Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Girls Night Out--MFT Idol Contest, Week 3
Goodness, but the competition is making it hard! Last week's MFT Idol contestants blew me away with their creativity and I'm sure they'll do it this week! I'm definitely going to have to work harder if I want to stay in! This week's challenge is to use a specific stamp set and here's what I've come up with.
The girls are going out for a night on the town! How's this for something to get their evening off to a good start: Appletinis for two all dressed up in a kit?! They're taking a cab, so don't worry! This project includes a card, a kit with fixin's for two Appletinis, and martini glasses, dressed up with matching charms.
The card starts off with a Whisper White base and layers of Basic Black, silver, and Green Galore. All of the patterned paper is hand stamped. The focal image, from the soon-to-be-released April Who's That Girl set, Girls Night Out, was stamped on Gina K. Pure Luxury 80 lb. paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and is entirely paper pieced for added dimension, including the girls' skin and the wine glasses, both of which were colored with Copic markers (see below). The wine glasses are also highlighted with Sakura glitter pens in green and clear for some shimmer (close up below). It was then cut out and popped up with 3M foam squares on Green Galore then layered on silver and Basic Black, which was cut/embossed with a Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities die. I added a couple flat backed clear jewel accents and the whole image was popped up on foam squares. The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black on Gina K paper and was cut/embossed with a Spellbinders ribbon slider die. I then edged it with a silver paint pen, added green jewels, and attached it to the card base with black and silver ribbon. I added an adhesive back scrolly clear jewel embellishment to the left side and three flat backed clear jewels to the right upper corner. Prima flowers with fancy button centers were attached and accented with silver and black leafy branches punched with a Martha Stewart punch. A silver champagne glass charm hangs from one button by a silver cord bow.
The Appletini kit was modeled on one Jen Tapler did for Our Creative Corner back in December and can be seen here. I'd thought it was so cute and bookmarked it in case an opportunity to use it ever came along--well, along came opportunity! Jen expanded on a template from a tutorial done by Andrea Walford which can be found here. I bought the tutorial because I can see using it in many great ways in the future. You can see a close up of the Appletini ingredient tubes in the next picture. I decorated the box very similarly to the card--lots of bling and color. The sentiment is from the same set and was done in the same way as the card sentiment. The hanging tag sentiment, also from the same set, was layered on Green Galore and Basic Black cut/embossed with Nestabilities dies and is hanging by a silver cord, with another silver champagne glass charm attached. The ingredient tube labels were printed on my printer, embellished, and tied on with silver cord with green ribbon trimming the top of each tube. The martini glasses have green, black, and silver ribbon tied around each stem in a bow, with a martini glass charm (also from the same set) that was stamped, colored, cut out, and tied onto the bow with silver cord.
I'd never thought of doing this color combination but I knew I wanted to use black and silver and the color of the schnapps dictated the green. I love it together and will have to use it more in the future. Finally, a use for Green Galore!
Thanks for dropping by! And don't forget to head over to the MFT Forum tonight at 10pm and vote for your favorite entry--hopefully me! You should see the poll for week three close to the top of the page. You can vote for more than one entry, but you can only vote once. The poll is open until 10pm tomorrow night. Fingers crossed that I'll make the cut another week! This is sooooooo much fun!!
~Recipe~ Stamps: Girls Night Out (MFT); Weathered Wood, Leaves #3 backgrounders (Cornish Heritage Farms); Posey and Stitched backgrounders (SU!) Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Green Galore (SU!); Gina K Pure Luxury 80 lb, paper; silver metallic card stock (Office Max) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Green Galore (SU!) Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Spellbinders dies; 3M foam squares, all ribbon, jewels, buttons, silver cord, silver paint pen (craft store); leafy branch punch (Martha Stewart); Prima flowers; Copic markers; repurposed glitter tubes and earring; printer/black ink