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Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!

Hello Happy Crafters and how is your new week so far!?! I made 8 cards yesterday for a card order and will be sharing them each day with you:)

Today,  I used  Summer Blossom , a super sweet image from  Phindy's Place Digital Stamps.  I love, love Phindy's images and usually can find so many I need and ones I don't need too, which  I buy because they are just too cute!  Most of my card orders are for different nationalities and Phindy's place is one of the first places I go looking for sure enough she usually has exactly what I need!! They are so fun to color and decorate with!


You would have laughed if you watched me making this card!! I mixed Fran-tage Gold Halo Mix Glitter with Fran-tage mica tea stained fragments and a little sand.. I added a thick coat of Versa Mark Ink and sprinkle my mixture over it.and started to heat emboss it. The large mica fragments started blowing everywhere while I held the heat gun underneath the paper. Ok, that surely didn't work, so I tried spraying a layer of clear acrylic paint for that is really sticky when wet. Nope that didn't work either and more mica's flew everywhere. Well,  in the past if I were having trouble adhering fine intricate paper or embellishments to my papers, I would spray it with Clear Texture Goosebumps and everything would stay put. So I tried spraying the Goosebumps and the pump was clog and I just couldn't unclog it. So I took the sprayer off of the bottle and went to pour it slowly onto my paper. EEEEks it was not as thick as I thought it was and half of the bottle came out onto my paper. Well let me tell ya, the mixture stayed put that time, I don't even think I would have had to heat emboss it!! Next time I will try a glue pad.  Any how these mica's are so pretty and shiny and I will surely use them again!

The little beach embellishments I found at Walmart. An entire package was $1.00! Colored with Copics. The bird stamp is from a stamp kit from Gina K.  I sponged ink my sky with Memento Summer Sky Ink.

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26 comments:

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Colleen ! I love the way you have made the sand ! It looks fantastic ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Laurian said...

Fantastic card Colleen,love the image and that sand is amazing - especially after the trials of making it,lol!
x

Carla S. said...

This is precious, Colleen! I love the beach scene you created (although had to laugh about how you got there)! Sweet image which you've colored beautifully!

Dawn said...

What a fab scene & that sand is amazing even if it was a trial to create. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week

Diane said...

Colleen, this is such a sweet card and I love your sand creation. What a fabulous card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge to use something natural on your card. Beautiful.

ursula Uphof said...

Great card Colleen. Very interesting sand, not sure I would have persisted.

ThePurplePlace said...

A very sweet card! Nothing better than sitting on a warm sunny beach for Mother's Day!!

I really love those sweet lil Flip Flops too! ;)

See you VERY SOON!!!

Love,
Lis

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning, I love everything about this, especially the sand.. it was a bit funny reading how you did it but definitely worth it now ha ha. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Fairies this week and good luck xx

Margaret said...

Wow! So glad that you persisted in getting it done. Fabulous card. Love the sand and embellishments.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the way that you have done the sand, absolutely brilliant. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog, but I noticed your link to the challenge blog is not working correctly, please can you correct this to make sure that you are entered in to the prize draw. Thanks
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

Hi Collen
a fantastic card, gorgeous image & colouring, i luv how you have done the beach it looks fabulous, sue,x

Patricia St Martin said...

Colleen, Hello my friend... I'm so happy to be back. My computer had crashed and I have not been able to stop by anyone, so I have missed all my friends. I sure felt lost we sure do depend on that a lot I even had to miss some challenges so I'm so happy to be back. You are just way too funny!! WOW!!! That was a lot of trouble but it sure turned out nice I love the look you got. I do not know if you have beach by you but I go down to Lake Michigan and get some sand and let it dry out and that is what I do for my sand and it works. Just an idea for you.. Your little girls is just darling. Love the embellishments you added looks great.
Hugs,xxx

Mary said...

Love this...your creative sand affect is amazing and your sky is beautiful. Great job on coloring the image. Thanks for entering the Oozak challenge! Hope you win...

Linda Palmer said...

This is such a darling card and love your image and how you colored her. I love the sand. Where do you find that stuff, the sand looking and the mica etc? I don't have a LSS so have to shop online. Your cards are always beautiful.

Sharon said...

Hi honey, what a delightful card this is. That seasand looks so real. Wow! A gorgeous image too and I love your clouds! Love and hugs, Sharon xx

Marie Gamber said...

what an adorable image and I love your coloring. Love the scene you created. You are so super talented! :D
Hugs,
Marie

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable! Love the sand mixture and the little girl is colored beautifully.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. That was the first time I've tried that skin tone (E15, E17, E29) and must have gotten distracted when writing everything up.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card
Thanks for joining us at the emerald faerie
Hugs
Melissa

papertrails leaver said...

Totally cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) amy

Jerusha said...

Oh wow, this is really delightful! I love the pretty sparkles in the sand and all the different aspects of this card. So fun. And that little girl is ADORABLE. Thanks for joining us as SSIC this week!

Lorraine said...

Ooh I love your beach scene, Colleen! The sand looks awesome! Love the glittery goodness and thanks for sharing your experience - I just got some Frantage and wouldn't want it flying all around, lol!

Penny said...

Colleen, you're struggles made me LOL--sorry! They sounded like somethings I might do. The air would have been pretty blue at my house! :^)
Your struggles were worth it, though because your card is absolutely over-the-top! Love the image, your 'sand', and the embellishments! :^)
Big hugs,
Penny

BlackLissi said...

So adorable! I love everything about this! You are so creative! Will be very happy if you join us in Tuesday Alchemy!

Carrie's Corner said...

Lovely! I think the "beach" is stunning! Great work. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Miesje said...

WOW - this is awesome! I love the way you did the sand and the little girl is just adorable! Thank you so much for joining us in the challenge this week at SSIC! God Bless.

Penny Duncan said...

Oh WOW...this is an ABSOLUTELY amazing card...I LOVE your beach.......so cool and I loved reading your adventure on how you achieved the look!!! ;)

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