Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Spotlight Challenge #18: Around the House!

Stamps: Digi image by Victoria Case, Papertrey 'Mailbox Greetings'. Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Basic Grey 'Wisteria', GP 110 white. Ink: Copics. Accessories: jewel brads, hydrangea Prima, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, clear EP, grape Kool-Aid.

For this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge.....

The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to use something on your creation that is from your household, but NOT a craft item! :) Use saftey pens, dryer sheets, household cleaners for doing a technique...get creative and have fun!! :)!

For my card, I used a Kool-Aid drink mix mixed with clear embossing powder to make my own version of grape scratch -n- sniff on the image:

A few tips:
1) Clear Kool-Aid versions are best; mix about half and half with clear EP.
2) Try your mixture on a test sheet before using it on your final image.
3) Do NOT overheat mixture when embossing.

I followed steps 1 and 2, but was a little over zealous with the heat gun during embossing and my grapes ended up looking a little more ripe than I wanted!
Thanks to Midnight Madness sketch #40 for the layout inspiration!
For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...

Victoria Case Art Designs

Click HERE to go to her store

One Lucky winner from Mister Linky this week will be randomly chosen to win four digital images of their choice from Victoria's store!

Be sure to check out all the 'homemade' creations by the Spotlight Divas:

Take a new look at those household items to inspire us with your 'homemade' creations, then be sure to link HERE for your chance to win four Victoria case digis!


  1. This is gorgeous Jessica!! Love your choices of color and dp!! Stunning coloring and design. I only wish I could smell your scratch and sniff! Very creative take on this week's challenge!!! You rocked the challenge girl!

  2. This is PERFECT for this challenge. I bet it smells yummy. I have never tried this before and it looks like so much fun.. Thanks for the hints.. I would be one to get it all colored and then ruin it.. Maybe they could be raisins..Hehe..Great job.

  3. Cute card! I really like how you have place the strip of DP on the left side and added the brads; it looks simple to do, but really ups the "Wow"! One of my friends has done the Kool-aid trick; fun!

  4. AWESOME creation Jess! LOVE the grape scratch 'n sniff idea ... perfect with this image! Thanks too for the helpful hints. I've only tried this technique one time ... using Crystal Lite peach iced tea with the SU fruit stand peach image. Pretty cool I thought ... thanks for bringing this idea back into the limelight!! Great job! Have a nice V-day!!

  5. Jessica, how cool to do the scratch and sniff technique!!! We had that one time for a challenge at SCS during virtual stamp night. Your card is just as precious as can be. I love the nice soft colors. Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  6. Jess this is GORGEOUS!!!! Okay the scratch and sniff what a FANTASTIC and fun idea!! WOW girl you went above and beyond with this fabulous image!!!! Such a beautiful card and WOW WOW on the challenge girl!

  7. What a gorgeous card Jessica,i love your image and papers.

    hugs Riet.xx

  8. HI Jessica - this is gorgeous - I love your Kool Aid grapes, they look good enough to eat!! Your image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured as always! You have used a great combo of colours too! I am loving this Jessica! It is great to have you playing along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, your cards are such a delight to see. We look forward to seeing you next week!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  9. Oh Jess, just exquisite, you are such an amazing card maker, I sound like a crazy fan, but just in awe of your gorgeous cards my girl.

  10. You are brilliant!! I love your grapes - what a wonderful idea!! Off to look around my house for an idea!!

  11. Well, first you card is I like it already..LOL the grapes and Kool-Aid trick is awesome..Love your technique and thanks for sharing it :) Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.. I “LOVE” that you are around to share with us and your work fills my heart with joy. Hope your weekend was filled with lots of love and of course crafting ;) Be sure to check the sneak peek.
    Sending LOVE your way <3 <3 <3
    MMSC Hostess

  12. This is fabulous! I've never tried that embossing powder idea, I'll have to give it a try. Love the purples you used, so pretty.

  13. This is such a wonderful idea!! LOVE that you made it smell like grapes!!
    Jodi =)

  14. I think the whole kool aid idea was brilliant Jessica...wish I could smell it from here!

    your card is beautiful!!!

  15. Hi Jessica, how are you? would you be so kind to email me pretty please ? :)



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