Tuesday, September 27, 2011

White Plus One Other Color

The challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint for this week is to use white plus one other color.  The challenge at LOTV is to use aqua, white, and glitter, so aqua became my other color.  I used quite a few different techniques on this card; it took way longer than I thought it would.  But it was fun trying some new things.

I started with a fun fold called a star fold card.  The flower is one of my crochet flowers with a paper flower and a button in the center.  The stamens and edge of flower are painted with 'Sky Blue' CI Paint.  Such a beautiful color!  I also added some stickles.

 I made some bead gel using Elmer's glue, micro beads, and blue Pearl Ex.  Totally love how that turned out!  This might not have been the best use for it but I'm looking forward to using it in some other applications.
 The side panels were stamped with some swirls and then colored with some more Pearl Ex.  I also added some piercing around the swirls.  The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  The papers were all distressed and sponged with Broken China distress ink.  The center panel has been edged with white crackle paint.  I printed the sentiment from the computer, inked the edges and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

This turned out to be a very time consuming but fun card. 
I've been wanting to enter the challenge at Catered Crop but this is the first time I've been able to do it.

recipe ingredients I used:  flowers, sentiment, distress inks, crackle paint, ribbon, lace, button, thread, sewing, distress, vintage

my recipe
  • Paper –white cardstock, doily
  • Colors-aqua, white, glitter
  • Stamps –LOTV Coffee Break
  • Color Mediums –distress ink, embossing ink, pearl ex, prismacolor pencils, Creative Inspirations Paint, crackle paint, stickles
  • Fibers –satin ribbon, lace
  • Tools –MS score board
  • Techniques- distressing, sewing, coloring embossing ink with pearl ex, paper piercing, homemade bead gel
  • Embellishments –handmade crochet and paper flower, button

    Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

    Challenges I would like to enter
    Incy Wincy Designs:  fancy folds
    Scrap Creations:  It's a girl thing
    Di's Digi Design Challenge:  make your own flowers
    Paper Sundaes:  anything goes
    Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  have a latte day
    Bows and Berries:  glitter
    Dream Valley:  buttons
    LOTV:  aqua, white,glitter
    Catered Crop, Follow the Recipe 
    Our Daily Bread:  scripture, quote or song


    1. A great glittering project in aqua and white!
      Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time - best of luck!
      Hugs, Lena

    2. What a beautiful 3d project!! I just love the colors and design. Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the light challenge this week!!

    3. What a wonderfully fancy Folded card it's just stunning and the picture surprise inside so sweet
      thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
      hugs Nikki & DT

    4. So beautiful, I love the pastel colours and fabulous folds! Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge. Shelly

    5. Gorgeous card, fabulous foldings. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digis.

    6. What a interesting and gorgeous card you made! What can I say more... I just love this card.
      Thanks for joining us at Satmpatcular sunday and I wish you luck.


    7. Stunning stunning creation. Thanks so much for joining us at LOTV this week x

    8. Wow, that star fold looks amazing and your crocheted flower is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our button challenge. Susie x

    9. Just gorgeous. I love that star fold.

    10. This is simply amazing! Such gorgeous colors and the folding is beautiful!
      Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
      Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

    11. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

    12. Ohlala, what a georgeus card!! Wonderful colours, beautiful details, great folding and a very sweet motiv.

      Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)
      Hugs, Nina.

    13. Beautiful card! What a fab shape :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

    14. Super creative fold! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bows and Berries!

    15. Wow! What a gorgeous star-fold card! Love the color combo! Just so pretty!

      Thanks for joining us at Bows and Berries! :)

    16. This is beautiful Sarah, love the colours and the clever fold
      Hugs Julie P