Friday, March 30, 2012

garden of shimmer

hi all!

no chit chat today - just bizness!  i am joining the SCACD girls for the latest release - Susana Loves Stamps presents the Eye of Dreams Collection!  You should have arrived here from Lou Mac's blog

I got to work with this little cutie!
Her name is Garden Eyes.  I colored her with my polychromos pencils
her flower garden is done with Luminarte Primary Elements artist pigment powders and one of the newest Crafter's Workshop stencils by Julie Fei-Fen Balzer - you can get them at SCACD!
I began by mixing up some shimmering mist using Primary Elements, gum arabic and water in a mister.  I misted the paper with sunburst and summer breeze.  Next I mixed Blushing Rose Primary Elements with Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste and scraped it over the stencil and lifted.  Gorgeous shimmering pink embossing paste flowers!
my simmering glass tile is actually a piece of chipboard from a maya road collection - i inked it, covered it in UTEE and added primary elements on top along with more UTEE - look for a video on this technique and more soon!

Be sure to mention that our International Friends can purchase these stamps at Quixotic Paperie:

now head on over to my long time buddy Sandie's blog for the next stop on the hop.


  1. OOOH.. She's FABULOUS!! Love love love how you work those polychromos. Beautiful card Marti. xx

  2. Ahhh!! Her skirt and wings are amazing - the gradient is just awesome, nice work!! xo

  3. Just wanted to drop by and thank you for joining in the fun today and what a wonderful project :)
    Hearts and Hugs!!!

  4. Gorgeous, Marti! Love your coloring of the new sweetie and all of the cool techniques you used on your card!!!

  5. Ohhh such a COOL technique and design! Great work!

  6. Ok... so I want you to know that my keyboard was acting up (it does that every so often). This time the letters E and V weren't working (you can see on Melanie's blog lol). Anyway, I had to shut down and reboot so I could pop on over here and tell you that your card is OUTSTANDING!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your coloring, your doodles, the cool tile technique and all the fabulous new product and design here. Beautiful :D

  7. Oh this is just gorgeous dear. Love it

  8. Oh Marti! I miss you!!! This is gorgeous and I love the tile you have with. Beautiful creation.