Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spoon Full of Sugar - Relish to Embellish?

Happy Tuesday! And that is Spoon Full of Sugar Day! This week the theme is to add embellishments to your project. Well we do that anyway don't we? So that is a pretty easy challenge to join in on! Me.. I wanted to make my own embellishments for this one. So I pulled out my Heartland Creations stamps and die cut them out with coordinating Blossoms 2 Nesties Dies.
I wanted them to have a distressed look to them, So I cut them out, then stacked a second set on top that I cut out even more with my kraft knife. I then pulled out my Smooches, and Shimmer Spritzes... I used a frost smooch around the edges. Then sprayed them with a Sparkle and a Frost Shimmer Spritz. I also wrinkled them and folded them over and over to make them a bit softer. The centers are Silver Stickles.

Here they are on my card ;0)
I really love how this one came out. It takes me a while to accomplish a distressed looking card, I worry so about that I am doing it right, and that it will look right - Red and Green card stock as matting, both distressed on the edges. Then two pattern papers from Cloud Nine. I sewed them down with a random stitching after distressing the edges of these as well. There are two ribbons stacked across the corner. A cream satin ribbon with a Happy Holidays ribbon across it. I love layering ribbons. The sentiment is from Stampabilities - torn around and distressed. Now to that FABULOUS image! :0) I love the new Stampavie Laurence Designs "Teddy's Stocking" Image. He is such an adorable bear. I colored with my Copics (colors listed below) Then high lighted with a white gel pen, Gold Smooch, and white Smooch. I then cut out with a circle Nestie, and matted with a new Nestie, Eyelet Circles, love them! Now I wanted to mat behind that as well... but don't have a circle big enough so I cut out a circle with my EK Success Circle cutter.... man that is hard for me. Took three times to get it right. But finally I did. Now I distressed the edges of that too.
I wanted more sparkle and bling for this card, so I did something really really brave. I was so SCARED! I sprayed the entire card very heavy with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle and a little of the Frost. I was so nervous it was going to mess up the entire card.  But I didn't :0) Whew... that was the first time I had tried that, and now I think I may be doing it more! Love it!
Just wish I could capture it in a photograph so you could see how wonderfully sparkly it really is!
This doesn't even show the reality of the card, but you can sort of see the sparkle a tiny bit. I am loving how this card turned out. I just stress so much over distressing things. And I see so many that do it so fabulously, and easily ... wish I could have a bit of that ;0) But I am practicing!

So now you need to pop over to A Spoon Full of Sugar and see all the wonderful Embellishments that the DT worked with, and then join us!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday -
HUGS and -


Leanne said...

Awww this is so cute!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Christmas Inspiration challenge this week - we have 3 amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Hope to see you there!

Leanne xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Lovely, lovely card!!

Lorraine said...

this is gorgeous Michelle i love those flowers they look beautiful xx

Kendra said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for showing me how to make some flowers!

Carol Dee said...

WOw, that was a lot of work. The end results are so Pretty. Have a good week. Hugs...

Caroljenks said...

Michelle this is STUNNING!
I just love all of the detail on your card and that shimmer sheen seems to have worked a treat!

I used to worry about my distressing too - to the extent that I re-named it 'traumatising'! as I always felt I went OTT with it! I'm a bit more relaxed now - and to honest, a bit more brutal too - but it seems to work!

Carol x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Michelle,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x