Sunday, June 30, 2013

Simply Bling

This week at Pile It On, we're all about BLING. Our sponsor is Floppy Latte Digital Designs, and the winner will receive a $6 coupon to FLD; $10 if the winner used an FLD image. I just adore her images; they work as well as outlines as in full color.

I used Flowers in a Glass by Floppy Latte Digital Designs:

I couldn't quite capture it with a photo, but the vase is painted with Crackle Accents (from the same company that does Glossy Accents), which gives it a porcelain effect. The flowers were colored with Sakura glaze pens and Smooch pearlized inks.

I used Flower Soft and wrapped wire to make these tall white flowers. I'm not sure if they exist in nature, but they popped into my head when I saw this image.I colored the wire with a Copic to give it a green base.

I was inspired by this week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch at Technostamper, although I adapted it for a "tall" card. Technostamper is a Stampin' Up! site, and even though you aren't required to use SU! products, I did use their Whisper White paper & classic ink.

I stamped a lace design by Kaisercraft directly onto the background in the SU! white ink, and heat-embossed it with a mixture of white embossing powder and Prisma glitter. I didn't know that I could just add glitter to embossing powder, it worked great. Now I need to stock up on tiny plastic containers...!

The sentiment is from Prickley Pear's Clearly Beautiful Cardinal set. It's inked in green onto a scallop die cut (a•muse studio), and framed with an adhesive gemstone circle (Recollections).

Technostamper #269
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Lace
A.R.T. Card Challenge: Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Card Crew #39: No Designer Paper
Divas by Design: Pearls
Nutcrafters: Texture
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Technostamper Challenge: Sketch #269
That Craft Place: Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown #153: Glitz & Glimmer
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything goes + encouraging/uplifting sentiment

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  1. a lovely creations thanks for joining us over divas by designs xx

  2. Wow, so pretty & unique! I love your wrapped wire, what a great idea. Lovely colors here and textures too! Thanks for joining us again at the A.R.T. Challenge for our "Anything Goes"! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  3. This is amazing! Love the flower soft and your other elements. Very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    Kim - TT DT

  4. Your flowers are amazing! What a fun card. So happy you played along with my sketch challenge this week! Thanks so much!

  5. So pretty! I love the arrangement coming up from the vase!

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!

  6. o my word! how gorgeous is this? i love how you did the vase and those fuzzy flowers are to die for!!! how creative! absolutely LOVE the card and thank you so much for using an FLD image.

    hugs :)

  7. The flowers remind me of rock candies~ Very yummy! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  8. A beautiful card with a beautiful flower vase! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  9. Really beautiful, I love the texture on the flowers, thank you for joining in with Diva's By Design
    Lindsay xx

  10. Beautiful creation. Love the various textures.

  11. Beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters for the recent challenge and good luck :)
    hugs and xxx

  12. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining with us at That Craft Place.

    Susan x


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