Friday, 9 September 2011

I Wonder If...

... is something that I say quite often... especially when I have a free evening and fancy a little play... which is what happened last night. I was sitting at my desk, faffing about, like you do (well, like I do... ) and I thought to myself... I wonder if I put Picket Fence and Aged Mahogany Stains onto my craft sheet and then spritzed some Perfect Pearl Mists over the top... would it work? Well, there's only one way to find out...



So, I did it.. and oh my, it looks gorgeous... the pics, sadly as usual, do not show up the shimmer at all... nor do they really show up that even though I used Archival Ink to stamp my images, they look like they have sunken into the background... think it is the Picket Fence that does that to them... Well, whatever, I think it is ... pretty. And I have been extraordinarily good this week... making cards etc and not even touching the Aged Mahogany. Tis true... I am an addict!



Anyways... over on the Wonderful Wendy Vecchi's blog a few weeks ago, I spied a video she had done at CHA... and it showed a FAB technique...where you stamp using Perfect Pearl Mists... ohhhlalalaaaaa and thrice, I tried it... on the butterfly... and cor blimey, it looks gorgeous... but again... my photography skills are more than lacking... but if I tell you about it you might be able to pick out the shimmer. Basically, you stamp your image in black... and then spritz PP Mists onto a craft sheet, dip the rubber into this, stamp back over the image and you will see that the Mists only stamp where the rubber does... so... you get a shimmeryness (oooh, new word???) just where the stamping is... and on a butterfly it looks rather delish.



Oh and before I forget... which I am likely to do, knowing my rubbish memory... tis my day for the Bubbly Funk DT and the card I have made is HERE if you would like a nosey... here's a sneaky peek at it :O))



Right... that's me for today... please do check back tomorrow because I will have a little Tut on how to do the T'Pouch - after so many requests it would have been rude not to... in the meantime... have a goodly day, thanks for looking... and... TTFN!


Hels x

14 comments:

papillon said...

i finally found a way to leave you a comment! Ha, take that Mr Blogger! I have to open your page in explorer instead of firefox and tadaaaa.
I wanted to tell you for so long now how much i looooove all those little details you put on your tags. Yummi stuff! And we totally forgive you for being an addict. Please don't hold back for us ;) I'll deffo try the picket fence-stain-perfect pearl mist combo. Sounds to much fun!
:)))

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colour & the butterfly. I keep telling myself I don't need the Distress Stains, but I'm weakening fast.

Georgie Horn said...

What a beautiful "I wonder if..." moment.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful tag(as ever)! Who'd have thought it would make such a gorgeous colour? I can see that sewing machine is earning it's keep lol!

Scrapthat said...

So beautiful Hels!
Okay...Are you saying you mixed the Picket fence, mahogany and perfect pearls mix and then you inked the tag?
Stamped the tag??
and then you used archival on top of all that?
It's hard to tell by the pic...it almost looks like you stamped in the mahogany mix and then again in the archival (the archival stamping was after all the inking?)
Whatever way you did it- it looks fabulous!! TFS!

Kate said...

OOH lovely butterflies :0)
Kate xx

Joanne said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.
Hugs Joanne xx

Elizabeth said...

Great 'I wonder' results and the Wendy Vecchi technique on the butterfly sounds fun - will have to try it out. Looking forward to the tutorial on T'Pouch making. Elizabeth x

Helen said...

I love that combination of AM and PF - think I need some AM right now.... oh, I forgot I'm not buying till Ally pally... lol.
This tag is just gorgeous. I must try that technique of Wendy's I'd forgotten it - thanks for reminding me.

Shazza said...

gorgous Hels, love it and will try that PP stamping inddedy! Was gonna aske for a tut so good news there too. Have a good weekend hunny x

Vic said...

I love that color combo! TFS

Julie said...

Guess what has just arrived? The new distress colours including Picket fence.
My playtime today has just increased as I have been reading all the wonderful things you have been saying.
Picket fence + perfect pearls mists + stamp = FUN!

Sandy said...

Wow this soooooooooo beautiful.
Wonderful details. Awesome.

Have a lovely weekend hun. xoxo.

Lottie said...

Fabulous - what a great idea with the shimmery effect

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