Friday, July 18, 2014

Gold and Teal Butterfly Card


I have been playing with some new sprays. I really like them. Here is a sample of the new Prima Color Bloom spray in Antique Gold. (cardbase and square mats)

My favorite color of the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, Tibetan Poppy Teal, was used for the teal panel and all the stamped backgrounds. Next I embossed that panel with an Anna Griffin embossing folder and went over the raised areas lightly with Antique Gold Gilder's Paste.

The teal colored tiles are stamped with VersaMark and LSG Midnight Teal embossing powder. (Looks black in picture but changes to teal color when you turn card.So Cool!)

The ribbon is from my stash. Even though you can not tell from the picture, the stitching is teal colored so it is a perfect match.

I made this card to play along with the Scrapadabadoo Crafts FB challenge. The challenges are bi-weekly and just for fun. Feel free to join us. 

Supplies from Scrapadabadoo:
Prima Color Bloom spray in Antique Gold
LSG Spray Tibetan Poppy Teal
Gilder's paste - Antique Gold
VersaMark
LSG Midnight Teal embossing powder

other supplies:
Anna Griffin embossing folder
butterfly stamp
flourish stamp

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Encrusted Rose on Scrapadabadoo Blog


I am in love with this card. In love with the roses.
I used the  Frantage Encrusted Jewel set from Stampabilities to emboss the backgrounds on the card and tag. Then I added the glass glitter from the kit on the tag and butterfly. Which are awesome. But it is the roses that are the most stunning.


Hop on over to the Scrapadabadoo blog for more details and a tutorial.

Monday, July 7, 2014

More is not Always Better

Well, I never thought I would say this, but more glitter is not always better.

My previous post showed the Glass Bead Gel with Glitter already in it. I started wondering what would happen if I added even more glitter...

I tried adding Stickels Dry Glitter - Stardust to the glass beads.
You may remember that the Faber-Castelle Glass Bead Glitter Gel was semi transparent and allowed the pattern paper to show through.
Well apparently if you add the Stickles dry glitter, you can not longer see through it.

Here you can see the stickles over the glass bead gel that I stenciled on using a Crafter's Workshop stencil. The butterfly is also covered in the glass bead gel and Stickles glitter. You can also see where I just added dots of glue and glittered them. Both techniques look the same so the glass beads are just adding texture and nothing else here. It is OK but just was not what I was hoping for.

I did add some of my tattered flowers along with some Flower Soft that adds some lovely texture and fills in the gaps very nicely.

The flowers, Flower Soft, and ribbons were all colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.
The flower centers are filled with a cool product from Viva Decor called Ferro -Graphite.
(I will be showing more with the Ferro soon)

Well the Stickles did no give the look I was hoping for, but I did have fun playing with the products that I got from Scrapadabadoo and have lots of other crafty ideas for these products.