Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Muse Pajama Party!! Challenge #3 - "Water"

Time for Challenge #3 hosted by ME - the theme is "Water". Since this is my first time hosting an A Muse Pajama Party Challenge, I decided to use my very first A Muse image - Mermaid. I also decided to try a technique I've never used before - gel card!
Those little bags that come with extra buttons in them when you buy a jacket are perfect for this size project (just make sure there are no holes in the bag!!). The only gel I could find around here was green and that would not do so I dug around until I found some melting gel - that was probably not the best idea cause it seems to be a tad cloudy. I added some fine glitter to the gel and colored my mermaid with koh-i-noor pencils and Copics.
A Muse patterned papers and Shimmer Couture papers really make this a fun card that was much easier than I had ever thought (true confessions here - this card did take a few more than 30 minutes to make but don't tell, okay??) I cut the oval opening and scalloped frame with my Nestabilities and echoed the bubbles in the gel with punched bubbles made with an EKSuccess punch. I can't wait to see all your "watery" creations!!
Stamps - A Muse 2-6043E Mermaid, 8-8329C Splendiferous day!!
Ink - Momento dye ink in Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue (stamped off)
Paper - A Muse Madeira blue, and Shimmer Couture paper
Accessories - A Muse stitched grosgrain ribbon, koh-i-noor pencils, glitter, edge punch, Copic markers

4 comments:

Frozenstamper said...

Such a cute card! I've been wanting to try that technique too - Love your Oval!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! I love that gel technique!

- Ainerae

lexi said...

the gel card technique is perfect for the mermaid--thanks for a fun challenge!

veronica said...

love it! the bubbles hole punches at the bottom. great idea.