Thursday, December 15, 2011

Glitz Glitter Gel Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Quick Glitz” Technique as shown on page 35 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link to Debi's Blog.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track! 

 This month, I thought I would show the use of the Glitz Glitter Gel on chipboard shapes.  I first inked the snowflake with Crystal blue, then applied a thin layer of the silver Glitz over top and set it aside to dry.  I did the same thing with the heart using Chocolate ink and red Glitz.  I thought adding a bit of red to this card would really pop.  Who doesn't like a pop of red?!  I popped the heart up with some foam tape and stuck the pin clip through the foam tape.
 Here is a closer view of the glittered snowflake and heart.  I don't know if you noticed, but I stamped snowflakes lightly on the Grey Flannel cardstock.

Supply List:   
  • Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet (X7146B)
  • Snowflakes Stamp Set (D1480)
  • Silver Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1482)
  • Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484)
  • Chocolate Ink (Z2111)
  • White Daisy Ink (Z2163)
  • Crystal Blue Ink (Z2117)
  • Foundry Pin Clips (Z1612)
  • Dimensional Elements Flurry (Z1225)
  • Dimensional Elements Hearts (Z1278)
Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Rachel's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Friday, December 9, 2011

January's Mini Album Workshop

Hey, check it out!  I'm posting something that is not a blog hop!  LOL  I have been trying to plan this workshop for about a week in between Christmas busy-ness.  Is that a word?  Anyways, you all know what I mean.  This time of year is absolutely insane.  By the time I was through tonight, I looked at my room and had to laugh!  Check out the mess I made! 

I was too excited with how it all turned out to wait and clean things up (because let's face it, that's going to take hours!) before taking pictures of the project, so  forgive the mess.  This is a little mini album made out of Close To My Heart kraft card bases.  We made one at convention last summer, and I thought it was so cute, I just HAD to design one to teach for a workshop!

This is the front.  I love the way the title turned out.  It has a 3D effect when you see it in person!  Keep on going and check out the other pages.  I hope you like it!

Page one has a little hidden journaling spot that is held down by the little corrugated star.

Page two also has a hidden journaling spot in the form of a cute 3x3 card! 

No hidden journaling on this page.  I guess I wanted to shake things up a bit!  LOL

More hidden journaling!!!  These tags slip behind the photo mat.

Last page, and a little book type of hidden journaling.  I like the block quilt design of this page.  I was inspired by some of the artwork in the current Close To My Heart catalog.

I will be teaching this class on Saturday, January 14th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. We will be creating it at my house, so I am limited on space.  I can only have 8 people.  The cost is only $25.  Payment will reserve your spot.  Don't delay!!!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  :o)

Happy Scrappin'!