Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Faux Mother of Pearl ...

Good evening ... a quick post to share a card that's been quite a time in the making. 



The squares are from a piece of card which I coloured to create a faux mother of pearl effect using cling film, distress inks and pearl drops - there are a number of videos explaining the technique on You Tube.  The poppy image has been die cut three times and glued together to create a chipboard-like image.

I used:
Distress inks - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.
Die-namics - Inside/Out Stitched Squares
Memory Box - Prim Poppy

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" Challenge 268 - "What's outside your window" (you can use your imagination or your dreams).

I appreciate that this card takes a stretch of the imagination to fit the challenge but let me explain.  You see I hate the dull overcast weather when the world outside my window just looks grey and dreary, when it is hard to distinguish between morning, afternoon and night.  I long to look out and see bright cheerful colours ... not so much grey!  Hence the bright pink and who doesn't want to see poppies!  Apologies to then LIM design team if I have strayed too far.

Enjoy!
Edit:  Just popped back to enter this card into another challenge - Darnell suggested that the design fit the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches - so I thought I would give it a go!



21 comments:

  1. I think this card is just absolutely fabulous...love it. Clever background squares and a beautiful layered poppy. very classy!!

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  2. This is absolutely wonderful Elaine! Not that I expect anything different from you by now... Love the colours and the design and the gorgeously clean but soooooo attractive layout. Fantastic!

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  3. Very creative a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  4. This is so pretty! Love the layout!

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  5. A super card, beautifully made !!

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  6. I love this design and the pink is just perfect. Did you get me email about the card you emailed me? Perfect anyway x

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  7. This is beautiful Elaine and I love the white of the poppy against the bright pink shimmery background. x

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  8. This is not just a card but a stunning piece of art! Applause! Applause!

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  9. This is beautiful, a clever way to combine the HLS and LIM challenges

    Kathyk

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  10. Packed full with awesome techniques Elaine to create a striking and feminine design and perfect for what's outside your window. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  11. You did a magnificent job with the MOP technique, Elaine! Who wouldn't want to see this beautiful poppy against a sunset like this outside their window, whether real or imaginary!! You won't believe it, but go check out the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! This definitely looks like a winner there, too, so please edit and add it!! Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Gorgeous card, Elaine. I for one would love to see this from my window so it fits out challenge perfectly in my eyes! Great use of the MoP technique too.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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  13. Such a beautiful card here Elaine,loving the colour too ;) Viv xx

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  14. So lovely, Elaine ... love the crispness of that gorgeous white poppy against the vibrant pink and shimmer in the faux MoP panels! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

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  15. LOVE your use of this sketch!! Those beautiful panels behind that simple silhouette is a gorgeous look! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  16. I love how you used the sketch and came up with this great card! Your panels are gorgeous and the texture of the flowers makes it even better! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  17. Gorgeous die cut, works very well making it extra thick to add that dimension to your card. Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)

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  18. It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
    This is fabulous Elaine... superb technique and I love this die too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. gor-ge-ous! great dimension and you worked up the faux mother of pearl so well! Thanks for sharing!

    Toni
    HLS DT

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  20. Beautiful card .... love the faux MOP, it's the perfect backdrop for that pretty die cut. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

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