Saturday, April 4, 2009

poker chip swap

Lisa Kettell held a "poker chip" swap with the theme of "circus". she altered a couple of poker chips in her new book, so thus the idea for her swap. i was paired with Lisa and another partner. the only rule was to use a poker chip and make two of them. i decided instead of building upon my chip laying flat that i would build it up. i pictured a circus tent. recently at the flea market i scored some really awesome vintage rubber stamps in their original box and they are all circus related. (so cool!) i chose the ringmaster stamp to go under the tent. so what the ringmaster is standing on is the poker chip, which i glued onto a piece of foam.


in other news, it has been rainy, cloudy, foggy, windy and in general - YUCKY! when i dropped dillon off at the show, i was pleasantly surprised by some sunshine. when i came out of the building not 10 minutes later, it was still sunny, but pouring. i said to myself, "there's gonna be a rainbow soon" and sure enough- there it was. what's more special than a rainbow?



  1. How lovely to see a rainbow in April!! And the ringmaster in the circus tent with the poker chips is so good -- great idea and very creative!

  2. Hi Kecia!
    I am one of your pay it forward people and I would like to start doing it also, can I choose people who might be in need of a lift or do I post it on my blog for anyone to participate? thanks! karen...

  3. Hi Kecia,
    I don't know if you remember us talking about diamond glaze blurring pictures at the Handmade Faire but I found this tip to avoid that:

    Tip: Sometimes the combination of Diamond Glaze and the paper or transparency may cause colors to bleed—to prevent this, rub a very thin layer of Aleene’s Tacky Craft Glue (link) over the front of the paper or transparency before setting with Diamond Glaze.

  4. These are AMAZING!
    I love love love mine!


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