Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Experimenting......

Sometimes inspiration hits you in the strangest places! These cards were inspired by a booth at a shopping centre selling silver jewellery. The booth's design featured outline flowers with some splashes of colour here and there, I immediately thought that would make a great card! I had to rely on my memory as I had no camera with me, and, as it turned out when I re-visited the shopping centre, my cards were quite different from what I had originally seen!

I started by spraying white cardstock with glimmer mists, for the first card I just used some Tattered Angels Vintage Pink. I used the same spray plus some TA Bronze on the 2nd card, and for the 3rd card I used the Vintage Pink and some homemade green spray - I made this with Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters re-inker and Pearl coloured Pearl Ex. The green is a little subtle and I should have added some more drops of re-inker I think. I did my stamping after the glimmer mists had dried. It was really hard to get a photo of the shimmer on the cards, I took the last photo as a close-up with some sunlight shining on it to give you a better idea of how the cards look in real life.

I'm entering these cards in the current Moxie Fab World challenge for Stamping With Shimmer Sprays.









Stamps used: Hero Arts Magnolia flower on the first two cards, Stampin' Up flowers from the 'Fifth Avenue Floral' set. All sentiments are by Stamp-It (Australia).

Hope you like my experiments, I had fun making these cards!

7 comments:

Sonya said...

Hi Lyn, I've been having a catch up and wow, you sure have been busy!! Sorry I have been missing for a wee while, I have just popped your lovely blog award onto my blog, sorry I've taken so long.
Your cards get more and more beautiful each time I pop by!

*Vicki* said...

Hi Lyn!! WOW!! I love the look of this shimmer!! It's beautiful and it is very hard to capture in photos!! Looks so much better in person! :) HUGS

cardcrazy said...

These are all just so lovely, I really like how you were able to catch the shimmer in the last photo.

Kathi said...

Gorgeous! I know they're even more beautiful irl. Why is it so hard to photograph bling and shimmer???

Vicky said...

These are so gorgeous, Lyn, & you did a great job photographing them & getting that glimmer :)

veronica said...

love your look! cool highlights to the flowers.

Cath said...

Hey Lyn! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Shimmer Sprays Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)