Friday, June 22, 2012

SOG FB Funday Challenge!

Well as I won't be able to get to a computer this weekend I am going to post this blog for my FB Funday Challenge. I am going to try to upload it via mobile but as the FB App is pretty crappy it probably wont we'll see! :)

For this card, I was instantly inpsired. It was kind of perfect really. I had just watched a movie on the Sundance channel that was Russian, called Mermaid. As anything with Mermaid in it catch's my attention I had to watch it. I ended up really enjoying the movie and Alica. She of course wasn't a real mermaid and as I reflected back on the movie I am pretty certain it follow the original Little Mermaid story only modernized. Here are a couple pictures from the movie and the advertizing. It is hard to find information on the web for me as I don't read Russian, but here is the one link I found of the movie. Here is another, the same place I got the first image. I just did a random search on google images for these two pix from the movie.

 So when I found out about the Funday challenge being a "Non Traditional Hair Color" I instantly thought of "Mermaid" since she wanted to be different so she dyed her hair green. So I got out my new favorite Under the Sea Mae and used the dreamscape beach scene for my background (not represented as well in the above picture as it was in the movie but it is close). Then I colored "Alica" with my copics (Sorry I don't have the numbers but if you want it let me know in the comment forum. ) Throughout most of the movie Alica wore a red and white striped shirt so I used that as her fin color. I thought yellow wold be a nice accent for her shell and shell top so I colored those then added yellow Liquid Pearl to them. I used the cloud stamps from the Sunny Mae stamp set and popped them up with dimensional's. All the paper I had was scraps that I don't know where they came from but the purple has a glitter too it. The boarder was cut and punched with my old Creative Memories bubble punch. Then I added some pearls to a few of the holes. Stamped the sentiment and then added stickles to her fin and the clouds. Thanks for checking out my card! :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jack Daniels Fathers Day Card

So if you follow my blog you may have noticed I have been really into the mosaic look after Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012 showcased the technique. So after making the Butterfly Mosaic Card for my friend's mother, she asked me if I could do something for her Dad in the same technique. We discussed and obviously couldn't use a butterfly for a guy. So as soon as she said "Jack Daniels" the image of the card popped in my head. Being a Jack Daniels drinker myself, I knew what we could do.

So I used the squared bottle to trace an image and I then had my template. I cut a piece of black cardstock and inked it completely with versamark and heat set black embossing powder to it. That created a nice base for the label. I used my inkjet copier and just put a bottle of Jack on the scanner and did a black and white "copy" onto white cardstock. I then cut the label in little paper pieces. I adhered the black label to the cut out of Soft Suede SU Cardstock then added a layer of mod podge to the label and started piecing the label fragments. I continued that down the whole label, mod podge, fragments, mod podge (to keep them in place). I tried to keep the fragments in the order of the label just jumbled them along the way. After that I did another complete coat of mod podge to make sure the fragments were secured. I let that dry while I made the "cracked glass" on the rest of the "bottle". I used a ranger glass crackle medium on the soft suede. Set that aside to let it dry. Once all was dry I used the crystal effect on each fragment. Then cut out a piece of black cardstock and folded it for the "lid". And there ya have it. A mosaic bottle of Jack Daniels. Jack Daniels is a Registered Trademark and all rights reserved. This is a work of art using that awesome product! :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mini Album

Here is  the first Mini Album I made using the technique Kristy showed us on the Some Odd Girl Blog. I really loved how easy this was and am set to make another one and add pictures too. This particular mini was made for our monthly ATV meeting raffle. I used some Sand Colored paper for the middle and a K&C Company patterned paper. I used some old off-roading stamps I had along with my SOG stamp sets and voila! Mini album. :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Easel Card for Grandma

Get Whale Soon Easel Card using Some Odd Girl Stamps. Easel Card template was found here.

Card was made for my Grandma who loves the Some Odd Girl Stamps and recently had a heart attack. We still don't know how things will turn out but she is set to have surgery today. I am hoping this will brighten up the hospital for her.