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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 3 -- Perfect Pearls Part 1

So ... if you've been following my blog over the last few weeks, you probably notice that Tim Holtz's butterfly stamp has made several appearances.  It just stays on my craft table.  It's such a great stamp, especially for this Summer of Creative Chemistry.  This beautiful butterfly just wraps itself in color so well.


 For Week 3 of Summer of Creative Chemistry, we are playing with Perfect Pearls and Rock Candy Crackly Paint.  I've already seen so many gorgeous makes from my classmates.  What fun!  So many of us say that we don't use Perfect Pearls very often (true for me as well).  I think one of the reasons is that it just doesn't photograph well and it's so hard to convey the beautiful shimmer Perfect Pearl projects have.  I've tried to capture it here with my photos.


I made another birthday card for one of my projects (hence -- Part 1 of this Week 3 post).  The back ground was made with spritz and flick method using some gorgeous Distress Ink blue hues.  I stamped the butterfly in black archival ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  


Next I stamped some of Tim's "weeds" (his word ... not mine) around the boarder of the card with one of my favorite new products from Tim's line ... Distress Archival Ink in Vintage Photo!!!  Oh yeah ... I'm loving this!  I used the "Paint with Perfect Pearls" method using a sort of "sapphire blue" color (no name on the container), Blue Raspberry, Perfect Gold and Sour Apple Perfect Pearls.   Just love the vivid shimmer (just like a real butterflies wings) of the colors.


 I misted, spritzed and flicked the background with Perfect Pearl Mists in Perfect Pearl.  The wole background has a soft shimmer.  I painted some rick rack with Sour Apple Perfect Pearl and grunged it with a Frayed Burlap Distress Marker.  I embellished that with some extra flowers that I had die cut for a previous project out of old book pages and some gem stickers.  The flower at the top has some petals painted with Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls as well.

I truly like the over all look of this project.  It has a vintage feel with stunning color and shimmer.  I'm so glad Tim is doing a whole summer of playing with previous techniques.  It's amazing how much I've forgotten and how much fun I can have experimenting with paint and ink.  Hope to get back with part 2 tonight.  Until then ... hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am. -- Mary Elizabeth

8 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours Mary Elizabeth, the butterfly is truly stunning and sits perfectly on the great background xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is lovely and gorgeous background for your butterfly x

A Pink said...

Beautiful! Mary Loving the shimmer . Your butterfly showcases it wonderfully x

Team Clark said...

How absolutely beautiful!

Sara Barker said...

Wearing this one out--BEAUTIFUL! I love the shimmer, and you've show how been able to capture that on film! Bravo! The butterfly truly looks as if you grabbed it from your garden! So pretty! Hugs!

pmstamper said...

Awesome card. Really love what you did with this technique! Thanks for sharing it in the class gallery.

Paradise Lost said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Me too I love this butterfly! in this work you give her a new life! It's wonderful! barbara