Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sugar Sugar March Project... Cracked Glass Technique

Our project for the month of March at Sugar Sugar is the cracked glass technique! If you go to the blog there are some great directions to follow from the talented Judy. I did not have the ultra thick embossing powder so I just used a few layers of the regular stuff.I didn't know if it would work but it was so easy! Put it in the fridge for a minute or two and bend! I may have used a bit much but I think it looks neat with the deep cracks! I went over it with some brushed corduroy distress ink on a sponge after I cracked it to get an aged look. I went with this image as I thought it would fit the theme I was going for. BUT you can do it with beautiful bright colors as well. Take a look at the Sugar Sugar blog and see what gorgeous creations the DT came up with ~ love the variety!

Paper: K & Co.
Inks: distressed inks
Accessories: button, ribbon and twine ~ stash, flowers ~ Prima, brads ~ MM

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great day! I am a little late in getting this up as my daughter's nose just won't stop bleeding!! This weather is so wonky and is messing up her sinuses! We woke up to snow this morning! I thought it was all over but they are calling for more tomorrow as well! Hopefully no rain will follow it! (LOL) Then we can have fun in it at least!


Tiets said...

I love your priject,, so great!
Hugs Tiets

Anonymous said...

Stunning card. Erin x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Kathy this is stunning!!!!!!!
So love your beautifully coloured image and your crackle looks fabulous!
Such beautiful detail and love your paper.
Hope your daughter's nose bleed is over and that her sinus problems are going to ease
kim x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab card Kathy, love the image and the wonderful distressed look. Hugs Nikki x

sandra_w said...

Fantastic card, Kathy!! Your crackle looks great!


Anonymous said...

This is amazing Kathy :)
I thought it was a daunting challenge too.. but loved doing it in the end.. totally fab!

Hugs, Marlene x

scrappyjacky said...

This is a brilliant card...I love the crackle effect...and you've done it so well.

Bev said...

OMW!! This really is superb Kathy, stunning!!

Jorunn said...

Wow... beautiful card! Looove the colors, and the image!
So cool with the crackle glass thing! Have to look into that!


Aud said...

WOW! It looks both beautiful and cool!

Tammi said...

Kathy I love the look on this, been awhile since I tried this technique, fabulous card! Wishing your daughter well with her nose bleeds. ~Hugs

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Fabulous card Kathy. I love your sepia tones and vintage look.You have chosen the perfect image for this!
I'm glad it worked well with the normal embossing powder :)

Judy xx

Lilian said...

Hi Kathy! Your card is just amazing. I always love how you embellish your cards too - I am trying to case you lol!

I hope your daughter is better. Sinuses are no fun :P

Have a great day :)

cats whiskers said...

Hi Kathy this is just awesome dear, so much work and so wonderfully put together I just love it all.
Big Hugs to you and the girls
Jacqui x

Frances said...

Hi Kathy . . great minds indeed - I got 'bloom & grow' too LOL!!! This is gorgeous, you know I always love the colours you use and that crackle affect is very cool (need to dig out my UTE powder). Hope the nosebleeds are under control now (hubby gets them bad too during hot weather or if he has fizzy drinks would you believe - hate the sight of all that blood!) Have a good day! xx

Andrea said...

Great card!

Anki said...

Love it Kathy and now you reminded me that this is something that I said that I would try last year, but never got to do. Thank you for the inspiration and the reminder ;-) Kram - Anki

Helen said...

This is beautiful! Love the 'cracked glass' effect - really must give it a try!
Helen x

Gayle said...

Hi honey
So sorry for the late comment. I don't have enough hours in my day at the moment!
This is stunning! Your colouring is always so perfect!
I hope your daughter is ok today, and that you are on the road to recovery yourself!
Thanks Sweetie!
Gayle x

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! Love this technique! Looks like real cracked glass!
Sorry to hear about your daughter... Hope the weather will be better!

Lorraine Robertson said...

This is stunning honey... I so love the distressed look you have managed to achieve... even with your flowers...

Lorraine xxx

Sue said...

wow stunning card luv the effect you have done looks brill, sue,x

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card Kathy ,fabulous colours and affect ,brilliant ,hugs Dawnxxx
hope your daughter feels better soon ,hugs Dawnxxx

LINDA said...

OMGosh this is just Fabulous..Love it!! I have an award for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

TaraG said...

Stunning card Kathy! I love your cracked glass it looks fab...haven’t done it in a while, so, I maybe I should try it again!
Really pretty papers and colours and I love the card layout!