Monday, June 18, 2012

Gallery Idol Round 4

***this is my 2nd post of the day.  Scroll down to see my Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge card but don't forget to vote for me too!***

Oh my gosh! ROUND 4!
The top 10.  
I'm dreaming, right? 

You can see the announcement here.
I still can't believe it! 

The theme for Round 4 is to make a card something from around the house.
I raided my cabinets and drawers, even went digging in the garage for stuff I might have forgotten... Then, I came back to my craft room and just tried everything.  

My loot included cotton balls, parchment paper, chicken wire, bamboo forks... and then I tried...

Yep.  Nail polish. 

It took about 8 tries to get the right splatter effect but boy was it fun and gosh do I like it.  
I think what makes me the happiest about this card is that while I fully abided by the challenge rules, I also managed to create a card good enough to give.  Sometimes when I make a card for a challenge, I can lose myself in creating the card and I am never happy with the end result.  

I love how the nail polish also has a subtle sparkle to it too.  Super cool. 

I cut the paper doll people and the sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo.  
Talk about a tool that does it all. 

I hope you enjoy my card and perhaps I've inspired you to try out some nail polish crafting! It is really fun!

Now, I ask you to GO VOTE FOR ME!

Thanks and have a great day!


Miriam Prantner said...

The splatter looks great! The 8 tries was totally worth it. Love the look!

Elena said...

I love what you said about still wanting your card to look GOOD. haha - I feel the same way. Your card is super trendy and so cute!

Ryann said...

Your polish splatter turned out awesome! Great job and good luck!!

Amy Kolling said...

Never would have thought of nail polish! Brilliant idea and I agree about creating a card and still being able to give it away. You accomplished this and soo much more! Your hard work was worth it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the sparkle and shine!

~amy~ said...

awesome card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Why are you shocked???? You are AMAZING! You are going ALLLLLL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE this card--love the use of nail polish! Do tell all your secrets on how to get the "right" splash:)

Good luck!

the paper perch by jess said...

Just stopping by to say that I Love, love, love this card! And Congrats so far! Well deserved!

kasia c. said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this card Heather!
I can't believe how awesome that splatter of nail polish looks.
Congrats on being top 10!! That's awesome. :)

Anonymous said...

I thought your card was just so clever. Love that you used nail polish, Heather!


Rockwell Designs said...

Clever idea using nail polish! COOL card!!! Congrats on making the top 10 Heather! :)