Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday on Thursday with Mandie

Welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday! Yes, I realize it's Thursday but a mouse invasion in my scraproom put a damper on my mojo (not to mention my DESK). Thankfully, I believe the problem has been resolved! This month we are focusing on Stickles! Stickles are a great way to add a little bling to any project! There are a TON of colors and Kim has the newest ones available in the store right now... and one (or maybe two) lucky commenters on today's post will WIN their very own bottle of Tropical Tangerine to play with....


I got this really cool sheet of images on a transparency from the Prickly Pear booth at CHA and couldn't wait to play with them! So I grabbed my Stickles and started coloring with them on the back of the image. I used Christmas Red, Silver, Turquoise and Diamond to color my balloon. Just remember, there is a lot of dry time here so I recommend letting it dry overnight.


This is actually the second day. I added the Red, Turquoise and Silver first and let them dry. In the morning I colored in the rest of the balloon with the Diamond Stickles and let it sit all day. Well, last night when I went to finish my project I guess I had made my layer a little too thick and it was still wet! So I moved on and made the background for my card.


I'm including two photos of the background I created because it was really hard to get a good photo. I used my Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glam to create the sky.


I first sprayed a light turquoise for the background. Then I added the Glam in a few random spots with a paint brush. It acts as a resist when I spray the 2nd color, a little darker turquoise over the top and gives a really cool effect! I'm thinking I'm going to create a water themed page next with this same technique... Then I had cut the clouds from white cardstock and glued them down.


When my image was finally dry I added some foam squares to the back of the transparency under the colored part of my image. I really wanted the balloon to float off the page.


And here's the finished card! I added a little red foil paper from my scrap drawer and stamped the phrase "Ain't Life Swell" from my Pink By Design Country Life stamp set. I also used my Pink ATG to assemble the rest of my card.

Now on with some business... first I would like to announce the winner of the Glimmer Mist challenge! We had three participants so I went in the order they posted their links....


and Random.org chose.....


CONGRATULATIONS KIM!!!! You win! I will be sending you an email for your info so watch your inbox! Can't wait to see what you create with your new Glimmer Mist!

Now, don't forget to post your comment on this post for a chance to win a bottle of Tropical Tangerine Stickles! I will leave comments open until Monday Feb 21 at 11:59pm and announce the winner in our next Tutorial Tuesday post!

Cutters Creek Shopping List:
Stickles:
Christmas Red, Silver, Turquoise and Diamond
Glimmer Mist
Pink ATG

46 comments:

  1. Mandie, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the idea of using stickles to color in the transparencies.

    Erika.Seever at klrd.ks.gov

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  2. that is so cool where do you find the clear paper??? I love stickles and that is the best use of them EVER :D

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  3. Very, very cool. I marvel at your creativity.

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  4. Whoa that rocks! I used to do that on Hambly, I forgot how fun it is!

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  5. Mandie, love how you made your card. I love the look you get with Stickles. Such a quick, easy and fun way to add some bling to a project. Thanks for the tutorials, they are great.

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  6. Mandie, super cool! Love the sky background!

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  7. Nice job and such patience! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a cool idea I would have never thought of using stickles on the transparencies. Your card really turned out nice.

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  9. I love stickles, and your project is something to be admired. Thank you so much for sharing your idea. jman4@comcast.net

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  10. Beautiful card! Love how you did the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I am enjoying the Tutorial Tuesdays sometimes Thursdays. I LOVE stickles and love the idea of using it to color a transparency. Thanks for sharing.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

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  12. WOOHOO!! Thanks, can't wait to get more Glimmer Mist! AWESOME project, Mandie!! Thanks again for the chance to win some Stickles! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  13. Turned out great! Glad I suggested that technique, lol!

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  14. I have got to try out the stickles, I don't own any...imagine that ! Nice project. Donna

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  15. I love hot air balloons! And I love stickles ;) Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Suzy

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  16. I ADORE this card!!! I am in love with stickles- I use them all the time. I have several colors, but want them ALL!!! Isn't that the way s=with scrapbookers, though?? lol

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  17. Just found your blog and so happy I did. I'm fairly new to scrapbooking /card making and I'm just building my stash. I did get some Stickles for Christmas and I can't wait to try this technique. TFS
    Geralyn

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  18. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [18 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  19. love love love this card. im wondering why you colored on the back and not the front?

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  20. Mandie...this card is beautiful. I love what you have done with the stickles. I would love to win the tropical tangerine stickles as my craft room is orange. I love Orange!!
    Http://www.auntmargaretdesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. The card is beautiful Mandie....it really does seem to "float off the card! Thanks for the chance to win some Stickles!

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  22. Gorgeous. I love your card Mandie. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. After being at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, I am fascinated by balloons. And the idea of using transparencies is great

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  24. I don't own any Stickles...I buy glitter glue when it on sale and use it. I find I can squeeze it on or brush it on...and I have even used a little water in them to make them less glittererly. I would love to try (win one) so I can see what all the fuss it about. I try to watch my scrapping budget because it competes with my fabric art budget...so "ON SALE" is a real draw for me....
    Ann
    yzarctoo@gmail.com

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  25. Wow! That turned out awesome! Never thought to use my Stickles like that! I just got the new colors from Kim...I'll have to try them out! TFS!

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  26. This is an awesome card! LOVE the bling!
    Kristin

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  27. Wow, that is such a cool idea. I love the card. And a great use of the stickles.

    Sharon

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  28. Gorgeous card! I love Stickles!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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  29. I love stickles and I am always looking for a new way to use them, this just blew me away, ha ha, but its so cool!

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  30. Very pretty, Mandie!! I love my Stickles!!!

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  31. Wow, Love your card! Great step by steps1 Thanks for sharing. I am new here, but would love to take part in your next challenge.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Love this card and love stickles. Wonderful job on the card. TFS
    Missy
    kalittadog@yahoo.com

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  33. I love the card, and Stickles Rock!! They are so much fun, this is so cool to use all of the different colors together, I have never thought of doing that!! Thanks
    Tammy

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  34. this is so cute, and I miss playing with stickles. I have not gotten any in a while. Now I want some.

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  35. How very clever ! I have never thought to use stickles on transparency. I love, love, love my stickles. I have a couple bottles, the original colors, and use them often. Gonna have to find a transparency.....
    http://sherrythornsberry.blogspot.com
    parn90@cox.net

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  36. OMG that Balloon is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win some stickles....one of my FAVE things!

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  37. Awesome project!! I love stickles and will have to try this.

    cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

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  38. Mandie, that is a wonderful project. I would have never thought of using the Stickles in that way. Thanks for sharing.

    bjohn3237@aol.com

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  39. Oh I love the Tangerine color Stickles. Stickles are a must have in my scrappy room!

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  40. Oh so pretty i love stickles but never had used them on transparies. it looks wonderful thanks for the idea

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  41. I've been wanting to make something like this, but didn't know where to start. TFS.

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  42. That is very pretty. I never seen a whole image done in Stickles. I will have to try that myself as soon as I stock up on them. I love Stickles but never can keep enough of it.

    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

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  43. Oh my word, I LOVE this idea. My mom loves hot air balloons. I am so gonna "lift" this. LOL. TFS

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  44. Very nice, I love the sparkles on it and the sentiment of it. Nice job!

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  45. This is gorgeous!!!! I just found your blog, am going to start following.

    pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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