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Monday, November 15, 2010

Pretty Pretty Princess

H2H Challenge

I am so excited about this week's challenge at H2H.  It's all about pink, bling, glitter and all that girlie stuff. Stop by the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog to see all the cutesy artwork.  My project is inspired by a card I had seen on a blog many weeks ago and I feel awful that I can't remember what the name of it was.  If this looks familiar at all you might let me know. 

I tried a couple of new things for this card.  I made my own "homemade" glimmer mist which I used on the clouds and balloon, and I dyed my ribbon to make a color match.  So how did I do it?  Easy, Internet and YouTube! I did a search for making glimmer mist and found hundreds of variations.  I chose one that used what supplies I had, which was water and acrylic paint, Create-A-Shade pearl paint in my case.  I mixed the water and the paint in a spray bottle and presto, gorgeous glimmer mist.  For the ribbon, I used my waterbrush, CTMH Lilac Mist marker and CTMH spritz cleaner.  I just colored the ribbon with the marker, used the water brush to get it slightly damp, then spritzed it with the cleaner a few times.  I used my hands to bunch it up over and over to work the color in evenly.  WARNING:  You will dye your hands too. 










Supplies: All CTMH unless noted

Paper:  White Daisy Cardstock and Patterned Paper from Daydream

Stamps:  Over The Rainbow (D1426)

Inks:  Black, Lilac Mist, Blush and CTMH markers in Black and Lilac Mist.  "Homemade" glitter mist was made using water and CTMH Create A Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039)

Embellishments:  Black Hemp (Z282), Pink button from stash, Lilac Mist ribbon was dyed using the Lilac Mist marker, waterbrush (1771) and My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner (1778).

Other:  3D Foam Tape (Z1151) and Cuttlebug with embossing folders.

~Shari

8 comments:

  1. This is so pretty I love all the detail and those clouds look great! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

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  2. Wow! Love that glimmer mist! I'm gonna have to try that! What a wonderful effect on those clouds...WOW! Super awesome creativity, Shari...thanks for sharing the tips with us! So glad to have you playing along with Heart 2 Heart challenges!

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  3. Fab tips and I have no worries about getting ink on my hands.....it has become a signature look for me now lol xxx

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  4. Ohhh so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

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  5. Very cute card. Really like the texture on the clouds.

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  6. you are on a flippin' roll! One great card after another! Thanks for sharing - we all enjoy your work.

    Mary

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  7. those clouds rock-what a cute card...

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  8. Great card, love the dimension/texture of it. Thanks for playing along with H2H.

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