Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A New Technique!

I've been wanting to try out different techniques for awhile.  How 'bout you?  There are so many creative geniuses in the world for which I am grateful!  That makes my job a little easier when it comes to trying to figure out a particular look I want for a card.  I don't remember where I first found this idea (or even if I followed the instructions!).

I wanted my mermaid to have the look of being underwater.  I didn't want to use Diamond Glaze or a similar product this time, but instead choose to use the cellophane that one of my stamps came in.  I could have glued it down as is, but I decided to create some 'waves.'

It actually was very easy...  I used my heat tool to distort and melt the cellophane until it looked 'done' to me!  Here's the result:

What do you think?  I hope I achieved my desired look...  The image is Elania by Sylvia Zet for SCACD.  I've used the following copics to color her:  Hair - E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin - E11 E00 E000; Fin/Top - BG18 BG13 BG11 BG10 BG01 BG000 RV10; Rock - C9 C7 C5 C4 C3 C1; Greens - YG67 YG63 YG 61, YG11; Browns - E55 E53 E50/E37 E33 E31 E30.

Sorry...this is a terrible photo : (
For the background, I used a new stencil from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design called Fish Scales, which was designed by Victoria Case!  I simply laid down the stencil on a piece of white cardstock, sponged Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Ink over the entire area, and then trimmed to size.  Voila'  

I didn't have totally clear baubles for the 'bubbles' but you can find them (clear) *Here.*  A little bit of Stardust Stickles and a frame of Glamour Dust around the image for a bit of bling adds to the water theme...

...and what would a card be without my paper pens?  lol...  I've used Graphite Paper Pen on this one.  The fish charm is from my sweet blog friend Kelly (you ROCK girl!).  It's attached with jump rings and a brad.  A simple sheer black bow ties in the black pearls and rock... this one's already out the door for sale!

I even got in some sewing - yay!!!
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Thanks for visiting today!  See you soon with another cutie by Sylvia Zet!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


paola said...

FABULOUS IDEA!! to use the cellophane and i think it came out perfectly, i love it when i see new things out there in blog land and so appreciate that you shared this idea with other humble beings, your whole card is just to die for and i love the new image, one of those that i will add to the wish list, TFS

Cheryl said...

oh Lori this is brilliant love how you have used,the cellophane,its just so effective to make one really amazing card hugs Cherylxxxx

Linda said...

What a great card, I love the way you use the cellophane
hugs linda

ZUzanna said...

Wow, Lori!! This is so cool!!!! And amazing! and cute!!! absolutely love it!

Lau W said...

Wow so cool idea ! and the result is fantastic ! Your card is beautiful !

Auntie Em said...

Wow! Love your card and technique! What a great way to add an extra something as well to those scrap book pages of winter vacations or for the summer ones not done yet! lol
Thanks for the tutorial! :)

miislucky said...

What a fab job you did on this! I love the cellophane idea for the water effect. Perfect!

Shazza said...

great idea, fab card x

Shazza said...

great idea, fab card x

Shazza said...

great idea, fab card x

Sandra said...

What a brilliant idea and the results are stunning so lovely:) Sandra H

Paula said...

FANTASTIC! I love the idea of cellophane - pure genius! The card is gorgeous...love it!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

This is so awesome! I wish you had a video on this...I'd love to see it in action, lol!

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is so cool, Lori! I love that new technique you did over your gorgeously colored mermaid and your stenciled background is beautiful, too!

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