Wednesday, 10 July 2013


Happy Wednesday Peeps,

Happy WOYWW 214. If you are wondering what this is all about, then pop over to Julia at STAMPING GROUND and see what we all do every Wednesday... we're basically  nosey :-D Hee hee 

I am just messin' around today - did the Greek class this morning and I blew their minds trying to teach them the Accusative case !!!  I think my poor little pupils were totally shell shocked by the time our hour was up LoL

Here is a nosey at my Big Shot station on the other side of my room :-)....

Click on Pic to enlarge

Now, I treated myself recently to a couple of the new 3D M-Bossability folders from Spellbinders and you say I played with one on some green mirri card.. on the left there :-)

The bit I cut off it I used as a backing for a little creation I have made for the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #155 - which is sponsored this week by A Day For Daisies and the Theme is to use the Spotlight Technique. That means that you chose an area of your stamp/digi and colour it in and leave the rest in black and white. The 'spotlit' bit seems to be then cut out and set on top of the original image.
I have never tried this so here is my attempt....

I cut out a 1" circle from the little mermaid and coloured it with Copics, then I mounted it onto a bit of green card and stuck it back on with a 3D foamie.
The image was mounted onto the matching green card after edging with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I cut some little leafy thingies that look a bit like seaweed and I added some Stickles to it for shine.
I sanded the mirri card to make the embossed shells show out a bit more.

Products used:

Image:  'Birthday Mermaid' by A Day For Daisies
Green Mirri Card
Dark green card.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
Sizzix leaf die
X Cut 1" Circle Punch
Stickles - Crystal Ice

Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday Throwdown #155 - Spotlight It
Twisted Tuesday 2TC54 - Something beginning with I... Ink + Embossing Folder
Glitter & Sparkle #40 - Fantasy/Fairytale


Spyder said...

Fantastic, not tried the #spot light' thingy yet! (I wanted to say tec-neek, but I can't spell it!)
A bigshot station is a good idea, mine often gets put on the floor when I need it's space to use the cutter and I always hit my ankles on the handle! Have a great crafty week!



Uniflame said...

I love the shells and the color of green you used! It is so summery! Uniflame - 85

Maudieroff Roffey said...

That rich green mirri card is so lovely and your spotlight is perfect... Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #89

voodoo vixen said...

Ooh, now that is a neat technique, love the green colour and how 3D the image comes as, your little mermaid looks great against the backdrop too! Annette #7

Neet said...

What a fabulous folder that is - looks absolutely stunning how you have used it in that green. Great spotlight card - love it!
As you are in Greece do you know of Cosy Goose shoes? Am trying to track down some sandals like the worn out ones I am using. Would be grateful of any leads. Hope you don't mind my asking.
Hugs, Neet 9 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Ike what fab folder and yes agree it is lovely in mirri card... thanks for popping over and yes know about accusative case in Greek (did NT Greek for 18 months) plus Latin has it too did that for four year (French for five years)!! helps a lot in language understanding you know, so persist it will click with some, love Shaz.x Thanks for popping over too #35

SueH said...

That’s not a technique that I’ve seen before Ike, but it’s very effective and your Green embossed background was just perfect for the image you chose.

Thanks for stopping by this week.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 79

Krisha said...

Hi Ike,
Great little spot light card, love the background you created.
Thanks for the earlier visit
Krisha #5

House of Bears said...

Ooh We hadn't even heard of that technique before, we may have to try it. We're wondering what the greek for cute furry bear is?

Sandy Leigh said...

I love mermaids and this one is adorable! But I can't keep my eyes off your Big Shot station--I'm saving my crafty dollars to get the new Big Shot that just came out and cannot hardly wait! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #95

ike said...

Hahahaha LoL OK - ..... "άκι" is what we put on the end to make something 'small', so how about .....

χαριτωμένο γούνινο αρκουδάκι

IKE xxx

ike said...

Oh yes - I have seen this. Lovely colour and pattern :-D xxx

Lynda Norton said...

Love that card, also drawn to your portrait of Floyd - what a cutie.

Lynda #82

Cardarian said...

Hello Ike !

Your card is realy lovely - like your embossing station! It wasn't my intent to make anybody feel old with the Mungo Jerry video, on the contrary it was ment to make people feel good - I bought it on 45 too so I am "old" too. Get up and have a dance and you will never feel old! :-)
Lots of hugs,

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image; really like the spotlight technique you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Monique said...

Your little mermaid card looks beautiful. Love the background.
Thank for stopping by my desk and I sent you a mail with the answer to your question =).
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #106

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Ike, LOVE your little mermaid, what a neat technique fr something a bit different, I'm going to have to remember that one. Sorry to hear about the burnt bottom problem I don't know how you cope with red hot weather as the norm! Thanks for your visit, have a great week. MMx #59

Regina Hamilton said...

love that embossing folder you used. That mermaid is too cute. Thanks for stopping by. happy crafting #7

Cazro said...

A very unusual card, good use of the challenge of balloons. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

Charlene said...

My favorite tool! Love the green on your card! Just stunning.

Happy WOYWW! #27

Katie D said...

Cute! Love that!

Katie (103)

Shoshi said...

Love your seaside themed card, and particularly what you've done with the green mirror card - beautiful! I've only ever used gold and silver. The green has embossed really well, hasn't it.

Greek? You should try Hebrew... what fun we had in the class, trying to get our heads around a totally different form of grammar from western languages... the verb forms are a nightmare! Part of the problem today is that proper grammar isn't taught any more, even English, and people have no idea what you are talking about when you say "accusative" or "dative" or whatever!!

Thank you for your lovely and fun comment - yes, it's great that they got to the bottom of my problem lol! Not only is it not cancer, but there's the prospect of better health as a result of having this test.

So glad you like my new room. I'm so excited about it, I hardly know what to do with myself!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #92

Kimberly Hogan said...

Very cool. I love your card. What fun toys you have. I need some fun toys. I just have supplies. I do have a Zutter Bind-It-All, but haven't used it yet. After visiting some more desks, I'd like to check out the challenges your in. Thanks for stopping by my desk/coffee table and leaving me a comment. Have a great wknd. Good luck with your challenges. (((HUGS)))

Nikki said...

Yep Power outages would drive anyone insane all the time.
It's a shame it's regular thing for you UGG!!!
What a sweet idea to focus on one little area with colour love the idea of it hugs Nikki #16

craftygranny said...

Aww this is lovely . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Daniella said...

I love that idea for the card!! Totally cool! Are you teaching kids the Greek Language? Reminds me of taking Latin in school!!

Dianne said...

What a great card, love how you put it together, Ah a big shot, to dream :). thanks for sharing and your visit,, have a great week..

Gita said...

Hi there...thanks for popping over. I JUST ordered that same M-bossibilities today along with some Sizzix dies for Halloween. And I love your leaf die that looks like seaweed. Brigita #99

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

oooooooh wow Ike another total beauty!!! Love how your background came out. Fabulous take on the spotlight technique. Now I wonder if I'll be coming back with a DT hat on later hihihi

Great project for this Wednesday!



jane stillman said...

Such a really cute image, love the spotlight technique, thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

Borqna said...

Great card! Your background is fantastic!
Good luck!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Sorry not been around much . . . on hol and keeping off pooter as much as poss!

LOVE this creation Ike . . . perfect spotlighting and gorgeous background.

Sarn xxx

Debs said...

Cool concept with the spotlight :)

Fandhmum said...

Really interesting technique and card. I have that folder but haven't used it yet. I will have to get it out and play.
Thanks for your visit and also for entering your lovely card into the Make My Monday challenge this week,
Rosie x

Tracey Boley said...

Smashing card Ike.

Love that mermaid image and the spotlight technique is great,not tried it but will have to give it a go.

Thank you so much for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love that you have a "Big Shot Station!" And well done on the spotlight card, Ike! I love that color and image!! Happy Belated WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week! Thanks for coming to see me at the Playhouse! Darnell #24

Laura said...

Talented crafter *and* teacher of Greek? Good for you! Scare those students! lol I like your mermaid card. Happy WOYWW from Laura #98

AnnieC said...

Very pretty card - I'm also very impressed with the Big Shot station AND the Greek lessons - I don't even know what the accusative case IS! I wonder why you don't have second hand shops there??? Annie C #68

butlersabroad said...

My Cuttlebug lives on the top of my shelf and I have to lift it down each time, there's gonna be an accident one of these days! Maybe I should try and create a station for it like you have with your bigshot. Glad we don't have the accusative case in the English language, it's hard enough as it is! Have a great weekend.

Brenda 3

NanaConnie said...

This is stunning, Ike! Love how your first Spotlight card turned out. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope we're going to see you again soon. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie TT DT

April Story said...

I love how you made the card with the coloring on a portion - too cool. Thanks for visiting me earlier. :-)

April #107

Majo said...

This is a wonderful creation! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Carol Clements said...

Love your spotlight card. Thanks for visiting.

Karen Ives said...

That is a really clever card!
Thank you for visiting
Karen #63

Jeanna said...

I love the card! The mermaid is just darling and colors just scream "look at me!".
Thanks for visiting me this week!
Super late WOYWWer,
Jeanna #126

Asha said...

Beautifully done! Thank for sharing your talent at Tuesday Throwdown.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Tracie said...

I really like how you did this card. Very nice. Thanks for joining us on Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

CraftyGirl said...

Ike love how your spotlight just jumps off the page. So pretty. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Queen Lightwell said...

Haven't tried the spotlight tech myself, either. Looks like it turns out interesting, artistic-like...well, I love the mermaid, at any rate! :) Thanks for stopping by earlier and leaving me a comment already. :) Deeyll #48

Lizzie R said...

you nailed that spotlight technique! Great job! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Jamie M. said...

What a unique card. Love the colors.
Thanks for playing along with Twisted Tuesday! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21