Friday, January 21, 2011

Painting and Spraying with Perfect Pearls

Suze posted a peek at her Ranger Designer Challenge so I feel compelled to put one up for you guys to look at, too, cause this was SO much fun to do!!! You know me and Row Houses....right? They were probably one of the 1st things I made with chipboard, metal, and "happy crap" as my daughter politely calls my collectible "stuff that makes me smile." Ya gotta love somethin'!

So when Ranger sent Perfect Pearl Mists and Perfect Pearl Powders....I mean, hey, I'm goin' with the houses! You cannot go wrong with Tim's Alterations Dies, Grungeboard and Grungepaper. What a match for trimming out these little guys.

Then, look at the Mists on the metal that was embossed, painted with Pitch Black Acrylic Paint Dabber and sprayed with the Sunflower Sparkle PP Mist!!! Amazing or what???? The frame was painted black and sprayed with Heirloom Gold It shows up silvery!

Tim's Crown Charm is painted with a brush with Copper Metallic Mixative. Love that stuff on metal. And all the shiny colors you see are Perfect Pearls and water mixed to form a paint. It's on the frame and cutout Grungeboard pieces layered on the houses for dimension.

I used Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash for the background and most of the houses. Here and there is some Shabby Chic thrown in for contrast. I also used Clear Snaps Design Adhesives on the frames. They are a rub-on adhesive that LOVES to be used with the Perfect Pearls.

See the diamonds on the frame? Yep, PP on the adhesive designs. Works like a charm. Try it and let me know what you think!
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Then Miss Erin was the winner in her 4th grade class for the spelling bee. Two kids from each class of 4th, 5th and 6th graders then competed today for school champion. Everyone was so nervous, but they all were great!!!Longest competition the Principle can remember. See the cute guy next to Erin...she's the blond on the end left in front? He's in 4th grade and he WON! Beat all the older kids.

Way to go Grundy Gators....or is it Gaters...Spellcheck please!!!

Have a great weekend....and find time to Create ART!



Lynn Stevens said...

Only a sneek peek? no fair I want to see it all! Congrats to your GD you must be really proud!

Daniele said...

you tease i was scrolling down like mad to find the finished pic....but we've got to wait. many congrats.

misteejay said...

I too was looking for more c".) can't wait to see the 'whole'.

Great achievement by the youngsters - spelling was never my strong point.

Toni :o)

Kathyk said...

What a splendid taster - makes me want to break out my own perfect pearls - may not look as splendid as yours though!


Cheryl said...

only a sneak peak hun,oh cant wait to see it all,I was scorlling down,looking for the rest rr
he he,many congratulations too hun so well deserved adore your work hugs cheryl xxx

Helen said...

I want to see the full thing too... looks good what we can see though! Only have three of the PP sprays (so far!) but I am loving them!

Yours Artfully said...

Ooh Linda, I'm even more excited now, I can't wait to see it in real life hanging on the wall of the Ranger booth.

And as for have every right to be proud, she's just amazing like her grandma!

Sandra said...

you are having way too much fun!
Thanks for sharing!
Sandra ltb

SusanK said...

Cool! Congrats to all the spellers! Hope to have time to make art but IL mens bb and Bears come first. :) Oh, maybe having to shovel again.

Netty said...

Oh wow it already looks fab....I have preordered this die its a must have don't you think...
Annette x

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmy, what gorgeous sneak peaks, linda!!! always in awe of your work.
congrats to erin :)!!! super awesome.
thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
*hugs* steph :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Lovely!! Too cute "happy crap" - I have a lot of that around here too, perfect name for it :)

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Linda you tease It looks amazing girl cant wait to see more.A Big Congrats to Erin well done.

Plume said...

Your partial photosare tentalizing! Can't wait to have my hands on that houses die of Tim's!

Nancy said...

These teases!! ARRRGGGHHH!!! (lol)

Congrats to Miss Erin & her classmates!

Lori said...

Oooo, love that crown with the copper, really adds something to it. And the other peeks look gorgeous, can't wait to see the whole deal!

Kelly Booth said...

Wow wow. And wow.....this is just Awesome!