a little pop of color!

hi all!!!

is anyone else going to be heading to CHA??  i am really down to the wire getting everything ready now.  i will be working part of every day in the Viva Decor booth – i have some really fun make n takes planned so if you are going to be at either the trade show or the Super Show i hope you will stop by and introduce yourself!!!  Suzanne (Scrapbitz) and i will be heading out together as usual and meeting up with terri (Stamps Alive) once there.  we make a great little group!  suzanne and i had dinner tuesday night – it is always good to hang out with her!

and speaking of Viva Decor today is my day to post my project for Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design - THE place for a wide variety of Viva Decor products. 

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i was stumped on what i wanted to do for this challenge for a bit – clean and simple, all white, one pop of color….while i love this look i have a hard time creating it myself! BUT i had this adorable bright blue dress hanging around and so i decided to make it my pop of color:
to accentuate my white layers i used embossing. first with a crafter’s workshop template on the bottom layer (yes you can use the templates to emboss in your cuttlebug – see the video HERE), and then with a spellbinders pendant die. i used a pretty white iridescent ribbon and big white rose too.


Now this little blue dress – isn’t it FAB?!?!?!?! it is from one of the maya road mini chipboard sets – Laundry. How did i get it so blue and so shimmery? it’s easy with yet another amazing product from Viva Decor – Inka Gold. what is it exactly? it is a creamy consistency and very metallic. it has amazing coverage on all types of pourous surfaces. i simply got some on my finger and smoothed it all over the chipboard in a thin layer working quickly. then set it aside for a few minutes to “set-up” or stiffen. it will have a slightly sticky feeling. next take a paper towel and buff it – this gets rid of the stickiness and gives a high shine metallic finish like no other. i wish i had words to describe this incredible stuff! it is most amazing on wood – no sanding or priming necessary! it gives a perfectly smooth finish. i accented the dress with Ice White Pearl Pen.
i encourage you all to try this stuff out – it is awesome!!! i have not been able to get enough of it since i brought it home with me from CHA!
have a great weekend!!!

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2 Responses

  1. You are so creative! Love this!!Awesome job!

  2. Marti this is awesome! I can’t wait to get my hands of some of that inka stuff…sounds great and messy! lol! :) Love it!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

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