Monday, April 27, 2009

TLC218 Marble Technique

Hi all - did you have a fantastic weekend?  I did - it was busy as all get-out, but fun just the same.  I didn't really do anything exciting, except for a ton of domestic chores and a little bit of yard work...how's THAT for exciting??? LOL 

It's Monday AGAIN...but I guess you already know that.  Mondays are always exciting for me because I get to host another Try a New Technique on Splitcoast Stampers.  Today's technique is not what I would actually call "new", but since it's never been presented as a TLC challenge, it's new to the challenge, so off we go.

Do you remember the Marble Technique?  It's a technique that has probably been around since the dawn of time...well, perhaps I exaggerate a bit, but it HAS been around a while.  Using marbles to create an interesting, one-of-a-kind-can-never-be-exactly-reproduced background is tons of fun.  So go dig in the kids toy box or you can do what I did and raid the marbles that I had in a dried flower arrangement.

If you would like to get all the details of the technique, be sure to pop on over to the TLC group, which can be found HERE and come play along.

My card sample for today's technique used a portion of the stamp Pocket Silhouettes, which was stamped onto the paper, then punched with a scallop circle punch.  I placed a punched vase punch that I had in my stash.  I stamped some polka dots onto the vase and wrapped some embroidery floss around the neck a few times to give it some interest.

I'm so very pleased that you popped in today for a look-see.  I have some fun news coming up on Thursday AND Friday this week, so please be sure to pop back in to see waz up!  (there could be something in it for YOU)  Have a fantastic Monday.
{Supplies} 
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes (SU!)
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Groovy Guava, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Groovy Guava, Apricot Appeal reinkers and pads
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Small Circle Nestabilities, Marbles, Stardust Glitter Pen, Crystal Stickers (Mark Richards), Lace from stash

3 comments :

CRYSTAL said...

That is a great technique...we used golf balls for the kids at school. It leaves an interesting design as it rolls the trail. Great fun!!!! Beautiful!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

ooohhh!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Crystal said...

What a great technique Lynn this is beautiful!!