Monday, January 24, 2011

All worn out...

I was playing with a technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter for a 1 on 1 swap I do every month.  This is called Worn Wallpaper.  I used some scrap designer paper from another company to do the technique on and I ended up having to white emboss as the Brilliance Moonlight White ink just wasn't showing up enough.  Well, what do you think....

I used the Blossoms and Blessings flower, my Wizard, Nesties Labels 3, Momento Tuxedo Black ink, and copic markers.  I coordinated the marker colors with the designer paper and light green.

Here's a closeup of the flower. Not bad.  I love the blending abilities of the Copic markers.

I found some "celery" colored ribbon that TAC™ used to carry, a burgundy button and a little flower from the Clear & Pearl Gem CollectionGlue Dots are wonderful on these gems and buttons.

Last Monday I took a Copic marker class at the local scrapbooking store with Jennie Black and it was a ball!  I will post my fun attempts at coloring hair and skin shortly.  I need to finish out the sheet (and I "need" more markers) as, even with a 3 hour class, I didn't get done.  We also made a little denim bag which is also not finished yet either.  I want to add more bling to it. So, stay tuned and you'll see these soon!

Last Wednesday I had a Valentine card class at the scrapbooking store and had 9 students!  We had a ball!   I'm currently working on my samples for my 2 February classes, one of which will be the Wiper card that I posted in the Blog Tour last Sunday.  I will post them here, too, but remember, I MUST use product from the store when possible.

And I must share this with you...  Last Friday I went to an estate sale and found this:

I need some ideas!  Please share with me what you would do with all these little corks.  They're 7/8" long and about 3/8" diameter.  I haven't counted how many but must be over 50 anyway.


Trudy Osborn said...

That card is so pretty!
As for the corks, I have NO idea

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice and isn't that technique fun - I did it for a swap a couple of months ago. As for the corks, my BFF is married to a guy from Europe and they have wine every night, well she made a bulletin board out of the corks and it is in my craft room - works beautifully.

Angela K said...

What a fun card, looks like a great technique! As for the corks, you can make trivets out of them, or a beautiful wreath for a wine lover (takes a little time, and is a little heavy, but oh so beautiful! I used to make these and sell them at craft fairs) You can also make like a cork bulletin board kind of thing. They also look great in a neat jar or vase for the kitchen. :)

Teresa Jenkins said...

Lovely card, such a neat technique! No idea on the corks, sorry!

Anonymous said...

Carol, those corks have potential!
What an estate sale! You hit the motherlode.
Keep Looking UP!