Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pearly Doodles

My friend Suzi gave me some floor wax so that I can play some more with the Painted Pearls technique so I thought I'd try using it for this week's color challenge on Splitcoast. This week the colors are Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive. I was browsing Stampin' Kub's blog earlier this week and got some inspiration for this layout.
I started out with a Vintage Violet for the card base and used Vintage Violet ink and one of the stamps from "Doodle This" to create a background for the card. I decided that I've been hoarding my Palette O' Prints paper long enough, so I pulled out the flowery celery paper, trimmed it and punched one end with the spiral punch. I wrapped some white grosgrain around this piece before taping it down. For the flower embellishment, I stamped the flower from "Doodle This" onto Certainly Celery cardstock with Stazon Black ink. I colored in the petals of the flower with Misty Lavendar Pearlex using an Aqua Painter filled with Future Floor Wax. The picture doesn't show it too well, but the flower is a very shimmery purple. I used my white gel pen to add some highlights to the flower to balance out the white in the paper and the ribbon. Finally, I layered this piece with Old Olive and used my Paper Piercing Tool and template to add a decorative edge to the piece.

4 comments:

Suzi said...

GORGEOUS! So glad I was able to enable! teehee! Seriously though, don't you LOVE this technique? Looks as if the SCS gals liked it too! Great job, hon!
Suzi

beate said...

What a beautiful card Gretchen! Thanks so much for sending it to me.

Cat said...

Really beautiful card. I love the Palette Prints paper, the ribbon, and your highlights!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love the way you pierced the paper in a rectangle, while the layers were angled. Too cool!