Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We're Cracking Up Over Here ...

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Happy Tuesday, Monday Grungers!

Today's card project was created for Studio L3's Grungy Monday challenge, 'We're Cracking Up Over Here.' For this week's challenge, we are using Tim's Crackle Resist technique ... a cracklin' good time!

For all of the challenging deets, visit Studio L3, HERE. And if you'd like to find out more about this uber-cool technique, you can watch Tim's instructional video HERE.

For a complete list of the products I used in this project, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooooooo, this past weekend Sheila and I teamed up to do some hard-core, holy trinity power shopping: AC Moore, JoAnn Fabric, and Michaels.

At Mike's, we split up ... I headed left to the stamping/scrappin' section, she to the right to the ... other stuff. As we divided to conquer, I asked her to check and see if there was any Plaid acrylic paint on sale.

Forty-five minutes later, we reconnoitered in the Clearance aisle:

"Oh, hey, did you happen to notice if the Plaid paints were on sale?" I asked.

"Oh, that, are you kiddin' me?!? I got down on my hands and knees and literally crawled through that section and I didn't see even one bottle of Plaid paint!" Sheila answered.

"Really? There's usually tons of it."

"Don't ask me; I saw every color under the rainbow but no plaid."

Give it a minute ... it'll grow on ya.

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Spring Moss" by PTI; "Bermuda Bay" by Stampin' Up; Glossy Card Stock by Ranger
  • Designer Paper: "Autumn Meadow" Collection (Retired) by Stampin' Up
  • Other Paper: #8 Manila Tag; Chipboard; "Terminology" Tissue Wrap by Tim Holtz
  • Stamps: Sentiment from "The Journey" Set by Stampers Anonymous; Pen Nib, Unknown
  • Ink: Archival Ink by Ranger; "Peeled Paint," "Broken China," "Mustard Seed," and "Gathered Twigs" Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Alcohol Ink: "Bottle," "Sailboat Blue," and "Citrus" Alcohol Inks by Ranger
  • Other Color Medium: "Peeled Paint" Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz; "Jazz Blue" Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
  • Accessories: Swivel Clasp, Fragment Charm, Tassle, Jump Rings, and Long Brads by Tim Holtz; Photo Corners and Paper Fastener Clips by 7gypsies; Seam Binding by Snug Hug
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; "Iron Fence" Die by Tim Holtz; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Blending Tool and Foam Pads by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2


Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous mixed media here!!! Wow! This is beautiful Deb...love the tiny shot of green...really caught my eye. I also love that you adhered the tag on a card.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool tag, great color combination. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Jayne said...

I love your Sheila story. Don't you wish there was plaid paint? I also love the card. You're a hoot.

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Lol, Plaid paint I wish, it would save alot of time, love the card with the little keychain,its Fab,
Thanks for joining us at PCJ,don't forget to pop back for our new challenge today,
Kenzie xx

WencheP said...

This is fabulous! Very creative! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love your gorgeous green/yellow and all the goodies along with it. Your friend cracked me up!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous textures and colors! I love the metal clasps on the bottom as well. Super awesome!!!

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love all the texture on your tag and that gorgeous flower.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Donna Bowman said...

What a great card!! So many techniques - crackle and alcohol inks on the fragment and that great flower! Wow, you spent some time on this Deb and it looks great!!

Davi said...

Oh lovin the crackle and that very cool flower!! Hmmmm plaid paint Im waiting to see that one :)

craftymum said...

a wonderful card with tag
Thank you for joining us at Hotshot Craft for our flowers challenge

hugs Sarah x

p.s. Have you joined our list of followers?

Crystal said...

OOOOOO the crackle is FANTASTIC!!! Such an awesome Tag girly!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous colours, great flower and techniques. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at FSC.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Samantha said...

Fantastic LOVE this so much and LOVE that Crackle painting you have too!

Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Sandra said...

That tissue flower is gorgeous, love the colors!

trisha too said...

oh, deb, no,no, no!!!

That was for the plaid story. The pretty arty piece with the rich colors, however, gets a big YES!


Terry said...

Oh yes, this is uber-cool! Love the crackle and what a great combination of elements! Thank you for joining Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Ellie said...

That background is so gorgeous! Beautiful colors as well..

Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
xxx Ellie xxx

Chris said...

very cool crackled paint tag, love the metal corners!!