Clear It Out: twinks!


talk about soggy we are getting some major soaking here in VA.  i feel for all of the poor people along the mississippi though – at least we are not dealing with flooding.  just heartbreaking to imagine what everyone is going through.  i will be watching as the crest passes through the area where my family lives in south louisiana.

I’ll be doing more work today on my Colored Pencil 2 class – i am still on track to have it launch next week YAY!  i know alot of people are asking for it and anxious to get it going!  in fact i am enjoying picking the pencils back up so much that i found it difficult to work with copics yesterday when i was coloring some images for an ad!  of course Colored Pencil 1 class is always open for new students as well.  that’s the nice thing about online classes!

my project today is for a challenge called Clear It Out – Through the Craft Room Door is sponsoring this one and the winner will receive a free one year PDF subscription!

The idea behind Clear It Out is to use up things in your craft room that have been neglected and this week’s challenge was coloring mediums:

Isn’t she darling???  she is a digi image from A Day for Daisies on Etsy – i LOVE these images – different than most.  sometimes i really need something new ya know?  i like the rough edges of the images.  my card uses a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Sweet Threads.  my flower is cut from scraps i dug out of my scrap box (which really really needs to be sorted and put away) and cut using the Mother’s Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge (i do not need punch bunch punches…i do not need punch bunch punches…i do not need punch bunch punches…) i really like how it came out.  an idea is creeping around in the back of my head – i have a punch bunch project book – i wonder if i could make similar flowers using mother’s day bouquet…?

The layout uses the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.  i really liked this one!  lots of room for interpretation!

so what neglected coloring medium did i use?  my twinks!  Twinkling H2Os to be precise.  i actually just pulled them out for the first time in over a year just a week or two ago but i still think they qualify as neglected!  this pic is from a different angle and really captures some of the shimmer you get with Twinks -dee-LISH!

i did not use watercolor paper because the image was already printed out when i decided to do the Twinks but it still worked out nicely.  i also did a second image but i have not decided what i will use it on.

here is a better look at the flower as well as a good look at my dimensional dots – the new Magic Pearl Pen from Viva Decor!

These are very cool – not the same as the regular pearl pens.  they are sort of iridescent/transparent/interference.  the look you get will vary slightly depending on the color paper underneath.  the pen here is the white one – they also come in blue, lilac, rose, lemon & transparent.  the one in the flower center has more of a transparent iridescent look while the pearls on the green paper have more of a white frosted glass look.  neat stuff!

now it’s your turn!  pull out your most neglected coloring medium and show it some love!  then link your card to the challenge at Clear It Out for a chance to win a free 1 year PDF subscription to TTCRD!



i want to be a fairy…

good morning!

it looks like we will be having amazing weather today!  i hear the back gardens calling my name for some weeding and mulch!  the weeds are absolutely INSANE in the back gardens every year – it is driving me up the wall i tell ya!  the house next door is probably the culprit – the only thing they have in their yard is weeds – i think the grass has all disappeared.

i had a pretty nice day yesterday.  hollyn and kevin made me one of those reeses peanut butter cup bars – you know in the box.  it was pretty funny listening to him trying to make it with Pezza.  for one thing she kept eating his measured out butter.  the child is a fiend for butter.  i can’t tell you how many times i have pulled out a stick of butter and it had a bite mark in the side – SO GROSS!!!

today i have a cute little card for y’all.  it is based on the current sketch over at SCS and also inspired by the following challenges:

Paperplay – Show us your style
Papertake weekly – Anything goes (with the option of something round)
Fussy and Fancy – Spring

This is Forest Fairy – a victoria case exclusive over at SCACD. I had this cute forest-y paper laying on my table from the LO I used it on and it thought it would look perfect with her.  I used a couple of my Pardo Clay embellishments I showed y’all – i love them so much i didn’t want to put anything else on my card 😛

I decided she would look good in some all over shimmer so i painted her with Twinkling H2Os.  Mine are old – i have had them since before they sold the company to Creative Imaginations.  At CHA I stopped by the booth to see the new ones and they DO have more shimmer to them.  Her water and bubbles are covered in Glossy Accents for a bit of dimension and i gave her wings and the bees’ wings some extra shimmer with a coating of Smooch Illuminate. I used Smooch in Kiwi to dot her towels and a red spica glitter pen for the tiny hearts on her cup.

Susana has been getting all sorts of new goodies in the store so be sure you head over there and check it all out!

I don’t have pics today but momma and babies are doing well.  Momma must have been exploring because she knocked over a bunch of stuff on my other craft table 😛  now i am off to clean and weed so i can get it done and then sew today!


OCCC: playing with twinks!

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OCCC sketch

i got a brief moment to play this weekend and decided to do the OCCC sketch but i wanted to do something with acetate. 


here is what i came up with:



OCCC close up


for the main image panel i cut a window through the bottom two layers with a nesties die.  i cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the window.  I stamped my image with black staz on and let it dry.  then i turned it over and randomly spread twinkling H2Os (very thick) over the acetate and sprinkled with ultrafine crystal glitter. i crumbled a piece of tissue paper, un crumpled it and laid it over the back and smooshed it down.  i let it dry completely and ten added some glossy accents along the edges to glue it in place.  i sandwiched this between the bottom two layers of paper.   it is very shimmery and has a cool 3 dimensional feel to it!



what do you think??? 

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Stamps: Inkadinkado; Pezadoodle border – Pezzy’s Garden 1

Ink: Staz On Black; Brilliance Pearlescenet Poppy, Black

Paper: SEI mimosa; SU coral

The Rest: Pezabling square acrylic embellishments, Stickles – orange; acetate, tissue paper, twinkling h2os – Lemondrop, Pink Grapefruit, Persimmon, Moss Green, ultrafine crystal glitter, glossy accents