Thursday, October 15, 2009

FCD October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Firecracker Designs By Pamela Blog Hop! This month's theme is "Fall Creations Using Mesh." mean that stuff I had in my hand but didn't buy the other day on one of my rare excursions to the scrapbook store? Yep, that's the stuff. Now what's a girl to do but GET CREATIVE! So I went over to DH's area of the basement and found the drywall mesh. Drywall mesh is normally used to seal the seams between two pieces of drywall and can be seen here.

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Deets on this card: I stamped the daisy, colored it with Copics, and embossed it with clear detail embossing powder. Then I placed the drywall mesh over the image and sponged More Mustard and Creamy Caramel over the top of the mesh. I peeled off the mesh to reveal this awesome texture! Yippee my experiment worked!

Stamps: Firecracker Designs by Pamela Oops-a-Daisies
Paper: Papertrey White, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Grey Granola DP
Ink: More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Elegant Eggplant, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Drywall Mesh, Copics, clear detail embossing powder, SU Eggplant ribbon, ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, pop dots

Michelle B. aka “Queen of the Scene”
Designer for FireCracker Designs by Pamela


Ursula said...

How pretty, Michelle! You and Melisa used very similar techniques - even raiding DH's drywall tape! LOL I love the colors you used on your daisy and mesh pattern! :o)

Sue from Oregon said...

Michelle...the touch of purple is just elegant! Great use of the mesh!

melisa Waldorf said...

Ha!!! Brilliant minds think alike chick!! Awesome card! I love the colors!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty- I love the BG and your coloring of the flower is wonderful! TFS

Libby Hickson said...

So gorgeous Michelle - LOVE the purple daisy and the way you used the mesh, so pretty!!

Diane said...

How pretty...simple and elegant!

Donna Moore said...

You did such a fab job on this mesh challenge! I love your background and your daisy is beautiful!! You are NOT mesh challenged!!

Lisa Foster said...

So beautiful Michelle!!! Drywall are a genus! (I know, I've said that before!)

Diana said...

This card is very pretty and it gave me an idea that I can use on an ATC I'm working on........Thanks......

Lee said...

Great job on the card (as usual!). Love your coloring & layout. All of the DT members are really giving us lots of inspiration! I've gone tons of mesh sitting in the drawer, so maybe now I will be inspired enough to use it!

christina d said...

Very pretty! Now to find that tape!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and vibrant! Glad your experiment worked 'cause I'm going to try it.

Stampin_melissa said...

Your card is beautifully colored! The card is gorgeous!

Melissa.banian at gmail dot com

Darla said...

Very pretty!!
Fantastic job on the colouring!

darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

TesaB said...

Hey Michelle!!! What a BEAUTIFUL card you've made! The colors are wonderful and your coloring! wow! Purple is a fantastic color, why isn't it used more??? GREAT use of mesh too! Have a lovely Sunday!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Michelle~~ very very pretty!!! Wonderful color scheme and way to be creative!!
Mary Lou

kc_froglady said...

I love the yellows and purples together! Fabulous for fall! The drywall tape makes for a perfect mesh pattern! Wonderful idea!