Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Us Girls {Technique} Challenge #75

Hi friends.  I'm finally here to share my Just Us Girls challenge (JUGS75) card!  I'm a little late :|  This was a tough week for me for several reasons, and I couldn't wait to get home on Friday to get crafty.  When the time finally came, I just didn't have it in me to finish, so I set it aside and spent time with my daughter instead :]  She'll be off to college before I know it so I need to sit back and cherish these moments while I can ♥  I woke up this morning, renewed and refreshed, so I went to work.  This week is a technique challenge hosted by Maria...and it's a technique I have never tried - Acrylic Smash.
I created my card around a couple of my new paper packs that I released this month: Wistful Wonder and Wistful Musical Magic.  I stamped my MTME Singing Silhouette image on a write-on transparency panel with black Staz-On...as you can see, it did not cooperate with me.  I really need to find some textured acetate or at least sand my panel slightly before stamping it.  Not sure why I didn't this time.  I flipped the acetate and used a foam brush to swipe on pink and olive acrylic paint.  Make sure you add a lot of paint so that it's still wet when you press it to your cs to dry.  My paint was too thin at first and I had to add more paint to make it adhere well.  I added SU Pink Pirouette ribbon and SU Rose grossgrain to my image and adhered the panel to a Cornice Trimmed Square cut file that I stretched just slightly to create a rectangle.  I hot glued some primas and my triple looped bow and a little nest I created. 
I got the idea for my nest from one that Amy Sheffer made.  It's actually a hybrid of what Amy did HERE and what Broni did with her gorgeous bloom HERE.  I punched a circle and trimmed a small wedge from it, then overlapped and adhered the straight edges to each other to create a shallow cone.  I then took some SU Twill Tape (thinnest style), twisted and adhered it as I wrapped it...starting from the center and using hot glue.  I glued the end of the ribbon to the bottom of my cone, sponged some SU River Rock on it and added my pearl "eggs".  My sentiment is from the same stamp set...I punched it using a SU label punch.  My layout was inspired by the MFTWSC10 sketch:
That's all I have for you today!  Hope you can join us this week and try your hand at a new, or old favorite, technique.  Be sure to swing by the JUGS DT blogs for a healthy dose of inspiration and visit our awesome guest designer, Alyssa Scritchfield.

15 comments:

polkacabana said...

I have to say I do not see where your stamp did not cooperate. If you sanded the transperency, would it still be see through? I love this! I am assuming smashing the transperancy to the cardstock, makes the transperancy stick?

Stampin' Pam said...

Just beautiful Kristin. I had the same issue with my transparency - didn't get a crisp/sharp image and not a complete color fill but I don't think the average gal would notice at all - we are far more critical of our own work. Enjoy your time with your daughter for sure. Mine's here for the week so I'll be quiet in the blogland forums.

Lisa Kind said...

Pam's right...you are too critical. Your card is so pretty! I think the paint on the backside cover any inconsistencies in the stamping. The colors and design are beautiful! And I love you're homemade bird's nest! You'll have to teach the birds how to do that! LOL!!! Great challenge!

Kristin Eberline said...

Jeannie~

The transparency would still be clear if I sanded it, but sometimes the scratches show too prominently for my liking :[ Smashing the transparency to the WET, painted cs is what makes it stick :O)

Broni said...

You ROCK, girlfriend!! Your card is gorgeous, as is your "hybrid" nest! Fabulous combination of the 2 techniques! Thanks for giving me props!!!

Elise said...

Well, my friend - HOWEVER it was that you got HERE!!! Totally WORTH IT! This is gorgeous! I ALREADY feel chirped up! hee hee Sorry you had a rough week, yourself! I completely support you squeezing every minute of time you can with your daughter: you are a FABULOUS mother! Meanwhile, the fact that you can tap into THIS kind of juice when the need arises - YEAH, baby! YOU are one talented {and DARLING!} gal! Thanks for the terrific inspiration!!! yeee haw!

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow! I love the nest you created! Too cute! I love spring, yeah! Did you thank God for creating the birds that build the nests to lay their pretty little eggs in, hmmmmm? Just asking ;)

It's a wonderful card!!

Laura Pryor said...

Ummmmmm, this is fricken amazing!!! You did an amazing job on the entire card, but the nest is a real standout. WOW!

Anonymous said...

OH WOW! I love the nest! Way too cool girly. You did an awesome job on the card (and difficult challenge! LOL!)so toot your horn!!
(lauren/mytime)

Maria Levine said...

Sorry this turned out to be a pain for you but your card turned out wonderful!! Love what you did! Love your "smash" and all the fabulous details!

Andrea M said...

Kristin, although you may have experienced "technical" difficulties, the finished product looks absolutely FLAWLESS!!! Seriously FABULOUS GF!!! Your smash is perfect! Love your colors, your DPs and the sweet little "nest"! This is GORGEOUS!! Wonderful take on the technique!
So glad you got to spend a bit of time with your DD! Hope the weekend is restful and rejuvenating!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

GET OUT! The NEST! Well your whole card is perfect in every way but I have to give you major craft props for the Nest. I want to make a bunch of those right now!

Your well deserved mom and daughter time clearly paid off in brilliant crafting!

Kathryn B said...

I think your card came out perfectly Kristin! Love the birds nest it looks awesome with your Design papers and the image!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is so pretty Kristin, and that nest ROCKS!!!

Alyssa S said...

This came out beautifully! I had never thought of sanding the acetate first but I bet it would help...if I do this technique again, I'll give it a try. Oh, and your little nest is just darling! Love it!

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