Wednesday, October 7, 2009

QKD Royal Wednesday Release Day Hop!!

Happy Wednesday and NEW RELEASE DAY!!!!


27% off of all QKD stamps (excludes separates and customs)
15-20% off of all Past Kits (royal, get inked!, The findings and Take 3)
10% off of all paper packs
55% off of all clearance
10% off of all acrylic blocks
10% off of all grab bags
20% off of the scrapbooking kit section (does not include royal kits)

I am BEYOND thrilled and honored to introduce to you TWO new mermaids!!!!
You should have arrived here from Alex's blog for this exciting hop!! If not, you can start the hop at the beginning HERE!
In this post I am introducing you to Charlotte Metalwin!! She is soooooo spectacular with her gorgeous fan and matching hat/veil combo as well as her awesome flippy "cheerleader" style skirt. The design possibilities are endless!!! I also LOVEEEEEEEEEE the claw footed ottoman that she has to perch herself on!!

Now...onto my creations with her. I've done two entirely different designs to show the amazing flexibilitiy with all of Maigan Lynn's creations. Seriously...endless!

My first creation with Charlotte is a 5 x 7 card done in fall colors.

The base of the card is a gold shimmery cardstock from Bazzill papers. The other designer papers are all from Crate Paper with the exception of the ivory that Charlotte is stamped on and the blue that it's matted on...they came from my scrap bin. =) I LOVE when I can pull stuff from that overflowing bin.

Besides gorgeous Charlotte the main focus of this card is the large flower in the background. It was in the center of a piece of Crate Paper. I trimmed it out, covered it in Versamark Dazzle ink and heat embossed it. I then used my cinnamon stickles to embellish it a bit more to make it pop. I love the effect!!

Charlotte was inked in a combo of Brilliance Pearlescent Jade ink and Versamark Jumbo Java Multi-surface chalk ink. It gave her a more muted effect while still allowing me to use fine embossing powder to heat set her. I used a variety of Copics, sparkly Sakura gel pens as well as my fine art colored pencils to color her. I added the buttons at the end as there seemed to be a large space just calling out for an extra little something. I truly love how this card turned out ESPECIALLY compared to my second creation with Charlotte!!

My second project is an altered notebook. I have LOTS of these as I am DEFINITELY an alterable hoarder!!! (who am I kidding...I'm simply a crafty hoarder!!! ;) but aren't we all??? Anyway...this notebook is simply black and white with a cool flourishy/damask pattern. I have a few of them (of course) but it was screaming to me PINK!! SILVER!! BLACK!! WHITE!!! so I ran with it. The notebook itself didn't need much as it is so decorative already! So I started with Charlotte. I stamped her in Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink and heat set her. ( I do this MOST of the time as it helps keep any markers, etc from bleeding outside the lines ) I wanted to really funk her out so I did her hair in mostly jet black Copic with pink and silver streaks running through. Her hat and super fabulous corset are colored with my silver paint pen. I colored her skirt underneath in a variety of pinks and blacks knowing that I was going to create a skirt on top. But I wanted it to have some depth to it. Her skirt was stamped, heat set and cut into small strips and glued individually to create the fullness that it appears to have. It was labor intensive to glue each strip but the effect is SO worth it!!

Her ottoman was next!! I colored the legs of it with my silver paint pen and painted the "claws" with my Sakura sparkly gel pen. I outlined the cushion with seed beads (meticulously dipping each one onto my glue pad and lining them up as best I could with my craft tweezers) and then I covered the ottoman cushion itself with Doodlebug Designs Inc crushed velvet fun flock.

I am madly in love with her!! =) She looks so sassy and fabulous!!!

I then stitched her to a piece of silver cardstock using pomegranate thread. I used a variety of scrap to add behind her and cut out the pink scallop for the left side of the journal using my SU! slot punch. The stickers are from a recent purchase at Michael's. Lastly I added some beautiful coordinating ribbon for the spiral binds.

Bev (SG)

I had THE best time creating with Charlotte!!! I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!!!

Thank you for visiting!! Onto Linda who has something new to show you as well!!!