Tuesday, October 18, 2011

IHP October DT Challenge – Fireworks!

This month our Design Team was treated to a wonderful new product from Tsukineko called Fireworks! It’s a water-based, acid-free and non-toxic shimmer spray that coordinates with the Memento ink pad colors. We’re all using them in our projects today.

I wanted to keep the thoughts of Katie Renz and her valiant battle on the front burner (honestly, it’s nearly impossible to get out of my mind), so I used another one of the digital images that is being sold to raise money for her family. This one is the mermaid that was designed by Marianne Walker. I thought that the Pear Tart Fireworks would be perfect for an underwater kind of background.

katie-mermaid I printed the image and sentiment out, and sprayed it with the Fireworks. I did it inside a carton to contain any spray mess from getting all over the place. I printed the image a second time and colored it with my Copic markers, and fussy-cut it to adhere on top of the sprayed image. Unfortunately, I couldn’t, no matter how I tried, get a picture to show how beautifully shimmery this stuff is! You’ll have to use your imagination a bit. Oh, and I also used some Stickles (Icicle) to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s tail and the little stars in the sentiment.

Before I added the Stickles, I cut the piece out with Nestabilities, embossing it with that fabulous new No More Shims Embossing Mat. I glued a layer of green cardstock onto a white card base, and covered it with a piece of printed vellum I had in my stash that was perfect for the watery scene. The image was then popped up on some Dimensional Dots. Once it was all put together, I put the whole thing back in the carton and gave it another shot with the Fireworks to give it just a little bit of subtle shimmer.

Kate will be giving away some Fireworks to a random commenter ON TODAY’S DT POSTS so the more you hop and comment, the more chances you have to win! Winner will be announced on Friday so you have until Thursday 9PM EST to leave those comments!

Here’s the roll call:

  • Carolyn (you are here)
  • Deb
  • Gretchen
  • Kendra
  • Loretta
  • Lori
  • Lynn
  • Tracy
  • Kate

    Have a shimmery day!


    Cheryl said...

    This is too cute!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Love the glittery mermaid tail!

    Kary said...

    A gorgeous card!! I can imagine how shimmery the card is. Love your colouring of the mermaid too. Great card!!

    Mary-Frances said...

    I LOVE this mermaid! Excellent job!!!

    i {heart} papers said...

    Wow! Breaking out the SU printed vellum from the archives! Love the sparkle!

    Kathi said...

    So here you are! I met you at the Copic certification class in August.

    Your card is lovely. I wish I could see it in person to admire the shimmer.

    Great job coloring that fabulous mermaid.

    Thanks for telling us that the Fireworks coordinate with the Memento inks. I had no idea! Now I really will need to get them.

    Kendra said...

    Oh so pretty Carolyn!

    Lynn Mercurio said...

    Such a nice job Carolyn. Your background works fabulously with this image. Such great sparkle - so appropriate for your mermaid! Love it!

    Gretchen said...

    Oh how pretty Carolyn! Love that mermaid!

    Tammy V said...

    Wonderful card that Katie will love and appreciate!

    Katie said...

    Great card! I love the vellum background. And the spray on the diecut behind the mermaid looks awesome. You picked a great color. Also love the sparkle on the mermaid. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

    Amy said...

    Love the colors! Such a pretty card!

    sharon g said...

    I've never heard of fireworks before. Thanks. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

    Kim H said...

    Beautiful card, love the dimension created by the vellium and fireworks. Love the colors. thank you for sharing it.

    JustYolie said...

    Beautiful encouragement card!