Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jacksonbelle Tuesday

Today's Jacksonbelle Embellishment challenge was to use the new Cosmo Cricket paper, Jack's World. I must admit, I was a little nervous about it (before I actually had the paper in hand). I sometimes have such a hard time with 'boy' cards and with this being "Jack's World" I was assuming it was going to be very boyish - Boy was I wrong! I mean, Yes, it is boyish, but it is actually quite beautiful as well and very versatile, and I love the sort of aged look it has. There are great colors and designs in this pack! I was relieved to be able to go girly with the boy-named paper!

I used Stampin Up! So Safron and the new Riding Hood Red paper. The plaid paper is from Jack's World. I used the white Prima flowers and painted them with Shimmerz paint - LOVE the look it gave them! The Shimmerz colors I used were Royal Red and the Limited Edition Beeswax. I first painted the red one, then I wiped off my paint brush a bit and dipped it in the Beeswax and colored the one that looks a bit orange - I didn't get all of the red off, so it made a new color! Then I cleaned the brush and painted the Beeswax one! I love that the flowers kept their shape! I think they look awesome! I added some buttons and I used a white gel pen to make the polka dots on the biggest one! I stamped the Inkadinka Birds Galore bird on So Safron with Versamagic Red ink, painted it a bit with the Royal Red Shimmerz, then stamped it. It was still a bit wet, so I was able to put some clear embossing powder on it and emboss it! I wasn't quite fast enough with the idea so it isn't perfectly embossed - but it still looks pretty good! I'll have to play with that technique a bit more! I cut it out and added a bit of white gel pen to it as well. The sentiment is also Inkadinkado. I used Daisy Ds Rub-on tape for the 'stitches' and a bit more of the white gel pen for more stitches!

Check out the other girls!

The Queen Bee...Lindsey
Lynda Benden
Amber Hight
Beth Thomas
Broni Holcombe
Dee Jackson
Elizebeth Neumann
Erin McKinney
Lila Holgate
Maren Benedict

And check me out again tomorrow for the Throwdown!


Maren said...

SWEET! Those flowers are drop dead gorgeous!

Beth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! What you did with the Shimmerz on the flowers is wonderful!

Rachel Hope said...

Very nice!!! Way to Girl it up :D

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful! I love the Shimmerz on the Primas and the wonky stitching is so cool!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is soooo cool! I LOVE how you put the shimmerz on the flowers, looks AWESOME! Love the stitches too! :D

Lynda Benden said...

Beautiful Kisa!!! I can totally see why you loved your Shimmerz flowers ~ they are awesome!!! Love your card ~ great job!

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

WOW!!! This one is incredible! I love what you did with the flowers! Gorgeous!

Amber said...

Totally fabulous! I love those painted flowers! Mad blingin goin on here!

Lila H said...

OMG!!! You are doing the Shimmerz Shimmey again!!! love your challenge sample!!!! you are on a roll for sure!!! keep Shimmey Rollin....


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