CONFESSIONS OF A SCRAPAHOLIC

…IT’LL BE OUR LITTLE SECRET…

Make a wish…

Posted by Catherine on February 21, 2009

…and your fairy craftmother will grant it! Well…if your fairy craftmother is Marti from Pez-a-Doodle Designs! *LOL*

It was a GOOD mail day yesterday! I had not one, not two, but three packages waiting in my mail box when I got home from a hideous day – no, make that WEEK – of work! Nothing like pretty postage-wrapped presents (that I paid for *LOL* minus my DT goodies from my fair craftmother) for ME!

My first set of Nestabilities from Terri came today! I got the Ovals set and WOW are they awesome! I LOVE them all. After all the waiting and anticipation and wondering if they were worth it…YES, they totally are! *waves* THANK YOU, Terri! Look for my payment for my next set ASAP!

My last order from Oozak.com for my COPIC markers came as well! I’m not sure if it’ll be my last but March 1st is just looming around the corner, so if you’re still wondering whether COPICs are for you, I’d stop wondering and get a-clickin’ before you miss out! I can’t WAIT for my COPIC certification class next month, I’m definitely excited and nervous about that – probably because my coloring is absolutely horrendous!

And last, but certainly not least, my wonderful package of DT goodies from my fairy craftmother, Marti! It’s making me *LOL* everytime I say that because I’m wondering what Marti’s thinking of me referring to her as that…HAHAHAHA!

Anywho, the package was jam-packed with wonderful things, I would throw them up and roll around in them if the jars of Flower Soft wouldn’t conk me in the head on the way down – plus, the jars would make for some uncomfortable rolly-ness, I would think…so YES! My first set of Flower Soft came (I talk like I have more coming, but I will definitely be ordering more of the other sets as well!) and there were pretty pictures and vases and wire and glue and ribbon…lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! There was some FABULOUS stamped images for me to PLAY with because my fairy craftmother knows how much I wanna get my COPIC groove on! And a bunch of other stuff that little ol’ me just NEEDS.

So what do you do when so many things come in the mail…?

USE.THEM.AAAAAALL!

*swoons* Don’t you just LOVE ME – er…I mean, her??? Marti sent me some stamped images of pretty mermaid Anya and I knew that it was my call…no, my DUTY to shimmer and bling.her.up! Oh you can’t see it now, but you do not understand how Anya is working the shimmer. I shimmered pretty much every inch of her using my Sakura Glitter Gel pens after I coloured her in with my COPICs. Next I added my ever-so-handy Diamond Glaze and gussied up her sea-shelled ladies and the beads in her hair. After she was all nice and dry I trimmed her out and microbeaded her tail in green and blue microbeads! I am LOVING the effect of the beads as scales on her tail, but those little things were a pain in my left AND right cheeks! Which I probably have microbeads on…and in my bra…and in my hair…probably even in my ears, they got EVERYWHERE! Note to self and to all of you…maybe get a dryer sheet and wipe all over your hands with as well as the paper. Those little suckers static cling to EVERYTHING!

Moooving on – stop picturing microbeads in my special places!

For my under the sea scene, I took a piece of carstock and watercolored the living daylights out of it using a light and dark blue watercolor pencil and my aqua pen. Once I was satisfied with the blue-y-ness of it all, I took my mini mister, Stonewashed dye re-inker and my blue Perfect Pearls and shook me up some shimmerlicious mist and misted THAT over the whole underwater piece of cardstock. Swirled the shimmeryness with my aquapen and misted some more…you can NEVER mist enough, I would say! Once it was dry – it didn’t take too long actually…probably because I assaulted it with my heatgun!

I used my Ranger Distress embossing powder to make my sand – oh THANK YOU, fairy craftmother for the awesome idea on that – and I used Flower Soft to make some algae/seaweed looking things. Then badda-boom, badda-bing, slap everything together and you’ve got my underwater “make a wish” scene!

Here’s Miss Thang up close:

Soooo pretty! (*coughs* I mean, if I do say so myself…) I wish you could see the actual shimmeryness of her – her hair, her bathingsuit/tail…the water…EVERYTHING! Ah well, to actually see it, you’ll just have to play with some shimmery-goodness, won’t you? Go on and get your shimmer on!

I’ve got so much I want to share and show, but I’m trying to keep myself in check and pace myself…it looks like the days leading up to my blogaversary is going to be filled with lots of fun things – hang out with me, won’t you?

Thanks for stopping by!

MATERIALS
All hyperlinked products and materials are from Pez-a-Doodle Designs

Stamp: Mermaid Anya from The Greeting Farm
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stonewashed re-inker
Other Mediums: COPIC markers, watercolor pencils, shimmer mist
Tools: Mini mister, Perfect Pearls, Glossy Accents, aquapen, Sakura Glitter Gel pen, dimensional foam
Embellishments: Distress embossing powder, Flower Soft, sea shells

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3 Responses to “Make a wish…”

  1. Ann said

    OMGosh! How stinkin’ cute is she?! Love it!

  2. 4paws said

    Oh I love her! So so cute! You’ve done a wonderful job as usual!

  3. Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said

    OMG she is gorgeous and i swear you crack me up!!! you have the funniest blog posts EVer!!!

    fairy craftmother – ROTFLMAO
    (i told kev and he said to stop it!!)

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