Monday, January 18, 2010

Shimmering Wood?

Okay get your mind out of the gutter, I know that sounds bad but that's what this is! It's embossing resist on Wood Sheets that were painted with Shimmer Paint mixed with Chocolate Chip Reinker!!! (plus I couldn't think of a better name)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Symphony In White

The Challenge here was to use all WHITE!!! Not an easy task and I think the texture of the Bigshot Texture Plates is really what makes this card!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Faux Sewing Kicked Up

Another WICKED creation, this one was to encorporate Faux Stitching. I "stitched" on my envelope and my flower.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sparklin' Stained Glass

Over on SCS SU! Demo's have a chance to get WICKED It's kinda like "Getting Dirty" but you're only allowed to use SU! products! So here's my first WICKED creation, Sparklin' Stained Glass (you can find the tutorial on SCS) with the Bloomin' Beautiful set. I kicked this up a few notches don't cha think?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shimmering Pastels! OR Faux Mother of Pearl Gets a New Look

Anyone remember Lumiere and Pearlex? I loved that stuff and I was totally bummed when SU! retired it!!! But this fall they brought out "Shimmer Paint" in a lightbulb moment I got to wondering if I could re-create the Faux Mother of Pearl look with this. Although the steps are all the same, the results aren't quite the same! The "glitter/glimmer" element in the Shimmer Paint gives a totally diffent texture and although you can use ink, I found I preferred doing this with my chalks!

So sit back and enjoy "Shimmering Pastels!"

Step 1: Gather Glossy cardstock, a wad of Saran Wrap, and some Shimmer paint (Any color, I don't think it'll matter whether you use White, Champange, or Silver, although I used Champange here)and a palette of some sort, I used a scrap of clear transparency sheet.

Step 2: Use your wadded up Saran wrap as a "pouncer" and pounce the Shimmer paint randomly on the glossy cardstock. You don't want to competely cover the c/s you want some "veins" of the white glossy to show through.

Step 3: This is the hard part...Let your paint dry!

Step 4: Take a sponge (don't look at my stained one, it really is clean) and some chalks and rub the chalk over the entire piece of c/s.

Step 5: It should look something like this and now you just use this anyway you want!

Here's what I did! The first one is what the butterflies are made of. One butterfly is Bravo Burgundy chalk and the other is Pumpkin Pie chalk. I stamped the butterflies, cut them out, and popped them up on the card! I love butterflies!

On this one the background is Lovely Lilac and the hearts are Pixie Pink. The entire color combo here is Kraft, Lavendar Lace, Black, Lovely Lilac, and Pixie Pink. Not a combo I normally reach for but I like this unique Valentine-ish look!

If you do this, give me a holler and let me see your creations!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Might As Well Accept It

I "loves" me some funny people stamps ;) And I think this card says it all!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thanks Pegg!

One of my Michigan Mingler friends and I traded some images. She wanted some old SU! Wolf images and I wanted some "mooses" she got the hunter and I saved a moose :~)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Stars In My Eyes

Another Rockin' card for the troops to send home to loved ones!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Not A Sock Monkey Girl, But...

I have to admit he's kinda cute on a pocket card for a soldier to send home to a child!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Old Set, New Look

I love this old SU! set "Nature's Sketchbook" but never earned it when it was current, thank goodness for WishRak!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Time For Love

Creamy Caramel, Gold, and Pretty in Pink! Who would have thought it would be so pretty together? The image is from my WishRak friends, but everything else is SU!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Flowers For The New Year

I *Love* this card! Not to toot my own horn but I think I did pretty stinkin' good on this one! Thanks Jenn and the dirty girls for such an easy sketch to work with!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Well the holidays are done, the decorations are put away, work begins again tomorrow, and it's time to get back into the groove!

May 2010 bring us all health, wealth, and wisdom!!!!