Monday, April 20, 2009

3CTC9, Water Color Crayons and Perfect Pearls!

I am so happy that this week is school vacation!!!! I want to be able to have the house to myself and create. I did everything that I have to this week yesterday and today. We had our hot water heater kick the bucket about a week ago and I just today moved everything back to my stamping area. The water wasn't near any of my stuff but I wasn't going to take the chance that it was even in the same half of the basement. Everything is back to normal and I can find everything again!

I made this card for Kerry's Thursday challenge, 3CTC9, make a card using a technique. I love techniques so this was so much fun. The hardest part was, which technique? I decided on a back round colored in water color crayons on the diagonal, then spritzed with water. When it dried I tapped the whole thing with Versamark and then brushed Perfect Pearls on it. This way it softened it and gave it a shimmer. I colored it in my favorite colors, blue, purple and green.

The image is a Whipper Snapper stamp that I love and a friend let me stamp some so I could play with it (thanks Michelle). I colored it with Copics and Stickled the flowers. I kept the card pretty simple so I wouldn't hide a lot of the back round. One tip I can share with you that I learned at a Rubber Stamp Tapestry class was to punch a small hole in your CS and then take a brad and put the ribbon between the posts on the back of the brad and then slide it into the hole. It gathers up the ribbon and holds it tight when you spread the brad apart behind the CS. I put a flower on the brad first then the ribbon. It gives a nice finish to the card without having to tie a knot or bow.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper and Rubber Stamp Tapestry
CS: SU Pacific Point, Lovely Lilac, Neanah White, GP white
Coloring: SU Lovely Lilac, Water Color Crayons, Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: Nesties, Perfect Pearls, Stickles, CTMH flowers and brads, Michaels ribbon and misc. brads

I hope you try this technique it looks wonderful in any color combination you like.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my work.
Please leave a comment if you like this technique, I really appreciate your comments.


mamichelle said...

Oooooh, Mary, this is beautiful!! Love what you did with the image. I just love that bucket. I love your technique too! And I'll have to try that with the brad & ribbon. I've done it with a clip but not ribbon. Enjoy your vacation!

Kerry D-C said...

GORGEOUS, Mary!! You are technique queen! Thanks so much for participating in this week's 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge!