Friday, June 25, 2010

Coral Glimmer Roses

I've had this stamp laying on my work table for a few weeks now, trying to decide what to do with it. This sketch and these colors reminded me of Victorian wall paper for some reason and how the Victorians liked to mix lots of patterns and they did a lot of decorating with silhouette images. This stamp has kind of a collage silhouette effect to me.
About the time I was purchasing the Shadow Mists I used on a card earlier today, I was also researching other glimmer mists. A lot of companies have come out with lots of versions. Unfortunately, I did not write down the ladies name that I watched her YouTube video on using Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium and dye reinkers to make your own glimmer mist. I sprayed the 3 roses before I started working on the card to give them time to dry and then when I was all finished I bit the bullet propped up my card in my spray box(so you don't get big blobs)gave it a couple of sprays over the whole thing. Wish you could see in the photo the sparkly shine of the whole thing. Just the right added touch to this card. I mixed CTMH Sorbet dye reinker with the Iridescent Medium. Just a note to the wise, after each use, take your spray lid off and wash it out until you can spray clear water through, otherwise the medium will dry in the sprayer and it won't spray. I found out the hard way you can't get lazy when you're experimenting.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Hot Hues, Papers: Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Patterns Pack III, My Mind's Eye, Marco's Paper, Stamp: Penny Black-3796K Words Sweet, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Homemade Glimmer Mist, Coluzzle Shape cutter-Oval, Martha Stewart-fern punch, Fiskars decorative corner punch, roses unknown, ribbon-Michael's, sew machine with gold thread, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 


Melissa Craig said...

Oh wow Beverly! This is gorgeous!! I love the Victorian papers and the flowers are stunning. The move went pretty well.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Linda said...

absolutely gorgeous and I love the stitching--it adds just the right amount of texture ;-)

Theresa said...


Another beauty! Wow...where do you find all the time to create such beauties??

Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Netty said...

Wowee Beverly totally gorgeous. Annette x