Friday, 28 September 2012

MFP September Stamp Release Day #4 Tweet That

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September Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure - Featured September 25
Going Batty - Featured September 26 (That's today!)
Autumn Splendor - Featured September 27
Tweet That - Featured September 28

Please hop along with us!  You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! Scroll to the bottom for the DT list.  (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day!  The names are drawn randomly!)  All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012  on the Mark's Finest Papers blog.  You can go back and comment if you missed a day.  (HINT:  The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST (12AM ATL) on Friday September 28, 2012.

Its the final day of the blog hop and Tweet That is such a cute set to end with.  Here is what I came up with:

I love that little birdie!  I water coloured the image, blended some browns over the background,  then used the cracked glass technique, one of my favourites.  I added some creamy brown ink over the cracks to make them stand out a bit more.

I decided to go with a kraft, red, and black colour scheme, so I cut a kraft base and added some torn pieces of kraft collage tissue to a red piece of card stock. Once dry, I added some white crackle paint and dried it with my heat gun.  I added some more ink over the cracks to make them stand out, and inked the edges of the red.

I decided to use up the leftover part of the inked tag that I used on my halloween card, so I added some jute twine and heat embossed the sentiment in white.

 Due to the colour scheme I was going with I thought the white was too bright so I lightly sponged some light brown over the letters which helped tone the sentiment down to a creamy colour.

I added ribbon and twine to the panel, and after it was attached to the card base I foam taped the tag and the image to the card.

 I decided to add some red and clear gemstones in a random manner diagonally across the card, but I felt that the card was missing something.  I finally chose a couple of scrunchie flowers from my stash, this time made with kraft parcel paper.  Some gemstones in the middle finished the card front off.!

This set is really versatile with several cute images and lots of sentiments to choose from.  I can see myself going to this one over and over!

Thats it for me, why not visit the rest of the DT and see what awesome projects they've come up with?  They are a talented bunch and you won't regret taking the time to visit each one!  While your at it why not visit Mark's Finest Papers store and have a look at what they offer.  With such a wide selection of items, I'm sure you won't think its for the birds!  :)

I used the following products for my card:

Card Stock:  Recollections Kraft, Stampin' Up!  Real Red, water colour paper, 7 Gypsies Collage Tissue Paris, Gina K Designs Onyx Black.

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers Tweet That 

Ink:  Staz On Jet Black, Versamark Watermark Ink, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown.

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Real Red, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron.

Embossing Powder:  Martha Stewart White, Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

Embellishments:  May Arts Jute Twine, May Arts black seam binding, Scrappin' Supplies rhinestones, handmade flowers.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Aileens Tacky Glue, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder, Ranger blending tool, water brush, heat tool.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1. One Crazy Stamper - Red, Black, Kraft colour challenge.
  2. Catered Crop - Knot now
  3. Simon Says Stamp and Show - For the love of sparkle.
  4. Deep Ocean Challenge - Use more than 2 colours
  5. Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
  6. Moving Along with the Times - Seeing red


stamping sue said...

Very creative all the techniques you did on your card.
stamping sue

Benzi said...

Love the cracked glass of my faves. Your scrunchy flowers are always such a super asset. Wonderful creation you have today!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Card. I like the broken glass look and the colors is perfect. TFS AJ-

Marjolaine said...

Gorgeous card!

Pam said...

A girl after my own crafting heart...I LUV cracked glass...your work is splendid. Love the color scheme and the funky flowers.

Vicky Gould said...

Let me one word...OUTSTANDING. I love your cracked glass. Beautiful attention to detail. Your first hop was awesome!!!

Lois said...

Beautiful card. I am always happy to see someone who can do that cracked glass technique that I have so much trouble doing. I can rarely get it to look right. Yours is great! Congratulations on your first MFP hop!

loulou said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love all your distressed features. cheers Linda

Golda said...

Fantastic card! Love all your details and those flowers are great.

Ravengirl said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love this! Your bird is colored so cute and cracked glass, really! I love that technique, it looks so cool and I forget to use it!

MariLynn said...

This is just amazing. The cracked glass gives it such a vintage look. I love how you added the little bits of bling!

Janine said...

Lovely look to your card and plenty of bits to check out. Great card.

Kathy Bradley said...

Such a pretty and wonderful card. I especially love the aged look to the birdie image with the cracked glass technique. Each element of your card is awesome!

Sue D said...

Lovely--I like the cracked glass technique for the bird.

Pat Garvin said...

Great distressing. Love the cracked technique on your bird.

Jo4Him said...

Super cute card; love the details, especially the cracked technique. TFS

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--what a wonderful cracked card technique! Great card! TFS

Desire Fourie said...

Cathy this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Sunday.
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soapHOUSEmama said...

Such Lovely Work!!! Thanks for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)