Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Shopping our Stash #190 - Out of the Jar!


This week at Shopping our Stash we have a wide variety of ways to interpret our challenge - Out of the Jar: use anything that came in a jar: flower soft, glitter, perfect pearls, embossing powder, etc.,  OR a jar image - or make something using a Jar! (decorate a jar) 

Lots of options! I ended up using several things from jars on my card - Aleene's Glitter Snow Paint (love that stuff - and guess what? It works like embossing paste! yeah!) - and two colours of embossing powder. 



Supplies: Martha Stewart Butterfly stamp; Hero Arts sentiment; Versamark; Broken China distress ink; clear & white detail EP; Aleene's Glitter snow paint; Memory Box bubbles stencil; embroidery supplies, vellum, rhinestones




I initially stamped the butterfly directly onto the square panel, and it just didn't pop enough. Rather than starting over I decided to stamp & fussy-cut another one using Versamark & Broken China distress ink to give it a little colour. Some wonky-not-enough-room-for-cross-stitching-oh-who-thought-tilting-this-panel-was-a-good-idea and tada!

The snow paint I've not seen to buy except at Christmas, but now that I know it holds up as well as embossing paste for using with stencils...the jars I bought 4-5 years ago are probably not going to last much longer! I think they cost about $4 each, which compared to $12 for embossing paste is a great way to try this technique out and see if you like it before investing too much!

Surely you've got some crafty things in jars - or jar stamps - or heck, have a present to wrap that would fit in a jar?   join in with the SOS crew: 


And you have until Monday,March 2nd to join in!

I also was inspired by the tic-tac-toe board at Our Creative Corner 


I used the right-hand column (embossing powder, stencils, and mediums-snow paint) plus stamps :) 


xoxo,
Jessi


16 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE that flutterby! And the wonky angle is perfect! And congratulations: you might be responsible for that glitter paint selling out now. :)

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! This is quite amazing my dear! Love the stitching details and that butterfly really pops out with the shine! So pretty!!

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh!!! LOVE that butterfly and all the cool textural stuff you've used! also, i'm excited to hear about the snow paint, i will have to look for that now since you've made it look SO AWESOME!!! <3

jimlynn said...

Love the stitching on here and that gorgeous butterfly! It just shimmers and shines! Fabulous!
Lynn

Carol L said...

This is absolutely stunning with beautiful pastel colors and gorgeous stitching! I love the embossing and shimmery butterfly too! Awesome!

lostinpaper said...

Great save, love your adapted stitching it adds such funk!

Lindsey said...

Pretty pretty! Shine and texture and stitching -- so excellent!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful, love the butterfly and stitching. Fab. job.

Dana said...

I LOVE the background, so awesome that you used cool snow stuff!! And the butterfly is awesome!!

Chris D. said...

LOVE this! That gorgeous butterfly looks sooo cool with that stenciled background! And wonky cross stitching is going to be the new trend, I tell ya!

walchowDesign said...

Love it when things don't turned out as it planned especially a successful one, Jessi! Your butterfly double stamping turned out gorgeous with the stencil bg and of course your super stitching!

Annette Allen said...

awesome stitching and love that butterfly..

Greta said...

I've never heard of snow paint, but will have to look for it. Your card is beautiful, Jessi!

Donna said...

Glitter snow paint??? Awesome!! Your card is soooo very purty!!!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my goodness! I was on my way to your TMS post and got stopped in my tracks by this card. WOW!!! What an absolutely beautiful card.

Julia S-W said...

Really lovely! A very attractive composition too which makes all those layers work so well together. Thanks for joining my Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Juliax