This will be our journey on a fantasy sail boat. Wanna come?
I've been cleaning out and reorganizing my craft room, including some of the older boxes stuffed way in the back that were housing... who knows what?
In cleaning out one box (novel idea, yes?) "a something" which had been die cut and covered with SuperAdhesiveSheets was discovered.
So I peeled away the protective covering to see what the image was. It was this fantasy, stained-glass sail boat from Sparkle N Sprinkle colored with Prisma Color pencils. Immediately I covered the now ultra-tacky surface with those tiny little clear beads everyone has in their stash. That took care of the exposed ultra sticky stuff.
Now what? Should I just throw the thing away?
As long as the ride is a fantasy, I experimented with a few techniques, once again allowing my distraction to keep me from finishing the task at hand -- to clean and reorganize the craft room.
Are you easily distracted, too?
(Can you see the little beads covering the sail boat image?)
Here, maybe this photo is better:
Using my old stash of virginal supplies, (hanging head in shame) I broke out:
Spellbinders Grands Big Scallop Ovals, and Big Scallop Ovals Nesties
Adirondack Lights Salmon (still had the wrapping on it)
My Mind's Eye Twine (still in the wrapping)
Brass Sea Horse Charm (still in the wrapping)
Colors and Layers:
It's fun finally using goodies purchased so long ago.
(the rest of the products are listed at the bottom of this post)
BUT BUT BUT - then, here is something new!
Will you come Dream Away with me as we sail?
Wonderful dreamy sentiment including phrases which allow us to sail away into the past, present or future:
"Cherish yesterday, Live today, Dream for tomorrow"
The sentiment is on this beautiful new Spring Florals set currently on sale at SNS.
Using white cardstock (CS), cut a panel with a fantasy scalloped "port hole".
Another "ring" of scallops was die cut from yellow CS. Because the glitters are semi-transparent, the yellow panel slightly shows though.
The yellow scallop ring was glued onto the white CS to create a tad of color and lots of dimension.
With Brushable Glue paint a ray of glue across the white and yellow panels and coat with Sunny Daze glitter.
Leave a space, and paint another ray, covering it with Sunny Daze glitter, and so forth. Allow to dry thoroughly, then go back and paint rays for the Orange Crush glitter in the spaces left between.)
Tip: hold the handle of your paint brush between your teeth while applying glitter between brushing the glue stripes (LOL)
Tip: have coffee filters available to catch the excess glitter. Very easy to pour back into jar.
Once dry, apply brushable glue to inner port hole and sprinkle on the Laser Blue glitter.
Customizing the charm: Lightly paint seahorse charm with Versamarker so the brass metallic essence will still shine through. If it is completely coated with VersaMark, then the EP will also cover all the brass. Apply By The Lake embossing powder (this glittery, pearly EP is awesome). Heat set. Stamp sentiment with same EP and heat. Smoosh white CS with VersaMark ink and apply matching embossing powder. Punch out scallop circle from that swatch. Assemble card.
Here is a close up of the textures and layers:
The best part of this card is the dreamy sailing trip with you, my dear blogging friends.
So where is the blog candy? Three Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets to the winner whose name is pulled out of the hat (because I have not figured out random.org yet). Just leave a comment answering the question about getting distracted: When in your craft room, regardless of what you are doing, do you sometimes become distracted, putting off another project already begun? If the winner's e-mail address is available through their blogger account or left in the comment, or even e-mailed to me, I will notify them, so you do not have to become a follower. Just have fun! Deadline is March 31.
Note: winner was announced on April 1 here, it is Cammy.
Papertake Weekly - 1-2-3 - (one charm, two stamp images, three colors of glitter)
Use It Tuesday - #52 Dies, Punches, Cutouts - (SB large scallop reg diecuts and grand diecuts)