Saturday, May 1, 2010

Faux Designer Paper by Judy Jackson

Have you ever purchased something and when you bought it, you liked the colors but weren't really sure how you would use it? And when you got it home and really looked at it an idea came to mind using those colors? That happened to me today! I have purchased ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon many times and they have wonderful ribbons -- often ribbons you will not find anywhere else. I ordered some ribbons from their website a couple of days ago and they arrived in the mail today. I thought the blue and brown tones together would be pretty and oh they are! After I put the ribbons away, I kept thinking about the blue/brown tones of this ribbon and went to work creating this card. I used Artistic Outpost's Birds of a Feather with Tim Holtz's swirl stamp from Stampers Anonymous for this creation. I dusted on a tiny amount of Perfect Pearls on the bird which was stamped with black soot Distress Ink. Spritzed it all with a little bit of water to really set the Perfect Pearls. Then I added one of the Ideology leaves and tiny floral embellishments that I touched up with some color. Spritzed the background and the focal image with some home made glimmer mist. The ribbon is tied around the layers and adhered to the base card. I wish you could see the shimmering effect of this card!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you have a chance to create!
Judy Jackson

Metallic Parchment and Faux Bleach

Hello TJ'ers!! Kathie McGuire here to share a card with you that I designed around a little tiny scrap of Metallic Parchment. Although I'm teased on a regular basis for saving such leeeeetle tiny pieces of my favorite techniques, I think the smallest piece of a great TJ technique will inspire some of us in a big way, so I just keep on saving! (side note: I save ALL of my scraps so I really needed to do some micro-organizing. I bought a plastic file box and some big manilla envelopes. I place any pieces~large or small~in the envelopes. I write the name of the technique and the month and year of the TJ Newsletter in which it appears. Those envelopes are filed ALPHABETICALLY in that file box. Next time I want to use a technique on a project, I check the file box first and more often than not, I have a great background that I can use in some way on a project).

This card is a great example:

The strip along the side of my card is Metallic Parchment (04/10). My butterfly has a very small amount of the Faux Bleach (12/08) technique on it. Just enough to to give my butterly a little uniqueness!

I hope you've enjoyed the project and thanks for stopping by today. Now get back to crafting and creating some fabulous papercrafted items with some TJ techniques!!