Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bling It On!!

Hello Friends! I'm feeling a bit under the weather today so I'm going to keep my monologue super short-so no chit-chat from me today :o( Hope your week is going awesome for ya so far!

Just a quick FYI: I have a new PDF file to share with everyone if you're interested! It's a list of starter colors of Copics that I recommend to anyone starting their collection. Each color family has a light, medium & dark tone recommended for it so they easily work together/blend & are great to build on!! It's listed on my sidebar under "PDF Files--Copic Starter List"!

So today is Try It Out Tuesday #15 for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store! This week I've challenged the DT to "Bling It On" their projects--use lots of bling-y embellishments that they could! Check out the store blog "Follow Your Heart" to see the rest of the DT's blingy projects & we'd love to have you join in too!

My first card for the challenge uses Lockhart's "Hydrangea & Berries"!--if you're interested in seeing how I created the main image using Flower Soft, Smooch & glitter-you can check out my video tutorial under "Other Video Tutorials--Using Flower Soft in Fun Ways"! The dp is from Dream Street Papers (thanks Susana) & I kept the layout simple & fresh! Very patriotic me thinks! The pearls in the corners are Kaiser & the ribbon is from PTI. I also used my new Labels 3 Nestabilities--love the shape!!
**When using Smooch on Flower Soft--it takes 24 hours to dry depending on how much you use!!

Up Close shot of the Flower Soft with glitter applied while wet and then Azure Smooch metallic paint on top! The berries were done with Liquid Pearls & I also used Diamond Glaze on the jar!
Susana has a deal right now on the Smooch paints--buy 7 & get the 8th one free!

Second card uses a cute fairy named "Poppy" from Eat Cake Graphics--Susana has quite a few of these stamps that are super cute & in stock at the store. I cut my Dovecraft dp in strips for a different & fun look. My image was cut out with Peony Nestabilities & the sentiment on my tag is from PTI's "Limitless Labels".

I blinged this fairy alot--she has stickles on her outfit/wings, Shimmerz on the panel (angel wingz) and then I added Kaiser rhinestones in Lavender around the outside panel. I also added some stickles to the dp in a few spots to make it sparkly too! Bling-a-licious! Such a cute birthday card for a girl in your life!!

Make sure & stop by the "Follow Your Heart" blog to see the rest of the DT's fab projects! I'll see ya back here tomorrow--hopefully feeling better than I do today, LOL!



  1. As a newbie to Copics I REALLY appreciate all of your wisdom and advice - thanx soooo much for sharing with us!

  2. LOVE your work!!

    That pdf roooocks - TFS! :D

  3. WOW! Stunning cards! Love the color combos and your fab coloring too!


  4. Sorry to hear your not feeling well Suzanne, take care!
    Your cards are gorgeous...I love how you used the flower soft and sparkle!
    The bling-ed out fairy is fantastic, love all that shimmer and shine!
    blessings, Maria

  5. Gorgeous cards! I love the rich, bold colors in the first card and the second card is just adorable.
    Hugs, Christine
    PS Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Hope you get to feeling better! I love the shimmer of the first card and never would have thought to use something like that on top of the FS.

    The 2nd card is just adorable! Love those stamps.

  7. thank you thank you thank you!! for this copics list. I'm just starting out and this is a major help

  8. Gorgeous! That first one is so vibrant!! Love it!
    And Poppy is just the cutest! Wonderful job!

  9. Just fabulous! Love the vibrant colors of the Lockhart and I loved the tutorial. Going to have to give that a try with the Smooch! And that Poppy is just too adorable! She looks so soft and delicate. Just a true fairy!

    Hope you're feeling some better!

    Hugs to you,


  10. Suzanne, both of these projects are just PERFECT!! I love that Lockhart Hydrangea image and must add it to my collection . . . and Poppy - well she just makes me happy!! Great job on both items. Hope you feel better soon! Hugs!

  11. Love these!! Those Lockhart stamps are growing on me each time you use them.. I think more so on this one since I love using flowersoft too! Great combo for using it with smooch paint too!
    Hope your day is going great!

  12. girlfriend I cannot wait to check out the info on Copics and the tutorial about how you achieved the look on the flowers. This is very cool.
    So sorry that you aren't feeling well.

  13. Hey Suzanne,
    Way to ROCK the bling!!! Your artistry knows no bounds :o) Love it.
    Hearts and Hugs

  14. Great cards! Thanks for the Copic list, I'm going to compare it to what I have and see if there are any that I should add. Hope you're feeling better.

  15. GREAT IDEA - COPICS LIST!!! wow! I will be sending everyone to your blog...YOU ARE THE COPIC QUEEN!! :)

  16. Hi Suzanne,
    Cute Bling Cards. A girl can never have enough bling. LOL
    Thank you for the Starter List for Copics. It's going to be very helpful :-)
    P.S. Your Copic Videos are the best!!

  17. HI hun, love these two cards, the flowersoft looks so effective. hope that you are feeling better soon. take care . hugs rachxx

  18. Hey Suzannne...how bout a tut on animals...specif...birds? ha haa thats what I need! been watching and learning soooo much from yours!

  19. Stunning work!!! That Lockhart Hydrangea image is GORGEOUS and, of course, I love all the bling. Can't have enough of that.
    Hugs, Christina C.

  20. Wow! the red/white/blue card is stunning! And the fairy is so adorable!! Both are just wonderful!

  21. Hey!
    I just had to comment after I watched your videos in YouTube for more information about coloring that I was so sure that the dog that was barking was a terrier and from this blog I saw that it really was. And I have to tell you that I have cairnterrier myself here next to me and she was wondering who is barking to her :) Best wishes to u and your dog and thank you for the tips. Ninni and Yassu from Finland


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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