Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sparkles Galore, literally!

(long winded post...reader beware...LOL!)
 I'm so glad you stopped by so I could rant.  Almost had this little card completed.  I could see the finish line, when my elbow; yes, my elbow, decided to plunge right smack into the center of this card and not only smeared all the glitter onto my shirt, but the glue under the little pink Bear's mouth...dragging the inked outline right up into her paper pieced mouth.  Miffed you asked?? Ohhhh, just a bit!
Error on the operator's side? Quite possibly as I am not known for having the most patience while waiting for blobs of glitter and stickles to dry.  I figure 30 minutes OUGHT to be a sufficient amount of time and it usually is, but not today!
Another 30 minutes later, after wielding an X-ACTO Knife and scrapping up all willy nilly  remnants of glitter, I gently re-applied the stickle dots and allowed them to dry completely whilst making sure no other appendages decided to go wandering again.
The last step was dealing with the smear on the mouth. I decided that if it works while coloring with copics, why not with inked outlines.  So I applied the colorless blender pen and pushed the black ink back to the edge. 
 BUT...then I went and grabbed the wrong copic to "fill in" a bit on the mouth and now it's too dark of a pink! GAK!   I've decided I'm just going to put a boat load of money in the card and they'll NEVER even notice! :) 
 Anywho, enough of that...
Before I completely botched the card, I couldn't resist this cute little bear couple, Lenny Cupcakes 2 from one of our Sponsors, Stamp Fairy.  The other aspect of this card was to meet the challenge criteria we have going on at Top Tip Tuesday which is
We would love to have you join us for this two week's challenge and show us how you wear sparkles on your clothes use sparkles.
There's also a little tutorial I've done to make this...
Thank you so much for hanging in there with me on this one and I'm soooo happy you stopped in!
Hugs n' Happy stamping
(and not smearing...)
Lisa xx

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Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours and layout.xxx

Anonymous said...

Tehhehheee!! Elbow not included AWesome Sparkles and lovely card! I know what you mean I just put some papers on top of a sentiment I just stickled! ARGH! thehehee! anyway! I LOVE your altered box how clever! and totally brilliant! love love love your tutorial great job! hugs me xx

Chrissy said...

I knew something was up...heard you from here,what a drat..a regular occurence in my craft room, normally a sleeve sliding backwards and forwards over my stickles, or my big fat thumb, right in the middle..lol..but alls well that ends well, and you have a fabulous card, love the wee bears and pretty sparkle..


Unknown said...

Love your shaped card and adorable wittle bears, dark pink mouth and all. LOL! I couldn't resist but seriously what's all the fuss. They look awesome and the recipient is going to be beary happy {pun intended}. :)
Yea, I've been up all night thanks to a mouse that likes to eat chocolate. :( Guess I better shut my brain down and try to get some sleep. Have an awesome day L2 and thanks for all the chuckles along the way.
Big Hugs,

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Lisa this is simply gorgeous! Love the blingy balloon and the gorgeous paper piecing. LOL glitter is very dangerous sometimes ;) hehehe

Sandy said...

Awww drat and darn it all. I'm sure the person receiving the card wont even notice. I think it still looks fabulous. I love the tutorial. The wording "At home" in the middle is awesome.
Sandy :)

angelwhispers said...

Sounds like we are so similar I always end up making an almighty mess with my stickles or pearls as I have no patience!!! lol Love the card anyway and Wow I should have known this morning when I saw this to die for sign that it was made by you its incredible and I just love all the detail you have given in the tutorial! Thanks for sharing it really is a stunning work of "ART" Love Chanelle xxx

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautifully done. I sure could relate with the stickles, I never fail to do that.

Shelby said...

Whatever mistakes you've made, you're the only one noticing them! Wonderful circle card and glitter looks good on you!


Annette Bowes said...

Must have been a big elbow lol! Haha only kidding! Can hardly tell, you could have said they had been smooching and her lipstick smudged lol! And crafting wouldn't be the same without sparkles on your clothes etc, even DH gets sparkly lol! FANTASTIC Door frame project off to check Mitra out, have a lovely weekend, take careX:)

Margaret said...

Hmmm...tried commenting and it didn't take! Hoping this is not a duplicate!!
Thanks so much for my morning laugh! A great visual that all of us can relate to! I am sure that with all of the glittery goodness on this super cute card, no one will even notice!
Haven't checked out the tutorial, but the framed artwork looks amazing!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!