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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #8 Button Challenge


Candy is our challenge hostess today and she chose a button or chipboard challenge. Buttons worked perfectly with the new Kittie Kits to be released tomorrow. You won’t want to miss the blog stroll and fun we have in store for you, so be sure to stop by Thursday 4/23 for all the details.

My card started by making a crackle paint background. Prism Desert Coral Dark CS was covered with Ceramcoat Crackle Medium. When almost dry, a layer of Sandstone acrylic paint was brushed over the top. The key is to use minimal brush strokes and paint in one direction. The rooster and chicken panels are new images from the new Kittie Kit Chicken Coop #7. The chicken tracks and gravel are from previously released kits, Scene #3 & Master #2. I used Distress reinkers for the color wash and then lightly highlighted the images using Copic Markers.

Stamps: Kittie Kits- Chicken Coop #7, Scene #3, Master #2

Prism Paper: Cream, Desert Coral Dk, Suede Brown Dk, Blush Red Dk

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress Reinkers- Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold & Fired Brick. Copic Markers

Accessories: Ceramcoat Crackle Medium, Acrylic Paint/Sandstone, Buttons, Raffia, Sewing machine.

Today we will be giving away one 40% Off Certificate for your entire order at Rubbernecker. In order to qualify to win, you must post a link to your card/project on the Rubbernecker Blog by Monday April 27, winner will be announced on April 28.

Check out what the design team has done this week:

Bev - Savor the Journey

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Candy - Candys Land

Joan - Stamping with a Passion!

Jules - Stampin with Inky Fingers

Kittie - Kittie Kraft

Linda - Linda’s Works of Heart

Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!


  1. Shelly, this is precious. I sooooooooooooo love the aged wood background behind the images. This is such a wonderful use of these images to let each one stand on their own. I love it!

  2. OMG, Shelly...I love the background you created with the crackle looks fabulous and I love how you added the raffia!!! The panels with the sewing showcase the adorable and beautifully colored images perfectly....awesome work, girlfriend!!!

  3. Whoa! What a fabulous presentation! Love the cracklin' approach to the Chicken Coop set, Shelly!


  4. I love this pretty!

  5. Wow, Shelly! I just LOVE that color wash look on the images!! Too, too cool! And that crackle, just perfect!!

  6. Shelly this is fabulous! You've made a Shelly card with a Kittie Kit . . . To cool!

  7. Love your crackled background and the raffia and stitching!

    I love the colors--and that layout is WONDERFUL!!!!
    Suck cute coloring, too!!

    Great card, Shelly!!

  9. love the layered buttons, but I'm such a button fanatic anyhow! ;) and your addition of the raffia is perfect! what a great card! love it!!! :)

  10. Like everyone before me, I am loving your cards!

  11. Love your cards!


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