Thursday, 4 April 2013

All The Flowers - Shaving Foam, Frantage and Beadazzles

Hi Everyone,

Surprise! I wasn't needed for jury service after all ... just like they didn't want 79 others who received a citation too. So I live to be cited another day :)

Now, what has your day been like ... a good one, I hope.

March's swap challenge on UKPC required a card made using the shaving foam marbling technique so here's what I came up with.

I marbled some white card with a mix of turquoise and brown shimmer inks and the result was very nice. It's not too evident in the photograph but there is also a very pretty scroll with flowers and butterflies stamped in aqua on top of the marbling.

Before matting it on to a turquoise cardstock, it was sprinkled with various Frantage powders and sparkly/flaky bits from a turquoise encrusted jewel kit. Yes, after months of mixing my own powders I caved in and now have one beautiful kit. Love that the result is different every time.

The flowers were stamped, embossed and cut out of turquoise vellum - and that's Beadazzles in the centres - something else for me to love :)

Inside and back were decorated with the trimmings of the marbled cardstock.

Materials used:
Base: white Kanban A6 size card base; scrap of Core'dinations cardstock - turquoise textured - for matting
Background: smooth white cardstock, shaving foam, Luminarte Radiant Rain in Teal Zircon and Autumn Leaf for marbling; Tim Holtz distress ink, Peacock Feathers and Dimensions Crafts Butterfly Scroll; Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit - Teal
Topper: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Five, Verve Stamps - All The Flowers, VersaMark, Heat-it-Up Gold embossing powder
Flowers: scrap of K&Company turquoise vellum, Dawn Bibby flower stamp from Flowers and Leaf stamp set, Personal Impressions flower stamp, Suze Weinberg's Beadazzles - Jazz
Ribbon: aqua seam binding from Ribbon Girl

It seems I'm going through my turquoise phase at the moment ... but it is a pretty colour that seems to be liked by most people. I once read that it is the only colour that suits everyone, whatever their skin and hair colour and I'm inclined to agree.

Because of the scraps of Core'dination cardstock and vellum used for the flowers I'm hopping and skipping over to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 66 - and I'll stop by to see what Di has been up to today while I'm there :)

Right, methinks it is time for a cuppa.

Thanks for dropping in and do take care, sleep well and have a good day tomorrow.

Oh, and happy crafting too,


scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! The flowers, the frantage, the swirly background...all are so beautiful.
I agree about is one of my favourite colours. My living room and dining room are painted sort of a greyed tone of aqua...I just love it. If we manage to find a place to downsize too, I will paint the new rooms the same colour!!!

glitterandglue said...

Beautiful. Well done Elizabeth. Lots more playing time now you are no longer needed as juror...
Have a good day.
Margaret (

Sandra H said...

Morning Elizabeth, Oh wow !! your card is so beautiful and those flowers are totally stunning gorgeous colours you have used on your card and well just about everything you have done is wonderful .....have a lovely day xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. Gorgeous colours.

Di said...

Just perfection Elizabeth! Beautiful colour palette - I love wearing turquoise and think the theory is right - can't think of any friends it wouldn't suit.

Shaving foam is going on my shopping list :) And the swirl/flourish is certainly visible from here. Ha, you might see shaving foam rising up from Hampshire next week!

Pleased you 'skipped' jury service for now.

Hugs, Di xx

Twiglet said...

Very pretty - I love turquoise. Just wondered what you had been bedazzling!! x Jo

coops said...

so stunning elizabeth.gorgeous colours and design and i love your flowers :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

A gorgeous card, I love the vellum flowers and colours :o)
Jackie xx