Recognition

Friday, 25 March 2016

Faux Mother of Pearl....

Trying out this new to me technique......
I was inspired by the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge 
of Faux Mother of Pearl Technique.
I also wanted to make a card on one layer for The One Layer Simplicity Challenge
Update...Thrilled to have been hi-lighted with this card 
from The One Layer Challenge-Thank you x
I wanted to make a card that had the 'White' open space of CAS in another colour.
The One Layer Simplicity Challenge is Shades of Green and I thought a leaf die 
would work with those colours.
I die cut the leafs from Memory Box, sprayed glue onto the back of them
 and used them as a mask/stencil.
I experimented with the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique after looking at Loll's Video...
I used liquid perfect pearls and when it was dry blended several colours of distress inks.
I carefully peeled off the die cut to reveal the white leafs.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment in a dark green archival ink.
I now have lots of 'experiments' to use at a later date.
Lots still to learn about this technique but will definitly be doing it again.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter my card into.....
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge - Faux Mother of Pearl





24 comments:

  1. I really like the fresh, citrus colour that you've used here and you've done a great job with a new technique. I need to have a go at this one myself X

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  2. Love that zingy colour! Clean & fresh! So pleased you joined us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. Thank yo so much for stopping by and leaving such kind comments x

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  3. Eye candy! that is what this is. I am partial to lime green!! I love this faux pearl technique. I watched the video but have yet to give it a try myself. If my card could look 1/2 as pretty as yours I'd be over the moon!

    Patti

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    1. Ohhh that is such a lovely thing to say, thank you x

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, the background has come up very nice! I love greens, so it is pretty to my eyes.

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  5. Very pretty Mac! Great job with the faux mother of pearl ... and it's awesome paired with the chartreuse! xx

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  6. Gorgeous Mac! Love the bright fresh spring green with the pops of white, so beautiful! How clever to put the sentiments on the stems, love it! Happy Easter! hugs :)

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  7. What wonderful techniques, Mac! I love the ferns with the green MOP! Lovely!

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  8. Oh you did a wonderful job with that technique! I love the green too!

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  9. One of my favourite colours and love the effect from the technique. Clever you making your own stencils this looks brilliant.

    Marie

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  10. Fresh and zesty and fabulous, Mac ... the shimmeriness with the crisp white is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

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    1. I enjoyed the challenge, thank you very much for your lovely comments x

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  11. Very spring card! Light, joyful, full of sun. I also love pearl highlighted background. You have unusual ideas about what makes your cards are very beautiful. Happy Easter, Mac :-)
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  12. Congrats on your shout-out at OLS!!! Fantastic card - wonderful sponging and such a neat idea to put the sentiment into the stems!

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