Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ermagerd, Shopping Our Stash!

Well, I just spent entirely too much time looking for a suitable ERMAGERD picture to capture how I feel just now, and although I thoroughly enjoyed myself I came up empty. The sentiment's still the same though - ermagerd, guess what? I'm joining the DT at Shopping our Stash!!! Knock me over with a feather, guys. I'm super stoked. There are four of us joining the team throughout August as we get ourselves settled in - make sure you head over & check out the announcement with this week's challenge.

Speaking of this week's challenge, it's Monochromatic. I've gone so far back in the stash that I even used up some stuff!

Supplies: Barn Door/Spiced Marmalade distress ink;
Versamark, clear UTEE;
standard oval Nesties;
paper from Basic Grey "Indian Summer;"
brads from Basic Grey;
red-orange fibre from stash;
sentiment from Studio G
I used the Cracked Glass technique on the oval panel - and used up the last teensy bit of my jar of UTEE. Seriously. Recycled the jar & everything. And, years ago, I bought $70 of 2-yard lengths of different fibres. I still have a lot, as you can imagine, and now I don't have this one. I used double-sided tape to adhere the fibre to the back of the oval die (learned my lesson with liquid glues a while back...still scarred, I think) and then foam tape to attach the whole thing to the card base. To get the red-orange colour I used first Spiced Marmalade & then Barn Door distress inks.

OK, I've got kids starting to battle each other verbally (physically will be right behind) - go check out this week's Monochromatic challenge & what the talented DT has come up with. 
xoxo,
Jessi



17 comments:

Debbie said...

You have some awesome stuff in your stash!!! I love this!!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations!!! Perfect card -- you do the cracked glass technique so well. Although it will be more challenging now that you're out of UTEE. :D

Melissa Craig said...

Congratulations on your DT position. The card is gorgeous, I don't do the cracked glass technique so well, but your card is perfect! The color is gorgeous! So warm.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Jessi! Thanks for stopping over at my blog and leaving a note! I'm excited too and look forward to working with you @ SOS! Your mono card is gorgeous! Love the fiber stuff! I must confess, I don't do "cracked glass" but your's looks great!
PS - I like your blog!
Sandie

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic use of 'stash' Jessi! Love the cracked glass embellie, it really steals the show!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats with your DT post, Jessi! Love the autumish card and the crackled effect gives a rustic look to the card. Beautifully done!

Leslie Hanna said...

(squee) So happy to have you join us! I ... may or may not have a bin of similar fibers ... in every color ... somewhere ...

I LOVE how this card turned out! I must dig our my UTEE. Sadly, it's mostly full.

Dana said...

I LOVE this card. Orange is my favorite color, so i just adore this card!!!

lauren bergold said...

well, for our part, we SOS-ers are pretty ♥ERMARGARD♥ too, to have ya, missus! what a fabulously orangey, happy, summery card, as well! last one as a "player" and we can't wait to see your first one as "DT"!!! ♥

Darnell J Knauss said...

Super card, Jessi, and congratulations to you for making the DT! You will be a fantastic addition!!

Carla said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous! Love this color!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, cracked glass is something I don't think I'll ever do. I love the frills on the edge of it. Perfect monochromatic card!

Theresa said...

Hey congrats lady!! I look forward to all your designs. This is lovely. The image is beautiful and the cracked glass technigue is lovely.

Cheryl said...

Whoo Hoo! Congrats on the new DT spot! This card is so amazing! I love the cracked glass oval and that fringy fiber is wonderful.

Marie said...

Congrats, Jessi. You will be a wonderful addition to the DT. Love your fibers and the great monochromatic card. Bravo to you for using 'orange'...that color is not in my vocabulary.

Deena said...

this is a super cool technique and the card is awesome!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous gorgeous technique!!! It turned out marvelously!