Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 20th Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions

It's the 20th of the month...that means release day for the October 20th Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions!!!

This month Taylor challenged us to use dimension in our creation. Of course, one of my favourite adhesives is foam tape...woo hooo!!!!
This month's kit contains some fun chipboard, gorgeous ribbons, Avocado Metallic Maya Mist, patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love line and plenty of coordinating solid Prism cardstock. Talk about a bunch of wonderful things to play with!!! And I have a new love...Maya Mist!!! It's so quick and easy to use, dries really fast, and isn't even messy if you contain your spraying within a shoe box! Yay!!!

I wanted to use the Avocado Metallic Maya Mist to create a patterned paper so I paired it with my Cosmic Swirls template and misted the blue central panel after I'd cut it out with Labels 3 Nestabilities. Next I inked one of the gorgeous chipboard birds with white Stazon and once that dried I misted it with Iridescent Pearls Maya Mist. Oh, and just a note on the Maya Mist, before you spray it you'll want to tap the bottle on the palm of your hand a few times to ensure the shimmer is mixed throughout.
My card base is a little smaller than usual at 4.5 inches square. I layered papers from the October 20th Key Ingredients then stitched a fun double wavy border. I added four Crystal Twinkles to the corners for a little sparkle and dimension. The central panel and bird are both popped on foam tape but I think I get the most dimension from my big fluffy bow! The pretty button in the center is from my Savannah pack.

Have you taken the plunge and tried the Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions? With the monthly charge on the Key Ingredients Subscriptions it's economical and easy to get creative! Plus your subscription kits ship on the 15th of the month, plenty of time to play along with the monthly challenge!!!

Let's see what some of the other Baker's Dozen have created with this gorgeous KI kit.

Thanks for stopping by!


Janet said...

what a great card! love the colours!

Jackie Pedro said...

So pretty, Karen! I am now in love with Maya Mist, too!! Can't wait to order some other colors!!!

Sankari W. said...

OMG!!! I LOVE that MayaMisted center piece and the sweet birdie flying through... soooo lovely karen - LOVE it!!! And what a great idea to do the Stazon white and then mist it!!! You rocked it with sauce (translation - you are awesome! :)
Big Hugs,
Sankari :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE that you showcased the chipboard on the main panel...beautifully done! Love the PERFECT bow, too!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, I love sparkle you got from those Maya Mists! GREAT layout!

Leslie said...

Very pretty and this Maya Mist, of which you speak, sounds interesting....very interesting :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS Karen! This layout ROCKS and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the center panel with the AWESOME design! This is FABULOUS my friend!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Awesome Karen...love the fun stitching you did around the edge!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL, Karen!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love this! Wonderful card and that bird is amazing! Love the tip about using a shoebox...I ended up with mist on everything on my desk LOL!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Sorry I'm so late getting around to leave a comment! This is beautiful, Karen! I love your unique take on the avocado mist with the swirly stencil!