Friday, August 6, 2010

Make a Mess!! Be Merry!!

Happy Friday Peoples!! Whew!! This week has flown by and I don't know how much I really have to show for it~~I still have errands to run to finalize getting my kids ready for school, even though it seems I've been all over Southern California.  My house is still a mess.  There are loads of laundry still waiting to visit the washer.  LOL!! Such is my life!!

BUT!! It's FRIDAY and that means it is time for another Just For Fun Friday Color Challenge.  This week we are challenged to use the following colors:


My first thought when I saw these colors was Christmas.  I decided to channel my inner T!m Holtz and do a folk art/distressed look.  Wellllll..........my inner T!m must be on vacation because all I got was this:



Actually, this picture does not show the entire mess made.  I spent most of Wednesday night trying to unclog my Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist.  Of which the pump decided to expel DARK RED glimmer all over my bathroom.  I'm talking mirror, tile and MY LIGHT COLORED SHOWER CURTAIN.  I managed to get it all cleaned with some rubbing alcohol, but of course, my shower curtain.  It still has lovely splatters of what looks like blood.  Niiiiice.  Good or bad, this occurred in the office/guest bathroom.  Since our only guests tend to be teen age boys, I'm hoping they'll find my soon to be embellished story of the "blood" thrilling!

After the discouragement of my failure to be T!m, I went a in a different direction.  CLEAN AND SIMPLE. 



And here is my take on it:



(Yes, it was late when this photo was taken.  Which means no true colors!)

I started with a base of Gina K's pure luxury card stock in white.  Another layer of white was used to add some dimension.  I then embossed some Riding Hood Red from SU with a snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  I swiped some white craft ink over the raised images.  This was matted on a piece of Kraft card stock. I stamped the sentiment from this unmounted sheet of sentiments from Just For Fun Stamps and made my "flag".   I then stamped and colored this cute candy cane from Just for Fun Stamps and covered it with glossy accents.  OH WAIT!!  The candy cane did not make the cut on the card!! Some how my card took on a different feel and the candy cane no longer fit the "look".  I pulled out my Create a Flake 1 dies from Spellbinders (no longer available. Create a Flake 2 still is!) and cute the layers from pure luxury white and kraft.  I then embossed and sponged the embossed areas using Riding Hood Red ink.  The layers were put together using rolled glue dots and dimensionals.  I then layered on some glossy accents and sprinkled Glitter Art shards glass glitter over the layers.  The snowflake was then adhered with dimensionals as was the sentiment flag. 

Not a whole lot of stamping, but I like how this turned out!! If I could figure a good way to mail this with the snowflake, this would be my Christmas cards for this year!!

Make sure you drop by all the other design team's blogs to see what inspiration they have for you!! Remember, if you play along with us on the Just For Fun blog, you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!!


Thanks for dropping by again today!!  I'm going to tackle the mess made on my desk and see if I can't find some other creativity to channel!!  Have a CREATIVE weekend!!

9 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Starla, my work area looks like this most every day. I too do not "do Tim" very well....I love the look, but is is not easy for me to achieve. Love your card!

Sylvia said...

Starla, Sorry about your mess. I bet it took awhile to clean up! Your card is lovely!

Sherry Cheever said...

What mess? You know how I love snowflakes . . . AWESOME and FABULOUS!

KAT said...

Starla - you sound like me trying to channel my inner Tim Holtz... Love that cuttle bug background and snowflake - I'm a huge snowflake fan!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

those snowflakes are gorgeous. the card is gorgeous. the mess u made is gorgeous - so i lied on this one. and i love the watermark that you made the mess!!! too funny. but then, you are ALWAYS too funny!

beautiful card.

hugs :)

Sally Atkins said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your little accident with the glimmer mist...but it's very funny to read about it!! I don't expect I'd be laughing as much if I'd done it in my bathroom, lol! I love the card you made though - red and white looks stunning with kraft! x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I love the card and my work area is just as messy! :-)

Broni said...

I love your card and that gorgeous snowflake! What a fun story!!

kaiandkristi said...

Again, love it! But this is why my creative side has had to take a hiatus. When I work it looks like that too and I used to leave it out in the middle of a big project but now with Kasen I can't. Soooo, confession: I haven't been creative for many, many, many months and now have to live vicariously through your blog--which keeps me quite satisfied ;-)