Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tea Party time - sketch challenge with a metallic 'something'

This week, smARTworks Design Team member Trish challenged the rest of us to create a card following her sketch for the Tea Party, with an added twist – include something metallic. When I was searching for a lost stamp set (how do you lose a stamp set? on your desk?) the other day, I noticed a roll of copper foiling tape, left over from another project. Perfect! I remembered that you could create a neat effect with copper by heating it, and since the power was out, I held the tape over a candle instead. Maybe you can see the purples and blues that came out as a result (note to self…be careful not to catch the liner paper on fire next time!!).

I’m so pleased with how this set came out…and I think every time I use it I will just mention AGAIN that that is my son! I hope he doesn’t mind being stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple…! To tie in to the copper, I brushed the stamped image with copper mica powders while it was still wet. The lavender panel is stamped and brushed in the same way.

The lower panel was my color inspiration for the card…it actually was just a scrap of watercolor paper that I was using to clean my brush off when I painted this House Mouse card with Twinking H2Os! Needless to say, there’s a lot of shimmer going on with this card. “Cherish” is what’s known as “bonus rubber” over on the DT blog – a stamp you may receive for free with your purchase from smARTworks. And when you do purchase from smARTworks…remember to save up those smARTbucks!

Be sure to visit other DT members’ blogs as they post their cards throughout the day…….
Trish @ Tah-Dah!
Susan @ In the Works (for Peggy too!)
Giovana @ A Place to Praise and Craft
Donelda @ Wiggy’s World
Donna @ Dee’s Studio
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  1. your card is amazing! looks like a work of art
    TFS oh and your son is too cute even in the purple lOL

  2. Gorgeous - especially glad you took the sideways photo - I can realy see the sheen. Cardmaking by candlelight... you just seem to overcome any obstacles, don't you?! Blessings to you & yours!

  3. As usuall this is a stunner Dina!! Love your work! :)

  4. This is wonderful, Dina, and I love your "trash as art"! How very green of you!

  5. I really like the cool purples with the warm copper. Does your son recognize himself on the card?

  6. What can I say? I'm amazed by your talent once again! And I must mention what a cutie patootie your little boy is! ;0)

  7. Man Dina, you can do things with paper and rubber that are truly amazing!! and...I have no idea how you would ever loose a stamp set...on your crazy girl!! :D

  8. What a beautiful card Dina! I checked the Smartworks site, but can't find that beautiful child image...can you help? LOVE it!