Sunday, June 14, 2009

Faux Tearing, Mini-Medley Accents & Tickled Pink Projects

Last night I WAS the Midnight Artist! I think it has to do with my love of chocolate and a few pieces here and there that keep me up until 1 AM!

Here's an example of a card I created using the new Faux Tearing technique from the latest CTMH TV episode on Art & Soul. To create this card, I used the Tickled Pink special scrapbook kit from the CTMH May Campaign, Blush Exclusive Ink, Love Story Rub-Ons, rubber brayer, and the White Daisy Mini-Medley Accents Collection.

It took me one practice run to get it right and while it looks like the ink might be uneven at first, just keep re-inking your brayer and running it over your tear template until it looks fairly even. Then let it sit for a few minutes and it will soak into the paper and look even in color.

This next project is a challenge given to me by my mentor and coach to create an Inspirational Journal to document favorite ideas, quotes and celebrations. In addition to the items used above, I added the Just Blooms Big Pinks flower and also covered the attached pen with the same paper. I recommend using Liquid Glass to get a strong bond for altered items for added durability.

I've included a detailed picture of the layered flower using the Big Pink bloom, then crocheted flower, all attached using a white flower Mini-Medley brad and topped with the smallest square Sparkle. I then sponged the Blush ink around the edges of the flower to get it to stand out just a little more.

"INSPIRE" is stamped using Crystal Blue ink and The Works Alphabet stamp set. This stamp set is great because it includes upper case, lower case, numbers and punctuation all in one set!


  1. Love your card with the faux tearing Teri! Great technique. And what a great idea for the insipartional journal. The layered flower is so cute!

  2. How did you do the faux tearing?


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