Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Good Saturday afternoon everyone.  Well we are still in a deep freeze here in TN and it is still snowing!  This is so unusual for us and I'm not liking it! I left Northern NY to get away from the white stuff, hehe. Oh well they say only a few more days and then we should be back into the 40's.

For my card today I tried a new technique.'s a new technique for me but I'm sure most of you have already tried it- cracked glass. What a fun and super easy way to give your images a vintage look.  If you are not familiar with the technique & want to try it go to Stamp TV.  Gina has a whole list of episodes with some really great tutorials.

My card today is for the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Melissa always provides the best sketches.  Here is this weeks sketch:

And here is my card:

Close up view:

Now you may be asking your self what's with all the glitter-well the last time I used my clear embossing powder I was also using silver glitter...well I inadvertantly scooped up the glitter and put it in the embossing powder jar instead of the glitter jar...but I don't think it looks to bad here, haha. The whole look of the card is quite stunning in person.

My little teapot and cup & saucer were purchased at phindy's place.  I just recently discovered her and she has some really great images.  I will be back later this week with a really fun little image I also got at phindy's.  As you can tell no dp for this card but I used 3 different embossing folders and 1 little button accent.  My images were colored with my copics and sponged with SU night of navy ink.

Well I am now off to a WII party- will tell you more about that later.


Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the images and the cracked glaze effect! Hugs Juls

Melissa Craig said...

I love it! I personally have failed every single attempt at cracked glass and you did a great job! I love the glitter, too - everything has to have a little sparkle!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i haven't tried that technique yet but i love what you did and i just love the glitter in it! absolutely gorgeous!


Gabby said...

Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!