CONFESSIONS OF A SCRAPAHOLIC

…IT’LL BE OUR LITTLE SECRET…

I believe…

Posted by Catherine on April 1, 2009

…the children are our future, I believe in God the Father Almighty, I believe in angels, I believe that Trix are for kids, I believe that nobody knows how they really get the caramel in the Caramilk bar…

I also believe…

...that fairies live here...

...that fairies live here...

Now obviously I believe in some of those certain things more than I believe in others!

Keeping in line with my try at ‘scene’ looking kind of cards, I took another shot at it – this time with my wonderful Studio G stamps!  All of the stamps are from the fairy set, I believe that’s Series…27? 

I don’t know what it is with the fairy stamps and alcohol inks.  I think the whimsical-ness, fantasy-like feeling of it just calls alcohol inks to mind for me.  I just don’t feel like any kind of patterned paper would do the wishy-washy, magical feel that I want to create that alcohol inks can!  This time I tried out another technique that I learned at the Tim Holtz class that I took with Marti, the queen of alcohol inks herself.  I took a scrap piece of plastic and trickled a few drops of alcohol ink, blending solution and metallic mixative.  Next, I took a piece of glossy cardstock and placed it glossy-side-down onto the kaleidescope of ink and metallic mixative.  Sliding the paper and lifting produced a certain kind of effect and I enhanced it even more by ‘dribbling’ a few more droplets of belinding solution.  Like always, photos can’t capture how shimmery the metallic mixative makes the whole background.

Can one individual project be over-shimmered and over-glittered? Naaaaah!

…for each of the mushroom houses and the fairy princess and the flower, I added Diamond Stickles.  *sighs* Can’t get enough glitter I tell you!

For the flowery grass and the mushroom houses, I also got out my aquapen and pearl white Perfect Pearl and painted over the entire image.  The white Perfect Pearl is completely sheen so that all the Copic colouring I did shows through, but it adds even MORE shimmer.  In the first picture, anywhere you can see the glare of the flash, that’s all shimmered or glittered.  I mounted my scene onto plain white cardstock and couldn’t resist Stickle-ing that as well! *LOL*  Overboard?  I THINK NOT!

You know what kind of fairies are living in those cute little mushroom houses?  PDD Playgroup Playmates!!!

HAHAHAHA, did I just make my DT sisters sound like centerfolds?  Yikes!  Hope they don’t mind!  But GUESS WHAT?!?!?!

IT’S APRIL 1st!!!

…and that means that the Pezzy’s Playgroup is OFFICIALLY in action!  So won’t you come out and play?  They certainly are!  Please drop by each of their blogs to give them a warm welcome and to see what they’re playing around with!  Today will be their first official PDD Wednesday and I’m sure they are ready to BLOW YOU AWAY!

Just a little tid-bit of information to help add to the fun and excitement of today, Marti’s told me that some certain things have arrived and will be SOOOOOOO ready to be available to everyone soon!  I know that’s a sucky tid-bit but I’m trying REALLY hard not to blab it all out right now!  I am so, So, SO excited for the things to come over at Pez-a-Doodle Designs and I am SO happy to be a part of it all – not just that I get the inside scoop, but that I’ve been able to actually be a part of the process! *squeals* Oooooh, I promise you, you need to stick nice and close so you won’t miss the fun!!!

…and THAT’S my PDD Wednesday project for you!  Thank you SO (wow, how many times can I say ‘so’ in one post??? So, so, suck my toe!!!) much for dropping by and visiting me!  I truly appreciate everyone who mosey’s on over this way!  You all are what makes this already fun hobby, FUNNER!  Please let me know what you think of the blinged-out project today and don’t forget to visit the Playgroup and you can always join in on the fun and play along with us!  Just a reminder that the Studio G treat holder challenge is still ongoing over on PCP!

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

Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Alcohol Ink, Metallic Mixative
Medium: Copic Markers
Tools/Embellishments: Perfect Pearls, Aquapen, pop-dots, Blending Solution, STICKLES!

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16 Responses to “I believe…”

  1. Michelle said

    ummm….I don’t think there’s enough glossy in that magazine to make me a centerfold – ROTFL
    I LOVE this card…not sure what it is about it…might just be the whole thing together….sometimes I can say I like the this or the that, but I’m not sure what the this or the that is here…I just really like this card – and I’m not even in to fairies! Maybe it’s the colors…and the whimsiness…and the way the mushroooms make me think of the Smurfs – LOL Haaaaaaaa

  2. Anita said

    Wow! I love how you made the scene. You have given me some ideas to use my stamps. I agree that their can never be too much glitter.

  3. Super cute Catherine. Can’t wait to get my first batch of Studio G’s so I can play too.

    Toodles
    E

  4. Jules said

    Wow – what a great card! I love all the shimmer. I just don’t think you can have enough shimmer when it comes to faeries. It adds a sense of magic.

  5. Well, great minds think alike! 🙂 I did a super shimmery card today, too!
    Love everything about this, sooooo adorable!

  6. Ann said

    There is no such thing as too much glitter. It works great with the fairies, like they’ve fairy dusted the whole world. It’s a very pretty card!

  7. Cheryl said

    Of course I love this, and all the shimmer!!! 🙂 Dont you just love those perfect pearls, now im going to have to order more!!! I just used them for the first time and I LOVE them!!!Great job hun!!!! Super cute card 🙂

  8. Katie said

    Oh Catherine,

    I just got 2 of the Studio G stamps yesterday. One of the fairy sets and the mushroom. So cute and I love what you did with them. You need to come visit and show me how to use all those alcohol inks.

  9. Sandie said

    Love that card!! A little mushroom town, too cute. The shimmer is wonderful 🙂

  10. stagccva said

    Super sparkly and oh so cute!!!!!

  11. Carol said

    Catherine, you outdid yourself with this one, it is so WHIMSICAL!!! Love the shimmer and that scene came together so NICELY (like a fairytale!) – Great colors and the coloring of the image is GREAT!

  12. Victoria Smithson said

    This card is so so so cute;-)
    Can’t wait to get my hands on some Studio G baby!

  13. pezadoodle said

    that is ADORABLE – your scene is perfect! coloring is seriously good and OF course you alcohol ink background is just right!
    hugs
    M

  14. Renee said

    I love, love, love the card!!!!
    It is awesome….can’t wait to get some time to go play with my stamps!!!

  15. Libby said

    Love this – how completely adorable!!

  16. WOW! Simply amazing!

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