Thursday, March 15, 2012

FM50 Beware the Ides of March...

Welcome to this week's Friday Mashup. We've reached our 50th challenge milestone, and we are giving away some blog candy! But first... the challenge. I know I'm a bit late for the Ides of March, but still, it is fun. I have a Julius Caesar-like stamp, and fortuitously, the technique this week would work just fine with it, so...


So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project using the "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "project using the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique & the Sketch.

I did the Faux Mother of Pearl technique as a Workshop WOW at the Stampin' Up Baltimore Regionals. Here's a link to my samples. And here's the technique using Stampin' Up supplies:
  • Apply a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint to a paper plate or craft sheet.
  • Scrunch up a ball of plastic wrap, dip it in the paint, dab off the excess, and then dab paint onto your card stock. Leave some white space on your card stock. Let dry.
  • Sponge or brayer dye-based ink on your card stock, starting with the lightest color. Light pinks and blues work well.
  • Wipe off the dye ink from the shimmer paint areas with a paper towel.
  • Stamp your image in Black Stazon ink, and color in, if necessary. You may need to wipe off the ink in the shimmer paint areas again, after it dries.
Here's the sample I created for today's challenge.

I had to search for a bit to find a sentiment that might fit an Ides of March card. I couldn't find "Beware... take care!" in my supplies. Does no one send warning card?! :)

Stamps: Classic Sketches, Sense of Time; Paper: River Rock, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP; Ink: River Rock, Soft Suede, Black Stazon, Basic Gray marker; Accessories: Linen thread, Frost White shimmer paint, Platinum shimmer paint, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponges, 3" Circle die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Plastic wrap, Paper plate, Dimensionals.

Now on to the blog candy... I have the almost unmounted wood set Country Morning.

To participate in the blog candy give-away, please play along with our challenge, and then visit and leave a comment on the design teams' blog posts for this challenge. The winner of each blog candy item will be chosen from the respective blog post comments, one winner per blog, no duplicate winners. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 21 at noon EST. For my blog candy, I will be shipping to a U.S. or Canadian address only, please.

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fab challenge this week Heidi. I love your card. Love the vintage feel to it.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Sheri said...

What a cool technique. Now I may have to buy some shimmer paint!! Thanks for sharing.

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely card: very classy!

Kim P said...

I love this! I remember when those stamp sets were offered...I had no interest in them. Mistake! Great use of that fabulous dsp too! Thanks for a great challenge this week!

SueBee said...

Love this technique, it makes the card pop !
Susan B.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

LOL - I'd love to receive a "warning" card! What a striking card... that image is really interesting and the mother of pearl technique is really cool!

Holly said...

Great Tutorial.. and I love the images you used Heidi. This came out great! It's so elegant looking.

For the Love of Sunflowers said...

This card is stunning!

Lisa said...

This was a great challenge Heidi...I love the technique and the sketch!

Your card is awesome, I love the colors and the images you chose, definitely right up my alley.

Gisela said...

I like the papers you used they work perfect for the style of the card, so
classic. The technique is great.

mylittlepaperaddiction said...

This is such a fabulous technique. Thank you for sharing! I'm definitely going to have to try this out soon.
Your card is perfect for March and the images you chose work so nicely with the pearlizing.

Darcie Bardach said...

I am grateful for anything that gets me using the shimmer paint as it's not something I can seem to figure out a use for very often. Thanks!

Gillian said...

Great card, love the MOP effect. Will need to give it a try.

Aileen said...

Love the vintage look and soft colours. The mother of pearl faux effect is fab. x

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous vintage feel to your card.