Monday, October 29, 2012

Just Add Pearls

Simon Says Stamp & Show has a challenge this week called "Just Add Pearls", and I just had to play after seeing some of the DT samples earlier today.  I adore pearls as jewelry, and I've always loved adding pearls to my cards, and I love the look of spraying my stamping with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water - it gives a really lovely glow.  Here's my card for this week's challenge:

SSS&S Just Add Pearl

supplies: white, yellow and pale aqua cardstock, Hero Arts K5185 Wallpaper Flowers, CL508 Luscious Patterned Flowers (sentiment), Penny Black 30-113 Petal Party (leaves), VersaFine onyx black ink, distress markers to color, Perfect Pearls mixed with water in a spritzer, PTI Harvest Gold felt, Die-Namics Rolled Rose die, gold and aqua pearls

I stamped and heat embossed the floral image, then colored in the details with distress markers.  Then I spritzed very liberally with pearl water.  I was a little worried that the colors would bleed into each other, but I think the embossing kept them where they belonged.  Here's a detail picture showing you the lovely luster that the perfect pearls give:

SSS&S Just Add Pearl, detail

23 comments:

  1. Ever so pretty Lin! Gorgeous colour combo, and I adore the felt rolled flower you added!

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the added shimmer too!

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  3. This is beautiful Lin love the colours you have used. Caroline xxx

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  4. Lin, this is fabulous! TOTALLY gonna pin this one--mind if I CASE you?! LOVE the colors and the pearl centered flowers! Just an amazing card!!! :)

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  5. So BEAUTIFUL Lin!!! I adore that Hero Arts stamp and the colours you choose to use :) Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamps and Show :)

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  6. I love that stamp - it was one of my very first Hero Arts purchases. I also love when you use yellow and blue together - it always turns out so beautifully! Gorgeous shimmer too, Lin!

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  7. You did a Great job Lin!
    I love when you use this stamp..it always amazes me in seeing the versatility of it:)

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  8. This is so sweet and delicate Lin! I love the glimmer of the pearlized background and your little yellow rose is perfection ;-D

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  9. Fabulous color combination, beautiful card. I love it.

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  10. Such a pretty card, Lin! Love the pearlized bg and your yellow flower is goes so well with the card!

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  11. Oodles of colour and sparkle and lots of lovely pearls. This is beautiful Lin.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Lin.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. This card is so feminine and pretty, Lin! Love the colors and the spray mist and the pearls!

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  14. Lin the combination of the pearls with the felt flower is perfect. The overall shimmer is very classy!

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  15. Oh this is so very lovely! Love the shimmery goodness!

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  16. Ohhhhh, Lin, I loooove this! It's just perfect, with all your special touches.

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  17. Stunning!! You have used the pearls to their best!! LOVE this!

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  18. gorgeous!!! This is amazing: I love the colors that you chose for the flowers, the pearls, your felt flower, and the perfect pearls that you sprayed on it all. Soooo beutiful! Now I want that background stamp! You naughty girl :-P

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  19. Lynn, what colors of Distress markers did you use? Even if you just took a picture of them we could get the names (it would be less time consuming for you that way maybe). Also, what is the advantage to distress markers? I'm interested in what they do: how do they compare to Copics? Thanks so much!!!

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  20. Beautiful card Lin! Love the colours, the felt flower, all the pearls and the gorgeous perfect pearls shine. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  21. This is really a lovely card Lin. Just love the yellows and blues together. Love all the shimmer too.

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