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Sending Flowers…

Posted by Catherine on February 25, 2009

…will never go out of style and now, what makes it even better is that you can send flowers that won’t die and leave a mess to clean up afterwards!

My project for today is a little bit of a double-trouble, two birds with one stone, etc., etc., and so forth…

I wanted to showcase another way to use Flower Soft other than just the normal glue-dab-and-sprinkle technique, so I got out my Flower Soft accessories (ie. wire and vase) and went to work on Mojo Monday’s sketch for the week! Let me just say, although I’m usually a more is more kind of person, I have always had a hard time with layers on my card. I have been improving with practice over time, but I layers have always intimidated me. Maybe because it also involves a knack in coordinating colours and papers and I haven’t really done much of that either. In any case, the Flower Soft project and Mojo Monday has definitely gotten me to step up to a couple of my own personal challenges! I didn’t use as many layers as the sketch suggested. Instead of adding the last layer on top of my base, I got out my mini mister, Perfect Pearls (in heirloom gold) and water and mixed me up some Perfect Pearl mist to give a nice golden, shimmery sheen to the base of the card (my cardstock). Completely matching/coordinating paper without another added layer (I was afraid my card would topple forward when I tried to take a picture of it! *LOL*)

Here’s the sketch for this week:

…and here’s what I came up with:

I was having a really hard time with the flash and the super shimmery paper that I used, so that’s the images there with no flash, and here it is with the flash, just to give you an idea of the shimmery goodness…

Whew! Lots of pictures for one little card, huh?! HAHAHA…that gorgeous paper is my never-fail DCWV Luxury Stack and it’s oh-so-lux-uuuuur-ious! I feel like I can just rip any of the luxury stack papers and smack them down with glue and it would still come out lookin’ nice and fancy. That’s what LUXURY STACK means…*LOL*

Anywho, I actually had a lot of fun with this sketch! Once I finished the actual Flower Soft part (which also didn’t take that long either!) everything came together pretty fast!

I won’t get too into the nitty gritty of everything as Marti will have a complete tutorial of how to get the wire and Flower Soft to co-mingle on her blog >>HERE<<, so I’ll just jump right in. I got my Flower Soft onto the wire and left them to dry while I was working on putting together the rest of the card. Cutting my paper and arranging them into my Mojo layout nice and easily – how did I not get into sketches before, they are SUCH a help – plus the sketch was awesome! I opted out of the optional embellishment as I didn’t want to take anything away from my Flower Soft goodness and the only other embellishment I used was my SugarPops skittle beads! Pretty much the only other little details that give the project that extra oomph is the flourish stamp that I stamped onto the vase and the edging that I got from using my new EK Success edge punch. If you haven’t already noticed, I finished off the inside of the card as well using the extra larger bits of scraps I had left over after all my cutting and trimming. I stamped my sentiment using a Versamagic Dew Drop (creamy and rich and stamped onto my smooth, shimmery paper so nicely). To avoid any oopsies, I heat set the ink.

That’s it for me today! Blogaversary is just around the corner, I’ll be getting my super blogaversary giveaway together into one whole picture just so everyone can get the scope on what’s up for grabs as my big THANK YOU for a faaabulous year! This wouldn’t be any fun if you weren’t around to read it, right? Tune in tomorrow for some more Look Ma, No Coloring! projects and don’t forget to check out my DT leader and DT sister’s blogs for their takes on stamping without colouring! Thanks for dropping by!

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

Stamp(s): Butterflies a-Flutter by Pez-a-Doodle Designs, Studio G
Ink: Distress Ink, Versamagic Dew Drop
Paper: DCWV Luxury Stack
Embellishments: Flower Soft kit (Flower Soft, wire, vase), SugarPops by Sugar & Scraps, Perfect Pearls
Tools: Heat Gun, Mini Mister

CURRENT MOOD: CONTENT CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: THE HEATER GOING

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Rrrravishing Red Riding Hood…

Posted by Catherine on February 14, 2009

…mama mia! guess what I haven’t talked about yet?

These came in the mail the other day! Well I shouldn’t say it just like that, it makes it sound so easy, like they handed it to me with a box of chocolates or something. Because of duty and whatnot, they would NOT leave the box at my door because I owed them money, and the thing about UPS is that they’ll say that they’ll keep trying for THREE days to deliver. Meanwhile, I STILL won’t be home any of the times that they would try so I had to call the center, go through the most ANNOYING voice prompt thingy where in the VERY FREAKING end, the machine won’t understand what you’re trying to say and will STILL put you on hold to get a real person which was what you wanted ANYWAY and then you’ll have to tell the real person everything from the beginning! *breathes* So the nearest UPS facility is CLEAR across town and the rain and fog were SO bad the other night that we got LOST. Yes, in my own CITY! I mean, I’d been there once or twice before, but with all the fog, everything was just…blaaah! We got lost and it took us an HOUR to find the place. Then there was a line-up as all the trucks were getting in and unloading EVERYTHING so the place was a mess and the girl couldn’t find anything that anyone wanted to pick up. Long story short, there’s my babies – and I’ve got 24 more of them coming! *giggles* Certification class, here I come!

So of COURSE I had to play with them! Found out first and foremost that yeah, any of the inks I own don’t work. Place a quick order with Marti…I love knowing people in high places! *LOL* While the order is coming I *whispers* printed off some digital stamps I just HAD to have now that I have COPICs on my work’s laser printer. And here’s my very first attempt at these oh-so-fickle COPICs!

I loves Anya! Okay, in real life (as opposed to what, right?) I had played around with my COPICs and the hood some more, but then I got this brilliant idea to FLOCK the whole hood, so all my wonderful shading disappeared. It wasn’t all that great anyway, so you’re just missing an opportunity to laugh at my colouring skills. But holy, moly I couldn’t stop running my finger along her hood, it’s so niiiiiice! So as you can see, I had a little bit of creative vomit go all over this card. I think I tried a little bit of everything on this…*laughs* If you’ll notice my FIRST attempt at a stickpin/hatpin, WHATEVER pin. You can say it’s ugly. I told it so myself…it’s feelings weren’t hurt that much. As you’ll also see…if you’re not blinded by the whole hot mess, SugarPops have made a little bit of a comeback. Named Ravishing Red after Miss Hood over there…

As I already mentioned, we’re not the Valentine’s Day kind of folks, so we’re off with a huuuge group of friends (I say that like 3 other people and my brothers are a HUGE number…) are going TUBING! So fun, friends and snowpants are as romantic as it gets for this girl! But hoping you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting!

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

Stamp: Red Riding Hood Anya Digital Stamp – The Greeting Farm
Ink: Laser Printer (*teehee*), Fired Brick Distress Ink
Paper: Bo Bunny from Pezzy’s Picks (oh yummalicious!)
Colouring Medium: a la COPICs

Embellishments: Doodlebug Flock, SugarPops by Sugar & Scraps, stick pin, white paint pen, ribbon from Pezzy’s Picks

CURRENT MOOD: CONTENT CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT – COREY HART (?)

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