Monday, June 7, 2010

Father's Day Week

Hello hello! Happy day to everyone. I hope you had a good weekend. Due to our East Coast humidity, we hid inside for most of it. Wow is it hot these days; and it's not even summer yet! As I write this Sunday evening, we're under a tornado watch here on the eastern shore of Maryland. Y'know, I thought we left all that when Ohio was in our rear view mirror for the last time! *sheesh*

So, have *you* entered our Beary Sweet sketch challenge yet? You have until the end of day June 14th to get it linked - you could win a gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!

In honor of dear old dad, we're celebrating Father's Day here at the Beary Scrap. Go dad!

I'm on a bit of a vintage kick these days and decided to put a sketch challenge and my love of vintage images  together. The end result has all the hallmarks of my inner quirkiness, and I love it!

Ok, so I'm really excited to tell you about my moon. It's a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy that I sized to about 3"x3" and printed. Do you remember my crackle glass tutorial from way back in March? Well, that old technique has been tossed out the window for an easier and more effective one-step process. Yes! I said "one step"! I also said "process", and I'm not sure if one step can be a process... but I digress.

Have you seen Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle Paint? It is fabulous. Really. I used the clear paint on Mr. Moon and allowed him to dry. As this paint dries it makes these tiny crackles that look truly vintage. All the work is done for you! Check out this close-up:

Once dry I mounted him to a thick piece of bristol board for stability and popped him up on the card.  Cool, no?

I used a mix of new and old embellishements - the gold 3d leaf thingy is from my stash, and the three gems are vintage jewels from Grandma's stash. Oh, and one more thing - you might remember that Kimm walked me through the variety of clear Stickles after I whined about my Star Dust rut. I used the Stickles Diamond around the Happy Father's Day tag - it's like it has little flecks of 24 carat gold!

Card Recipe
Thanks so much for stopping in! We'll see you all week for great Father's Day projects from the whole design team.


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

OMGosh!!!! I love this, the soft colors are beautiful!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card, I love vintage tooo, and have been on a vintage kick lately too! Im sooo glad I found this site, and Love the beary scrap designs, will have to save up to purchase some goodies they are all just darling, I even made my wishlist today :) hehehehe! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!!!
Enjoy your week!

Sassylassy said...

Good gosh Susan your card is stunning! I LOVE your moon Ahhh so mysterious and regal!
Hugs Bonnie

Sylvia said...

Oh my gosh!!! I must have missed this (even though I cannot even imagine how it's possible to overlook this gorgeous creation)

Susan, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! Love everything about it.. the colors are wonderful and I love the crackled glass technique on this .. gorgeous *sigh*

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