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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shimmery good luck...

...ugh. That's all I have to say about yesterday. Mentally and physically draining. And I had a Grande frappuccino after lunch so it kind of escalated everything that I was feeling and added a physical syndrome to it. I was stressed out, frustrated, irritated, jittery and palpitating. *LOL* Just a rough day all-in-all and it didn't get any better when I got home.

SLAM. Creative road block.



Can you believe it took me over two hours to get this card together for Daring Cardmakers? And the sad thing is, I've done something similar already. The dare was definitely a challenge...I don't know why I had such difficulties with it! It's not my most favourite card ever, but all in all, I still like how it turned out.

I got out my rarely used PERFECT PEARLS and I pretty much used it on EVERY piece you see here. I first started by 'inking' up my Oriental background stamp with Versamark and stamping it onto Bo Bunny's Back to Basics textured black cardstock. After I took my fluffy paintbrush and opened up four pots of Perfect Pearls and pretty much went crazy. Dabbed the brush into one colour and applied it aaaaall over the wet card and repeated that step with all the different colours until the entire piece of cardstock was SHI-MER-EEE! The texture of the carstock helps add to the whole look, I think. I stamped my lucky bamboo on the same cardstock with Versamark and chose only to cover in green PP. I trimmed them, and chose to pop-dot certain ones to add a nice 3D effect.

I printed out the greeting on plain paper and cut it out and dabbed my foam applicator into both brown and green dye ink as well as the purple PP and then swirled it all over like crazy onto my sentiment. I chose to print it out onto plain paper and cut into strips to kind of immitate...imitate...?! What the heck is it...my mental mojo is failing me! *LOL* To look like a fortune from a fortune cookie.

Thanks for looking and I hope to beat down that creative roadblock for tomorrow!

MATERIALS
All hyperlinked materials are from Pez-a-Doodle Designs

Stamp: Oriental stamp set by Rubber Stamp King
Paper: Back to Basics black textured cardstock by Bo Bunny
Ink: Adirondack Dye Ink (brown and green), Versamark watermark pad
Embellishments/Tools: Perfect Pearls and applicator brush, foam ink applicator tool, printed sentiment, gemstones

CURRENT MOOD: FRAZZLED CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

4 comments:

Susan (Sue H) said...

What a pretty background you’ve created for your card Catherine, the colours are beautiful.

Thanks for joining in with the DCM dare this week.

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

mmmm that is BEE-YOU-tee-ful!! oh how i adore the perfect pearls!!

Susana M said...

Hi Catherine!!!
Love the power of the bling. I saw it from google earth so thought I had to come check it out!!! I feel enabled but in a good way :o)
You ROCKED the card!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

4paws said...

Awesome card! WOW!!!