Sunday, May 15, 2011

Glimmery gauze....

I loooove challenges--they help me focus when I'm trying to create a card--and the "gamer chick" in me loves the teeny bit of competition involved....even if the competition is myself against the clock. *cough*
So...I've known all week about Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger Challenge ...and even had the idea for my card ALL WEEK...but when did I make the card? Tonight...mere hours ahead of the deadline. At least I still have hours. Whatever, I digress...on with the card! Here was our inspiration:




I used "ancient" fabric gauze roll...the kind nurses from the "dark ages" (HA! probably the early 80's...when I was a tweener!) used to dress wounds (I found some in the school clinic I took over last year (I'm pretty sure the prior nurse didn't actually USE it... I hope!) and thought "I could get crafty with this!" and promptly stowed it in my studio!) with the Big Shot Fun Flowers Die.  I took the gauze flowers and spritzed them with glimmer mists--Stampin' Up's Gold Glow, one I made with Stampin' Up's Wild Wasabi and Shimmer Paint (white) with water in a spray bottle (the awesome Mel McCarthy outlines on her blog HERE), Tattered Angels' mists in Key Lime Pie and Tiger Lily (the coral color you see), then layered with Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Very Vanilla cardstock before placing on the card.  My original plan was do ALL gauze flowers, but the gauze was so transparent, the colors began to wash out a bit.  I can begin to overthink a card too much, too, so I decided to just GO with it and used the very vanilla brads to keep the layers in place.


Sentiment: Stampin' Up's Touch of Kindness
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot Fun Flowers Die, Glimmer Mists, gauze, very vanilla brads, Stampin' Dimensionals



4 comments:

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

WHOA! Nice!!!!! I am sooooo impressed you tried Mel's Glimmer Mist thing. Your colors are amazing! Very Spring-y!

And, um, some of us still have that gauze stuff in the back of the closet. Uh-huh.

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

love those colors together!

i've also made the shimmer spray with rubbing alcohol & the paint, just never thought of putting reinker in too. you're so smart!!

Cath said...

Hey Dana! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Becca Sadler said...

love how you used the skirt's color palette with the flowers--very springtime inspired!

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