Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2-Cup Day...

Stamps - Stampendous
Inks - Memento & Tim Holtz Distress Ink (spiced marmalade, fired brick & peeled paint)
Uniball Silver Gel Pen
Mini brads - CTMH
Fiskars Large Deckle Scissors

Found the Fluffles stamp and the sentiment separately (but in the same shopping trip to Stamper's Corner - Heidi and I are a deadly duo when we go shopping together!!). Could it be more perfect? The sentiment was actually with Stampendous' little monkey character (I don't like him so I can't remember what he's called.....but it's something like Chichito, Lito, aahhh - something like that!!). There's a whole clear set of him in a pirate theme and it nearly kills me every time I see it - WHY hasn't Stampendous come out with a clear set of Fluffles the Pirate??? AAaarrggggggg - I'm gnashing my teeth in pure frustration......

I'm trying go get the feel of those distressing inks from Tim Holtz.....I've seen some amazing things done with them and I really want to get accomplished with the techniques. I tell you though, there's going to have to be a LOT of practice before I can be as accomplished as some!! But as I tell Creepella time and again, practice is really what makes you best - in whatever it is that makes excellence your goal.

I did the the "drag" method, semi-dragging and swiping the distressing pads across the cardstock directly. I used Memento Dew Drop pads to ink up the alarm clock & cup one color while inking up Fluffles in another color. Used a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the edges of the Fluffles panel and to the sentiment panel. And apparently since I live and breathe for foam mounting tape - I popped out the sentiment panel to add bit of dimension and I added the mini brads for bit of interest (and because I love those mini brads.......and here's a fascinating discovery - Michaels' is now carrying these little jewels - oh joy & rapture!!!)

And finally, I'm posting this Fluffles card after the "Oh Rats!" card so that there's some closure to the whole Rodent theme of yesterday......I hope it helps.

1 comment:

Heidi Robles said...

Very cute, and yes I do remember when you bought it. Man I need to watch you when you shop. You buy with a card in mind. I shop thinking how cute and then get home and think...yikes what am I going to do with this? Bit the card is another winner.