Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fireworks in October

I have a product focused project for you today. I was recently invited to play with one of several new Tsukineko products released at CHA Summer 2011- a fabulous new glimmer spray called Fireworks. It creates colorful, sparkly, shimmery effects on both light and dark papers and is available in 24 colors, all complimentary to Memento ink colors. This glimmer spray is easy to use and quick-drying on most paper surfaces. It is water-based, acid-free and non-toxic so it is easy to clean up if the dog grabs the bottle or if your little ones happen to 'borrow' your crafting supplies! However, it does say right on the bottle to keep out of the reach of children... The 0.5 fluid ounce spray bottle is a fabulous little size for those of us who only use glimmer spray occasionally rather than on every single project, page and flower we create!

Kate will be giving away some Fireworks to a random commenter ON TODAY’S DESIGN TEAM POSTS, so the more you hop and comment, the more chances you have to win! The winner will be announced on Friday so you have until Thursday at 9 p.m. EST to leave your comments!


I started by stamping my image (Ornamental Season) using tuxedo black Memento ink which didn't smear or run when Fireworks were spritzed on. I coloured using the following copic markers;




Once this image was coloured, I painted over the ornaments using my Fireworks shimmer mist since the copic tones of green and violet I used are a perfect colour match for the New Sprout and Lulu Lavender Firework glimmer spray. It was simple enough to remove the spray nozzle and dipping an aqua painter in the liquid and paint the image. I used lipstick red atyou spica glitter pen to add red shine to the ribbon and red ornaments.


The shine is superb making my ornaments look like they are sugared miniatures of life size ornaments!  To add a little more shine, I spritzed the image panel with Lulu Lavender spray, and the background with New Sprout. As you can see on the dark brown of my card background, the new sprout spray shows up on the dark brown card stock. This product is fun to work with. I didn't have trouble with the spray circumference but, to be safe, I did use a wide box to spray in that I got from a book shipment I received ages ago. My double bow was made using red sheer twinkle ribbon and my bow easy.

The rest of the i {heart} papers design team has some more fabulous ideas using Fireworks, so do take a peek and enjoy!!
stamps; ornamental season (itty bitty by unity from ihp)
paper; holly jolly christmas (echo park from ihp), brown (bazzill), x-press it (copic from ihp)
ink tuxedo black memento (tsukineko from ihp)
accessories; lulu lavender, new sprout fireworks (tsukineko from ihp), red sheer twinkle ribbon (may arts from ihp), bow easy (from ihp), red lipstick atyou spica pen, copic markers (copic from ihp)

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    18 comments:

    Cheryl said...

    So pretty....love the sparkly ornaments!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    This card is so festive. I love how the ornaments glitter with the fireworks!

    Kary said...

    Love this card! The ornaments are so pretty as well as the bow.

    i {heart} papers said...

    What a great idea! Can you tell me how many times a dog has grabbed your Fireworks? Just curious. :)

    Kendra said...

    Totally LOVE this! Love the design and the sparkly ornaments.

    Carolyn Mustopa said...

    What a pretty card! And what a brilliant (and un-messy) idea to use them with a brush!

    Gretchen said...

    Awesome! Love how you "painted" with the Fireworks- great idea!!

    Stamping Becky said...

    Such a bright, cheerful and festive card! Awesome work, Loretta!

    whoistracy said...

    Oh wow, this is soooo gorgeous!! Love that big bow and all the sparkle this has.

    Tammy V said...

    What a wonderful card. I just bought that stamp and can't wait to use it!

    Katie said...

    This is such a beautiful card! Love the extra touch with the fireworks spray. And love the colors you choose. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

    Amy said...

    Such a pretty card! Love the sparkle the Fireworks spray adds to it!

    sharon g said...

    I've started mine, too. I like your colors! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

    MissScrapAlot said...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!
    WYME98@YAHOO.COM

    Kim H said...

    Beautiful card. I love the mix of patterns and colors. the red ribbon is a perfect match for the card. very nicely done, thank you for sharing.

    Cil A. said...

    What a happy, merry card!

    Deena said...

    this card is so pretty...i love that fireworks spray...our lss got a couple of colours in recently and I bought them, but now i want more...they spray so nicely...thanks for joining us at the opus gluei this week...hope to see you again next week!

    Lori said...

    Fun and festive! What a great idea to paint with the Fireworks--I'll have to give that a try.

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