Monday, September 28, 2009

Broman Monday-challenge #2

sooooo did you stop to check out the winners from last week's Broman challenge in the Unity forum? There was some cool cards, and the winners were HOT. This week's challenge had me stumped until late last night, well, late for me. I finished my card around 8pm (I am not a late night crafter, I am beat by the time I put the kiddos to bed!). The challenge this week is to bring on the Bling, shimmer and shine, and to include 2 buttons, and 1 designer paper in your design. Here's the final product and I {heart} it! Those cottage flowers are one of my FAVE unity images.

I love this technique for adding glitter, it's a no mess process. I never can remember the name but you add versamark all over your piece of cardstock (I stamped and colored it first, then added the versamark) and then cover it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Hit it with heat gun to melt all the pretty little sparkley specks and your done! The paper is this yummy hounds tooth (see, told you hounds tooth was hot!) by SEI (I won this from an Apron Strings blog candy give away. thanks, Laura!), a few corduroy buttons, and purple rhinestone to set off the ribbon. Doesn't it look like I tied up the flowers with the ribbon and twine! I left a sentiment off, I thought it said enough without one. Oh, here's a close up of the sparkles!I'm off to go shopping at Ann Taylor Loft, love that store and I've got some Loft Bucks (free money, essentially. Spend $50, get $25 off. I've got 3 of those!). Maybe I'll share with you what I find. Tim and I get another 2 nights without the boys this coming weekend. How we got so lucky, I don't know. It's precious time when we get to have grown-up bonding. I'm a firm believer that it helps keep the marriage healthy. We are headed back up to Ann Arbor. He has a meeting and I get to do what I want for the day. Anyway, it's another busy week here in the Henke house. Hugs, Lisa


  1. Lisa, this is soft and sophisticated with a touch of unexpected! I love that technique too- Faux Diamonds I think was the name when it first came out.

  2. Ooooo, this is gorgeous! Have fun shopping!! :)

  3. This is soooo pretty, my friend! Love the subtleness of the yellow with the splash of colors! Yay for marriage-strengthening time, have a fun time!


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