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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Family Gatherings


I wanted to do something very fun and different for my first challenge as a DT member on Simon Says Stamp and Show.  The challenge is Anything Goes this week, which really allowed me to come up with something different. 

I had these awesome wooden spoons just waiting for something to happen.

I was inspired to create some place card holders for a family gathering. Each spoon allowed me to create a  personalized place setting for my guest.

Here is my family of spoons:

Each spoon started with a layer of distress stains.  The stain applied to the wood beautifully.   I added a layer of smeared white acrylic paint around the edges and across the surfaces.  I stamped the definition stamp over the spoon.  Helpful Tip:   I did not use an acrylic block for this step which allowed me to push the cling stamp into the concave surface of the spoon.


The images are stamped on white cardstock and colored using watercolor pencils and a water brush. I cut them out and attached them with watered down Elmer's glue. I glued underneath the image and over the surface.

After that each spoon had their embellishments hand selected to coordinate. I used the stains to color seam binding to coordinate.  Each spoon has a memo ring attached  to slip a card with the guest's name on it.


I also created two other spoons with a few different accents.  I highlighted the words on the spoon and used mini clothespins for the clip.
See how the little fairy covers my clothespin underneath?

A visual display of the spoons in progress and a few of the supplies:
Don't my supplies look well loved?

Products:
 For more inspiration, info about the challenge, and the wonderful prize head over to Simon Says Stamp and Show

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz  

28 comments:

  1. Love the vintage altered spoons - fab way to recycle! Love the colors, embellies and use of the Artistic Outpost images!

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  2. So lovely and very inspiring!


    thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

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  3. Brilliant idea, I love your spoons, they already looked weathered and well loved! Elaine x

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  4. Wow! Those are really cool! They are a beautiful and what a perfect gift for your guests, I love them!

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  5. what a way to start your term as a DT member Suzz. Totally stunning!!!!!! I am very very impressed with these.

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  6. What a lovely family of spoons ... seems like anything that doesn't move in your home gets reinvented ... Fabulous work Suzz

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  7. Suzz...I totally love your first project for SSSS! I am such a fan of your work anyway...and you've not disappointed with this piece! Love your idea for the place card holders. It's clever, original and really fun! I love your distress colors you've used on the base and the way you've stamped the words then highlighted the edges. I also love your stamped images on each spoon! And the little adornments attached by mini clothes pin to each spoon....adorable! What a great idea! <3 Candy

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  8. Hi Suzz, what a fabulous first project for SSSS, I have always loved and been inspired by your work and it's fabulous to have you on board. I love your family spoons, love the colours and the stamping on each spoon, very cleverly put together and thought out. Fabulous idea, your first of many I am sure for SSSS. Tracy x

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  9. Wonderful and so unique... love these! Congrats on your new DT position at SSS&S!

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  10. Sue, you are amazing! I can't believe you got such a good impression using that big cling sentiment stamp inside the concave spoon! Your ideas are boundless! Beautiful, creative and so inspiring!

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  11. Each time I think you can't possibly amaze me more than you already have, you go and do it again! Absolutely stunning!!! I want to make some now!

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  12. Wow, these are amazing! Such a great idea. Love all of them and the combination of stains, paint and stamping on the spoons is fabulous. TFS!

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  13. OMGosh these are so clever Suzz, what a fabulous idea... Love them!

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  14. Awww Suzz, these spoons are stunning! Looove them!!

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  15. Such a wonderful idea! Love they all are different in color and decorations! Love it teamie! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. Wow - you never ever cease to amaze me!

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  17. This is so clever and inspiring! LOVE everything about these!

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  18. These are super...the best decoration for your table settings ;) Love them
    xoxo Sioux

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  19. What a super cool, unique, and original idea!!! Love the Ao images and how your tailored each to the owner!

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  20. So creative and fun. Yep these definitely got me smiling. Great idea.

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  21. Oh Wow!! You sure did have fun...and what an accomplishment!! AWESOME!!
    Hugs

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  22. These are simply fabulous! Love the colors!

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  23. I lov e, love, love your place card holders. They are truly unique. Blessings!

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  24. What a fantastic idea Sue. These are beautiful and would grace any table for a family gathering. Your stamping of the script on the concave surface of the spoon is amazing. I shall have to try it but can just imagine the mess I will make, lol! Awesome project!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  25. this is just stunning, love it, I'm going to shop for wooden spoons, lol, I think these are just perfect to give someone as a small present

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  26. What a great idea... that'll be a special festive table that has these as place settings.
    Alison x

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  27. meant to comment on these ages ago. . . . they are truly divine and so inspired! There are too many yummy elements to dwell on here but just know: I love them!
    Juliax

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