Monday, July 6, 2009

Holly Berry Mission Bell

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!!! Thanks for all your sweet comments about the race. It was fun and it is nice to be running in them again.

Today, I wanted to share a special project with you. This is made from a stamp!
When Michelle (Stamper's Dream) sent an email out to the design team to have us look over a site for stamp suggestions...I was mesmerized by these Holly Berry House Mission Bells. They are gorgeous. I used the Chesapeake Bell for this project.
Basically, the stamp is a panel. You stamp it on cardstock or paper and color as you wish and then assemble.

Here is the bell I created:

I really had this hair brained idea to paper piece the bell and was not going to rest until I finished it the way I had envisioned. I stamped the bell panel five times and embossed it in gold. I cut out each panel and it looked like this:

<----This is one panel embossed on red paper. As you can see, it looks beautiful left alone....but I already had this idea in my head and had to try out piecing the bell! So, I embossed the image five more times on each: yellow, light green, dark green. Yes, crazy! But it went much faster than I thought and I took breaks!


<---Here is the same panel with the paper piecing. I cut out each section of the bell and applied the sections I wanted to the main panel. Then, I went back with a Zig Painty gold pen to fill in some gold accents.

After I assembled the bell, I added the bow and small jingle bell. I then applied a thin coat of acrylic spray (because I paper pieced the bell and didn't want to take the chance that any section would come loose!)

But...You can do many things with this stamp:
You can use the bell stamp to create a bell card....just stamp the image and cut it out (cut off the tabs) and cut out a back panel (the same size as the front) and tie a bow at the top.
On the Holly Berry House site, they have the bells AND a description on how to assemble them (EASY!) They embossed the bells in gold and then painted them with Twinkling H2Os.
These would also be stunning hanging from a Christmas tree or you can create a beautiful Wedding bell for a shower!

I just love this unique idea. You can find a nice selection of these bells at Stamper's Dream! They are VERY cool!

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Ila said...

This bell is Beautiful!!..what a fabulous idea!!

Darlene L said...

Just drop dead stunning. I can't imagine how much time you really put into this--what a wonderful project!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Way to go, Cammie! You did an amazing job with the stamp!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous!!! I love how this looks and it would make a great gift too!!! Way to go - Cammie!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous bell, Cammie. And you obvioulsy have such patience. I'd probably geet so frustrated paper piecing all of those. But it did turn out just fabulous. Thanks for sharing the info with us!

Angie Williams said...

This project is so pretty!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness, girl...that's a lot of piecing!! It's absolutely GORGEOUS, Cammie!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is Beautiful Cammie....what a neat neat stamp!

Vicki

Yvette said...

Your bell is GORGEOUS!!! What a great idea for Christmas!

dpkennedy said...

Wow Cam-totally gorgeous!

Connie said...

Oh my! this is just amazing! Very creative, Cammie!!

Elena said...

Wow! STUNNING! Brilliant idea and fantastic project!

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous......

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so very cool! Love the rich colors, very creative too.

Lynette Neus said...

Oh my goodness - this is gorgeous!! You must have so much patience.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

You did a fabulous job with the bell! I don't know that I would have thought of paper piecing it. And I must say, it's absolutely gorgeous! I love every detail!

Starla said...

Living in CA, missions (and bells) are a LARGE part of our lives! Just sooo happens that I am facinated by the spanish/mission look. I think that I might have to give these bells a try. Though, I'm not sure that I have the patience to paper piece all that detail!! hehe
This is just lovely

Paula Barin said...

What a fabulous project! You did a great job on paper piecing.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a neat bell! I have never tried one, thanks for the inspiration (:

Melanie said...

oh my goodness!faints!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! How gorgeous Cammie!! I love this!!

Judy Rozema said...

WOWZA! What a lot of work -- and such gorgeous results!

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