LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

crafty adventures of a makeup loving Japanophile!

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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sending you Love Ruffled Flower

Hi!

First of all, I wanted to let you know I will be back soon with another update of my December Daily, I'm finding it much easier to take photgraphs and post about several days at once rather than a small amount every day. It's been a bit busy lately (as I'm sure it is for everyone), but I'm JUST managing to keep afloat in this project!

Secondly I want to thank you all so much for all the sweet, encouraging and downright FANTASTIC comments you've been leaving me lately. it's so so exciting for me to see the words you've taken time out of your day to write and to encourage me so much. It just makes my heart swell. Thank you.

Thirdly, please pop over to THIS blog, where a lovely lady named Stacy did a really gorgeous take on my Bunny Snowglobe card that I did for the Lawnscaping blog hop. She's only a beginner (so she says) but wow does she have a gift!

OK on to the card!

I wanted to play around with my distress stains a bit so I made this:

Sending you Love Ruffled Flower

Something nice and bright and summery to suit the season here (although it's been quite cold some days! Typical crazy Melbourne weather).

Using a technique I've seen Jennifer McGuire use many times, I added a few sprays of Pearlised water (basically just a few scoops of perfect pearl powder in water, which is spritzed using a mini mister or similar)

Here you can see the shine: 

closeup_ruffled flower

It's hard to catch in a photo, but all those flecks that look a little bit white?! They're shine :) So so pretty.

Well I hope you liked it!
Here are the products I used:


       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       




Thanks so much for looking!

Take care and I'll talk to you soon

*hugs*

Linda xx

5 comments:

Joy said...

GORGEOUS! love your shimmery flower, perfection..hugs

Stacy B said...

Beautiful card as always Linda. Thanks for the mention, I did a second card late last night that I like even better! Have a great holiday and hopefully you'll find some time for crafting among the chaos!

Simone said...

Linda this is stunning!! Love that pearly flower - absolutely gorgeous! I didnt realise you were a fellow Aussie!! Yay! I'll swap the weather with you any day - so over the heat here!

Chari Moss said...

Beautiful! I've decided my stains aren't the right colors, every time I try to use them I think it's ugly! Ugh! This is so pretty and bright, I think I need to get some different color stains and give it another try. Maybe the pearl will help too.

Laurel said...

This is downright GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still staring at it.