Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Faux Mother Of Pearl

Hello all my lovely blogging buddies and welcome if you have stumbled across my little part of the internet.  I hope you are all well.

Another new month is upon us already and it seems like only five minutes ago, it was Christmas!  Where does the time go?

Anywho, it is time for another fun challenge over at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge and this month, it is for the technique, 'Faux Mother Of Pearl' . . .  if you do not know this technique, Kylie has links to a number of helpful videos showing you how to do it.  It turns out really beautiful!

http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2016/03/hls-march-cas-challenge.html

Again, HLS is sponsoring the challenge, so there are prizes to be won, an added bonus, besides the fun you will have!

Without further ado, here are the rest of the pictures - explanations, below - and list of supplies.




Unfortunately it is difficult to see in the photos the beautiful, shimmery effect, you get from this technique.  It really is quite stunning!

I first took a piece of white card-stock and embossed it with my Linen embossing folder for a little, subtle texture.

Next, I took a piece of glossy card-stock and used a scrunched up piece of cling film, and dipped it in some iridescent acrylic paint  and pounced it gently over the piece of card.  I put it aside to dry and cut out my flower spray, with a Wild Rose Studio, 'Woodland Posy' die and gave it some form with an embossing tool.

When the iridescent paint was dry, I sponged some Distress Inks over the focal piece, the colours used were, Milled Lavender & Mermaid Lagoon.

I finished by mounting the 'Faux Mother Of Pearl' piece up on foam tape and finished, by adhering the flower posy to the front.

I left it without a sentiment as I am going to keep it in my card stash, until an unexpected card is needed, then all I have to do is add a sentiment and it's done!

Thank you for visiting today, do pop around to my fellow DT members blogs to see what they have come up with, and then join us in the fun and show us what you have come up with.  I can't wait to see them!

28 comments:

  1. Love that background, Hazel! Such pretty colors! And I love the shaped die cut! It looks like it's floating on the card! Gorgeous, my friend!

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  2. Hazel your card is absolutely stunning. The faux mother of pearl looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I'm certainly going to have a go at this. I love the way you've moulded your flowers too. Absolutely gorgeous. Barbxx

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  3. What gorgeous soft colours, Hazel ... and fabulous shimmer ... such a beautiful background for those crisp white blooms! So delighted to be designing with you at HLS this month! Anita :)

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  4. Beautiful card .... the faux MOP looks amazing, such pretty colours and I love the texture in the background (what brand is the embossing folder if you don't mind me asking?) xx

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  5. This is so pretty, love the subtle colours in the background panel and leaving the flower bouquet white is genius!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Hazel! Love how clearly you can see the linen texture on your card and the panel you created is gorgeous along with the beautiful bloom!

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  7. Oh wow, Hazel, this is stunning!! I love the linen texture of the background!! The faux mother of pearl looks amazing!! What a gorgeous card this is my friend!! I absolutely adore it!! You are so inspiring!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Stunning!! I can hardly wait to find out how to create this amazing faux Mother of Pearl!! Outstanding card! : )

    Patti

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  9. beautiful - will have to get my frost paint out and have a go at this!

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  10. I love this card's simple elegance. It will come in handy for any number of occasions. Gorgeous work!

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  11. Another technique I have been meaning to try! Lovely card!

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  12. Wow! This is so beautiful and love the softness of the colors. Looks like I might be try this technique.

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  13. Hazel there are so many elements of this card to LOve! Your pouncing is gorgeous, and I adore those colors together ... you've started with my favorite linen embossing, and ended with such a lovely, dimensional, die cut!
    Gorgeous card, Hazel... just gorgeous! I had never heard of the MOP technique - yes, still a newbie!
    =]

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  14. So pretty and soft, Hazel. Love the delicate colours of your Mother of Pearl panel and perfect paired with the white delicate flower sprig. xx

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  15. love your soft background and that die is to die for so to speak! LOL

    toni

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  16. So pretty! What a fun technique - hopefully I will find time to try this~

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  17. Oooh Hazel what a beautiful dreamy card, not tried that technique before...I must give it a go sometime ;)Viv xx

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  18. Hi my friend,
    Your background looks like a winter sky just after sunset. I love this impression. Background wonderfully harmonizes with the white base and a bouquet of flowers. I love your card.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  19. Gorgeous card, Hazel! I love the colours you chose for the MOP panel and the die cut is beautiful, so detailed.

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  20. Adore this background, Hazel. Such a lovely card. X

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  21. Beautiful card, love the colours you've used. I'm planning on giving this technique a try as soon as I've got some suitable paint. Karen x

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  22. I haven't done the faux mother of pearl technique in ages! I forgot how beautiful it is! And I absolutely love it with the white floral stem!

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  23. I love the look you achieved with this beauty....gorgeous mf!

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  24. WOW, your faux mother of pearl panel looks absolutely stunning, Hazel and I love that EF you have used for the subtle texture!!!! The little flowers are beautiful!!!! Such a fabulous card, my friend!!!!
    Hugz

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  25. Absolutely stunning design, Hazel! The background turned out amazing. Great colors and soft feel. Beautiful card!

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  26. Wow, this is a stunning card Hazel! Love that flower cluster, and I love your mother of pearl look on the back panel!! I haven't tried this technique but it is on my "to do" list. It looks fun and I can only imagine how beautiful it looks in real life. Hugs, Brenda

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  27. I love the panel you created. The shaped die cut of flowers is so pretty! Love it! xx

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  28. Beautiful card Hazel! Love your use of the faux mother of pearl.

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x