Thursday, October 09, 2014

Beginning with P.

This is not what I had intended to do today.
I was meant to be repurposing a Whisky bottle! 
I got side tracked reading other blogs.
2 had posts on the Faux Pearl Technique
which got me thinking if I had any suitable
paints I could use which would give me  the same effect.
A quick rummage and I came across my stash
of Silkies  by Imagination Crafts.
Says on the pot pearlescent paints
so that was good enough for me!
You can't really see the sheen from this photo
but it is like mirror glass.
This is the piece I cut from the centre
of the glossy card stock I used.
(Saved for another day!)
Whilst playing around with the card
I happened to put it down on an old card front
which was on my desk waiting to be used.
I thought the two went together  well.
The card front is a sheet of very very thin
acetate with the picture embedded in it.
I trimmed the sentiment from the top.
The rest of the picture I attached behind
the aperture  and that's when disaster struck.
The acetate being so thin split as I was sticking it down.
Anyone seeing a crack appear on the windscreen or
(if your old enough to remember)
horror of horrors a snag in your stocking run
you will appreciate the despair I felt!
Even though I quickly applied ds tape
to the split the damage was done.
So what to do? Well the little off cuts
from the die cut were still on my desk
and another quick rummage found
some ribbon ivy leaves and tiny pearls
A trail of flowers and Ivy now covers the split up.
The sentiment was matted onto grey pearlised card
and attached to the front.
The whole card was attached to a sheet of grey
SU card stock folded to make a card base.

Which brings me in a round about way
to Hazel's challenge to use something
beginning with P.
My first thought being Post box
which is why the card was on  my desk.
I realise I have another P here too.
Faux Pearl technique.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 197  Beginning with P.
Creative Card World # Beat The rush.
Crimbo Crackers# 97 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop#145 Use up your snippets. (ivy leaves snippets from die cut)
Deep Ocean Challenges # 88 Christmas in October.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #280 Christmas.
Imagination  Crafts # Anything goes.


Hettie said...

Great recovery there Mrs A! Personally I would not have fessed up!

Kathleen said...

Well I think in this case P is for Patience as I would have lost the will to rectify all the hard work and thrown it disgustedly in the bin.
But what a fabulous job you have made of it and it looks fabulous.

Kath x

Liz said...

You did a great job covering the split. The ivy and flowers look a perfect addition to the lovely card. xx

Carol said...

This is wonderful Mrs A, the multi colours of pearlescent paints really makes the background's gorgeous. Carol x

Carol L said...

Nice save on the split acetate! The ribbon looks like it was meant to be there! Pretty card and well worth all that labor to create it!

Cathy said...

TFS the link to this technique Mrs A. the effect looks fantastic. Great save too on the acetate, would never have guessed it was a cover up! Cathy x

Margreet said...

You did a great job creating this card....lovely!
xxx Margreet

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
What a glorious effect with the pearly background. Must have a look into that.
Have a great day.
Ang x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A, I like the image and the background great recovery
Kevin xx

Sarn said...

Great save there Mrs A. Lovely card. xxx

MagsB said...

Well saved! The additional embellies to hide the split look really good - and what a gorgeous background, too!

My hubby is good at repurposing whisky bottles, too. He repurposes a full one to an empty one lol!

love Mags B x

Di said...

What a save Mrs A - love the robins!


Di xx

Sandra H said...

It looks amazing Mrs A showing great talent again and the robin is so sweet! x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 197 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

Bonnie said...

What an ingenious save! The flowers look like they belonged there all along! And the beautiful design and sentiment look awesome on the pearled background!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Lol, I'm surprised you're allowed near the scotch bottle. It can still be sniffed for vague fumes.

Loving this very elegant project xx

Brenda in IN said...

You would never know this was a "fixer upper" card! It is so pretty and the pearlized paper is stunning with it's sheen. It's a wonderful way to recycle and it made a gorgeous card.

MiniOwner said...

Wow! That was some recovery! Your card is lovely! Thank you for joining n Beat the Christmas Rush.
Sue @Me&Mine x

Karen Petitt said...

I have heard of this technique but never tried it! I love your background sheet - going to have to give this a go when I have used up all the papers I just created with my Brusho's - a fabulous way to learn a new technique and get a couple more Crimbo cards made too Karen x

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft this week hope you join us in our new challenge toorrow