Sunday, January 1, 2012

Merry and Bright - with Bling Tutorial **Frosted Designs**

Every year the kids, my mom, and myself head on over to Riverbend Country Club for Brunch with Santa.  We started going when my oldest son was 2, and he has been every year since.  I have not always made the brunch due to being pregnant or having a new born.  The kids have a blast seeing Santa and eating fun brunch foods, and the parents enjoy being able to get Santa pictures without having to wait in horrible lines (Santa stays until everyone gets their turn).  The club is decorated just perfect, it is such a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas!!

I made this page as part of a round robin challenge with my swirlydoo sisters!!  Thanks for the great inspiration ladies!!
Coloring your Bling Tutorial
Have you ever needed a specific color of a pearl or crystal, and the ones you have just don't fit?  Here is a quick and easy way to color your pearls and bling with markers!!

1) Supplies - pearls, crystals, bling, gems, etc (white or clear)- Copic markers and/or Bic Mark Its in the colors of your choice

2) Use your markers to color the pearls or gems.  I find it best to color them on the plastic backing before I place it on my project.  When using my Copic markers I use the brush end, it is easier to apply to the gem.

3) Let the ink set for a few seconds before touching it.  Both markers work the same as they are both alcohol based inks.  Sharpies, crayola, or other markers (especially washable) do not work, they just rub off.  These are the only two markers I have found to stay on the bling.

4) Apply your colored bling to your project and enjoy!!  Your colors are only limited by your marker colors now.  Try blending two different colors of markers.  You can even try and color gems and pearls that are not clear to see what new colors you get, the possibilities are endless!!

Head on over to Frosted Designs and play in the wonderful challenges!!

Challenges:  - X - anything goes - 1/18x


Erin R.


  1. So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work and Happy New Year!

  2. Erin your layouts are fabulous! I love the tutorial too. Awesome blog..I'm a new follower!

  3. Very cut layout. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  4. Oh my goodness, I love how you colored that bling. So pretty!


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