Saturday, January 15, 2011

Aged Thinking by Ann

Ann Clack here! 

The technique of the week is Aged Tiles.  Here is my rendition.  I called it Aged Thinking!  ;-)  I've wanted to use this stamp from RubberStampAve like for-ever!!  Hope you enjoy!

Side Step Harp

Hello from Kathie McGuire!

This is a "Side Step" card from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD. I changed the side dimensions a bit so the harp ornament would fit on the flat side.

This was a 2010 Christmas for one of my harpist friends. The best part about this project is that I purchased the harp ornament years ago, but was never able to find the right project to use it on. The Side Step card was just what I needed. And with a little changing of the measurements, my harp finally fit the perfect project and made it to my friend!

I hope you've enjoyed the project and thanks for stopping by!


Antique Glimmers and Paint! by Judy Jackson

There are lots of techniques from the Technique Junkie newsletter that I love, but Antique Glimmers (December 2009 to January 2010) is a true fave! I use this technique a lot. It is so easy and gives such a Wow impact to a card! Switch out the ink colors and use different glimmer mists and the entire card will look very different.
The Design Team members were asked if we could participate in a challenge for the Frosted Design Blog - - this Saturday. The Technique Junkie newsletter is sponsoring them.
The challenge is use paint on my creation. I used my Snow Cap Adirondack Paint dabber in three ways on this tag. I used the sponge dabber top to brush a bit of white paint along the edge of the tag. I used the dabber top to cover the metal embellishment with the white paint -- pushing the paint into the letters and numbers. I let that dry just for a few minutes and then used a towel to wipe off most of the paint on the surface. That leaves paint in the letters and numbers so they are more easily seen. Then I used the dabber top to put paint on the snowflake stamp -- which was an easy way to add white snowflakes on the background -- and it was the last thing I did.
I created the main background using the Antique Glimmers technique - using two shades of purple Distress Inks and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used homemade glimmer spray with water and a tiny bit of Perfect Pearls.
When that was dry I then inked the flourish stamp from Stampers Anonymous with gold metallic Stazon -- such a bright gold! -- and stamped the flourish over the Antique Glimmer background. I stamped the little girl silhouette stamp on vanilla card stock and punched her out. She is a retired Stampin' Up! image. A little sponged Vintage Photo ink gives some dimension I think. A few punched background layers finished off this focal image.
I added the lace ribbon and tied it in a knot. A few dimensionals to raise up the focal image over the lace gives the focal image the imortance it needs on this tag.
A few embellishments of a word paper tag layered (and some edging with gold Stazon) is used to create interest. Ribbons and lace were threaded through the top of the tag. They were tied together with gold cording. I used another piece of gold cording to tie on the metal circle tag. I added a row of sticky back half-pearls at the bottom of the tag.
Ta da! I am done. Tags are fun to make and can be used in your scrapbooks or added to a card front. What can you create using paint today?
Judy Jackson