TIOT: party chick

hi all!

i am slowly and painfully getting caught up and such after my vacation.  the vacation is always fun – the coming back – not so much!  seems like my have to do and need to do lists are so long i never get to my want to do list 😦

by now a lot of you should have received your holiday Through the Craft Room Door issue – i would love to hear what y’all think of it!

Today is TIOT – Try It Out Thursday over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.  Suzanne gave us a wonderful sketch to play with this week. i have been in halloween/fall/christmas mode so i thought i would take a break and create a party card:

my patterned papers are from the Fairy Flora 6×6 paper pad – this pad is a GORGEOUS collection of soft watercolor-type paterns.  Some of my glittering purple skittles finished off the card.

i used Boho Chick by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD for my image. she is stamped with black memento ink and colored with copics. i highlighted her shirt with a Purple Glittering Spica pen and her bracelet with a Lilac Glittering Spica pen. i cut her out with Spellbinders Labels 14 – i am lovin’ this shape!

My flower embellie is a CUSTOM EMBELLIE. why? because i made it myself and it was SO easy! i have a flower shaped button (Tim Holtz perhaps…) and once i use it, it’s gone. SO i have extended its life in a way. i started with some Melt Art Mold N Pour. This stuff is SO simple – just mix a bit of the two “cakes” together, push your item into it and remove, let it harden. Now you have a perfect little mold to use with your clay! i used Hearty air dry clay to make things easy. all i have is white so i made purple (with gold shimmer) by mixing in some Lumiere paint! Susana has TWO combo packs available in the store so you can make lots of different colors! Once your paint is mixed in you are ready to mold it. Simply pinch off a bit, roll it into a ball and press it into your mold you have made. Take it out – if there is excess clay around the outside of your molded shape you can cut it with a cutter. since mine is round i used the set of round Makins cutters. I let the clay flower dry overnight. then simply stick it on with glue dots. now i am looking around to see what else i can make a mold with!

4 Responses

  1. I really like that flower. Another thing I’ve always wanted to try & you make it sound so easy.

  2. The card is so pretty. I love those papers. The flower embellie is fabulous!

  3. Absolutely fantastic Marti! LOVE the clay works…I’m hoping to get around to playing with mine this weekend! You truly have inspired me to get mine out now! Gorgeous work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  4. Love the colors you used! Awesome card!

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