Friday, September 3, 2010

Cracked Glass with Something Cute

Happy Friday!!

And, happy start of a long holiday weekend to all those celebrating Labor Day this weekend here in the States. Unfortunately, that means the end of summer and back to school for most, but summer can't last forever can it. We are getting into the swing of things ourselves with school and new routines. Hoping for a relaxing weekend though!

Today is new challenge day over at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something. At JM this week, we are starting a new month and that means a new monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Normally we ask you all to participate in a "special monthly challenge," but as a team we have decided that each new monthly challenge will have the theme of "Anything Goes" so that everyone who wants to play can play. We decided this after we set our challenge for September to be the cracked glass technique on your projects. It was a rather difficult technique and frustrated many of us on the DT, however if you want to try it, we'd love to see what you can do. You can find a tutorial HERE. So this challenge is now "Anything Goes" and/or Cracked Glass and remember to also include a Magnolia image on your creation.

For my card I went for a vintage feel to fit with the cracked glass. I used some K and Company papers from the Life's Journey pad. Then stitched the edges on the sewing machine and used some distressed inks on the cream layer edges. I colored the image, Tilda with Peony, with copics and then did the cracked glass and framed it using some hodgepodge hardware. I have to let you in on a little secret, I didn't have any embossing powder to do this technique so I cheated, GASP! I used Inkssentials Crackle Accents glue. And I have to say, waiting for it to dry was a pain, but it really gives the same effect with far less work. I really do love the effect of the cracked glass and would do it again, but definitely with the glue.

I finished by embellishing with flowers, ribbons, charms, some pearls, and a sentiment from the ticket sentiment set available at Whimsy Stamps. This card also fits some other challenges....
Moving Along with the Times: In Stitches
Paper Play: In Stitches
Cute Card Thursday: Material Girl
Fab n' Funky: Living in a Material World
ABC: C is for Charms
Die Cute Dreams: shades of vintage

Next I have my SS card to share. This week our challenge is for you to share with us something CUTE! It can be anything from a card to scrap book page, as long as it's cute, you can enter this week! We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and they have kindly offered images for the DT to work with.  I used Teddy Bug Jar....

I printed out my image and colored with copics and then stitched the edges of the papers. The image was framed with Oval Nesties and also stitched. The papers are Cosmo Cricket with some blue and red SU card stock. I finished off with some ribbons and eyelets on the corners.

This card also fits at:
Papertake Weekly: Just the One - used only one DP

Thanks for coming on over today. Have a marvelous day and a relaxing weekend. See you soon!!

Happy Stamping,


Anonymous said...

Denise, these are just DARLING creations!! Love your cracked glass and your darling image on the second card!! Happy weekend!! HUGS

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are both brilliant. Just had a great idea for a card using the cracked glass effect. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Denise, wow hun this is gorgeous and your cheating crackle looks fab, Who says it's the cheats way any way lol, thanks for joining us at DCD, good luck, hugs Liz xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Crystal said...

Oh my word Denise both of these are just FABULOUS!!!!! EEEEK super SWEEEET cards...Have a great weekend hun!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

These are both gorgeous, I just love the crackled glass effect, I need to get some of this whatever it is lol
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!!
Hugs Shell xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and I love the Cracked Glass effect. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
Hugs, Donna. x

Deb said...

both gorgeous cards, so love the cracked glass effect. Hope you have managed to enjoy some me time with the kids back at school! Have a fabulous holiday weekend! hugs Debx

CarlaKH said...

Two adorable cards- that Tilda is just precious and love the way you used one dsp on the second.. just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous Denise. Love the soft colors and the cracked glass on the first creation and the sewing and the adorable image and coloring on the second. Have a great holiday weekend my friend!

Anonymous said...

I just love bth of these cards! That cracked glass is really cool, I can't wait to try it! Thanks for joining us for my gdt week at MAWTT :)

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week with this beautiful card.

Pamela x

Tracy said...

Very pretty, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Two beautiful cards! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at MAWTT hugs Heidi xx

Lindsey said...

Great cards, I love the cracked glass effect. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Erin... said...

Denise you're cracked glass looks amazing!!!! LOVE that card!! ANd your SS card is sooo cute!!! Love that paper and that fun little guy! Great stitching too!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Denise, these are super cards. I love your style and your layouts, both look amazing.
I am so glad you have joined us at MAWTT for my stitching challenge, these fit it perfectly.
I hope we will see you again soon with another lovely creation.
luv Brenda xxx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous cards! Wonderful DT creations. Truly the

Hugs Marjo

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Denise :-) I love this image ,, so cute andt the paper sna colours you used are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
Lols x x x

Lisa Jane said...

what fab cards - the first one os so pretty and i love the fun of the second one.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)
ps your second card would be ideal for my mini candy challenge

Christine said...

I love this tiny tilda
so cute!
thanks for playing with us at CCT

Lisa Andrews said...

It is so amazing how the "cracked glass" changes the look of the image. Beautiful card, I love all of the embellishment and your coloring is beautiful as always!