Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SOS: All that glitters is gold

I'm here again for another Tuesday with Shopping Our Stash where we challenge participants to use neglected or unused items in their craft-stashes to create something!

This week, our selected theme is..

All that glitters is gold!

Although the common saying is "All that glitters is not gold," we are saying, "Sure it is!"

Use some glitter and/or gold on your project and enter at Shopping Our Stash.

This is my creation:

Supplies and methods:
  • This started on a panel made a few weeks ago using Dylusions sprays in After Midnight and Vibrant Turquoise, as well as some light blue+gold Glimmer Mist.  I believe the Vibrant Turquoise was sprayed though a Heidi Swapp polka-dot stencil, but it is very subtle and hardly worth mentioning at this point... because I added some water droplets and further obliterated the dots.  Moving on!
  • I recreated that original panel for a background panel, this time using my mini-mister filled with vodka for the splattery effect.
  • I planned to use the Recollections brads to adhere the panels together, but then I got all willy-nilly and started tacking brads across the panel.  It added a little more dimension across the the snowy sky.
  • The snowflake stamps (which are actually doilies... shhh) in the background are by Tim Holtz (won last year for a "12 tags" challenge) and Martha Stewart (many years old), all inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed using Stampendous Frantage in Shabby White.  The stamps that are fussy-cut in the foreground are by Handmade Modern (from Target... it's a set I bought for my kids a few years ago), inked again with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with a glittery blue Stampendous powder.
  • The yarn is new to my stash, sent to my by the wonderful Andrea Ockey Parr... thank you! 
  • "Miss you" written with a Faber-Castell Pitt brush pen
  • The Tim Holtz Idea-ology nib was a late addition.  I had already inked it (maybe two months ago?) with Adirondack mixative in Gold, and when I came across it while looking for a little something, I thought, "That will be perfect for a 'miss you' card!"  
  •  To "up" the glitter factor, I used Mercuy Glass Stickles to casually edge both panels.
  • I matted the wintery panels onto some Tim Holtz craft-core metallic cardstock.  The smooth gold wasn't meshing with the project, so I stared at it for a minute before I busted out the Adirondack mixative in Pearl... added just the right effect!
Along with posting this for (hopefully) some inspiration at SOS, I'd like to also share this at Retro Rubber, where the current challenge is "Let it snow." It's only right to share there: they share a similar goal with us girls at SOS... use your older supplies!

Oh, man! I really need to vacuum the craft-shack!  All of the glittery embossing powder is going to melt to the floor in front of the heater!  Please go on and visit the rest of my DT-homegirls at Shopping Our Stash, and I look forward to seeing your sparkly projects over at the challenge page!


  1. Gorgeous card Mimi, love that background and your pretty snowflakes. Vodka? and here I've been using a non aerosol hair spray mini.

  2. what an AMAZING and artistic creation!!! i could look at this all day!!! <3

  3. I LOVE how you used the doilies for the snowflakes! Fab card!

  4. Love your wintery night background! I love how you used the dollies for the snowflakes! Thanks you for playing along with Retro Rubber!

  5. So much fantastic texture in this card, Mimi! And the detail is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your mixed media with Retro Rubber. And you are right.... we love our older stamps and other products too!! Hope to see you in the gallery often!!

  6. Gorgeous card Mimi and a super take on the theme challenge to boot!
    You've made gold and snow come together like a match made in heaven!

  7. I just want to pet this amazing creation! LOL! Such a gorgeous card, with all the layers and mixed media goodness piled on. And, you used VODKA to splatter? Never heard of that before!

  8. You have indeed created a winter wonderland that is stunning. Great job incorporating all the textures.

  9. Mimi, love this vibrant and amazing card, the color blending on the background you created for this snow flakes is incredible.
    Love all the texture of the embossed snowflakes/doilies and the beautiful fountain pen nib detail.
    Awesome card, teammate and thank you for sharing it with us over at our RETRO RUBBER "Let it Snow" challenge, I hope you come back again next time.
    Big hugs.

  10. I'm very curious about what vodka do instead of water? I don't do vodka, I'm a gin and tonic kind of woman myself, tihi. Your card looks fabulous. I've got a few not often enough used doily stamps. I see now I can use them as snowflakes. Or flowers, thst just cane to mind. Brilliant make!

  11. what a fabulous creation in those vibrant blue colors! I love all the details including the use of stickles around the edges. Gorgeous card!! (I hope you got your glitter vacuumed before it melted)

  12. Well you know I'm in love here! Inky goodness, lot going on, cool brush script! YES PLEASE! And the doilies, how I love the doilies. :) Like it a lot.

  13. Love your beautiful choice of colors and texture! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  14. Really arty and gorgeous and I love the depth of colour with your mix of blues.

  15. What a fantastic card! This is really something to look at and find the vodka thing interesting. I don't know if I would want to waste the vodka! LOL! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  16. Great project and beautifully conceived and executed!

  17. Woooww Mimi
    that snowflakes look magic here
    love the color blue and the white snowflake
    the combo looks so beautiful
    and perfect added the Gold color here
    Gorgeous card my friend