I admit it. I am a glitter junkie. I remember 3 years ago shopping in JoAnn's with my girlfriend Alison. She was searching high and low for glitters. She was convinced that glitter was the next big thing to hit scrapbooking. I thought she was crazy. Little did I know.
I avoided it for the longest time. Then Doodlebug came out with all those lucious colors. I couldn't resist them....or stickles. I became addicted. I am forever trying to figure out ways to use it in my scrapping and on my cards. It's a huge addiction...a messy one, but a fun one.
I was browsing my lss the other night. I saw these beautiful works of art with this new glitter that hit the market...the name escapes me at the moment. They had these beautiful flowers stamped on transparencies with Stazon ink and then colored in with glitter. The flowers looked like they would have taken days to create, an employee confirmed to me that they were extremely time consuming. I figured there had to be a better way.
I bought the cloud stamp by hero arts. I just love it. It's everywhere these days. I thought it would so cool to have a blue glitter sky with glittery puffy clouds. Enter this.
I used glossy accents glue painted onto the background stamp. I then poured the blue glitter over it and let it dry. Glossy Accents dries a lot faster than Diamond Glaze (which I am a huge fan of). Then I took a small paintbrush and painted inside the cloud and dumped the white glitter on. It isn't as time consuming as it looks but I had much bigger areas than a flower. Then I moved onto the bird. I did the same steps except I used Stickles for his beak instead of glitter. Stickles takes so long to dry though. I won't be doing that again unless I let it set up overnight. If your're thinking "use a heat gun" remember it will warp the transparency. Even embossable transparency. Been there! ;)
For this one I followed the same steps but this time I used MODGE PODGE for the blue sky and it worked so much better. The color really pops on this one. I have to admit...it didn't work as well on the clouds. MP dries very quickly. You're working in a small area and it just tries far too fast.
That's it for today. So much going on today. Have you been to the Hero arts Flickr Group? There is so much inspiration over there. While you are there take a pit stop at the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol. Twenty (20) Winners go up today! I wish everyone who joined good luck!
Have a FANTABULOUS day!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hi, I have been absent and I apologize. I have a very bad back and I am having lots of issues. I can't sit for long and I don't have a laptop :( so I can't post as much as I would like. I also can't create as much as I would like. I did manage to get these done this week though. My cousin in pregnant. She lives in Alaska but is coming here in July and we are throwing her a surprise shower (nope she doesn't know about this blog....yet). I was perusing the 2 peas gallery the other night and came across g8rchik and she had these posted. I fell in love with them and instantly started to try to figure it out. I am a very visual learner. I can usually look at things and pretty much know how to recreate it. I have to see things made, rather than reading words. I am lost when I have to read how to put something together.
So off I went to my desk and pulled a bunch of scrap cards tried to recreate it. It took me a bit but I got it and I am so proud of the finished product. I used Cuttlebug dies to make the animals. These cards are super easy to make!
Now I am off to try to figure out a diaper pattern so that I can give her them to use as Thank you notes. I was thinking of a rattle too. Not sure yet! If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.