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Monday, 15 September 2014

Faux Pearl Technique

Good morning all.

It's actually a holiday up here in Scotland, the kids had both Friday and today off school...we usually go away for the weekend but didn't get around to organising anything this year with all the bugs going around the family!

It was so nice yesterday to log in to my blog and be able to view most of it...wonder how long it will last this time!!

I had a play at the weekend after seeing  Karen's card showing the Faux Pearl technique....this was new to me but looked really nice so I thought why not?

I was a bit heavy handed with the acrylic paint but I'll know better next time! I used peacock feathers and spiced marmalade to colour the piece. Die is from Memory Box, sentiment stamp from a Daisy and Dandelion set and bow is from my stash.

You will probably see a few more cards using the technique over the next day or two as I painted several pieces of card with the acrylic to use up the huge squirt which came out of the tube!!
I'll definitely be having another go using less paint too.
Thanks to Loll Thompson for the tutorial.

Challenges entered:
A Creative Romance - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - P for pretty petals
Crafty Catz - clean and simple
Delightful Challenges - simple times
OSAAT - anything goes with a die
Pile it On - flowers/feathers
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - create your own background


  1. Love this elegant card Carol xx Jan

  2. Carol, that is gorgeous! Something else to add to my to-try list lol!
    hugs Jo x

  3. A beautiful creation here Carol, with just as beautiful added beauties and colours..xxThe Journey is the Start

  4. Love this Carol, very pretty. I will definitely be checking out this technique.

  5. Beautiful card Carol thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne x (DT)

  6. Good afternoon Carol,
    I really like this technique, very effective.
    A stunning card, look forward to seeing more using this technique.

    Patricia xx

  7. Such an elegant card! I will have to check out that technique! You've done a beautiful job with it. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On.
    Tracey, DT

  8. Gorgeous card Carol, looks very complicated to do though,
    Janet xxx

  9. This is so beautiful, and TFS the tutorial link. (As soon as I catch up commenting, I will be checking out this idea, because it made a gorgeous background). Love the MB die that sparks it up. This is a wonderful card Carol. Happy week ahead, and TFS

  10. This is gorgeous and I love the beautiful background you created. Thanks for the link too.
    Linda xxx

  11. Thank you so much Carol for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with your fabulous creation. Your background is stunning and with the white die overlay you really have created a work of art :) :) :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

  12. A fabulous card Carol, this technique looks gorgeous.

  13. Hi Carol not heard of this technique will have to check it out. A beautiful card the background you made looks gorgeous! Susan x

  14. So beautiful and elegant. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  15. This is a fabulous background. I love the colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Make Your Own Background Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  16. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  17. Wow! This is so beautiful! Great idea, I might CASE you one day...

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges this week. Good luck!

  18. Hi Carol, really love this card, the background is beautiful! Thank you for entering the Scribble and scrap challenge. Good luck! love Jean xxx

  19. So elegant - love your background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x


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