Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flourishes Friday Focus - A Twinkle in Your Eye

This month Flourishes is focusing each Friday on new ways for you to use coloring mediums and color in your projects. Today's focus is on using Twinkling H2O's. Those fabulous pots of shimmer and color that you can paint with, and our very own wonderful Laura Fredrickson has a tutorial on using them on the Flourishes Blog. So be sure to pop on over there to see Laura do her magic with these!

Well, unfortunately...I don't have any H20's yet! But I asked the girls if I could make a small substitution today...not exactly Twinkling H2O's but, as close as I could get. So to color today I mixed Lumiere (a metallic acrylic paint) and Pearlex to create a similar effect.

I stamped this pretty branch and bird in Stazon and then mixed the Lumiere, Pearlex and a decent amount of water drops together and went about painting. I added different layers of thickness of color, but it really has a gorgeous shimmer effect. Which you can see a bit better on this view.

I've also used my Texturz plate and the Big Shot Bigz Dies to give me the oval and then the gorgeous cut flowers as accents.

Here's a second Flourishes card I have's part of a secret something for someone special :) can't tell you anymore!

It's a 3 x 3 card stamped with the leaves from I Love Roses and then another leaf and rosebud added popped up. All colored with Stampin' Write Markers, simply accented with organdy, grosgrain in a simple knot and a single black brad.

Be sure to pop by the Flourishes Senior Design Team's blogs to take a look at their Friday Focus creations!

Recipes: Twinking and Tweeting: Stamps: Home Tweet Home; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Bigz Die, Flowers Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Flourish Texturz Plate, Basic Grey Glazed Brads, Lumiere, Pearlex, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, White Organdy Ribbon (Flourishes), Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Piercer.
Leaves and Roses: Stamps: I Love Roses, Siberian Iris; Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke; Paper: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper; Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Grosgrain Ribbon, SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Black Brad, Dimensionals, Copic Marker (shadows).


Markie's Mom said...

These cards are GORGEOUS! WOW!

NancyK said...

Christine - that bird is stunning! I love the look you created, and the rose card is so very pretty!

erb123 Ruth said...

Beautiful job Christine, if you want to try H2o just drop over and borrow some. erb123 Ruth

The Rubber Maid said...

Both are just beautiful cards. The shimmer to the bird is so elegant and the rose card is gorgeous. Pat

Jerri Kay said...

Two beautiful cards Christine, I love the bird scene, it's so beautiful, the colors are softly muted, just perfect!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely bird and the shimmer is perfect. Gorgeous gorgeous Rose card. See you can get the shimmer. Gggrrr... I so need to take better pictures! :0)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Both of these are STUNNING, Christine! Great substitution for the Twinks! :)

Latisha said...

so beautiful Christine

Julie Koerber said...

WOW! Those are both lovely, lovely cards! And, the sparkle you captured -- another wow! You are so talented lady! Love your creations!

Jeannie said...

Gotta luv the shimmer!
Great cards as usual!

Peace and Luv,

Rose Ann said...

I love the shimmer on your bird card and your rose card is just stunning!! Such beautiful creations, Christine!!