Wednesday 30 January 2013

Liquid Pearls
Used Kanban pearl liquid and Ranger Liquid Pearls off the mat and then after drying mounted them onto a Spellbinders framed oval. Added a butterfly and 3 cream flowers and white opaque pearls to the branches.
The back ground this time is kraft  card and then used subtle PanPastels to enhance the back ground
Framed the edge of the oval using pearl trails

Monday 28 January 2013

Circle Cluster -
Cut a tag and stamped using a mix of colours - Distress inks. Also cut some out to decoupage. Added random Ranger Liquid pearls to add highlights to some of the circles. Distressd the edges altering the depth of shading. The 3 butterflies I decorated using Ranger perfect pearls. To finish I added ribbons to compliment the tag.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Pan Pastel and Liquid Pearls
PanPastels on for the background and Kanban liquid pearls for the branches. Ranger pearls to highlight. Birds in a black fine tip pen. Most of the work done on my mat again.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Shell Beauty Spellbinders Embossing


This lovely embossing folder gives a really deep emboss. Did this one on white linen card and then used Ranger liquid pearls blending various colours .Took an age but so pleased with it especially when it was shown on Create and Craft -  one of the Spellbinders: programmes this morning!
Only matted onto black at the moment but will build to make a picture rather than a card.
I want try this in this basic foil and mirri card too.
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Monday 21 January 2013

Perfect Pearls on my Crafting mat.....

Created this design on my crafting mat...
Blended PanPastels onto the background and then planned my design onto the crafting mat. Left to dry before mounting onto the card. Cut a butterfly from black and silver foiled card using the Grand Calibur. Piped the pearl embellishments direct on the card. When dry I matted and layered to finish. Don't worry if you have any casualties when transferring to the card - you can usually "patch" up direct  the card!     ****************    

Saturday 19 January 2013

Had great fun making this card today!

Very lightly used Green PanPastels on White linen card to create the background. Used a leaf from to give the effect of seaweed and highlighted some of the leaves in silver opal Ranger pearls - .The turtle was a design from  the 2 part turtle images off the page were decorated using various blends of Perfect Pearls by  and the turtle in the centre was stamped decorated as the part turtles and then cut out and decoupaged. Some of the markings were done in the Chocolate pearls by Then matt and layered to finish.


Spellbinders Die Cut and Rangers and Kanban Pearl Medium Liquid Pearls

Spellbinders and Ranger/Kanban Pearls
thought you might like this tag.....................
Have used a Spellbinders label as the base for
this simple tag.The base is white linen effect card. Same technique as before using both Rangers and Kanban  Liquid pearls. This time cream and chocolate shades. 3 simple roses to finish.
I am entering this Post into the current Challenge from Bibiana, reviving an old post. This was one of my 1st Blogs a very good place to start!

Friday 18 January 2013

Lavinia Stamps and PanPastels


 I prepared the background first using 2 shades of PanPastels and then used Lavinia stamps for the images. The solid part of the Fairies was stamped onto plain paper, cut out and decoupaged onto the card. I think I will add a little glitter onto the fairy wings to lift the images a little                     

Thursday 17 January 2013

My first Blog card -PanPastels and Ranger Liquid Pearls

Card using PanPastels and Ranger Liquid Pearls
Hello and welcome to my Blog!
My first card to show you...........
I used PanPastels to create the background. I love white linen card. The pearls were used on a crafting mat to create my design. The stems and small leaves on them were straight from the bottle. The  flowers and leaves were a bit more involved using the tip of the bottle to move the liquid around the mat to create the desired effect. The more you "pull" the liquid the finer it is. By using a non-stick crafting mat you can correct mistakes without ruining your card! I am trying some other effects using the same method - to follow!

Leave overnight to dry
I use photo glue to affix my design onto the card. Put a small blob onto your mat. A palette knife and fine tweezers are helpful at this stage. Gently tease the pearls from the mat ready to stick on.
I use a cotton bud to draw a fine line of glue  - try to image the shape in glue as in the pearls. Place on the prepared card. You will have some time to tweak using your tweezers.

Second one from my Friend Eileen

This is from my wonderful, talented, fantastic friend