Thursday, April 09, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Monika Finds a New Use for Eye Shadow

Hi, everybody! It's Monika back again with another spotlight project for you using the new stamp club set, Mixed Media Grunge.

I wanted to go back to basics and explore using my chalks to create a delicate look for my card or at least that was the plan. Somehow I couldn't get the look I wanted, and that's when I tried my luck using old eye shadow instead. As you can see, it worked perfectly! I ended up with the subtle colouring I was after and some great shimmer too.

I cut three pieces of white card to size (3.5 x 7.5 cm) and stamped the swirly image from the Mixed Media Grunge set in watermark pigment ink before using the applicator to pick up some of the eye shadow and lightly applying it over my stamped image to create my panels. I sprayed them with a little hairspray to fix and layered them onto a piece of light turquoise card (11.5 x 8 cm) and attached it to my base card.

I stamped my sentiment from the Tree Silhouettes set in teal on a strip of white card, cut it into a banner which I shaped, and attached to my card to finish. I decided against adding any pearls, gems or other embellishments as I felt they would over power the delicate stamping.

For my next card, I coloured three panels using my shimmery chalks, stamped my image in black VersaColor, fixed with hairspray, layered on bright pink card and then on my black base card before finishing off with a bright pink sentiment, again from the Tree Silhouettes set.

I initially thought that I might heat emboss the grungy swirl from the Mixed Media Grunge set but decided against it once I had stamped the image. I felt it would have looked a little too heavy and drowned out the golden shimmer from the chalks which was still quite noticeable through the VersaColor stamping.

As always there is a little craft along video enabling you to follow my creative process.

That's it from me for today. I look forward to seeing your creations using chalks or eye shadow.

Just before I leave a quick reminder that there is still time to purchase our new April release stamps at a 10% discount plus FREE SHIPPING, offer ends 10th 12th April.

We'll be back again tomorrow with one of our Inspiration Project posts. Until then, have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

Stamps Monika used in today's project:


Mixed Media Grunge is the April/May 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for April. We'll pick TWO (2) commenters to each win a $10 gift certificate or their choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winners on May 1!


  1. This is wonderful! Eyeshadow....whoda thunk it! That is fabulous and it turned out beautifully! Great cards! ♥

  2. Gorgeous card with brilliant eye shadow idea! Thank you Monika for sharing your superb innovation and dynamic substitute! Hugs xx

  3. So pretty; love the soft colors.
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  4. This is gorgeous! Great idea with the eye shadow!

  5. Love the idea of using eye shadow technique, soft impression, amazing!

  6. I was like...Eye shadow? Really? But now I can see, it worked perfectly for the card. Ever inspiring! Thanks. :)
    Suchi xx

  7. danke für diese Idee... beim nächsten Drogeriemarkteinkauf werde ich sicherlich auch die Eyeshadows mal näher betrachten *lol
    Deine Karten sehen klasse aus
    CU hellerlittle

  8. Interesting use for old eye Shadow and cool effect !

  9. What fun. Must dig out the old eyeshadow. Fab idea. Hugz

  10. Eyeshadow? Only brilliant,fabulous and innovative! Your card...oh my!

  11. Monika, both of your cards are beautiful. Using eyeshadow just makes me laugh...everything is a medium!!

  12. What a way cool and clever idea!! I have some that I could use in this way!! Thanks!


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