Saturday, February 04, 2012

"Giving a Basket of Amore" using Viva Las Vegastamps! and new Sakura Terri Sproul Mixers

Happy Saturday Everybody! It's Susan here with my top of the month project to share. Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. So I am sharing a "Basket of Hearts" Amore card I've created using Viva Las Vegastamps!...AND...the brand new Terri Sproul Mixers by Sakura Hobby Crafts. These are powders and glittery goodness to be added to Sakura Crystal Lacquer.

And guess what??? Viva Las Vegastamps! will be the very first retailer to carry Terri's new line. I got to meet our Fairy Craftmother last weekend at CHA in California...she is fun and fabulous - just like in her videos! So keep a lookout for these SUPER NEW products in the VLVS Online Store soon!!

This is Terri and I just prior to the Flash Mob!

For today's project I used two stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! Basket of Hearts #405 and Woven Thatch Background #10153. I started off with a sheet of wine colored cardstock and I stamped both images with Stewart Superior Memories Regal Burgundy Pigment ink and embossed using VLVS Ultra High Gloss embossing powder. I also stamped the section of the hearts in basket onto lavender and pink cardstock and embossed. Then I gave it detail with Sakura Terri Sproul Mixers!!! For the woven thatched background of the basket and the handle, too, I mixed some of the Yellow Pearl Jewel Effects Mixer with Crystal Lacquer. It went right over the embossed stamped image and kept the detail. Then I mixed up Red Pearl Jewel Effects Mixer and painted in hearts on the pink and lavender paper. One color takes on an entirely different life when painted on different colored papers - especially dark papers.

The mixers stay transparent while adding shimmer and a touch of color. You have total control of the intensity of the Mixers color, by adding a little or a lot of the powders to Crystal Lacquer. AND it dries quickly, too!!! I for one am the queen of Stickles {glitter adhesives} and really don't use them for most projects because of length of drying time. Now that I've played with the new Sakura Terri Sproul Mixers...I can't see why I would ever use them {Stickles} again. I am totally hooked! Did I mention there are 30 different colors and additives in the Mixers line. I had this piece of scrap paper with a heart and the word "Amore" that I also accented by layering strokes of yellow and red Mixers with a paintbrush. This really made the sentiment "POP". I fussy cut and paper pieced the hearts in the basket and finished assembly of card with coordinating patterned paper scraps and a sheer organza bow. I now have a lovely Valentine for my special someone!

It's a new month which means a new VLVS Theme Challenge for February! Submit your "LOVE" theme creations using Viva Las Vegastamps! for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at the VLVS online store. CLICK HERE for info on submissions. Don't forget to check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! store.

Don't forget to browse around a little while to see what our talented Design Team has been up to.

Thanks so much for visiting & if you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. Happy Saturday : )


Lyneen said...

Terri congrats on the new line.... VLVS CONGRATS on being the first to carry the line!!! I love how the mixers add shimmer and make things pop off the page!!!

rosenrobrt said...

You know we LOVE all the projects from the DT....Thanks for this one Susan!!!!! Looking forward to when I get my Mixers....I don't think I have ever used Stuart Superior Ink pad, I guess Jacksonville is a Ranger Town.

Happy Saturday to you too.

Cindy said...

What a wonderful card you've created Susan! I love it. Congratulations VLVS for being the first company to carry the new line of Terri Sproul mixers!