Monday, November 02, 2009

Paint & Acrylic

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was jam packed from beginning to end. On Friday night I decided life is too short to live with ugly walls, lol! I finally started the process of re-doing our main bathroom by removing some mauve, rose patterned wall border. It really didn't go well with the fishing themed shower curtain my boys picked out. How is that for a mental picture?? Believe me, it is way worse in person! When I stamp, I usually have HGTV on in the background so I am going to put some lessons I learned to good use. We bought the paint, new shower curtain, glass globes to update the light fixture and some nickle spray paint to cover up the ugly brass finishes. If it is done by Christmas I will be thrilled. I am not kidding, things move slow around here when it comes to reno's. It took me 2+ years to take down the border. Actually, it took 47 minutes to take it down, the 2+ years was to get my rear in gear.

Not much stamping happened as a result of all the foolishness but I do have some cards to share. On Friday I wrote an article for CHF focusing on a new product in the store called Crystal Clear Acrylic Embellishments. Acrylic items continue to be popular in the scrapping and stamping world and there is so much you can do with them. One of the shapes in the store is buttons and on this card I simply adhered some Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper to the back of one. Voila, a custom made embellishment!

There are also tag shaped pieces, in 3 different sizes. I used the medium size on this card...

I used Stazon to stamp the B onto the front of the tag and then used a gold painty pen on the back of the crown. It turned out so well I may have squealed, lol. The whole tag is outlined with a gold Krylon leafing pen and a pink rhinestone adorns the crown as a finishing touch. In case you are wondering how I attached this one, I tucked a double layer of Jody's sticky dimensionals behind the crown. You like? Me like a lot!

I share more detail on the embellishments as well as a couple more samples in the article which you can read here. The embellishments are 20% off until Friday too!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!


Diana said...

These are both GORGEOUS cards. Love the distressed edges on the top one... and the way you framed the image on the second one is AWESOME!

Starla said...

I LOVE the acrylic!! What a great idea!!

Julie said...

I know what you mean about getting yourself in gear for that kind of work--I always want it done, I just don't seem to want to DO it! Good for you!

Your cards are beautiful--love the acrylics! Just got the CHF bee set, and love what you did with it here--gives me some good ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!