Sunday, December 12, 2010

Glitter Flower Mojo ~

Hi everyone!  Sorry I haven't been around much this week.  I'm trying to stay away from the computer and challenges and focus on all of the Christmas presents and cards that I promised myself I'd make this year.  lol  I'm back with a card to play along with a few challenges:
JUGS Technique Challenge #63: Sparkly Stained Glass

I always like to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch...but especially when it's prize week! lol  Hey, you can't knock me for trying out for free Verve stamps!  I love the Verve line!  When I saw the current challenge for the JUGS blog, I knew just what I wanted to do.  I had it all planned and sketched out on scrap paper when I made it over to my mom's.  The card went together relatively quickly - that is, except for the dry time on the Glossy Accents.  I'll quit blabbering now, here's the card
The large and small flowers from One Person were stamped on some scrap acetate (what all the PTI sets come on) in Palette Noir ink.  I heat set it just to make sure it didn't smudge and b/c I was working on a timeline.  On the backside of the acetate, I covered the flower with Glossy Accents in sections and then dumped glitter on - yellow for the flower centers, green for the leaves and then 3 different MS pinks for the petals.  I realized after an hour that I was going to need some assistance to finish this card, so I turned on the space heater and set the acetate sheet in front of it.  lol   I don't know if you can tell, but the smaller flower is popped up on a dimensional in the center.  This stained glass technique is so fun!  I want to make some super glittery Xmas ornament cards now! 
The sentiment is from Beautiful You.  It's stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with Filigree clear embossing powder.  The background paper is from a digi pack, and unfortunately, I can't find it on my computer to tell you what it's called.  I didn't want to do a huge bow b/c it would block the sentiment, so I added a little bit of embroidery floss and tied it up.  The only thing I'm now realizing I forgot is a string of black rhinestones under the sentiment panel.  If I make it over to my mom's today, I'll add them and repost a pic.  So for now, just use your fabulous imaginations!!  lol  ETA: I've posted the new pic.  :o)  Thank you for stopping by today and for your fantastic comments!  Every one of them is so very special to me!  Hope you're having a nice, relaxing Sunday!  :o) lyss 
SUPPLIES ~
STAMPS: Verve Beautiful You & One Person
INK: Palette Noir; Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: PTI SS White; digi dp (sorry can't remember name); acetate
OTHER: Filigree clear embossing powder; Martha Stewart glitters; Doodlebug glitters; Glossy Accents; Black saddle stitch ribbon; Black embroidery floss; dimensionals; Spellbinders large & small classic rectangle nestibilities

13 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Nicely done ALyssa. I LOVE that sentiment - one of my fave Verves and your take on the Mojo challenge. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. Now wipe that glitter off your face *grin*.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! That sparkly flower is just stunning. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous flower and a super layout! I love this one!

STAMPMOM9 said...

So beautiful!! Love it!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful!! LOVE your flower, fabulous job with the challenge. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

Chris said...

this is very pretty!!

http://www.erikorganic.com/dining-room/dining-room-table.shtml said...

This is so pretty! I love the color that you used for the flower.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Alyssa!! I just love your colors, the awesome sentiment and the glittery flower!

Dana Gustafson said...

Sooooo pretty! I love he glittery flower you made. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Kerri said...

Oh WOW, Alyssa! That flower is STUNNING!!! I would love to try this, but don't know if I have the patience:) You definitely rocked the sketch, girl!

Julie E said...

Love all that glitter and Verve of course! I agree, this technique would make gorgeous ornaments - plus a little more sturdy than just paper alone.

Rebecca said...

I LOVE the gorgeous colors! And the sparkle on the flower is fabulous!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty! I love the bold colors with the black and white!