Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well and staying safe during this weird time we are currently experiencing.
Honestly I thought this lockdown thing would give me oodles of time to craft but I really don't know where my hours go to each day. We don't stay in bed late but the days seem to just rush by and before I know it, the weekend is upon us once again.
Gosh at this rate it will soon be................. NO! I am not going there! Lol
Anyway, did my blog post title intrigue you a little?
I wanted to show you a little project I did using all of the items in the title.
This did start out as a card to be sent in for the Design Team work for the last show but my texture paste didn't dry quickly enough so I set it aside to use another day, and here we are!
To give the texture paste a bit of interest I added in some of the interference mica powder that Lisa introduced recently. I think I used the purple one, mind you it never looks like I expect it to. Lol
So once I had added the mica to the paste I dragged the paste through the bubblewrap stencil, one of my favourites. Then set it aside to dry. Now you can dry it with your heat gun but sometimes it bubbles if you get too close so my preference would always be to air dry it.
Next I went around the edge of the card with a sponge and some Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar.
Using Lisa's Four Point Blooms die set I cut out some flowers using the Bali paper pad.
Now I have to be honest here, I have TOTALLY pinched this idea from Claire Newcombe because I thought it just looked A-MAZ-ING!
I cut two of the nested flag dies and added the white (not white, lol) Mermaid Tails glitter to the smaller one and layered that up on to the next size up. Again I went around the edge of the larger one with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide.
I added some of the Gorgeous Sisal behind the flowers and of course I just HAD to use the fabulous new Cool Skies pearls for the centre of my flowers. The finishing touch was one of the little phrases from the Wordage sheets. I cannot tell you how useful these are. 😃😃
See how the texture paste looks different colours from different angles? That's what the interference mica powders do. Cool eh?
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the flower in the middle does not have as many layers as the other two. Well, that's because I got cocky and decide to cut my flowers without taping them down to the paper. Not only did they move and not cut all of them, I have also dented one of the flower dies as the little leaf die moved underneath it!! Be warned - secure your dies if you want to make the most of both them and the paper you are using!! 😱😱😱
So folks, there you have it -
Mermaid, Mica, Paste and Pearls!
Hope you like the project.
Remember all the products I have used will be available at Lisa's website - www.thatcraftplace.co.uk
Lisa will be back on your screens on 7 May with some GAWJUSS new stuff - honestly, it is to die for.
Don't forget to visit our Facebook group Crafting with Lisa Horton and there are oodles of samples on our Pinterest pages too.