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Friday, May 8, 2009

Blogger's Challenge for Mom

This week, the challenge was to create something for Mom. I started out making these for Hope's teachers for Teacher Appreciation week, and then decided to make them for my friends and family members who are moms for Mother's Day, and liked them so well, that I'm giving one to my mom too! These are so easy to make and such great gifts! This first picture is with the ribbon and tag tied to the tile.


I get these tiles at Hope Depot in a package of 9 for $5.99. You can get them in all colors and also in a glossy finish. I prefer these that are called "tumbled tiles". They are kind of roughed up and a bit chipped here and there. I love the look of the imperfections in them. Here is a shot of the tile without the ribbon tied on.

To make these you need to use a pigment or craft ink, and then place them on a cookie sheet in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees to heat set the ink. You must let them fully cool before touching the ink! It will still smear and appear to not be "set" if it's still hot. Trust me, I learn the hard way -- I just can't keep my fingers off them while they are cooling! LOL! With these, I put the them in the oven 2 different times since I layered the colors and images. I first stamped the grass image from "Inspired By Nature", baked it, then stamped the flower image and the saying and then baked it again. For the tag, I used the Wide Oval punch and stamped the small flower image from the flower stamp using Navy Craft ink and clear embossing powder. I think they turned out very pretty and want to keep one for myself!

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!


11 comments:

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Wow Shona, I'm impressed. The tile looks amazing!

:) Marcia P

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, girl! You did a marvelous job on your tile. It's so pretty. The ribbon and tag make the gift so complete. Amazing!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Shona! What a wonderful gift idea! I really need to try these! Thanks for sharing your tile information. I never know which ones to purchase. Happy Mother's Day! :D

Lisa said...

HOLY SMOKES! So pretty! Love the way you tied it with a ribbon and had such a cute tag on it. Great gift!

Rachel Hope said...

Beaytiful gift!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

These are so pretty! I like the colors that you chose to use and what a fab gift to give!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. What a great gift. Love the stamps you used and the addition of the tag was a great idea.

Robin Merriman said...

These are beautiful, Shona. I love stamping on tiles too. Great job!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Beautiful--great gift idea!!

Connie said...

Love your tile, Shona! Great job

Chrissy D said...

This is a idea! I love the colors. Great gift for a mom! TFS!