Friday, November 12, 2010

All Tangled Up

If you’ve ever owned a pet chances are you’ve seen a similar scene in your own home like the predicament this kitty got into. 
The lights were battery operated in this scene so kitty was never in any real danger!     
-Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image using the Gamsol technique. Baby oil replaces the Gamsol/mineral spirits.
-To give the appearance of the lights being lit - color the bulbs with Prismacolor pencils and blend it out of the image. 
-Ink up the bulb area with a VersaMark pen, pour on Sticky Powder and heat emboss until you see it shine then pour on the glitter. (the yellow lights were added with an embossing powder containing glitter) 
Click here for the Sticky powder tutorial.
Tip: if the outline gets covered with the embossing procedure it can be defined again with a permanent marker.

Other techniques used: out of the box with Nestabilities for the image panel, Stickles for the large punched snowflakes and Diamond Glaze for attaching the nailheads.

Stamps: QKR Stampede - Christmas Lights Kitty 
Paper: Bazzill - burgundy red, Neenah – grey linen, The Paper Studio – plaid, unknown dotted, Marco’s - white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark pen
Accessories: Tetes de clous – nailheads, Diamond Glaze, Stickles – Diamonds, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, glitters, Craft Essentials yellow embossing/glitter powder, Aleene’s tacky glue, Sharpie fine tip marker
Tools: Martha Stewart - Alpine snowflake, Marvy - small snowflake, Nestabilities, paper stumps


  1. Wonderful job! I love the tip about coloring outside the image to make the bulbs light up. Great card!

  2. How cute- so glad the lights were battery operated!
    Glad you got to use the sticky stuff.

  3. When I see this image, I must laugh.
    Wonderful card.

  4. Super cute, Roxie!!! Terrific idea for coloring the bulbs to look like they're "glowing"! Will have to remember that for the future.

  5. This is so cute Roxie!! Well done!