Sunday, November 18, 2007

Challenge #6 - from our guest hostess, Teresa Collins

Teresa has come up with a simple but very fun challenge!

Technique: Glitter up your Chipboard
Theme: Grateful For...

Project technique:

I was excited to be invited to do a project for the Method Playground blog. I love to incorporate simple, but stunning techniques into my projects. I absolutely love glass glitter and how it shines. I wanted to do a challenge with a "GRATEFUL for..." theme since it is almost Thanksgiving. It gave me the idea to cover the number 4 with the silver glass glitter.

I used a raw chipboard number 4 and adhered Elmer's glue to the surface.

I applied the glass glitter over the glue and allowed it to dry.

It is simple and easy to create your own glittered chipboard!!!!

If you would like to seal the glitter (so that it will not shake off), apply a even layer of Glossy Accents by Ranger to the chipboard. Allow several hours for the liquid adhesive to dry. Project theme:

I decided to do a layout about something that I am grateful for.

There are so many things that I could do...but what kept coming foremost in my mind is my teenage daughter Taylor. My husband and I recently went on vacation this past month, and while we were away Taylor was involved in a terrible car accident. Her car was totaled and since we were on a cruise, she could not contact us. When I found out about the accident, I was devastated. I was overcome with gratitude and felt blessed that she was not hurt. All I could do was say prayers of thankfulness for her. So I wanted to document, just how grateful and thankful that I am.

Have a great Thanksgiving-

much love



Here are the Playground Girl projects that were inspired by this challenge. Jen used the glitter on the little dog chipboard, notice the green visual triangle, so clever and cute! Alicia used the inspiration to start a great family tradition! What a beautiful album! Don't you love the chipboard dates! Deborah used the glittered chipboard to accent the colors in the layout, gorgeous! Becky used Tattered Angels glimmer mist in peach on the Maya Road chipboard and then accented with Art Glitter in Aztec Gold.

Hope you have fun with this challenge!

B-


12 comments:

Yuko said...

So beautiful !!! I will try to be grateful for those everyday routine...;P Great challenge!

Heather said...

I glittered the first "S" in my title Queen of Sass, then i coated it in liquid glass and let it dry overnight.

http://inthebestworld.blogspot.com/2007/11/happy-friday-and-more-layouts-and-olw.html

Anonymous said...

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&gallery=1&layout_id=1265687 is mine on turning 35... my Dad always says it's better than the alternative.
Thanks for looking, Kim

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Nicole said...

sending you an email, because my links aren't working...so sorry!!

thanks for the inspiration!!

Yuko said...

Here's mine :)

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=51876&user_id=2621

Sorry for the blurry photo it has been cloudy here...
I may upload clearer photo if it's fine tomorrow!

YUKO

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Anilu Magloire said...

Here's mine!
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/772

april said...

Okay, I loved this challenge. Loved how my LO turned out...Thank you thank you thank you!!! My pic is very dark (thanks to the cloudy days we've had) and looks crooked, but it's really not.

The MR chipman is glittered. I used colorbox cat's eye chalk pad, to color the chipboard, then while it was still wet, sprinkled w/ stampin' up emboss glitter in white/silverish, heated with an emboss gun and voila! loved how the color of my little man turned out and I'm 99% sure I wouldn't have been able to buy glitter in that color.

here's the link
http://www.studiocalico.com/images/forum_galleries/0000/4216/Grateful_thumb.jpg?1196463001

jlajla said...

I am going to go ahead and post Nicole's layout so that nobody will miss out!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/759