I certainly am NOT the next American idol but I am having THE BEST time watching it! I feel like it has become a little more heartless per se, and I really don’t know what is UP with Paula, but I blame all mothers out there who disillusion their children (* BIG FAT JUICY GIGGLES*).. “oh honey you have the voice of an angel… honey you are THE BEST SINGER.. I mean, we are all meant to build up our children but what if they are really not good at a certain something?”. These participants come there FULL of confidence and then they open their mouths.. OMG.. I am actually cringing and muting at times… YIKES.. ok enough about American Idol.. although I can go ON and ON and ON .
I actually entitled this post “baby love” thinking of the baby theme of the card above and then I get into this whole tangent about American Idol.. only me, I tell ya (as I was singing the song out loud writing this.. hmph)
Ok, the card above. There are many things to do with my 3 line borders.. I just LOVE THEM and I have created them in several themes… this one happens to be baby.. oh and I just love baby noises so of course I had to include “goo goo and ga ga” in the baby 3 liner… YA, I AM SOO WEIRD but you love me anyway, no?
Ok again, the card… Nicky designed this card using my 3 line baby border and my baby booties. I love booties because they are not gender specific and very versatile. So started with a square white card (5*5) and stamp the baby 3 line across the card in lilac ink. Then take square of lilac and black and glue to middle of card. Stamp booties in black and color in with Bella spirits (how cool am I?!)– bella spirits are odorless artist quality mineral spirits and that combo’d with prismacolor pencils? MWAH! (Em kisses her fingers and raises hands in the air–do you get the image? Like an Italian person saying MAMMA MIA, clenching his/her fingers together, kissing the tips and raising their hand in the air).. oh I do hope you get this picture! (BIG FAT LOL right about now).. at least I entertain myself.. this technique (not the kissing the fingers but the mineral spirit technique) is absolutely wonderful.. I would say about 90% of my coloring work is done with prismacolors and the bella mineral spirits… I ABSOLUTELY LLLOOOOVEE IT. I cannot watercolor although I have every watercolor imaginable (you can just imagine) and the first time I did this technique, I fell in love! it was like immediate watercoloring with no effort!! A lot of people call this the Gamsol technique.. Gamsol is the actual brand name of the mineral spirits.
Once you color the booties in, you , of course MUST sparkle the top and laces… Beautiful (mwah thing again)! Almost finish off the card with “congratulations”, which is part of a plate called ‘mini words’–LOVE that plate.. you can see it here. Final step is silver edging all around the card.. you need a silver marker with a flat tip (broad).. by rubbing it against the paper, you develop a notch in the middle of the feltish tip (NO NOT FETISH, n’k?). Once you get that ‘notch’, it is easy to just edge your whole card! Slip the notch of the marker on the card edge and Go for it!
Most other people’s blogs have their cards showing with TEENY TEENY TINY words describing materials used etc.. Mine, happen to take up the whole blog…LOL
That’s it for 5 minutes, I am gonna post a pic of what i bought in Buffalo
love to DA SISTAHS