Monday, 29 October 2012

Pearl Background and Butterflies

Hello crafty friends................Just a quick post from me as life is pretty hectic at present. I had a lovely weekend and attended the Craft Fair at the SECC, where I met many of the presenters of various crafts as well as owners of craft shops and newsletters that I receive. It was so nice to put faces to the names that I frequently hear from.

As usual I went with a list to prevent me from overspending......................of course it did not work as I saw so many nice  crafty bits.......... adding even more to the room of stash !!!.

The crafty make in this post was specifically  made for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is Just Add Pearl.  Its always fun to take part in and the designs by the very creative DT are inspirational.

I cant decide whether to make this project a wall hanging or just leave as a frame to be placed on an easel.

Taking a piece of black card I  covered it in Perfect Medium and gently tapped various colours of Perfect Pearls in various areas, which were then gently blended. The effect is stunning !!. I then took one  of Tim's Stampers Anonymous stamps inking with jet black Archival to create further interest to the bottom of the  background. I wanted a subtle look, which you can see on the three lower photographs. Once satisfied I gently sprayed with hairspray to seal. I then distressed the edges with Tim's paper distressing tool.



I stamped Tim's Stampers Anonymous Butterflies in black archival, which I embossed and heat set, then again gently took some perfect pearls to colour the butterflies. I tore the edges  and used Distress inks in Tea-dye and gathered twigs, which is my new favourite :)


You can see the background stamp  in the photograph below


I then took another of Tim's sentiment stamps and stamped on to a die cut heart, on which I blended Tumbled Glass and Gathered twigs. To finish I adhered some vintage  flowers.


Hope you are all having fun crafty time and I will of course visit you  soon.

  • Crafty Hugs

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30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours, and the pearly sheen gives it a wonderful luminosity - just glowing with beauty!
    Alison x

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  2. This is just so pretty and lluminous...a shimmering delight!!!

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  3. This is just incredibly sumptuous!!! LOVE the rich colors and the shine and glimmer is gorgeous! STUNNING creation!!! :)

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  4. Beautiful colours and I like the subtle effect of the stamping on top of the micas. The butterfly panel is lovely too. Elizabeth x

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  5. Hi Annie, This is a beautiful piece, the Perfect Pearls give a lovely sheen and such gorgeous colours.
    Avril x

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  6. Oh Annie this is so FABulous!!! The colours and pearliness are so beautiful! Thanks so for joining us at Simon Says Stamps andShow!

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  7. It is stunning!!! Love your background, the sheen is fabulous! Great make!!!

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  8. This is so full of beautiful shining colour. It's great to really see the full effect over the background as so often this is almost totally covered by embellishments. Glad to see you getting the chance to play. Hugs, Buttons x

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  9. This is beautiful Annie,I love the background and the butterflies.
    Kevin xx

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  10. WOW, this is stunning! Love everything about it!

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  11. Annie, your card is a perfect example of various techniques in using Perfect Pearls! I love it! The background is stunning. The butterflies are truly beautifully done. I also love the sentiments you've used on this card and how you've aged the edges of your card by tearing and inking them. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  12. Love the background colours, they make the rest outstanding. Love the vintage feel also. Very nice creation, hugs, Marion

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  13. Me again Annie. Thanks for the very very sweet comment you left on my blog about the jointed skeleton piece being featured on Ranger's blog. It is much appreciated! And again...I LOVE this perfect pearl piece!!! WOW! <3 Candy

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  14. This is really really beautiful Annie.
    Love every detail on it.
    Greetings Janny

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  15. I say magnets for the fridge. I'm always in the kitchen and would see it daily! This is magnificent Annie. The pearl colors just give it the most tranquil and magical feeling. The sentiment is divine!
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

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  16. Wow, a stunning piece Annie. I think it needs to be a wall hanging. The colours are beautiful and the butterflies and sentiment makes it all come to-gether perfectly. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  17. oh my! this is so stunning!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

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  18. Annie that is such an amazing background and I am sure when the light catches it, well the effect will be astonishing.
    I look at this piece and it speaks so much of your style, on the beautiful side of grungy with that artful touch to it.
    The flowers are so beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Me yet again, Annie. Thanks so much for your very sweet comment on my blog about being published. :) You made me feel so good! <3 Candy

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  20. Hi Annie, what gorgeous results you have achieved with the Perfect Pearls, the colours are just stunning, on the background and also on the butterflies. That sentiment is perfect as the centre-piece too. Beautiful work! Sorry I am so late, still trying to catch up. Thanks for your visit too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  21. What delicious shimmer! Love the rich tones and hues. Gorgeous effect! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  22. Ohhhhh Annie, I do LOVE that shimmer especially on the back ground. Stunning card!
    hugs Lynn

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  23. thanks for sharing.

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  24. Hey Annie...thanks for the sweet comment you left! It is a dream of mine to go to Scotland someday. I don't know if I will ever make it or not...but I'd love to. From what I understand, some of my ancestors were Scottish before they immigrated to America. We got as close as Wales about 6 years ago when we visited Spain and then took a trip to London and visited some of the surrounding area...up to Stonehenge, etc. LOVED IT! Such beautiful country. <3 Candy

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  25. Me, yet again, Annie! Thanks so much for your continued support by commenting on my blog. It means so much to me that you like that I'm doing. :) This french dresser was really fun to make! <3 Candy

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  26. Oh, Annie, is stunning! Love that rich sheen/shine from the PPs. It'll be great no matter how you display it.

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  27. Beautiful background. Love the pearls and butterflies are so amazing. This card rocks!

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  28. I love it - It is gorgeous X

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  29. Great background for the gorgeous coloured butterflies and the text...
    Lovely!

    greetings, Alie

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  30. This is a very beautiful piece of art. Loving the stamps and colors!

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Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. I really do appreciate your comments and will always do my best to return them.

Annie x