Design Teams

Thursday, October 15, 2009

BLOG HOP for Firecracker Designs by Pamela

 Welcome to the Firecracker Designs by Pamela monthly Blog Hop.  I have a card to share, and then some exciting news....plus a coupon code for you to use while the blog hop is going on.

We are asked to create a card with mesh using the Stamp Set we are assigned to this month.  My set is called Riley Raccoon.  Our challenge this month is to use mesh.

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, October 16th, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.
   I decided to use the Faux Silk technique- I learned this from the Technique Junkies, but I am linking to a great tutorial on SCS. This is a perfect technique if you do not love to color, or if you are not in the mood to color......(or if your stamping stuff is at home and you are on the road.....).  Stamp the image on tissue paper. Color it in with chalk and q-tips. Crumple up the tissue paper, then uncrumple it- but leave some wrinkles in it. Cut out a piece of cardstock that is the size you want the image to be on your card.  Cover it with glue, then lay the tissue paper over that. Let it dry, then mount and embellish your image as usual.
   I mounted my image on a dark yellow/mustard CS, then layered it on a DSP called Indian Summer, Savanna by Lasting Impressions. I layered that on top of Kraft CS with a piece of mesh over it.  I stamped the sentiment, layered it and added a couple of the mushrooms from the stamp set.  Finally, I added a button with a piece of DMC tied in a knot. 
  Did you know it is Sweetest Day this weekend?  This is going to be my husband's card- he has seen it, even offered creative advise while I was making it!

    This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.). Please leave messages on the blog posts- you may WIN a prize Pamela is offering on a "Mystery Hostess" blog.

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that will be announced when the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!
**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, October 19th, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Pamela is offering a coupon for the duration of the Blog Hop this weekend- enjoy 15% off by using the checkout code hopidays.  (Magazines excluded).

While you are over at Pamela's webstore , check out the new stamps that have just arrived for the Holidays- I love the new word set, the set called snowchild, the mouse, the quacky duck set....... Check the What's New tab at the webstore to view these sets.
OK, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Tesa's blog and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!

Thanks so much for stopping by- remember to comment on all of our blogs to be entered for Pamela's prize.

Shelly

20 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

that racoon looks like my dog when he is begging LOL! Cute card!

Ursula said...

wow, cool technique Shelly! I'm going to try that! Glad you got home safely from your trip! Your card is terrific! :o)

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Great card girly. Cool technique. Don't you love it when DH try's to give you creative advice. Mine does that every now and then as well!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh so CUTE Shelly - love that fun little raccoon!

Diane said...

Cute little raccoon!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh my gosh...what a darling card! Love your technique! Love the image! Heck, I just love it all!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Awww...look at that cute little critter!!!

Mary G. said...

...and what beautiful eyes they are!! This image is so cute and I love how you used it!

Diana said...

Love that little raccoon.......and thanks for the tips - especially the one with the tissue paper.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Lee said...

The eyes on this raccoon is really adorable! Great job on all parts of the card & the unique techniques! I'm just loving all of the great ideas for this blog hop!

christina d said...

I love the card! It is so neat!

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiment with the raccoon eyes. That's a great idea.
Rachelle

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment you used too!

Melissa.banian at gmail dot com

Darla said...

Great technique! Haven't seen this one before.
Love that raccoon stamp.

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Heidi said...

he looks quite mischievious doesnt he? I like the sentiment.

Aubrey said...

a great raccoon....and the saying was so appropiate....
Aubrey
gazdina@yahoo.ca

TesaB said...

Wihii, this is the CUTEST!!!! Love your card, it's adorable. Great sentiment to that image, love the colors and the use of mesh! I wish you a lovely Sunday!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Shelly~~ neat card!! Thanks for the refresher on the tissue paper technique--I kinda forgot about that lately. Love the image!!
dmschroeder57@yahoo.com
Thanks and blessings
Mary lou

Kathy said...

So adorable, the sentiment is just perfect with that image. I'm sure your husband will love it.

kc_froglady said...

Riley is so stinking cute and putting the faux silk and mesh together looks great!