Monday, December 8, 2008

Queen of Flakes

Some days, I just sit here and crack up! "Queen of Flakes" - ok, that's SNOW flakes - not me! LOLOL!

I started doing Tim's tag today....but I think I got totally side swiped! I don't do Christmas, and I didn't have any grungeboard that I liked, so I decided to use acrylic crowns to start with. From Accent Scrapbooking - great local Colorado Company! (If nothing else, I LOVE Colorado companies!!!)

I think the crackle distress paint turned out fine on acrylic. For the top one, I used a very light coat of antique linen crackle paint and put cranberry alcohol ink over it. For the bottom one, I used Aged Mahogany Crackle Paint with copper alcohol ink over it. I decided I liked the bottom one best.

This is one of my fav things to do....put a bunch of stamps on the same block. Using After Midnight snowflakes here, really small because remember, this is just an ATC sized card.

Keep in mind that they will stamp in "reverse"

I actually ended up covering the entire card with snowflakes.

I didn't have a sentiment stamp that I liked, so I used a versamark pen and wrote my title, then used Queen's Gold embossing poswer on it. It just didn't pop enough, so I outlined it with a black sharpie pen. All of the snowflakes are from Creative Impressions in Colorado Springs.

I used a water brush and painted Stickles on the stamped snowflakes (be sure to stick the brush in water right after you finish this one!) and I used Stickles to embellish the crown. Oh, and I did get a rubon in the background - but it's almost completely covered up.

So I think I did all the steps Tim did....but it sure looks different! I have so much stuff I just can't see going out and buying what he I'll just keep on making modifications and play with what I have! Learning how to alter someone elses instructions just makes it all the more fun to play!!!


Lablady2007 said...

LOl...loved the card. I know a few that will receive something similar. ty for sharing.

Ginni said...

In acting, that's called improv and you do it oh, so well! One I do like (tags aren't really my thing - lol!).