Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Purple Flower and My Hand drawn swirls…(+FREEBIE)




Like the flower??? I do!


Alrighty, starting from the argyle design… these two stamps are part of the limited edition Schlosser Design’s Autumn Blessings. I used one of the stamps on THIS card. The frame stamp is also from the same company. The sentiment was a gift from, the incredibly sweet, Stef! The swirl is hand drawn. Outlined it with steel grey glitter (Hi Tejal, I know you are smiling!). The flower is hand made. The flower is gorgeous, I have colored it with three shades of purple and two shades of grey. Finished up the white layer with some hand stitching.

The smaller flap/layer is grey people… I distressed it with purple and some sandy colored pencils and chalk inks.

Now the interesting part. The black layer. Can you see its all shiny and glossy? well that is a plain, matte card stock (the same that I have used as a base card) turned into this glossy beauty by spraying it generously (3-4 times) with Lacquer.

If you want to try this, I suggest that you wait between times of spraying… let the first layer dry… otherwise you will have to wait overnight so that you don't smudge the lacquer when sticking it on your card (we are an impatient crowd, no one wants to wait over night). It is an aerosol paint, so I really don't think that you can use your heat gun to dry it LOL. Do this in an open space or a very well ventilated room… you don’t want to have poisoned lungs like mine :P

If you just spray the card stock lightly then you will achieve a shimmery effect. You can leave it at that too, it looks great! This helps giving life to a very plain, un-textured card stock. The more you spray, the glossier it will get.

Let me know if you try this!

Till then!



Challenges: Curtain Call, Sketch and Stash, Delightful Challenges, a crafty little place, woodware usa.


I know you don’t have time to thank me so just click one of the “Reactions” at the end of this post. Thanks!






Cec said...

Fabulous card. I love the embossed panel - it almost looks like some sort of fancy leather. The flower is also fabulous and what a steady hand you have to be able to draw such a perfect flourish. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Michelle Quinno said...

Cool image! Thanks. And a fantastic card!!

Mallika said...

as usual !

bcriminger said...

Beautiful flower and a wonderful hello! I am grabbing it, thanks! I will be sure to link back when I use it as well as leave a comment for you to look at my creation!

MANSI said...

lovely CARD..loved the flower...its sooo pretty..what material have you used for the flower.and also loved the lacquer technique.and your stamped background looks fab.

Martha said...

Oh very cool! I'm really looking forward to using your Hello. Thanks so much!

Tejal said...

Of course I'm smiling, why wouldn't I smile..there's that gorgeous swirl staring at me and telling me to draw it..nah ain't got that much patience, I'll still lazily wait for you to draw it and send it to me! lol!!:D

ms Joyce said...

Wow .. the card is wonderful and the .. frreebie is great .. thank you.

Creativek(shraddha) said...

You are incredibly talented..this card is just WOW!

Vickie said...

I love the sentiment, thank you. The card is beautiful!

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Shalini said...

beautiful card, love the flower and the flourish... that black piece has been embossed and then sprayed with lacquer?

Aasiya said...

da card is ssssssssssooooooooooo nice :). i love the flower and the handmade swirl. and yeah thank fer da sentiment hunney its nice. And the swirl reminds me of how very nice u always have been with sissors :). great job.

Shelly said...

What a gorgeous card!!! You add so many lovely details to your artwork. That glossy, textured card stock is yummy and the flower is stunning!

Thank you for the the fabulous word art.

Suvenkorento said...

It wouldn't be okay to use your amazing word art without saying something ;) So thank you E.T.!

Stacey Schafer said...

SO gorgeous! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous purple!! Love the flower! And thanks for the freebie!!
Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Anything Goes Challenge!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Very bold and very WOW! Love it. Great to have you join ACLP this week. HOpe to see you again.


Christina said...

What a gorgeous flower! Love all of the texture on this one, too. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

SmilynStef said...

I'm always amazed at your flower-making skills ... thanks for joining the Flashback Friday 5.0 Fun.

~amy~ said...

Such a striking the bloom!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful and lovin' the layers and stunning flower.


Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous flowers again and love the hello scroll.... thanks so much xx