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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

BRRRRR Glittery Snow Birds

The Great White North is the December Theme at Gingersnap Creations, and today starts a new supply challenge: glitter.  If you'd like to play along, you have until January 9 to link your creation to Gingersnap Creations.

For my Ginger Design Team glitter project, I knew immediately that I wanted to use the torn napkin technique I learned at the Art Quest 2010 Technique Tour.  I knew I wanted a winter theme because I also was using the design for a holiday ATC swap that I'm hosting in my Tags and Things Group at Pages In Time.  I found the perfect napkins by Gibson at my local Jeffrey Alans store.  Not only are they 3-ply (which you need for this technique) but also each napkin had six panels of the 2 bird images.  I really needed only one napkin, then, for my project.  I get to use the rest in my dining room.  YAY! 

I came home from the Art Quest 2010 Technique Tour with a boat load of product and an incredible number of kits that we used during the workshop.  We learned so many techniques that my head was spinning when I left.  Speaking of my head, thanks to my EWV blog buddy Lori, I came home wearing a little extra hair product.  Let's just say, never bend down to pick up your paper that just fell on the floor when Lori is sitting across from you trying to squeeze out a shot of glue! LOL!!!  Back to the number of kits:  I used some card paper and a mica chip corner that I found in one of the kit bags to complete this card.  Thank you Art Quest!  The sentiment is from Hobby Lobby.

I started by mixing acrylic and glaze to paint my canvas ATCs.  Then I glued on the torn  napkins sections and
and sprinkled the ATCs with Crystal Effects.

For the ATCs, I added a feather from a pack I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics and some gems.  I stuck to the basic ATC rules of composition: background, image, embellishments --using only a minimum of embellishments so as not to cover this great image on the napkin and the added glitter.  I have to make 5 all together.


I'm also entering this in the Tuesday Taggers Deck the Halls challenge.
It's supposed to feel like zero degrees this weekend. So bundle up and stay warm!

17 comments:

Jingle said...

this is soooo beautiful!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Very impressive, it's always fun when you see a challenge and know immediately what you want to use for it.

1CardCreator said...

This looks awesome Helene! Thanks for sharing the details too!. ~Diane

Terry said...

Those are some beautiful birds! Now you are going to have me looking for napkins. Amazing results and I love the added red feather crown!

Lori said...

Hahahaha! Funny, I was just thinking of that particular incident the other day..rofl.. oh my, what a day that was! This is absolutely stunning, and I LOVE those napkins! Totally perfect for your project, which is stunning! Still laughing....

PetraB said...

The technique you used is awesome, it is so effective. The cards look great.

Michele said...

that bird is pure glittery fabulousness. awesome card. xo

Shar said...

Beautiful card and very cool technique! Love it!

SusanK said...

Fab! I still haven't played with my stuff any more nor finished my notebook cover. Giggle...I can still see that arc of glue going over the table right on to your head and leg. Oh my!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh my Helene, the glue story sounds like a sticky situation! LOL , what a gorgeous bird piece

Vada said...

Oh Helen, my goodness girl this is so OUT-STANDING!!!!! I love it big time, do you mind if I give this a try?
Hugs Vada

Krisha said...

Helene, what a great tutorial. I had forgotten about this technic. Your card turned out lovely, I'll have to give it a try myself.

Dawn said...

I am gonna have to look for some napkins this is the 2nd technique have seen using them and they look so fab!

Love Dawn xx

Cazro said...

An inspirational construction. TFS. Thanks for taking part in the TT Deck the Halls challenge. Good luck in the draw. Caz

Betty Anne said...

Wow Helene its gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me with you projects.

Micupoftea~ said...

What a great blog, Helene. You are just creating fabulous things with those bird napkins! Whoudathunkit? The 3 pearls are perfect as berries :)

PatR said...

Georgeous! thanks for playing along with TT challenge. xx

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