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

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Project and an Announcement!

Okay I wanted to share with you a project I have been working on for the past week or so! And I have an annoucenemt after I share with you the pictures and details of my project!

Here is a Close up of my little project! I started by giving the whole canvas (it measured 3 7/8 x 7 7/8ths) a wash with my Pacific Point ink refill and aqua painter. Once I had established the color I wanted I went over to my heat gun and set the color...because I was too impatient to wait for it to dry!!! I then stamped the snow globe image with black stazon ink and added the Nothp pole and the little house also with black stazon ink. Once I had colored the house like I wanted (I used Kiwi kiss and riding hood red for the house and door, also with my refills and aqua painter and again heat set) I went ahead and used my Versamark pen and colored the inside of theglobe with it and then added glitter to the entire thing (the Versamarker helped the glitter stick) and then I added liquid applique to the rooftops and ground and heat set that to make it poofy!

Now for the hard part! The Crystal Effects! You have to be carful when adding this to the globe because you don't want to add so much that it runs over, but you don't want to add too little and then it doesn't cover well...so here is my tip...add a little at a time...start in the middle and work your way our slowly so that you give it enough time to dry...I kept adding, it took me about 3 days to get it just as I wanted it...anothr trick is to walk away from it and don't keep messing with it!!! YOu can also heat set just a tad to get the drying started it and it doesn't overflow, but only for a few seconds otherwise it bubbles!

Here is a closeup of the sentiment... Do you like the white glittery snowflakes with the seed beads in the middle? I love all the sparkly glitter too! I stamped the snowflakes directly onto the canvas using white craft ink ad then added the glitter while the ink was still wet...added some mono multi glue to the center of the snowflakes and then the beads (I have had these beads for a couple years and have never used them...shame on me!!!) I even stamped some snowflakes over the crystal effects...I think it looks neat!

And here is a picture of the whole project! The Canvas came in a pack of 2 and with 4 hooks, so I could make another one and give them as gifts this Christmas! This set is called Snow Globe and will be available for purchase on September 23rd at the Little Paper Shop website found here!

And now for my big announcement! Julia (Owner and illustrator) for the Little Paper Shop contacted me a couple weeks ago and asked me...ME!!! if I would like to be on her design team...of course I said YES!!! and I have been having the pleasure of playing with some of her FAB stamps! I had previously ordered some of her stamps and just fell in love with the ease of use! I really liked the masculine single images and the little boy sentences and so that is what I started with...although looking at the new sets I have it's hard forme to pick a fav! She has some amazing things coming out in the next couple of days and I am so proud to be a part of that! You can also visit http://www.littlepapershop.blogspot.com/ to see what the rest of the design team is up to and to see projects for the monthly challenges!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement!

Have a happy Stampin' Day!


Allison said...

Congrats to you...can't wait to poach your ideas (ha ha!).

Giovana said...

Congratulations Mabie!!!
Your project is really pretty.

God bless

Julia said...

This is gorgeous! I'm so excited to see the rest of the projects!

the whimsical butterfly said...

CONGRATS!!! Your project is SO pretty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Sivlia, and you have way more patience than I do. Love it. WHOHOO!!! congrats!!!! this is awesome about the DT also! Whohooo!!! They are going to love you! But I already did. hee hee

Lisa said...

That's absolutely GORGEOUS, Silvia! And I SO do NOT have the patience to work with CE on that big an area! LOL! Congrats on the DT spot too!!!!