Wednesday, September 28, 2011

La-La Land For Kids Contest #3

Hi There,

My daughter Allanahh (4) is quite the craft enthusiast. She loves painting, colouring, pasting - and stamping!! She is very excited to be entering a card into a challenge for the first time and earning 'Marci Dollars' to save and purchase her own stamps!! Check out the La-La Land Crafts For Kids blog so that your kids (up to age 17) can join in too! Every entry earns a Marci Dollar - how cool is that!! The current challenge is to use your favourite colour - Allanahh loves all colours of the rainbow, especially pink and purple, but she finally settled on pink as her featured colour. :)  Enjoy!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pearl Paint Resist

Hi There!

I have recently started on a canvas piece, something different, while following  along as a student in Jennifer McGuire's Inspiration Showcase. There was a class each day for twelve days and I can't begin to tell you how packed this series was, with tips and techniques that are just amazing! So fun! Sadly, the class is now over and I thought I might share a card that I made using a technique that I have learned. I have use resist techniques before, but this time I stamped with a pearl paint and allowed it to dry before I used Distress Inks to colour over the area. I then punched the bird and branch from a Stampin' Up! punch and coloured the pieces with the same colour  Distress Inks and spritzed them with Perfect Pearls in the colour Perfect Pearl which I had mixed with water in a bottle. I also coloured the strips of paper along the top and bottom of the card with Distress Ink. The gems are adhered using the Imaginicse i-rock, which is my new fun tool!

I am entering this card into
1)  the latest Scrapbook Boutique Challenge: Create a project that has the colours Berry, Pink, Aqua and a touch of pearl and
2) the September Inspiration Challenge at The Stamp Spot.

Items used to create this project:

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