Monday, March 14, 2011

JUGS #75 & Totally Hues #3




Hello! It's Papertrey release day and my day off! Woo hoo! ;-D I had a great deal of fun in my craft room making this card. Just Us Girls' challenge this week was to use the "acrylic smash" technique. Not only had I never tried this technique, I had never even heard of it! So of course I had to try it! It involves putting acrylic paint on the back of a stamped piece of acetate card stock, and wasn't hard at all, although it was a teeny bit messy and there's room for improvement. :-) I used the color palette from Heather Pulvirenti's Totally Hues #3 challenge because a) I loved it, and b) it references PTI colors, so I had the exact right ones. I can see myself using this color combo again, for sure.

Did you see what stamp set I used on the acetate? Yep, that's 2010's CHA exclusive set, Four of a Kind! After forever being too late to nab the ones that go on sale on the PTI forum from time to time, I lucked out--Lisa from Oregon (West Coast) put her items up at night, and I was the first person to PM her about this set! I will NOT let this year's CHA go by without a proxy shopper!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Four of a Kind, Background Basics: Petal Power, & Asian Fusion
Paper: PTI--S.S. White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, & Clear
Ink: StazOn--Jet Black; Versafine--Onyx Black; PTI--Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, & Orange Zest
Paint: Making Memories--Sunflower; Plaid--Metallic Pearl White (I mixed them.)
Dies: Spellbinders--Classic Square & Labels 10
Misc.: Ribbon--Michaels; Baker's Twine--The Twinery Lemondrop; Tulle--Michaels; Button--PTI Summer Sunrise; Corner Chomper; Ranger Tiny Attacher

17 comments:

Lorraine said...

I love the color combo of your card and I have no idea what acrylic smash is. and whoa, woman, you must be an all-or-nothing kind of gal, lol! You're quiet and then all of a sudden - wham, posting left and right! I can't keep up, lol.

Lisa V. said...

Love this card! I have never tried that technique, but it looks great and sounds like a lot of fun. Lucky you for grabbing that set. I hope to get a proxy shopper as well. Try as I might for the 2010 set, I am always two steps behind. Very nice!

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Jill! I love what you did with that technique, so cool! Great card girl!

Dana Gustafson said...

I love it! What a sunshine-y spring like offering! I love the wavy textures in your yellow paint...looks amazing with the dandilions silhouette. Thanks so much for getting painty with Just Us Girls this week!

Elise said...

You DEFINITELY nailed the spirit of this technique: just LOOK at your gorgeous application! YOU sure made my day sunnier! Yess, indeedy do! I'm LOVIN' your glorious use of image {thanks for the specialized education about that stamp - I had no idea it was so coveted!}, and this intoxicatingly fun palette! Great job! I'm so glad you shared your talent with JUST US GIRLS! Yee Haww!

Kara said...

so cool....i've got to try it!

nancy jane said...

This is a fun card, Jill. Your acrylic smash backing the flowers reminds me of van Gogh's sunflower painting. The tulle is a great touch.

Laurie said...

Jill I love your card! You used the Hue colors beautifully! That piece of tulle on the side is such a great touch!

Kristin said...

i really love this... card is just beautiful and colors are amazing!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used that yellow rocks!! Nice job with the technique and thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

Jen said...

Oh my giddy Aunt! This is magnificent. The colors are outrageously fantastic and really just are so captivating. I adore the tulle it is such a gorgeous accent. Must borrow that idea. ;-). A real work of art!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow, this is very pretty! Love the silhouette image against your pretty background! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Kathryn B said...

You certainly did a smash up job with this technique Jill! Love your big bold flowers along with the color combo! Way to go girl!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Andrea M said...

Just a gorgeous card!!! Absolutely fabulous take on the acrylic smash! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Jen Carter said...

Jill this is fantastic!! So striking! Love the black flowers on the yellow background!

steph said...

Beautifully done, Jill! I love how the floral image jumps off the card!

Heather said...

Simply gorgeous!!