Friday, February 24, 2012

February Stamp Tech Challenge

Hi there! Teri ( our fearless leader at Technique Tuesday ) has given us an inspiration challenge. Truth be told, inspiration challenges are the hardest for me because I never seem to stick to my original plan... Anyone else have this problem?? *tumbleweed* Anyway...

This is my card:






It is based on this inspiration photo:





Confused? Lol.. I was originally going for the soft blue look, then a bunch of green crept in (which still fits the color scheme..) but then I started distressing and it got a little crazy... So it's based on the colors with no red, hehehe.











I colored the butterflies with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. They blend together beautifully when they're wet! After the glaze dried I sprayed the card with glimmer mists and used my flat iron to do my magic..

Stamps used: Wingin' It, and Sweet Somethings

Hey, did you check out my post on the TT blog the other day? I posted a little video about glimmer mists and a couple of tips I've learned along the way... Check it out:



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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your technique. I was always frustrated by tattered angels, but realize I was not shaking them well enough. Love your Nails!!

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  2. Thanks for the video. That flat iron trick works great. I love that stamp set.

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  3. Very pretty card--even without the red!

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  4. this is so soft and beautiful. just love it!

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  5. I absoultely love the colors and the stamps are awesome! Great job!

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  6. I really like the splattered/sprayed ink!

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  7. Very artsy. I like how you colored the butterflies.

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  8. Beautiful card, I love the distressed look!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. The shading around the edges of the card looks really good.

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  10. I like how you colored the background area. Very nice.

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  11. The coloring of the butterflies is beautiful. I love the shimmer.

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  12. I always appreciate a card that looks sophisticated enough to send for any occasion. Thank you, and the butterflies are gorgeous.

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  13. LOVE the watercolors!!!! ALL the splatters & bleeding! Watercolor is one of my favorite techniques!
    Thanks for showing us your technique! Your hot iron can also be used to iron RIBBON! :) BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!! :)

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  14. good visual for the watercoloring technique....love the butterflies and the button is adorable....:)

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  15. Cool...look what the monkey drug in!

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  16. love the soft colors on your tag! sometimes it is hard to match up the 'inspiration' with the finished product but I immediately picked out the colors...

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  17. What a soft delicate card. As for no red you can always tell folks you signed the inside with a red pen...lol I don't think red would have been proper on your card on the outside anyway...lol Beautiful!
    Cindy C

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  18. Beautiful job of coloring your butterflies!!!

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  19. What a gorgeous card. You are very artistic!!

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  20. I love the butterflies because you can see so much of their wings and I can clearly see your beautiful glimmer glaze!

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  21. Really beautiful card! Love your technique, I have not seen the glimmer glaze used this way! Beautiful card result! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  22. Very pretty card! Love the way you coloured the butterflies.

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  23. I'm a real sucker for butterflies and love the soft colors! You left out the red, you indicated...but I've actually never seen a red butterfly... I like what you did!

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