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Window to Spring…

Posted by Catherine on May 6, 2009

…HAPPY PDD Wednesday, everyone! 

I am SO sorry I’ve been all over the place…it’s definitely hard to get command of that mojo again after being down and under! 

I missed the last of the release festivities from Marti’s last stamp series, but I still wanted to play with the last stamp set.  When this card was made, it was actually done using the digital stamp of the image as I hadn’t gotten my actual rubber stamp just yet (of course, it came the next day when the card was done!).

So I was going for a cottage-y feel for this card.  I used Crackle Paint and painted aaaall over the whole base of the card and my “window”.  I was thinking the inside of a cabin…with walls made of wood and old, peeling paint…that was the look I was going for anyway.  I helped my crackle paint along with my heat gun because I am that impatient, and once it was dry, I took my Paint Dabber and very lightly ran it over the “walls” for some kind of look that I’m looking for….maybe like a white washed look???

I coloured my image in with Copics and fell back on tne wonderfully easy, but awesome impact-giving cloud technique for the sky and mounted my image with the “window” using dimensional foam.

I tried to get a little creative with the “curtain” for my window, but as you can TOTALLY see, my sewing skills leave much to the imagination…

Of COURSE Pez-a-Blings had to make it into the mix somehow too!

Anywho, that’s it for me today!  If you haven’t had a chance, please make sure you head on over to Pez-a-Doodle Designs today or within the next few weeks, she’s released a bunch of new goodies already, but if you can believe it, there’s MORE coming! *giggles* It’s a seeeecret, but it’ll be a good one – and I’m not just saying that because I had a little hand in it….*LOL*

Thanks for dropping by, I’m planning on staging an all-out manhunt for my mojo, so I’m hoping that I’ll be back in full force ASAP!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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

Stamp(s): Pezzy’s Garden
Medium: Copic Markers
Ink: Brilliance Dew Drop (for my clouds!)
Embellishments/Tools: Crackle Paint, Paint Dabber, Pez-a-Bling

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Fly Butterfly…

Posted by Catherine on March 6, 2009

…TGIF indeed!  I don’t really feel like getting into it too much right now, but this week could not have taken any longer to end!  Although the beautiful weather and the nice warm temperature did make up for it a little, this week has been exhausting!

So with a TGIF also comes a Pez-a-Doodle project!  Today our Super Momma DT leader has taken it upon herself to help us out of our style ruts and to reach a little bit higher for some grunge-y, inky, crackle-y stars!  The Ranger Queen has asked that we look to Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas for a little inspiration and inspired I was!  For today’s project (sadly I did another card – I had really meant to do something totally different, but like I said, this week was conspiring against me!) I used the 2008 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #1 for my inspiration, but changed it up a tiny bit!  If you haven’t yet entered for Marti’s DT call, have a quick look at his tags for a little hit of inky inspiration and get inky with it!

Ooooh, I don’t mean to sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but *toot, toot*!!!  I can’t help but love this as I was definitely having some mojo problems getting it together!  Well not this particular project as it came together pretty easily, but sometimes it really is hard to work outside of your own style.

Anywho, I took the mask technique from Tag #1, but instead of using Distress Ink, I turned to my beautifully chalk-y Studio G ink.  I really wanted a lighter, softer look for my card and thought the chalky pigment of the ink would blend nice and easy!  I used grungeboard butterfly wings as the mask and inked around it using a sponge.  I moved it to a different area and masked and inked there as well.  Then, taking that grungeboard that I used as a mask, I painted it entirely with crackle paint and then dropped a bit of brass crackle paint onto my worksheet and kind of smooshed the wings onto that for a nice splotchy kind of look for my wings.  While the crackle paint was still wet, I got out my finest fine glitter and sprinkled a light pink and green onto the wings and then heat set everything.  I have glitter EVERYWHERE let me tell you.  That’s okay, I’ll be nice and sparkly for this evening! 

I folded up my wings and attached them to my card with brads so that they would look like they were flying.  I didn’t want to just glue them on as I was afraid that the glue wouldn’t hold my wings up.  I covered the brads with the same brass crackle paint.    I also crackle painted different areas of my card for a more distressed kind of looked and completed the look using my new fuzzy fibre!

I’ll be back later on for a break down of materials….right now Bart is looking at me and glancing at the clock, so I’d better skidaddle!  Thanks for dropping by today!

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