Friday, 19 June 2009

Cosmic Shimmer Mania!!!



It's amazing what results can be achieved from using a bit of plain white card and a bit of imagination! Inspiration from Sheena Douglas from Creative Expresions has led me to have a play with lots of new and exciting techniques. All the products are from Particraft . We stock a fantastic range of products which can all be used together to create these fantastic results. The photo's do not really show the beauty of them unfortunately.

The backing papers were made by colouring white card with a combination of different coloured Distress inks. Then sprayed with water and blotted. It was then sprayed again with Mica pigments suspended in water. This results in the lovely sparkly finish. I love the gold one. It looks beautiful in real life!!!

The topper was an image from the new Dream stamp plate embossed in gold on a white background which had been sprayed with mica pigments. The edges were torn, distressed with Distress inks, Dabbed with perfect Medium and brushed with some pigments. Fantastic effect! The heart was embossed in gold and edged again with Distress inks. The 2 photo's show how using a different combination of colours result in such different results. This is not my ussual style but I really enjoyed it and was really pleased with the result

Would love to hear what you think.

7 comments:

Sue Ramsay said...

Gorgeous Lynne, you can send me one of these cards anytime !
Sue x

Sheena Douglass said...

These look fab Lynne. You've got it!
They look wonderful on the pic, but isn't that background technique amazing 'in the flesh'?
Sheena x

Lynsay Joanne said...

Hi Lynne

the cards look great, hope the kitchen is going ok,

see you soon love lynsay xx

Becki and Alan said...

I love these, Lynne!! Cosmic Shimmers are just gorgeous - well done you!

Becki
xx

brenda said...

Hu Lynne, beautiful effects created on this card, I use lots of glimmer mists but think they are very similar, as you prove they can turn a plain piece of card into something special.

B x

Imagine, Create, Inspire said...

These are gorgeous!!

lol Maria x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic work as usual Lynne. Cathy xxxx