I am sorry I just fell off the planet there for a little while. It has been a little crazy around here with the Holidays and general baby stuff. On top of the general craziness that seems to be my life my Hubby has been traveling a ton and working lots of long days. Having said that, I have been making a few cards and doing my other crafts. I think that I might have a craft addicition as I am currently working on at least five non-stamping projects including my first quilt.
In my last post I mentioned some projects that I wasn't able to share. Well, here they are. I had applied for a contest with Tattered Angels and since I didn't make it in, I can share these with you now. They are, naturally, Tattered Angels product heavy. :-)
On this first card I sprayed the background with Gold Glimmer Mist and let that dry. I then cut out the chandelier from QuicKutz with my Epic 6 in plain ol' cardstock. I placed that cardstock over my gold colored cardstock and spritzed with Graphite Glimmer Mist. I dried this with my heat gun and added a little Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges. The sentiment is from Fancy Pants and the frame is from Tattered Angels' Glimmer Chips Regal. To color the frame I first sprayed the whole frame with Gold Glimmer Mist and then added Viva Pink on the lower edge while the gold was still wet. The hanging "crystals" are die cuts from QuickKutz cut out of white cardstock and colored the same way as the frame. The pink ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the gems are from Hero Arts. The pink cardstock is also Stampin' Up.
I love this photo. My brother took this of our daughter asleep on my shoulder. For this project I started with a stretched canvas which I painted with Adirondack acrylic paints first in Pitch Black and once that was dry with Snow Cap and Red Pepper mixed to make pink. I don't currently have any pink so I improvised. :-) Once that dried, I distressed the edges with a saning block so the black paint would peak through. I then added a healthy amount of fine glitter. After allowing the glue to dry I sprayed the glitter with Viva Pink Glimmer Mist. I mounted my photo to a piece of cardstock that I had colored with Glimmer Mist in Black Cherry and the Fanciful Stencils Glimmer Screens. The corner pieces and the lock are Glimmer Chips from the Regal set and colored with Viva Pink Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glam in Lipstick Pink. Although the Glimmer Chips are self adhesive I glued them down just to be sure they would stay. I then added the flowers from Prima with gem brads from My Mind's Eye. I cut out the sentiment using my Silhouette Digital Cutter. You can't really see the last step in the photo, but I added a pink ribbon around the edge of the canvas.
I love the way this card turned out. I made the background with Patina Glimmer Mist and Pealed Paint Distress Re-Inker and Gold Perfect Pearls mixture along with the Fleur-De-Lis Glimmer Screen from the Fanciful Screens Set. I then used the new Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Cornflower on the heart diecut. The heart is out of white cardstock and was cut-out using my Silhouette Digital Die Cutter. I hadn't ever used this product before but I really liked it. Once that was dry I added the ribbon and the Glimmer Chips. Both of the Glimmer Chips were from the Regal set. The Fleur-De-Lis was colored using Silver Sugar and Patina Glimmer Mist and crown was colored with Gold Glimmer Mist. The gems are from My Little Yellow Bicycle.
I have two more projects but I think that I'll save those for another day. Thanks for stopping by!