Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm back....

Whew! How can one be so tired from a glorious week in Arizona without the kids or hubby? Well, I did take my daughter, but she spent 5 days with my parents while I was at the Spellbinders Design Team Retreat. What an amazing experience! I feel so blessed and honored and above all else very fortunate to be a part of this company. I honestly thought I knew what I was getting in to....but come to find out I had only the slightest clue. Such a fabulous company with fabulous owners who have hired fabulous employees and I am surrounded by fabulous design team members. I am so appreciative for the amount of work that went  into making this the experience that it was and will be for the next year. For those of you that have seen the Oprah's favorite things episodes...let me say it was just like one of those! Their generosity and the generosity of the cross promotional and preferred product manufacturers still has me speechless. I feel so lucky that they chose me to represent them. THANK YOU so much Spellbinders!

How about a little eye candy now? This layout went live on the Clear Scraps blog while I was gone, so I thought I would share it here with you today.



I started with an XL Clear Scrap Dot (the larger of the two in the package).  I then pulled out a plastic decorative mask that I have (bought a pack of 4 different masks in the kitchen section at Ikea, they are for decorating cakes with powdered sugar), this one is a large circle with a zig zag edge around it, and I centered it over the backside of the acrylic circle. Next, I sprayed around the edges with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I always do that part at night before I go to bed and then set it aside to dry overnight. After it is dry I then spray a sealer over the top...Glimmer Mist is water soluble and it doesn't mesh well with my sweaty hands.



Next I flipped it over to the front of the layout and outlined the zig zags with a Zig Paint Pen and added the white dots with Ranger Enamel Accents in white.


For those of you that have been checking out my blog...this is the last of the My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Boy line you'll be seeing. I have officially exhausted the entire pack! :)

Have a great day!

Tonya

7 comments:

Briana Johnson said...

That's so nice to hear how much you love Spellbinders - what a nice feeling to love your work! Your project is so fabulous! I'm so happy to say I'm going to Dallas Ikea in a few days and I plan to get those cake decorating things - very inspiring project.

Sarah Webb said...

Holy gorgeous page! The new releases for Spellbinders look great!

Julie (juls2000) said...

OH MY!!! That page is AMAZING!! I love it!!

AJ said...

you are one talented chick ms Tanya!! My scrapping skills are seriously LACKING compared to you!! :)

Tina McDonald said...

It was so fabulous to meet you Tonya! you are simply beautiful, in every way!
Your project is fabulous... great work with the acrylic!
((HUGS))

Felicitas said...

gorgeous project. i love the banners so much, tfs
Felicitas from Germany

JULIANA said...

This is gorgeous Tonya! I love how you used the cake decorating mask to decorate the acrylic for your layout! Just fabulous!