I've been featued in the Bitter Sweet Zine Winter issue!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Favorite Things Guest Desinger...

No I'm not the guest desiner...but I did submit 2 cards to try to be next month! Wish me luck! The challenge was to make a NON square or rectangle project...I think I achieved that ;0) I SUPER like this moon card...that was my fisrt submission. I like it because it is very unusual and I love the concept.

I drew the moon myself and the star too (I just recieved word that my start punch from SU! has shipped, but it wasn't here yet so I improvised!) for the star I cut it out in night of navy, covered the whole thing in versa mark and then Iridescent ice embossing powder and heat embossed it... I love the shimmery sparkle and am so glad you can see it in the picture! For the moon I wanted it to have teature and dimention and not be totally flat so I pulled put one of my fav. bachground stamps (houndstooth) and stamped it on the So Saffron card Stock woth So Saffron ink. I then pierced the moon all the way around and did the faux Stitching with Night of Navy marker. And last but not least, I sponged all the way around the moon with night of navy ink. For the bear, I stamped him on water color paper with black stazon ink and used an aqua painter and reinker to color him in...shadding him on one side to reflect the light of the moon! Cut him appart somewhat and added the sentiment.. This card is a little bigger than an average card, but I have biiger envelopes!

Stamps:Bundle of Joy, Holidays and wishes
Ink:night of navy, so saffron, versamark
Paper:night of navy, so saffron, water color paper
Accessories: Blue Taffeta ribbon, markers, 1/8 inch hole punch, heat gun, embossing powder

Fot my second entry I wanted to tr something a little more femanine. I think this did the trick! I am loving doing one layer cards and this one totally fits the bill! I started off with a piece of shimmery white cardstock and folded it in half length wise and the free handed a cake design... I knew I wanted to make a wedding cake because I had watched Ace of Cakes last night and the gal did a gorgeous wedding cake with green flowers that I thought was stunning! Anywho, I then sponged the edges and masked and sponged at each layer to make it look more dimentional. After the sponging I added the pretty pretty image found in the new stamp ste by SU! a beautiful thing. Then I added the flowers (colored the centers using the same sponge for the edges of the card) and the half pearls to make it a little more elegant and placed the sentiment under the flower...this card opens on the side of the sentiment and is about 6''ish tall. Ohh yeah, I almost forgot (don't know how since my thumb is still throbbing!) I added the little icing effect using liquid applique and then heat setting it! I hope they like it!

Stamps: a beautiful thing, holidays and wishes
Ink:rose red
Paper:shimmery white, rose red
Accessories:sponge, pretties kit, liquid applique, heat gun, sponge

So how do you participate in the Guest designer search? Every month MFT has a release party on SCS and they issue some guidelines to follow for your creations, you usually have about 24 hours to make a sample and upload it and then they choose one person to be the guest designer for the following month! Join them next month...sooo much fun!

Happy Stampin'


Cindy said...

Congratulations on being recognized in the MFT guest designer contest. Love the bear!

Vera said...

Saw your Pretty Beautiful Cake mentioned in the Favorites thread on SCS, Silvia! Great work!