Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Show your Metal!

It's time for smARTworks Tea Party Challenge #12. Trish gave us a sketch this time and told us to add something metallic. Now, I could have just added a couple of brads or something, but where's the challenge in that? So I started searching through past Technique Junkies newsletters for cool techniques using metallic paints. Cuttlebug Glow fit the bill perfectly. Basically, you take a piece of acetate, smoosh on a mixture of Lumiere paint and reinkers, run it through your Cuttlebug, and then highlight the embossing. Trust me, this photo doesn't even begin to capture what this looks like.

That wonderful flower image I used is, of course, from smARTworks. It appears on the Cookie Plate, which you can get for free through the smART Bucks loyalty program. I stamped the flower using watercolor crayons applied directly to my rubber. I then spritzed the stamp with water before stamping onto watercolor paper. It looked kind of stark to me, so I also flicked on some speckles of bronze Lumiere. The sentiment is a partial stamping of one from the Daisy Square set. The ribbon I used is sheer and very shimmery, and I can't believe I found something that matched so well in my stash.

The rest of the smart Cookies will be joining the Tea Party throughout the day. Be sure to stop by their blogs and take a look for yourself:

Susan (and Peggy)

And as always, we'd love to have you play along! Just post a link to your card in the comments of any DT blog so that we can all Oooh! and Aaah! over your creation.


  1. Really pretty card Donna. Love the shiny look.

    God bless

  2. This is stunning! So much so that it literally made my jaw drop! It's just so rich looking...

    And personally, I think you should get some kind of "TJ Queen" award because you ALWAYS make their techniques look fabulous!

  3. WOW Donna! You just knocked my socks off with that card!!! Thanks for sharing it...Hope you won't mind if I CASE you!!! hehehehehe ;0)

  4. this is amazing! One of my favorite color combos!! What a great way to incorporate metal into your challenge card!!

  5. Wow! The colors are amazingly rich, and I can only imagine how striking it must be IRL.

  6. Wow you did a fantastic job on this challenge. I have to get out my Technique Junkies' Newsletters and try this technique. Why do they always look better when someone else did them? LOL

  7. Wow, Donna! Absolutely stunning! I love this card, and of course, all of the cards you create.

  8. This is a stunning card, and the gold-ish metallic tones of the cuttlebug background add so much texture to the piece. Beautiful! Hugs, Kathy the teawife


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