Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts 2014

Welcome to the Queen of HeartsBlog Hop and Challenge!
 Here is my contribution!








 Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting.
You will want to go back and see what you've missed!
 Click on each person's name to go to their blog:

Feb 10 - Holly and Teresa - setting the bar!
Feb 11- Sherry and Jutta
Feb 12 - Wendy and Terre
Feb 13 - Yogi and Robyn
 
(you are here!)

Feb 14 - Suzanne and Wanda
Prizes!
For a chance to win a prize here, leave a comment below, before midnight PST February 14, 2014.

 A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and your name will be posted on February 15, 2014. 
For more details AND to enter in the Queen of Hearts Challenge, please visit
Quietfire Creations

Now for some details.
The joy of my life the past two years has been living close to my DD. The little princess has truly become the Queen of my heart!. 
DD plays in clay at the Squeaky Wheel  Potters Studio, a ceramic cooperative in the Rive Arts District of Asheville , NC.
I wanted to show you the versatility of our deeply etched rubber stamps, so  I gave DD the naked rubber{Calligraphic Love Bits }, we collab-ed on size and shape, and she created this earring and neckpiece collection from porcelain clay, bisque and unglazed, fired to cone 6.
You can use your stamps with any clay medium:
air dry,paper clay, polymer clay, even salt dough!
Protect your stamp with VersaMark before you  roll or push it into the clay, and wash it well immediately after use.


While I was waiting for the firing, I created a jewelry roll to hold the set.

Prepare your fabric by washing in the hottest water and strongest detergent your fabric can tolerate to remove all dirt and oils.
Hard press with the hottest temp the fabric can stand and pin the fabric to a padded surface,like and ironing board, or towels on a table or floor.
Arrange the stamps{Flourished Heart,Calligraphic Love Bits} on a stamp press, or large block and make some samples till you find the pattern you like.


I experimented with lots of different ink, and used VersaFine Crimson for the final fabric. I heat set the ink by ironing on the back side of the fabric, and ran it through 3 hot wash cycles as a test.

This is a vintage linen from my stash, and the ribbon is May Arts, with the hearts colored in with inks and a fine brush.
I found these quilted hearts on the 'free' table at a Fiber Arts Alliance meeting!


This set will make a wonderful gift for any occasion . I have a birthday coming up in mind! Watch your mailbox!

REMEMBER
Leave a comment here, enjoy the rest of the hop and leave a comment on each blog and be sure to join in the QUEEN of HEARTS CHALLENGE on the 14th!
I'm looking forward to your creations!

Comments and questions always welcomed.


46 comments:

  1. I love this jewelry set! Hearts are my favorite shape, I would be over joyed to receive this from someone. Thanks for showing us that our stamps do not always have to be used that way. I love it when someone shows me how to do something out of the box, because I do not always think that way.

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  2. very pretty. Well done. Have a great day

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  3. They look good in the photos! And the jewelery roll was a good way to display them of course.

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  4. What a great project, thanks for all the details too :)

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  5. What great projects and how lucky you are to craft with your daughter!

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  6. Very nice jewellery set Robyn. Way to collab!

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  7. Beautiful work. Great project. Judy

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  8. Beautiful Jewelry gift set! I'm so in love with this wonderful little stamp set, so glad you've shown me yet another way to use them. Enjoy your day! Jutta

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  9. Wonderful and creative ideas! Beautifully done! Thanks for the details!

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  10. Just beautiful! I love the earrings and necklace. So many things or holidays you could do this with. A lovely idea to make a bag for your beautiful gifts. I am interested in clay and fabric so was especially fond of your project.

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  11. Very pretty necklace and earrings. I never realized you could do this with rubber stamps, thanks for a great new idea
    to play with.

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  12. very creative--beautiful set!

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  13. Eileen L. said...
    Sorry forgot to put my name in there.

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  14. You are obviously a very creative person. I do love your project it is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

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  15. This is all so beautiful--never dreamed of using stamps to make earrings!

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  16. AWESOME!!! I love love love the fabric stamping. I HAVE to try this! Thanks for sharing the innovation!

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  17. Wow. I just LOVE the fabric stamping. I'd really like to try this and see how it works out for me. Just adore the necklace and earrings. I had saw how to do this along time ago but I see how beautiful it really looks. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

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  18. Such a stunning and beautiful project!

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  19. What a gorgeous project which combines an amazing number of media. I especially love the heart necklace. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  20. Great project and especially incorporating the clay pieces into the design.

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  21. very interesting, I love the ribbon. I really want to get into the mixed media, but unsure where to start some times. Thank for the ideas!!!.

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  22. this is adorable. makes me wish I still played in clay like back in the day. I love the roll for it too. great ideas.

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  23. What a sweet project (sorry my birthday has already passed by-LOL). Thanks for sharing

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  24. I love the earrings and the jewelry roll, I loved the way you were able to make the pattern on the fabric with the stamps.

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  25. Sweet projects...make great gifts!!! TFS!
    Jan

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  26. I love these beautiful projects that you have made.

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  27. Love the pendants and earring, using the rubber stamps and the jewelry roll opens up the door to a bunch of other ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  28. Very nice project!! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Fantastic use of fabric and stamps! Very, very pretty! JW

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  30. I love how you combine fibre arts and stamps. Your hearts are beautiful.

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  31. Fabulous project. Love the fabric and ribbon. Christine

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  32. thanks for sharing these are very nice projects

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  33. Thank you for the reminder that we can use our stamps on mediums other than paper. I can imagine wonderful pins and necklaces done this way. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  34. Great innovative way to use your stamps. Combination of crafting skills is terrific.

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  35. What a unique project. The jewelry roll is great. I love the way you used the charms.

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  36. Wow, what a neat thing to share with your DD - no wonder she is a princess, you treat her as such! Just as it should be. The jewelry is great! Thanks, Robyn.

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  37. Talk about thinking out side the box, this project is great you have really showcased your talents in a unique way.
    Warm hugs Carole

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  38. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. What beautiful jewellry to wear especially on Valentine's day. A nice collaberation with your daughter. How special. Carmen G.

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  40. LOVE the jewelry and the bag Robyn. I certainly need to be playing with the clay I have. It's air dry, but I want to colour it,so I am thinking I need gloves to protect my hands while incorporating the colour. The red on the Bisque is STUNNING!

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  41. I have never tried stamping on anything other than paper! You have opened up a new world for me to try out :)

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  42. What a great idea!! You are so talented :)

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  43. Thanks for the fun tutorial on stamping in clay and on that fabulous fabric.. Something new to try in the future. Wonderful work!

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  44. You are a talented artist! Thank you for sharing.

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