Monday, February 10, 2014

Getting trendy

Let's be honest, I am not always up with the hottest trends.  I tend to contemplate and consider things for a while before I commit to them.  However, I've been seeing a few folks playing with modeling paste to add texture and I wanted to check it out.  So I did.  I picked up the paste from my local craft store.

I played with the paste a few times to get the look I wanted.  I added some color using some of my mists.  The firecracker sprays, which I love on paper because they are bright, came out in pastel hues (not as bright).  This look works for some things, but wasn't what I was looking for here.  I wanted bright striking colors and The Mr. Huey mists worked well, keeping the color very close to what it was in the bottle.  I finally settled on using those mists for this project.

Now here is my card.  I used this fun Chalkboard DP from We R Memory Keepers.  I stenciled the flower (Martha Stewart) using the colored molding paste I created.  I was able to use red for teh flower and green for the base.  Once I pulled the stencil off, I decided to add some glitter before the paste dried for just a little fun touch.  I put this on the base and finished off with the sentiment (Sweet Stamp Shop) embossed on vellum and some white enamel dots (BasicGrey).

I love the sparkly finish of this card and really enjoyed playing with the modeling past for the first time. Wahoo for being trendy!  For today's Question of the Day, I want to know if you have used modeling paste yet?  What has been your favorite way to use it?

Thanks for stopping friends!  I appreciate every visit and every comment you leave, it warms my heart. :)

Entering into:
CAS(E) this Sketch #63
City Crafter Challenge Blog- #197 Color Splash
Crazy 4 Challenges #222- glitter




12 comments:

Jennifer Jackson said...

Very pretty! Love the chalkboard background and the red flower with the modeling paste!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous effect, Katie! I love the modeling paste for the flower! It has textures and a deep rich color! I have yet to try the paste as I don't have any (shocking, I know!)!

Tracey McNeely said...

Katie how gorgeous! Love the pop of red.

Charlene said...

So pretty Katie!!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Anna Rogalska said...

Awesome card.Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Sid said...

Great texture and love your card !!

Rose said...

awesome card girl :)

Ros Crawford said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love the flower ... I'm sure the texture looks even more lovely IRL ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Noelle said...

that flower just POPS, I love it!! :)

cm said...

You've rocked the modeling paste; you flower is gorgeous, and set against the black/white, so eye-catching! You're behind in trends? Ha, not compared to me! I haven't ever done a splatter, or a mist or a feather! Gahhhh...Oh well. Still love playing with my 'beginner' learnings, like stamping. I need stamping lessons...Have I mentioned lately how much fun it is to visit your blog? Tons!!
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Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool! Fabulous take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

The texture and color on the bloom is awesome, Katie! And a trendy take o the sketch!

I bought three jars of EP and haven't opened them yet. Nope. But I might this weekend....