclaimer: IRL, I REFUSE to say grande, latte or whatever Starbucks calls their cup sizes. Large, medium and small, works fine for me, thank you very much! We'd love to see what your Love of Starbucks inspires you to create! Post your creations to the ep blog to Mr. Linky, by November 15th (the E-Team's next scheduled blog hop), for your chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card tucked into a box full of eP goodies!! Winner of the challenge will be announced at the next blog hop.
Of course there will still be three random winners chosen from all the comments left on the E-Team member's blogs. Those winners will receive a $20 gift voucher to the eP store! Leave your comments until Sunday, Oct. 30. The gift voucher winners will be announced late Monday, Oct. 31, on the ep blog.
Linda D. is sitting out this hop. She is taking time to welcome the newest grand baby to her family! Make sure you drop by and give some congrats!
Sherry is also sitting out this hop, but stop by and tell her she was missed!!
My project began with the embossed gift card that Daisy so generously tucked into my challenge package. I love the image and wanted to use it, but it had this annoying crease. I used a ink loaded sponge to bring out the contrast between the embossed image and the kraft card stock.
From an annoying crease came this idea:
Bottle cap magnets!!
I first applied a coat of Claudine's Charcoal Black semi-gloss paint to the inside of a Jumbo bottle cap and two Super Mega bottle caps. I didn't worry about perfect coverage, as I liked some of the aluminum peeking through the black.
For the largest magnet, I traced the image onto some tissue paper and then traced that image onto a piece of Poison Ivy metal. After embossing the image I filled it in on the back with some embossing paste, to prevent me from smashing all my hard work. Tip: light weight spackle will also work for this step. I chose not to sand off the color on the raised elements, but instead used a brass brush to give a matte finish to the background. I cut the image out with a Classic Circle Spellbinder's die and adhered the image to the inside of the bottle cap with dimensional tape. I die cut two stars from the smallest of the Star Five Spellbinders dies and popped those onto the front of the image with more dimensionals. Two oz of Ice Resin was then poured over the metal and set aside to dry over night. The next day, I cut another small star from the metal and adhered that to the Resin with a double layer of dimensional tape. Then another 2 oz of Ice Resin was applied.
I wish I could photograph how cool the Ice Resin looks with this!! Go figure that I would choose to create something that has multiple mediums that all show glare!!
The middle magnet was inspired by a quote that my cousin posted onto Facebook. I began with the Wrinkled Free technique, Version Me, with Distress Peeled Paint, Seasonal Seedless Preserves and Ripe Persimmon with a misting of Tattered Angel's Pearl and Antique Brass Glimmer Mist. I then covered both sides of the paper with Studio Matte Medium, which, to be honest, totally negated the Glimmer mist!! But! if the paper was not sealed, it would become transparent when covered with the Ice Resin. The paper was then cut out with a Spellbinder Classic Circle die and taped to the inside of the bottle cap.
The saying itself, was printed out onto regular copy paper and then traced onto more Poison Ivy metal. Some of the words were embossed and some debossed. The brass brush was again used to give a matte finish to some of the panels. I popped up some of the words with dimensionals. Just one layer of Ice Resin (2oz) was used to cover the metal.
The last magnet was inspired by my word for the year. At the beginning of the year, there were several blogs and conversations regarding what your word for the year was going to be. Mine was Leap. If you'd like to read the details of the choosing of that particular word, you can find it here.
Notice those tiny air bubbles by the "L" and "A"? This is the only magnet that ended up with them. I'm thinking that the cold night temperature that this one cured in may have resulted in those. Not terribly obvious, but there.
More Poison Ivy metal was cut with a Classic Circle die and embossed with Sizzix's Diamond embossing folder. I sanded off the raised parts, exposing the aluminum. The metal was adhered to the bottle cap with dimensionals. I then spelled out Leap with idea-ology Type Charms and covered the letters with the included epoxy sticker. The charms were attached to the chain of an altered swival clasp (I just removed the clasp part) with jump rings. I popped up the letter "E" with two dimensionals and "P" with one dimensional, but could not get a photo to show that. After carefully arranging the charms how I wanted, I covered everything again in one layer (2oz) of Ice Resin.
Self adhesive magnetic strips were applied to the back and WAH-La!! Inspriational magnets for my refrigerator!!
Hope you join in on the Love of Starbucks Challenge! I'll be checking the blog for your creations! Till then.......Believe and LEAP!!