Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lace Love and Mother of Pearl


I decided to try the Faux Mother of Pearl technique, using Liquid Pearls rather than the paint suggested in the tutorial I have linked to.  It didn't turn out quite like the tutorial, in that the texture is different, but that was my doing.  I sponged the paint with Tumbled Glass DI.

The feature panel is the wonderful Love graffiti stamp from Penny Black, 
stamped in Mediterranean Blue.

The sentiment was stamped using a discontinued stamp set.

The lace added to the side of the card was given to me by one of the recipients of the card.

The final details were some silver sequins.

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(The lace)

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  1. The MOP look is so elegant as is that bit of lace. The big stamp seems to have inked up very well. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  2. Ahh wonderful card Maxine, do love the colours used and great stamps too!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  3. Beautiful card Maxine. Love that verse. Looks lovely in different fonts. I wish it was not discontinued.

  4. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  5. Wonderful technique! Amazing card! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Such a pretty background Maxine. This is a great technique

  7. Maxine, I love this! So elegant and beautiful - what a fantastic technique! The end result is stunning - love that little edge of lace ♥

    You have a shout out on my blog today! My fabulous embossing friend! :)

  8. Gorgeous! Love the shine and that laces gives it such an elegant feel.

  9. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

  10. Maxine it's so beautiful! I love it!
    Xoxo Olga

  11. Great text and love the shimmery background combined with it! Have a fun week!

  12. Fantastic! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  13. Hi Maxine, hope you are doing well my friend...
    Gorgeous card, love the sentiment and shimmer paper...the lace adds a touch of class..
    Getting colder now, so you would be feeling it a tad more than us over yonder...
    Take care.xx

  14. What a great way to use the liquid pearls Maxine - I have some I may look at using like this. The shimmer is such a pretty touch. I have always loved that image! {{{hugs}}}

  15. Looks like a great result from your playroom and a pretty card for someone. CarolG

  16. The pearls gave a great look with the Faux Mother of Pearl technique. So good to know there's another way to create this pretty shimmering look. Fantastic sparkle and looks beautiful with the lace rosettes. How cool that you were able to personalize it with this lace for the recipient. TFS & Have a great wkend.

  17. Fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
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  18. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Use your stuff!

  19. Your cards always have such a wonderful shimmer to them, I really need to add more glimmer and glam to my projects! This is beautiful Maxine! hugs :)

  20. This is absolutely lovely, Maxine. You're so creative and I love these muted colors. It's so pretty. Thanks so very much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our challenge. It always makes me so happy when you link up with us. Have a blessed week, and thanks again for sharing.
    Word Art Wednesday

  21. Very pretty - the effect of the pearl is beautiful for an anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at CASEplorations this month!

  22. Such pretty sentiment stamps and love the shimmer here!

  23. This is a fun card. I like the shimmer to it.

  24. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx


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