Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Bits and Pieces

While I was hunting in the cupboard under the stairs for the cushions for the outdoor chairs I discovered a box full of bits of glimmer misted paper that I did ages ago but had never got round to doing anything with.

This got my creative juices flowing and I spent the afternoon yesterday trying to make something out of them. This is all I came up with.... but at least it's a start!

The background was a butterfly glimmer screen sprayed with a mixture of buttercup Crafty Notions spray and a green starburst stain for the shimmer, not sure of the shade now. I edged it with chestnut whisper ink.

For the first piece of stampboard I traced the pattern of the butterfly and then painted it with the sprays but in the opposite colours to the sprayed version. This was edged with Kangaroo Moon glow powder and I traced the pattern with a green stardust pen. It was then embossed with clear powder.

The second square was painted with the same inks and then sanded back and the message stamped on in stazon.

The colours are not the ones I usually reach for but they matched the sunshine of the last few days and I was quite pleased with the end results.

Now, what can I do with all the rest of the pile!!!!!


The Stamp Man said...

This is a LOVELY card Lisa, it reminds me of a batik silk painting.

Keep going with the rest of the pile, I'd love to see what else you come up with!

Jill x

Kate T said...

It's gorgeous
love your style!

Enfys said...

Now this is totally beautiful and so creative as well. It reminds me of a spring morning...
En xx

Jill said...

Really love the colours. Very inventive!

Sally H said...

A stunning card! Those colour sprays are addictive, aren't they?

brenda said...

Nice one Lisa, GM's and stencils, very nice outcome.

B x

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous. I bet you're glad you came across those pieces. Much too good to lay unusd in a cupboard.
Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, and I love the colours. As Jill said, the batik effect is quite striking.