Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Joy..

Hello!!!!

Second post today! I just couldn't wait to tackle the Just Us Girls Challenge this week after checking out the blog again earlier today! When I saw it at first, I knew I couldn't join in on the fun because I do not own chalks. But, when I checked them out again today, I read the update on the very top saying "powdered make up like eyeshadow or blush" could be used in place of chalks. *gasp!* Yay!!! Eyeshadow and blush I certainly own! :) So, after deciding I'd use Color Throwdown's colors again, I figured, what the heck!, pair it up with Everything But the Kitchen Sink sketch! Wee!!

I really like how soft the images turn out with this technique. I think the softness makes a big impact against all the strong colors around it. I may just try this again!! Yay! :) Instead of using a sponge dauber (as suggested in the tut), I used a soft eyeshadow brush and tapped the color on instead of swirling it on the image. I tried swirling at first and it gave the image sort of a halo of color around it, made it muddy. Yay for learning new things!!!! :)


I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making and sharing it with you! :) :) :)


Stamp: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour
Paper: PTI Rich Avocado, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy
Ink: VersaMagic Cloud White
Other: Sakura white gel pen, Recollections silver pearls, Fiskars Upper Crest punch, buttons from WalMart, Michael's grosgrain ribbon, eyeshadow in red and light blue, eyeshadow brush

17 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a great looking card you've created! I LOVE how you used makeup to create those stunning ornaments! I love the buttons and beads, and that great border with a perfectly tied bow! Way to rock the CTD!

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute. I so need to try that. Those ornaments look great!

Thanks so much for playing with us!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the chalked ornaments! GREAT card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That is too cool, to be able to use make-up! Awesome card! I love seeing your Throwdown creations! Thanks for playing!

Kristin Bueter said...

WOW! Your card turned out beautifully! I LOVE that you took our alternative to use powdered makeup instead of chalks and returned this beauty! I think I might just like makeup better than the chalks!! Mine had the halo effect even though I dabbed instead of swirled :[

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday! We have a stunning color challenge lined up and hosted by Tracey ;]

Tammy said...

Cute!! I have the same TPC Studio stamp set--Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea M said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Love that you used make up instead of chalks - like Kristin said, it looks fantastic. Love everything about your card! Great job :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Your chalked ornaments look beautiful & those silver pearls add such an elegant look! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you return Saturday for a fun color challenge!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... this is very pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge!! :)

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the chalking, I need to try that! I own chalks, but really don't know how to use them! You really made the sketch look great! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Can't keep a girl with an eyeshadow collection down! :) Wonderful card and solution to the chalkboard challenge. I can just picture the shimmer on your gorgeous ornaments IRL! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with Just us girls this week!

shelly said...

Super pretty card! Love all of the colors!

Dana said...

Very pretty card!! Love the look of the ornaments - what a cool technique!

debhorst said...

love your border punch--I have just started seeing it around--must be new--looks like a must have for me!! great card!!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Great card! I love how you used the sketch! Just gorgeous! :)

Lynnette said...

This is just amazing!