Monday, May 14, 2012

The Grand Challenge-The Kiss

"Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other."  Merging two companies can be a challenge--when you become so close that the challenges are one and shared, they disappear and results are produced. That was deep huh?

Buy a Wood Designs Chocolate Kiss... mmm, chocolate... at Oh My Crafts and decorate it however you'd like. A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from the entries.   You must enter at least 3 pictures of your designed kiss (step by step) by June 5, 2012 to be eligible.

2 Please pop over to Crop Chocolate to see all the entries.  There is some extraordinary talent shared over on the Crop Chocolate web-site!!

So without any further adieu…here are the details.

After I choose my paper and had a pretty good idea of what my design was going to be I set out some of my supplies.  I traced my paper for the back and cardboard for the front, cut it out and attached it.  I also wired some beads and a Hershey’s kiss charm I had in my jewelry making supplies.  It was PERFECT for this project.





Now might be a good time to list the supplies I used, then I will continue with my step by step photos…

OMC product:  Wood design kiss

Crop Chocolate products:  MME Lush and Lost and Found cardstock, cardboard box from my last CC order,  MM foam stamps, Zing embossing powder-metallic silver, Distress Stain-Vintage Photo, Distress Ink-Walnut Stain, Slice cordless cutter, Slice design card-Bravissimo, Fancy Pants Happy Together button, FP clear stamp, Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy

Non CC products:  VLVS rubber stamp, Mod Podge, wire, glass beads, artist paste, pewter kiss charm, muslin, buttons, hemp twine, glassy accents, silver accent powder

OK, back to the details…you can see from the photos the basic steps I took to complete my kiss.  I would like to mention here that this was a huge lesson in patience for me…I had to wait hours between each layer and for those of you who know me know I don’t love waiting.  I am happy I did though because otherwise I would not have had the results I did.

Begin 1 Begin 2

Begin 3When all of the layers were dry I embellished according to what I had designed in my head…this is where you never really can be sure what you will end up with.   I am a visual person so I lay everything out before I glue it down.  It might interest you to know I actually did a trail run with the paste…bwah ha ha ha, another thing I don’t usually do.  I guess you could say this project was full of lessons!!  And boy was I glad my idea translated to paper, hmm, I mean wood.

OK, so here is a little more on the finished kiss…

1 Back

The front and the back.

 Close 2

 Close 4And some close ups.

I would love it if you commented and let me know what you think!!  I appreciate you stopping by.  :)


  1. SERIOUSLY girl! This is amazing! I love how yours turned out. I have my kiss but have NO IDEA what to do with it. Anyways...great job girlie....shoot over to me some of that creative mojo you have going on so maybe I can get some ideas for mine, k???



    1. Thanks Michele!! You are so sweet!! I am sending creative vibes your way but I know that whatever you come up with will be beautiful!!