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Monday, August 10, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Pick 3 Challenge


Happy Monday! I'm glad to see you join me for another Over The Moon Monday Pick 3 Challenge.

But first, I want to tell you about my couple of days with my granddaughters. We had a blast. We went swimming, shopping, had lunch out both days, and saw G-Force, which is a delightful movie. They had a really good time, and they are all set for going back to school, since we got both school supplies and school clothes. Their dad was laid off from his job recently, so I was happy to be able to help out.

Also, I am thinking of renaming the blog. I would like you to submit names and maybe we can have a contest to pick out the new name...post your suggestions to the comment section.

Now on to the challenge.

It has been soooo hot lately, and I wanted to stamp something that was cool. I have these stamps that I got some years ago at a convention, and I have the sheet that goes with them, but there isn't a name on it anywhere (and I didn't think to write it down at the time), so I have no idea who makes these stamps. But they were perfect for my purpose.

For this weeks challenge, pick 3 of the following:
  • acetate
  • lace
  • beads
  • circle punch
  • the color orange
  • brads
Here is my creation, using acetate, the color orange, and beads.

Now, let me tell you how I made it. First I stamped the citrus stamp on white cardstock for the background. I randomly stamped it with yellow ink, orange ink, and lime green ink. Then I colored in the images with their respective color markers, leaving some of the white show (like in real citrus).

I stamped the margarita onto white cardstock, and colored it with markers, cutting off the top part of the image (where it's supposed to be the clear glass). Then I stamped the whole margarita onto acetate, using black staz-on ink. Be careful in this step because it will have a tendency to slide. I let that dry, then glued the colored margarita onto the back side of the acetate. Now it looks like I have a real margarita in a glass.

I applied glue to the top edge of the margarita glass and adhered clear glass micro beads and let dry. This looks so much like the salt on the rim of a margarita.

Next I stamped a section piece of citrus and colored it to look like a lime. I used pop dots to adhere the lime and the margarita to the front of the card, giving it a dimensional look. I matted it onto yellow cardstock and lime green cardstock, and stamped "Cheers" on the inside.

Now, let's see what you came up with...post a link in the comment section to your creation so we can all admire it and get inspiration.

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

LOVE this! It's so fun! I have to make a couple of projects with drink stamps & this was just the inspiration I needed. It looks so real it makes me thirsty! heehee. ;O)