Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Challenge - An Explosion of Colour


Our November challenge theme is "An Explosion of Colour" so I've gone for this bright and cheery Pendant.  I used a vintage collage image but you could also use one of your own photos. 

Materials
Large Bezel - I used a Bow Bezel
Small bezel
Resin - I used Lisa Pavelka Magic-Gloss, you could also use Glossy Accents
Stickles in a colour which co-ordiantes with your image
Image - use a stock copyright free collage image or photo printed with a laser printer onto smooth paper - not photo paper, or an image from pre-printed paterned paper
Matte or Gloss Medium
Inka Gold Paint in a co-ordinating colour
Bail
2 x Jump rings 
Chain or Ribbon to hang

1.         Print the image to the size you need to fit the large bezel.
2.         Print the image and cut to fit the bezel.  If you are using an oval or round bezel press your nail all round the image to bed it into the edge of the bezel, this will give you the shape to then cout out.  Do not worry if it does not fit perfectly as the stickles will hide any messiness
3.         Glue the image into your bezel and coat it with the medium. 
4.         Squeeze a line of stickles all round the inner rim of your bezel 
5.         Fill your small bezel with a layer of stickles to cover the base. Leave both bezels  to dry - this is best done overnight
6.         Pour resin into your large and small bezels to fill them up.  If using Magic-Gloss place under a UV lamp for 15 minutes.  You may add additional layers if desired to create a dome effect.  If using a two part resin leave to dry overnight.  If using Glossy Accents be very careful about bubbles, if you get any prick them out with a wire or end of a paperclip.  Also if a layer is too thick in Glossy Accents it may not dry so do not use a bezel that is too thick or do it in layers.  Glossy accents will also need overnight to dry
7.         Take the Inka Gold paint and using a piece of Cut n Dry Foam or cosmetic foam, rub a little colour or colours into the bezel.
8.         Attach the bail with a jump ring and thread your ribbon or chain.
9.         Attach the small bezel filled with stickles and resin to the bottom of your pendant and you are done!


To enter our challenge create a piece of work on the theme of "An Explosion of Colour". It could be a card,  a layout, an altered object etc. whatever you likeThen either:
  • Blog your entry and use the Linky widget below to link to your blog entry
  • Load to the Happy Daze Facebook Page
  • Sent a pic by email to info@happy-daze.net

The challenge will end at Midnight Thursday 30 November 2011. One entry will be drawn at random to win a £15.00 Gift Voucher plus free P&P for the Happy Daze shop. Maximum of 3 entries per person. Entries must use at least one product which can be purchased in the Happy Daze shop

And a big welcome to any vistors from the UK Scrappers Blog Hop. If you are participating in the UKS blog hop, you may have come here from Fiskarettes . After checking out our project, go to Scrap Paper Scissors to see the next project, and see the thread on UKS HERE to see the full list of links and info on the prizes!

119 comments:

  1. this is just stunning Moira. Lovely piece of jewellery

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  2. So pretty - a really individual piece. tfs. AliTS on UKS

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  3. That is stunning!!
    uks wombat

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  4. Such a stunning piece of jewellery. UKS Sam Mc

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  5. beautiful, delicate and original couldnt be better.
    uks roxy52

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  6. A really stunning peice, thank you for sharing. UKS Yizzard

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  7. Another great idea for a present.
    My Christmas present ideas are growing fast with this blog hop:)

    uks Beadmad

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  8. Stunning there is nothing more to say
    Uks dusty fairy

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  9. Wow, lovely and really unique!
    Clairewill on UKS

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  10. Beautiful, thank you for the tutorial. Kitty Crafts UKS

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  11. this is stunning, thanks for sharing uks lemon

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  12. Such a gorgeous piece - alison-lee

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  13. Bright AND vintage - love it :D
    UKS Leanie

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  14. Wow how beautiful and you could use any colour scheme to match your outfit.
    UKS Minty Magic

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  15. That is beautiful :) I am Scattychick on UKS

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  16. So stunning and effective just beautiful thank you. cockneycrafter uks

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  17. Such a beautiful locket. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Just beautiful - going to try to make a rainbow collection for a charm bracelet. Bookmarking and adding to my 'To Make' list. Thanks for the great tutorial
    Fae UKS

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  19. Beautiful, thank you for the tutorial. UKS Kirsteen

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  20. A very beautiful piece of wearable art.

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  21. really lovely, thanks for this tutorial

    janen

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  22. really beautiful, I could see this looking classy on my Christmas tree - from eClaire on UKS

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  23. Fab project love it.
    Caz
    UKS CraftyCaz

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  24. Stunning, thank you
    Chris
    UKS -DippyD

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  25. Sooo beautiful. Thanks,
    Anne88

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  26. Lovely project. Very beautiful. UKS anna_fran

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  27. Beautiful project. UKS gwyneth 123

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  28. So different fab project UKS lelly

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  29. Hop, hop, hop - really enjoying myself, thankyou (UKS= Galadriel*)

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  30. That is so pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  31. Delicate and lovely.
    UKS snipper

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  32. Great project - I love the pink! UKS Emy

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  33. A really gorgeous project.
    UKS ......Shirley June

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  34. Pretty in pink! *Ü* Lovely creation. TFS. ArtAngel on UKS.

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  35. Lovely project. Meg baby UKS

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  36. How pretty is this project! Thanks for the inspiration. UKS Fizzydrink

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  37. Beautiful piece of jewellery. UKS Tigerlady

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  38. Lovely piece of jewellery. lou@papermaker

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  39. That's really unusual, lovely! Mole from UKS

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  40. So pretty, gorgeous piece of jewellery. UKS Celtic Angel

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  41. Really pretty project and something else new to try.

    nannyjan uks

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  42. Stunning; great project

    LizGinSussex
    UKS

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  43. Great project to attempt
    UKS lojo7868

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  44. Simply stunning!
    Aliscrapper - UKS

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  45. Now I want to go jewellery shopping to buy the items I need, but I'm guessing mine won't be as lush as this xx
    UKS stillcrafting

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  46. So pleased I paid this blog a visit - lovely project

    uks - dawntracey

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  47. What a beautiful and different project. A stunning piece of jewellery thank you so much for the tutorial.
    UKS Sarnj

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  48. This is so pretty :) love these projects!!

    UKS scrappygayle

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  49. Such a beautiful project. thank you for sharing UKS slewis

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  50. I'm so not a jewellery person - but I would love to have a go at making this project. Thanks for sharing.

    Hysteri-cal

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  51. This is very pretty, thanks for sharing *mrsmcf*

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  52. I love the customisation of this piece - thanks for the instruction!
    UKS Alibri

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  53. Never had a go at anything like this, but am tempted to try, having seen this lovely project.Thanks! UKS eluned

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  54. That is really clever and very pretty. UKS Julesaroony

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  55. Wow love the pop of colour. Pretty pendant.
    UKs ambermouse

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  56. This is just stunning - TFS. The image on the pendant is so sweet.

    Toni xx
    UKS - misteejay

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  57. Very pretty- another gift idea, thanks . suescopes on uks

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  58. Stunning! And a great tutorial too. Thnak you.

    UKS rollingpin

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  59. wow that's gorgeous and what a great gift idea

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  60. A beautiful project. UKS Kim

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  61. stunning love that colour
    juliwan

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  62. Beautiful, thank you for the tutorial. UKS fluffyness

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  63. Gorgeous and so easy to make in a different colour to match your outfit. Thanks for a great tutorial xx

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  64. Ooops sorry missed this off...
    UKS Scrappynewbie33

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  65. Really lovely. Thank you.
    UKS simplepleasures

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  66. wow I was not expecting that, its really beautiful, it has a vintage feel about it. Katj (UKS)

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  67. Wow Beautiful project.
    UKS name = jay670120

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  68. this is so pretty, love pink
    shazzapat UKS
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  69. Wow this is stunning!
    Yorkshirelass

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  70. Gorgeous pendant Moira and thank you for the demo. x

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  71. Looks very pretty. Love the girlie feel of this
    Uks jlesmichelle

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  72. Love the colours, Thanks for sharing
    UKS ID: mafswife

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  73. Very unusual, thanks for the inspiration.

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  74. love the colour! thanks
    UKS Bluffy78

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  75. A lovely project - I like the idea of using a photo - might give it a try. (UKS: J-Bug)

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  76. A fab project. Thanks UKS Jencrafts

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  77. Just gorgeous!
    Sue x
    (aka MiniOwner)

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  78. Simply beautiful. UKS Wonky

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  79. Such a lovely, delicate project. I can think of a few people I could gift this too if I made one! Thanks for the inspiration. x
    UKS: jennifergrace

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  80. How lovely and delicate!
    UKS Sharon1973

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  81. Gorgeous pendant, really pretty! UKS name: Crafty Kacy

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  82. Wow that is so pretty! UKS 2Angels

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  83. Simply stunning sums this project up. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Morgana123 (UKS)

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  84. Very pretty pendant. Very girly
    UKS Judi

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  85. What a beautiful project, thank you for sharing.

    UKS Summer Sunflower

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  86. Great project, thanks for sharing! UKS janie

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  87. If I was given this as a gift, I would be thrilled.

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  88. Gorgeous, and very different. CarolynP

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  89. I love this. So pretty and totally unique! UKS papoosue.

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  90. beautiful! I have to make one for my daughter- she will love it

    uks culpepper

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  91. This is so pretty and I love the colour - I'm a sucker for pink! :) - Alipeeps

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  92. love it, so clever uks - howejam

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  93. This is really beautiful. UKS Allytoe

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  94. lovely something different, looks easy to do as well, thanks for sharing jules5526 UKS

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  95. That is beautiful. UKS:Angelfish

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  96. Lovely project. Great blog hop.
    Sonja (UKS name : wrightboysmum)

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  97. Thanks for sharing. uks countrycrafter

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  98. I love how the colour on the edges stands out - really gives the pendant that 'WOW' factor - thanks for sharing!
    Suzie-UKS-Weaselwise

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  99. Wow! Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing with us.

    UKS - Andern06

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  100. wow great project thank you for the ideas

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  101. WOWser - what a great project TFS
    UKS Jimjams

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  102. Absolutely stunning, I have never attempted anything like this. UKS Susie.A

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  103. A stunning piece of jewellery, so unique.

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