December 21, 2008

FS#33...a Mother & Daughter entry....Good Times and Warm Wishes, Friend!!! & fab Pearlized Mist technique!!!!

I'm done with all my Wassail Christmas cards, phew!!! So, I finally got time to follow along with this week's sketch, on my favourite sketch challenge blog, Friday Sketchers!!! It has been too long since I have played with a FS sketch!! It was so nice to make something a little different from what I have been doing! I just loved this sketch with the large tag! I will definitely use it again!

I've been itching to use this Magnolia scene stamp, Winter Night, and Edwin CC skiing....Looks like he's having fun,eh!? I cut the tag on my Silhouette out of Georgia Pacific paper (and then re-sized the image and cut the second tag out of Bazzill brown cardstock for the mat) and stamped the scene image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and did the same for Edwin.

The card base is 6X6 Bazzill Brown cardstock and the pp is from a 6X6 BG pad, Offbeat.

I coloured the scene and Edwin with my Copics and Twinkling H2O's and distressed the edges of the tag with Distress ink and Metallic rub-ons. Then I used a fabulous new technique called Pearlized Mists by Tim Holtz. My friend Dana learned about this technique in a class that she took by Vicki Boutin! I will be taking this class on February 7/09 (the day before my B-day, yay!!! This is my B-day present to myself, smile!!!) at The Scrapbook Academy and I am sooooo looking forward to it!!! So, Dana gave me a bit of head start on this class and let me in on this fabulous, Pearlized Mist technique. It is so easy and the effect is fabulous!!!!

I added a full dropper of Tim Holtz Distress ink re-filler into a Mini Mister, a little, stick-sized, scoop of Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder (in the Perfect Pearl colour that Dana shared with me but I definitely have to go buy my own) then I filled up the mister with water and give it a very good shake...I have made up a few different Pearlized Mists using different Distress inks and I just leave them in the bottle to store. Make sure you shake it really well before each use to incorporate the Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder into the water-ink mixture as it will settle in the bottom of the mister. For this card I used Broken China and I think it is Tea Dye Distress ink.

I tried tilting the card and getting a pic of it on an angle so you can see the pearlized mist effect. It really looks pretty!!! i love it!!! When I misted the paper it did buckle but that did go away once it was dry. I was also too impatient to wait for it to air dry so I speed up the process with my heat gun.

I added some Crystal Stickles for even more sparkle and I cut out Edwin and pop-dotted him (thank goodness for my Fiskars fingertip craft it as it got into those tight spots beautifully). The sentiment is a QK tag that I stamped some MM word stamps that say, adventure, enjoy the journey and discover, on the tag with Brushed Corduroy and then spritzed with the Peralized Mist. This caused the words in Distress inks to run and bleed but I liked the subtle look of it and then I added the Melissa Frances rub-on to the tag and at the bottom of the large tag.

Now, here is Hannah's (my 9 year old daughter) first card that she has made following a sketch and for a challenge!!!!! I think she has done a fabulous job!!! She coloured Edwin with "her" SU markers (it was too funny listening to her chatter away last night when we were in my craft room!!! She asked me if she should use Close to Coco or Chocolate Chip....she knows all her SU colour names...I get a real kick out of this!!!)

She picked her own paper my stash that I most likely won't use and she even inked the edges of her main image and cut all the papers herself accept for the triangles (that was a bit tricky) but she did 99% of it herself. I am very proud of her and she is very proud of herself too and thrilled that I am posting her card on my blog!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!!!



Kim Piggott said...

Tara your card is just super gorgeous! I love your tag and sweet Edwin.
Hannah's is just fabulous! So beautifully coloured and I love the paper she used. Brilliant work.
It's great to be able to picture you both creating in your craft room!
kim xxx

Anonymous said...

The cards are just so cute, well done to your daughter I also think she has done a fantastic job - well done! I designer in the making!

Marja Sch said...

The cards are both so cute. So well done. Hugs Marja

Anonymous said...

Wow Tara, your card is wonderful, what a fabulous scene. The pearl mist is so effective...I must find out more! Hannah, your card is amazing and your colouring is perfect...I hope we see more of your pretty cards.
Good to see you at FS again Tara.
Have a super Christmas and a very happy 2009.
Carole :-)
Carole :-)

Ali Watson said...

Tara this is fantastic, love the colours you have chosen. Well done Hannah a super card. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Kim said...

Tara your card is gorgeous! I LOVE the background scene you created! I love the pearl mist technique the shimmer look!!!

HANNAH...oh my goodness your card is adorable! You did a fantastic job...and your coloring is beautiful my dear! I hope to see some more of your GREAT work on your mom's blog!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays!

Lots of hugs~ Kim

maddy hill said...

love the effect Tara and Hannah !
your makes are just stunning , love how you have put it together !

I have some pearl pigments so might just give this a try after christmas !

you and your family have a wonderful christmas Tara !

love maddy

Mrs Wonka said...

Go Hannah Go Hannah......I think that you have given mum a run for her money here ;)

Mrs Wonka x

Jacqueline van der Sar - Crejakaarten said...

Happy to read you loved my sketch!! Think your card turned out wunderful, love the snowscene and the big tag! Don;t know fur sure but could be that Hannah's card is my favorite :-) Thanks for joining FS in this busy time. Have a merry christmas and a happy, healthy and creative 2009!! Love from Holland,

Tab said...

Wowzer! What divine cards the pair of you have made! Love them both lots! I adore the pearlised mist too, have to use it on all my cards! The only trouble is I get it everywhere *laugh*.
Merry Christmas to you both!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sharon said...

Beautiful Tara, I think I may have to spend some pennies to try this technique, its looks beautiful. And Hannah, your card is fab, your colouring is so good.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

debby4000 said...

Stunning card Tara, wonderful work. Hannah's card is brilliant, she has a good eye for matching papers to the image.

Bev said...

Tara both cards are truly gorgeous!!! Your colouring rocks!!! Gorgeous papers and embellies too.

Hope you and yours have the most wonderful Christmas

hugs Bev x

Jeanette said...

OMG! Thanks for sharing that technique! I have to look into doing that myself. It looks amazing! Gorgeous job on both card!
Hugs Jeanette

Jo Nevill said...

Amazing Tara as always and your daughter is so talented too !

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. It has been a pleasure to meet you and I hope we can remain buddies for years to come.

Take care and hugs,

Jo xxxx

Michele Roos said...

Two gorgeous cards, congratulate your daughter on a beautiful card. Hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas and a fantastic new year. Michele x

Simone said...

Wow, two fabulous cards! Greetings to your daughter ... great job!
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a creative New Year!

Nixe-Moni said...

Wow Tara, your card is just so stunning. I love everything about it!! Your colouring is just so perfect. love it so much!!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Heather said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Tara - I love the pearlized misting effect - it's stunning.
Hannah - beautiful colours and beautifully coloured - well done!!
Hope you and the family have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Look forward to working/playing with you in the New Year Tara
hugs Heather xx

Carol said...

Hi Tara,
just wanted to pop over and wish you a Happy Christmas, and to thank you for being a good 'bloggy' friend :)

Carol x

Kristen said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Your daughter has quite a talent brewing there--awesome card!! You have a wonderful Christmas! I look forward to working with you at Basic Grey Challenges.

Lorraine A said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, your daughter has obviously inherited her mum's talent. 9 years old !!!wow

Sew This N That said...

Beautiful cards, girls! I love both of them :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Kim said...

Tara....CONGRATS on being selected to be feautured on Katharina's blog this Sunday! WOO-HOO! Your cards are so lovely no wonder she picked you! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Tara, these cards are simply stunning hun, i just love your tag! I hope youha a fabulous christmas, with lots of nice things. Its always good to get back to the crafting though isn't it? I am looking forward to many more visits to your blog in 2009. Hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

Tara & Hannah, your cards are awesome!! Tara, great use of the scene stamp on the tag!! You are so talented!!! And Hannah, your card is awesome!! You really have learned a lot from your awesome mom!!!!

Carol Ann said...

Both cards are fabulous girls, Tara your daughter is going to be a very talented crafter by the looks of things! x

Leslie said...

What incredible cards and techniques! They are so beautiful! Your Christmas gifts were awesome as well!!! Wish my DH knew how to shop like that!
Have a great weekend, Leslie


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