Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Flight....

My butterflies have taken flight and so have I! I'm here in Calgary teaching people how to color...yes...LOVE my job!
You will want to read this WHOLE post as I have done some playing and have a cool idea for you copic lovers!
First off....can you see that BRAND NEW scrapblock that is being released today at Cornish Heritage Farms...there are a ton of cool sentiments in there wrapped up in one big stamp (6x6).
I stamped right over my patterned paper in a soft pink and embossed it in clear. butterflies! I stamped, colored with copic markers and cut out an extra butterfly to lay over top.....BUT WAIT.....
Do you see that shimmer!!!!!
I was digging through my supplies the other day an stared at the LARGE stack of perfect pearls that I have and wanted a way to use them in a new way.

What I did....I took my E43 various copic refill...added about 2cc's of the color and 2cc's of the copic blender solution and combined them in a spritzer...then took some gold perfect pearls and scooped a little into the own "glimmer mist" in any of the fabulous copic colors I already own (that is quite a few...chuckle).
I sprayed my paper as well as my butterfly and oh does it shimmer!
Here is a visual of the supplies I used. I know Tim Holtz has done this with his water based distress ink refills and perfect pearls so that gave me the idea to try it with my copic, fun, fun!
Here are all my card deets:
Life (Scrapblocks), Vintage Butterflies (SEP) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Shell pink pigment ink, Espresso Dye ink (Ranger)
Petite Pages (Webster's Pages)
White (Neenah)
Copic Markers,Various Ink Refill,Blender Solution
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger)
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Jewels (Melissa Frances)
Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Lori Craig: Making a Difference

Enjoy hopping to my favorite peeps to check out their creations today...they never disappoint!
Have a great weekend!


Lori Craig said...

What a stunner... I couldn't figure out from the picture where you got that gorgeous paper. Just beautiful, Sherrie! Love your card... Have a wonderful weekend!

Bettyann said...

Wow...Love the card...have fun in Calgary...hope not too much snow/wind..

Jami said...

Your card is beautiful - love the BG over the dp and of course love the shimmer! Have a great time teaching!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh wow this is just gorgeous! You did such an amazing job and the shimmer isnjust gorgeous! You can really see the embossing too. I'm going to have to check out that Chf release.:)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card, Sherrie! Just like everything you do, with your own special touch. The "glimmer" mist is truly inspired. It looks amazing!

I'd love my job too if I could color like you! Enjoy!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous! Love the butterflies and colors!

Isabelle said...

absolutely gorgeous Sherri! that shimmer is gorgeous!

leenda said...

Fabulous idea w/fabulous results!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card and an awsome idea for the mist!!!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is so beautiful, Sherrie! i love the soft pinks and your butterflies are stunning!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

GORGEOUS! Love those butterflies and great idea with the copics. I've only every used water. Thanks for the tip!

Kelli said...

First off, BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!

Secondly I am SOOO glad you are SUCH A SMARTIE PANTS.... AND.... SHARE!!!!! :)

Travel safe my friend!!!!!


ChristineCreations said...

A fantastic tip Sherrie and a beautiful beautiful card! That shimmer and the butterflies - just awesome!

Have fun in Calgary!

Whimsey said...

OH WOW; this is amazing; so beautiful and that shimmer is AMAZING!!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful care and love butterfly s. Edna B

Sarah said...

Oh my word, that is just fantastic. Beautiful butterflies and gorgeous shimmer. Now I'll just have to get some Copic Markers (as if I need more stuff!!!!)

Hope you had a great weekend,
Sarah H

Gingerbread Gal said...

Fantastic idea Sherrie! That shimmer is wonderful! Love it! Beautiful card and your coloring is fantastic as always.
:) Rachel

Ellie said...

I know this is an old creation, but I LOVE it.