Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"You & me" -Bird is the word & new team members!!!

Hello blogoland!!!

How are you all doing? Here in Greece things are very tough...especially with all the strikes by the public transportation...There is SO much traffic on the roads and my job is faraway from home...grrrr....anyway...

I have some exciting news to share with you!
"Bird Is The Word" has added new talented members to the team!!!
Here is the announcement:
Our new design team members have been chosen!  They are seven, lovely and super talented ladies!!

Keren Tamir  

Emma Stafrace

Leila Cassimira

Gwen Wruck

Anna Zaprzelska/Brises

Marilyn Rivera


Mary Thomas (Designing Sketches)


Welcome on board ladies! I was so happy to see Melenia's name in there as She is Greek and we know each other in person!!! They all have a special style to cover everyones tastes and they will be a great asset to BITW!!! Their work is so inspiring!!! I can't wait to see your creations!

and now...for the new word...actually two words:

"YOU & ME"

Please create your project using these words either as the title or in your journaling.  That is it! Oh, one last thing... please remember to give Bird is the Word credit in your blog.  At the end of the challenge our design team will vote and the winner will receive a kit from Tidbitz In Time.  We also have featured winners who receive a blog badge from Bird is the Word.
And one last little piece of information.  We have revamped our voting process!  Winners will now be announced on the opposite Sunday as the challenge is released.  For example, the MEMORY challenge ended on Sunday, so votes will be submitted and counted by next Sunday...October 2nd.  We will announce the winner of the challenge on that day.

I made a card this time since it is "card day" this Saturday using Echo park's paper, sizzix dies, Jolee's stickers and Petaloo flowers!

I LOOOOOOVE this technique and although I knew how to do it for a long time, this was the first time I actually tried it and I was impressed!

Mini tutorial:
1) You paint the chipboard with acrylic paint
2) You apply crackle accents on top
3)  When it is dry, you paint it all with another color
4)  and  immediately, before it dries, you take it off with a baby wipe.
The second color stays in the crackles and you get  this awesome effect!!!
Isn't it cool????
P.S. I am entering this card to "Get Creative" card challenge since I used their beautiful sketch!!

and to "Scrapbookers Anonymous" for using chipboard!

I hope you enjoyed the post! Have a nice week!!!


Jasmine S said...

This is just beautiful Vicky. The details are amazing. The color combo is so striking and you have used the words perfectly.

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! SO! Gorgeous is your Card Vicky.......
WooooHoo Pretty Exciting to have these talented Ladies Join the DT!!!! xx

Lea said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE what you did with that chipboard! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Melenia said...

Vicky, first of all, thank you for the warm announcement and welcome!!
I too am looking forward to get to know all of you in BITW!

Your card is gorgeous, as usual... :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear about all the traffic problems...that has to be frustrating! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your card! Beautiful design and love the elegant look! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Elina said...

Απίθανη κάρτα!!! Λατρευώ το φόντο με το πεντάγραμμο και τα κρακελέ σου επίσης!!! Καλή επιτυχία!!!

Christina V. said...

Βικάκι πολύ όμορφη η κάρτα και οι οδηγίες. Φοβερή δουλειά και και όμορφοι χρωματικοί συνδυασμοί! Κανένα νεώτερο από την ψηφοφορία;

EFI said...

Άψογη είναι Βίκυ! Και το κρακελέ, τέλειο!!!

Aliki said...

Φοβερή κάρτα!Τέλεια!

Karen said...

Beautiful Vicky. So many details and layers to look at. Love everything :)

Irini said...

WOW Vicky what an amazing card!!!
Of course the colours are fabulous, my fave red white and black!!
Thank you so much for playing with at Get Creative

scrappingmom73 said...

Love your card! That is a really cool technique. I'm going to have to try it myself! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous card! I love this!!!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

This card is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for the tutorial. I have some crackle accents and am definitely going to try this!!! ~ Blessings


Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Oh, and congrats to all the new DT at BITW!! ~ Blessings

Helen Tilbury said...

VERY COOL crackling you have going on there Vicky! I have crackle glaze too but mine doesn't crack half as nicely as yours!! Didn't know about the taking it off with a wet wipe bit - thanks for the tip - will try that next time!!

Heather Jacob said...

stunning Vicky just stunning and so creative .. hugz x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Vicky wow what a stunner as always your work is amazing and this is no exception. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative and goodnluck


geoleoan said...

τι έφτιαξες!!! φοβερη είναι!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful Vicky... thanks for playing along with US over at Scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs..xoxo

Theresa said...

beautiful... i love your card. great tutorial too. I have never used my crackle.. one of those unloved items that I just had to have. lol..

Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

Anne Pennington said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!! I so hope things improve in Greece!!

Anonymous said...

LLovely card!
Your work is truly an inspiration to me, Vicky!
I love your beautiful design, love the colours!
Stunning card!!!

Κατερινα said...

Φοβερή τεχνική, υπέροχη καρτούλα!
Να είσαι καλά που τη μοιράστηκες μαζί μας!