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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Make It Monday #113 and Welcome Picture

  As promised here is my belated welcome picture for my three newest blog members (see yesterdays post) - I did not just want to greet you with the hamster....

This picture I took may years ago in the Botanical Garden in the Bronx, when Dale Chihuly was exhibited there. He is an american glass artist. I loved the exhibit so much I went there three times. This picture is taken at night - the sun is almost completely down, you can just see a hint of the sunset reflecting in the water. There also was a little drizzle coming down  It was just magical...



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I have a lot of Perfect Pearls at home - I got them a while ago when a crafting store somewhat close to my home went out of business and you could go there, pay $20 and fill a bag with goodies....I ended up with lots and lots of supplies, some of which have been collecting dust - such as those Perfect Pearls... I was wondering what to do with them, until Nicole Heady from Papertrey posted that video on her blog. Such a cool technique! I had to try that! 

It looks quite elegant, so I pulled out my damask desing set from Papertrey, inked it up with Versamark and applied Perfect Pearls with a paint brush in different hues of blue. The card base I used has little specks of gold in it and the whole card shimmers quite beautifully







One caveat so- it depends on the lighting how well you can see the colors.Overall the card is very pretty, I think. Perhaps you'll like it, too!

Of course I am linking it up with Make It Monday

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, and thank you for the lovely welcome to your blog! The hamster baby is so cute and this photo of the floating glass art is stunning :) Cathy x

Corinna said...

oh, die Karte ist ja traumhaft schön!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

This is so pretty! I just LOVE the colors. :)

artful-notions said...

Love how this turned out, Cathy. Funny, we got our perfect pearls in the same way. Unfortunate, but true, our scrapbook store went out of business too! Anyway, your colors are electric. Gorgeous!

maria f. said...

You gave this technique a try - can't wait to do so myself. Love your colors and the damask image choice. Does the "powder" seem to rub off?

Kim Heggins said...

stunning, simply stunning!

Kim M said...

Oh this is really pretty! Love the colours.

Kanan Pandya said...

This is just AWESOME, Cornelia. Love all the colors you have used. Beautifully done. :-)

Izolda said...

The card is magical. As much as the photo you've taken. Maybe it wasn't made by purpose but it looks like you used your photo as an inspiration :)