Saturday, July 17, 2010

What do you get.....



~I don't know....but this was sure fun!!!

I'm laying in bed after reading a sweet email from Suze. She can make my day. And it's about using the UTEE in my blog.

Well, this idea pops into my head. Bill is asleep, Emma is asleep (she had a crying jag to go to daycare and agreed if she could have a sleepover at Nana's).

Whatchagonnado?

So anyway, I thought, let's emboss some paper, rub the embossing ink over the raised part, and add some UTEE!!! Now, you're going to get a wonderful blotchy effect because the UTEE is bigger pieces of powder, and that's what makes this soooooo cool!!! Had to get up and try it, it was only 11:30PM.

Use 2 colors and add bits into each other to make great contrasting colors show up. Ink again, and drop bits of the UTEE into the mix as you heat. Then add your Distress Inks. I used Rusty Hinge, Marmalade, Vintage Photo (sparingly) and Victorian Velvet last for punch.

The UTEE colors are Green Zinnia and Spruce Green. And they are BRIGHT....hence the name. They REALLY rock together. I LOVE the Rustic-Grunge look to this!

The Spruce is what is on the hand of the clock from last post. It turned a gorgeous blue-green on the metal.... I loved it. I already had the Bingo piece done with Glossy Accents.

Take a black ATC, add some Tissue Tape, it looks great on the black, has an opaque color. And add one of Tim's great vintage shots from Lost and Found papers. These papers are the COOLEST papers EVVA! No picking and choosing, trying to decide, the whole pack is OUTSTANDING. An absolute must in my book.

Layer it up, add pieces of Idea-ology if you like, and it's done!

So, enjoy the rest of the weekend, and CREATE ART!

19 comments:

Denise said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous embossing!

2amscrapper said...

utee and you--great combo!

Maggie said...

Wow what a great piece of art and a fab idea with the UTEE, must give this a go don't use my UTEE enough.

Maggie

Jennie said...

GORGEOUS!! fab idea :)

Karen Ellis said...

Brilliant!! So gotta try this!!

Wanda H said...

That is very cool!!! Totally love it!!!

SusanK said...

What a sparkler!

Bonnie said...

Linda, this is sooo cool!!! Gonna try this for sure!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, never thought of doing that but what results! Will have to have a go of it now. Looks very cool.

The Artistic Spirit said...

Totally amazing what we come up with when we can't sleep. Great piece.

Susan said...

FABULOUS! I'd like to know how you got to sleep after creating this.
Susan

jan said...

Great project! Hope you got some sleep afterall.

Lori said...

Wow, really fabulous! I'm gonna put that on my list of "what I saw on Linda's blog and have to try". lol A really neat effect!

JoZart said...

Popped by from Suze's blog and love your stuff... great project.

Yours Artfully said...

OMG Linda, this is such a wicked idea......I love it and can't wait to try it.

Lin x

whyducks said...

Very clever. I also looked at your other blogs and I love your pin flowers.

cathinka said...

I came via Suze's blog- and have to let you know that your creations are stunning!
Am now a follower of your blog, (tho' I don't have one) because seeing what you do is so motivating- Thanks
Cathy

ida said...

Suze sent me and she was right. This is a great piece. I guess i will be visiting you more often.

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

That is definitely worth losing sleep over. Sometimes, I snap awake with an idea that is so awesome that I just can't wait to started on it.

You are on to something for sure!

Smiles,
Teresa