Thursday, March 13, 2014

CASE Study #182 - You Make My Heart Sing!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!    I had a really busy day yesterday.  Can you believe we got hit with more snow?  A mechanical voice wakes us at 5 am to tell us that there is a two hour delay and buses are running late.  Then at 7 they call again to tell us school has been cancelled.  So how do you relax and go back to bed?    You've been up for two hours getting ready to meet the bus!  I shouldn't complain, I'm glad to have the kids home - and they did shovel the sidewalks and clear the driveway.  It's just starting to feel like Spring will never get here!  I need more patience!!

A new challenge begins today at CASE Study and our muse this month is  Joni Nina Andaya from Papel with Love blog.   Check out this beautiful inspiration photo!  I think it was love at first sight for me with the bright colors!  Sometimes I think a card is just perfect "as is" or there is a new technique that I just "have to try" so I don't change a whole lot.  This is absolutely one of them.   I stamped my birds in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then for the fun part - getting all inky and blending the colors.  I was so tempted to reach for the red, pink and yellow in Joni's design but I talked myself down.  I love blue and purple too!  LOL!!  

I was a coward and didn't spritz the ink with water!  As an alternative I added some gold perfect pearls.  To make the spots I drew them with a Sakura Quickie Glue pen, let the glue dry and then dusted the spots with Perfect Pearls powder.  The glue is sticky and keeps the powder from moving around.  

Want to see what the rest of the DT came up with?   Just click on their names to jump to their blots.  We have two wonderful guesties this month as well!

Now it's your turn!  I hope you try out this technique - it was fun, quick and really easy!  See you at CASE Study Challenge!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled "You Make My Heart Sing"
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Gold Perfect Pearls
Clear Embossing Powder


Maria said...

Gorgeous card with fabulous background and birds! It's so colorful and lovely!

Joyce said...

This is so bright, vibrant and gorgeous. A perfect Jeanne card.

Sharron said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Love your background--those colors are wonderful!

Marybeth said...

No,I couldn't believe you had more snow! We are going to be in the 90's yes 90's by Sunday!
Love the way your card looks ,I will have to try this some time.

Kim Heggins said... are one amazing stamper, this is so pretty and those colors, just beautiful.