Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Weathered lovely day

Hi folks,

Today's card is one of my favorite Bildmalarna images, called Lovely Day.

As I've made a few cards now with this same image I felt challenged to do something different with it, so decided to go with a weathered, shabby chic style.

After colouring the image I decided I wanted it to look weathered, so tried an experiment.  I took my SU Weathered background stamp and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, and then stamped over top of the coloured image, and then heat set--it looks really neat in real life!

I've used bronze finger paint from the Gina K store to decorate the border of the main image.

The pearls on the left are fancy ribbon from the fabric store--the most expensive stuff I've bought to date at five bucks a yard--eek!  but I thought it looked just right so had to use a little bit here.

Hope you are all having a great week!


  1. Wow! This is craftastic!!! Love the shabby look...I'll bet it looks even better in real life - it looks AMAZING here!!!

  2. rly cool!.. love the pearls!.. they are gorgeous!.. and the vintage look rocks! :)

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the weathered look you achieved! TFS this idea -- definitely will be giving this a try!

  4. Gorgeous.. I have that stamp and have never taken it out of the I think I just may have to do that soon.. this is just beautiful!

  5. Love the card, and wow, $5...well, it looks worth it!! Love those beads, they do add a really nice finish!

  6. love the weathering with Glimmer Mist. I'm going to try this!

  7. Great card! Love the shabby look and the pearls are outstanding!

    Hugs, Marsha

  8. Beautiful Shabby Chic card. The effect you got with the glimmer mist and paint are awesome! Great job sweetie.
    Hugs Bonnie

  9. a fantastic experiment! looks really marvollous!
    beautiful card!

    xoxo silvi (germany)