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Sunday, 12 February 2012

I'm having an Orange Moment

Evening Everyone
First I really must apologise for not making it round to peoples blogs again today to be inspired by all your wonderful creations.
I am still feeling awful, but I had to get the Valentine card made for my friend Lorraine as she is picking it up from me tomorrow.
I am really pleased with how it turned out, but it has literally taken me all day, so it is a quick post and then bed.
I did managed to finish off a couple of cards yesterday that were made with the demo bits from my class on Saturday afternoon. I am trying very hard to use up bits rather than add them to yet another box lol.
While I was showing them the Watercolour Pearlex  technique I explained that I keep a piece of scrap card by me to scribble some of the excess pant onto. There always seems such a lot of colour left on the paintbrush and it seems such a waste to just wash it of.
My scrap sheet this time yielded a rather nice piece of stripy background onto which I have stamped and embossed the beautiful Hobby Art Poppies. I then coloured in the image using the Pearlex Stargazer palette.
It has some lovely vibrant colours including orange.
I mounted the finished panel over some background paper that has been embossed using a Cuttlebug swirly folder and then sanded which helps to show up the swirls..
A Martha Stewart punch and some tiny gems complete things.
This card was also made using the Watercolour technique.
In fact I should probably have put this one first since it was in colouring this that I made the stripy scrap background lol.
Again I have mounted it onto a panel of card that has been embossed.
Adding Metallic Rub-ons to the black card helps to make the embossing 'pop'.
I think that this shot shows just what a beautiful shimmer you get with Pearlex. It is still a favourite product of mine.
Time to renew my hot water bottle I think and then snuggle down under the covers.
I wish I could stay there tomorrow but it is back to work I'm afraid,
Nite, nite
Hugs Kimx

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Two simply exquisite cards!

    I hope you have a good night's sleep and that that pesky cold goes away asap!

    Stay warm!

    love Mags B x

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  2. I really like that effect... and oh dear, another product I don't have in my stash that I now want!

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  3. I'm loving the orange and the background on the poppy card is just stunning like a beautiful sunset. Hope you start to feel better soon.

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  4. I love the orange. Why didn't my left over pearlex look like yours? Smashing cards Kim. x

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  5. Gorgeous cards love the colours and textures :)

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