Dare to Get Dirty ’09

July 24th, 2009

 Note:  This is my 2nd post today.  If you are looking for my TECC sample, please scroll down.  Thanks.

This is Day 2 of SCS Dare to Get Dirty ’09.  If you are a SCS Fan Club Member there are a whole host of challenges over 3 days for you to play along with Dirty Girls past and present – click here for all the info.  If you’re not yet a Fan Club Member now is the perfect time to join!  I am thrilled to be a sample maker for Deb Saaranen’s Texture Challenge today.


I made this card for my friend Darla who did so much work to help me paint my kitchen that gorgeous shade of red!  That kind of work is above and beyond the call of friendship so I wanted a special card.  I loved this SU Hostess set, Wings of Friendship, the moment I saw it.  The big bold images on this single stamp are easy to color with SU markers.  Here I used Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red and So Saffron.  The color combo was inspired by my kitchen colors of red, yellow and blue.  The main image panel was covered with a piece of Sticky Sheet cut the same size as the panel and then covered with clear microbeads.  The microbeads give a wonderful texture and a special sparkle.  I have always loved this simple technique.  Other elements of texture include the cuttlebug embossed background (Floral Fantasy), the distressed edges on the Brocade Blue layer, the clear embossing over the sentiment and the stickles on the scallops around the sentiment.  I added just a bit of both silver and gold outlining with a Zig Painty Pen for that little extra touch.

Home improvement update:  My nearly 50 year old dining table and chairs came back from the refinisher today.  What was an ugly, damaged *french provincial* creamy finish is now a mahogany finish that looks brand new.  Now I just need to get fabric and cover the seat cushions.  The dining set is part of a whole house full of matching furniture that my great-grandmother purchased in the early 60’s.  Many of the pieces have been refinished over the years and this table and chairs were long overdue!  My drapes did not come back from the cleaners as scheduled.  Turns out they are *more complicated* than the guy thought and he needs more time.  No problem – I love having a sheet in my front window…..NOT!  Maybe I’ll go ahead and try to get some pictures for you over the weekend.  Yep – like I said this is going to be an ongoing process for awhile.  I’m going to need to carve out more stamping time!


Thanks for hanging with me.  Have a great weekend!


One Response to “Dare to Get Dirty ’09”

  1. Nancy B Says:

    You know I haven’t yet done any of the Dare to get dirty things on SCS. I might just have to do this.

    I sure wished my stamp room and computer were in the same place.

    Anyway. I just love your creation. They way you used the Embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Makes everything pop off the page at you.

    great looking color’s too.

    Well enjoy your time working on your house.

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