TTCRD02: glitter & wings…

woohoo monday!  NOT!

i am on my own this week with little miss make-my-momma-crazy EEK!  i hate when hubby is out of town.  totally throws me off and i can’t sleep so by the time he gets home i will be a walking zombie.  YAY can’t wait….Pezza doesn’t like it either.  she was NOT pleased last night when momma had to do bedtime with her 😛  not a night person = not a fun bed time person.  in addition it says rain for the next 6 days in the weather forecast so i can’t even kick her out back with the neighbor girl she adores.


Colored Pencil Class – I am hosting a live chat for my colored pencil class tonight on the main page of Color Me Creative from 7pm – 8pm eastern time.  this is a great opportunity for my students to get some real time help or just chat about ideas or struggles they might have.  it is also a great time for NON students to come and chat and find out more about the class.  so if you are curious come on over and join us!

Want to take the class for free???  my buddy susana is giving one away as blog candy along with a full sheet of her newest stamps – the Natural Beauty collection by Carmen Medlin for SCACD!!!  Just head over to the SCACD blog to check out the details.  Also make sure you stop by the super talented Lori’s blog to see sneak peek #2!


i had the joy of basking in oodles of Martha Stewart glitter all weekend for a review i was writing for Craft Critique (there’s a great white cardstock comparison up over there today BTW.)  i will admit that my first love in the glitter world is Art Institute BUT i have to admit Martha Stewart is equally fabulous (her AND her glitter!!!)  This card is also for our SECOND challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door – things with wings – we would love to have you join in for a chance to win a $15 gift Certificate to the wonderful Paper Makeup Stamps:

In addition today’s card uses the May Sketch For You To Try and is inspired by the following other challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Punches/die cuts
Paperplay – Anything Goes
Stamp Something – Anything Goes
Daring CardMakers – Bugs

I finally got a chance to pull out the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge – oh my goodness is it fantastic!  Not only is my bird from the cartridge but also the matching circles the bird and butterfly are mounted on.

The patterned paper is from a couple of Martha Stewart paper pads and have some really pretty glittered accents on them.

Here is a better look at my glittering – I used two different glitter styles – fine on the butterfly and tinsel on the stripe.

Tinsel glitter is really cool stuff – instead of crushed specks of glitter it is in little slivers so you get a fuzzy textured effect when you use it – just like the traditional Christmas tinsel garland.  i just put a strip of Scor Tape on my card front:

Then just peel off the paper and sprinkle on the glitter:

see the fuzzy-ness?!  cool right?

I also glittered a chipboard butterfly from one of the Maya Roads Minis at SCACD.  I started by covering it with Glossy Accents and then sprinkling on a heavy dose of glitter and letting it dry.

Once dry and put another thick layer of Glossy Accents on top of the glitter.  this gives it a cool epoxy-like look while maintaining full glittery-ness!  You can see the difference above – the right side has the Glossy Accents on top.  It’s fitting to be using Jen’s sketch for this one since i got this idea from her blog!

now i am off to get us dressed for the day…and perhaps get more coffee…..



11 Responses

  1. Love the glitter and glossy accents idea, I shall have to give that a try.

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