Monday, June 7, 2010

TBS DT: Father's Day

Hello hello! Happy day to everyone. I hope you had a good weekend. Due to our East Coast humidity, we hid inside for most of it. Wow is it hot these days; and it's not even summer yet! As I write this Sunday evening, we're under a tornado watch here on the eastern shore of Maryland. Y'know, I thought we left all that when Ohio was in our rear view mirror for the last time! *sheesh*

So, have *you* entered our Beary Sweet sketch challenge yet? You have until the end of day June 14th to get it linked - you could win a gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!

In honor of dear old dad, The Beary Scrappy Gals are celebrating Father's Day this week. Go Dad!

I'm on a bit of a vintage kick these days and decided to put a sketch challenge and my love of vintage images  together. The end result has all the hallmarks of my inner quirkiness, and I love it!


Ok, so I'm really excited to tell you about my moon. It's a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy that I sized to about 3"x3" and printed. Do you remember my crackle glass tutorial from way back in March? Well, that old technique has been tossed out the window for an easier and more effective one-step process. Yes! I said "one step"! I also said "process", and I'm not sure if one step can be a process... but I digress.

Have you seen Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle Paint? It is fabulous. Really. I used the clear paint on Mr. Moon and allowed him to dry. As this paint dries it makes these tiny crackles that look truly vintage. All the work is done for you! Check out this close-up:


Once dry I mounted him to a thick piece of bristol board for stability and popped him up on the card.  Cool, no?

I used a mix of new and old embellishements - the gold 3d leaf thingy is from my stash, and the three gems are vintage jewels from Grandma's stash. Oh, and one more thing - you might remember that Kimm walked me through the variety of clear Stickles after I whined about my Star Dust rut. I used the Stickles Diamond around the Happy Father's Day tag - it's like it has little flecks of 24 carat gold!

Challenges
Card Recipe
Thanks so much for stopping in! Please visit The Beary Scrap Design Team blog all week for great Father's Day projects from each of us!

Cheers,
Susan

9 comments:

pam124 said...

Susan, what an awesome image and details. Great use of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Your card is AMAZING!! Hope you can join us for more fun next week!

Carol said...

Susan you have created an awesome themed card. It is like a piece of artwork. I just love your main focal point image and your fabulous details. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Wow Susan this is stunning what a beautiful creation I adore vintage and this is ACE.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sassylassy said...

Good gosh Susan your card is stunning! I LOVE your moon Ahhh so mysterious and regal!
Hugs Bonnie

Jessica G. said...

Fun card with perfect vintage feel! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
Jessica, MMSC DT

Chelsea said...

Hi Susan, oh wow! Love the crackle paint on the moon and the gold leaf effect is gorgeous.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! I like the gold flourish!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! that is one gorgeous moon! i love the card - absolutely love it!

A Cards Delight said...

This is so pretty, I love this stamp and the way you colored it! The scroll looks like real metal...the entire card is beautiful!