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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Painting with Stickles

Hello everyone...it's my turn to host the TLC on Splitcoast today. My challenge to you is painting with Stickles!! This is such an easy technique yet makes a big statement...I just love all the sparkle!!!


I used Eucalyptus, Fruit Punch, Yellow, and Lime Green Stickles, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and some handy dandy sponge eye shadow applicators to clean up the areas I messed up on!!
I first applied Yellow Stickles to all the flowers. You don't need a whole lot because you are going to add another color over the top. It might be a good idea to practice a little before you add the Stickles to your stamped image.

I used the sponge applicator to clear around the edge of the petal. You can also use a toothpick or Q Tip.

Don't let the first layer dry or you won't be able to blend the colors.


Next, the Fruit Punch Stickles was added at the base of the petals and pulled out into the yellow. Move the applicator tip back and forth in the center just slightly to blend the two colors.

If you loose the first color, you can add a little at the tip of the petal and work in.


Two colors of green were used for the leaves....the darker color was added first and then filled in with the lighter green.

It's ok to leave a little white showing for highlights but if that drives you crazy, you can always move the Stickles around to cover the spot.

Now it's your turn!! If you don't want to wait till the Stickles dry to take your picture, make your card, attach the stamped image the way you want and then color with the Stickles.....just be careful not to smear it like I did on the first card I made...LOL!!!
Now, you say you don't have any Stickles...no Problem!!! Just color you image and cover with glitter....I won't tell a soul!!
Thanks for stopping by tonight...hope to see your card in the TLC306 Gallery!!!

30 comments:

lindaduke said...

I knew I would find something beautiful here, and yep your card is so pretty, I must give this a try. It's been a white, but did want to pop in and see what you were up to and say hi... Hugs Linda Duke

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is so pretty Joan - I have to try this!!

Cheryl said...

I am definitely going to try this. I LOVE stickles and needed a new way to use them. Thanks for the idea!

Francie G. said...

I will be joining in tomorrow! Love this tech, Joan! Wonderful sparkle and bling! Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!

One4Joy said...

Happy New Year, Joan. And thank you for the Stickles challenge...I just saw big 1 oz promo bottles yesterday at my M's. I hate the mess of glitter, so I am going to have to think on this one. Your photos are a great example and your card, lovely.

Off to think...

Monique said...

Happy New year Joan!! Oh this card is so pretty..love all the sparkle and layered seam binding ribbon..Thanks for the step by step I will have to try this!!

Lisa Lara said...

oh my goodness Joan, this is soooooooo gorgeous. What a great technique!!!! How do you come up with all these ideas? Love it.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous, Joan! Thanks for the inspiration - I'll have to try this!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card. Almost looks like stained glass. Thanks for the tutorial. Never thought to blend stickles.

marilynprestonn said...

Wow, Joan! I love this idea. It looks so beautiful and yeah...sparkly! Hope you had a wonderful holiday time! We got busy, but it's happily slowing down now, so I can get back to the days of cardmaking and more...

Hugs, Peggyxo

Christi said...

Good gosh this is gorgeous!!!!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!!!! How fun is this!!!! I so love the sparkle with the mixture of colors!!! Wonderful tutorial dear!! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous design!!HUGS

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Great idea, Joan! What an awesome way to use all of those Stickles colors I've accumulated!

Kimberly S said...

So sparkly and pretty Joan! Thanks so much for the Stickle tips! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Joan, creative idea with the stickles too.

Grace said...

Wowza Joan!!! That is incredible! I HAVE to play with this technique when hubby goes to work! TFS!!! Happy New Year to you!

America said...

GORGEOUS use of stickles!!!!!!!!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers girl! This is gorgeous, what a great technique and love those yummy ribbons . . . super fabulous girl!

Pat (mspfd) said...

The results are beautiful. TFS... I am going to have to give this technique a try.

Linda Palmer said...

I am going to try this. Your card is stunning. I love this card.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is stunning!! I love Stickles and have all the colors, so I need to give this one a try pronto. Well maybe I should unpack my suitcase first.

A Walk With Faith said...

Wow! this is stunning! Love all the sparkle. I am going to have to try this. So beautiful.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful, Joan! Thanks for sharing how you created this gorgeous look with Stickles...must go try this NOW!

Juliana said...

Blows me away, Joan!!!!
FANTASTIC card! I love how you did the Stickle painting!

stamping sue said...

what a fun use for stickles. thanks for sharing.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Joan,

Wow, How fun is this? I just love all the sparkles. You hit this one out of the park sweetie. Well done!! :)

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Chrissy D said...

WOW- Joan, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love that SPARKLE!

Anne Temple said...

Great looking card and a great idea. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for the tutorial.

digideb said...

Simply beautiful. Currently at work, can't wait to get home and try this out. TFS!

Carole of Brum said...

What a great effect you get from colouring with Stickles, I would never have thought to try this, but maybe I'll give it a go - a little sparkle always looks so good. Thanks for the inspiration, Joan. CoB