November 17, 2008

DECORATIVE TILES

Good Monday morning all!!! Well, I have recovered from my Craft Fair but the doc has put me on antibiotics since I have strep throat (I was wondering why I felt sooooo bad) so I will be taking it easy for the next few days! This morning I wanted to share with you some of the decorative tiles I made for my craft fair. They went over very well, so I have none left! They make fabulous gifts! The first one I did is using one of my favorite sets Baroque Motifs - it is very Mediterranean to me, and since that is the theme throughout my house, I love using it! For tiles, you need to use Craft ink when you stamp, not your water-based inks that will dry too fast. Once I stamped my images, they were coated in Glossy Glaze Enamel, baked, and decorated! Easy Peasy!!

Here is another one I made with a Christmas theme using my favorite snowman from Jolliest Time of the Year. I think I would be very sad if this stamp set retires - I have worn it out, lol! I also added some of my favorite embellishments that I am sure you are all tired of, but I cannot seem to get enough of these felt flurries!! I just love them!! I made several different designs for these tiles, these are just two of them! I hope you like them - I am off to lie down, so I will leave you the recipe! Hope you all have a fabulous day!
Tile Recipe: (some items retired)
Paper - Bashful Blue, Naturals Ivory card stock
Inks - (all Craft) Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Bashful Blue
Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Jolliest Time of the Year
Blue Bayou Ribbon, Soft Sky Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Eyelets, mini pearls (not SU!), Tiles from Home Depot

28 comments:

mochamama said...

These are beautiful Alex and I love the card holders in the post below. Too cute. Feel better soon. Drink lots of liquids and rest rest rest!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad to hear the craft fair went so well Alex! I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling well though! Get some rest! Chloe is just getting over strept throat too...bummer.

Rose Ann said...

Your tiles are so very pretty, so I'm not surprised to hear they went over well at the fair! Glad to hear it all went well, and I hope you're feeling better soon!! HUGS!

Ila said...

Wow!! these are Beautiful! and such a lovely gift...Hope you feel better soon...Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Erin... said...

Beautiful tiles!! hope you feel better soon!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are beautiful Alex! Love the raised textured effect the glaze gives the design. I had no idea you could do that to a tile. TFS!! Hope you're feeling better. :)

Manna said...

These are gorgeous, Alex! I know what you mean when you said it look Mediteranian.

Hope you feel better soon, girlfriend!

Dana said...

strep throat?! Yikes.. no fun at all! Hope you are 100 percent soon. Don't forget to gargle with warm salt water.. it really helps :)

Lauren said...

I hope you feel better Alex. I hope I have your luck at my next fair.
Amazing tiles!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

These are awesome, Alex! Glad you did so well! Do you sell these as coasters? Get well girlfriend!

Melissa said...

Lovely job Alex! Feel better soon!

Many Blessings,
M.

corinnesomerville said...

Oh Alex...TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF !!!! Your tiles are gorgeous and I'm glad that your craft fair is behind you so that you can recover !! I'm serious...take care of yourself !!!!!

Love ya & miss ya!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

GORgeous!!!!! I've made tiles with stamps before, but that was it. The gloss is such a major WOW factor!!! Feel better soon!! HUGS!

scrapnnMO said...

OMG Alex these are absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the embossing and the colors! Awesome. Love them!

Chris said...

alex, these are gorgeous!! what great gifts these would make! i am sorry you have strep, i get it once a year, so i "feel" your pain...take care and feel better soon!! >"<

Beate said...

BEAUTIFUL tiles!
I am sorry to hear you have strep! OUCH! Get better soon!
Hugs and blessings

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh-la-la so so pretty.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

These are Beautiful.....I can see why you sold them all. (((hugs)))

christie said...

Wow Alex! Love those tiles. You're so clever!

Courtney said...

Oh wow! These are awesome tiles, girl!

Deborah said...

Oh dear! Your poor sore throat and your system! Golly Alex, I know you love to go like a mad man all of the time, but I do beleieve your body is telling you to slow down! (just a bit)!!! I admire your pace and your love and hard work that your dance to! You are something alrightly!
These decorative tiles are lovely! Glad the fair went well, NOW REST!
Healing hugs, Deb

Beth Norman said...

You poor dear. I'm so sorry to hear that you are so sick. Strep is so awful painful, and I hope you get better quick! Congrats on your sell out of these darling coasters. I'm very happy you were so successful.

Diane said...

Oh My Goodness Alex! I love those!
Glad all went well!!! You take care of that throat now!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, I've never seen tiles embossed like this before--they're so pretty! I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you're able to take it easy for a while and heal yourself.

joslyn said...

sorry bout the strep throat. ouch!! love the tiles. great work.

Natalie said...

Alex these are so unusual, I love them, I hope you are feeling better soon. x

Nikki Bond said...

WOWZERS! These are stunning! Love the embossing on the tile! Hope you feel better soon....{SMILES}

Jackie K said...

Alex,
How long and at what temp do you bake these tiles?

I am a new SU demonstrator. Is the Glossy Glaze a SU item?

Feel better soon.