Sunday, 25 January 2015

2015: Topic 2: Shiny Stuff {Challenge}

Hi Peeps!

Well! This is amazing, two challenges on the Paper Artsy website and 2 blogs by me, wanders will never cease!!

So this next challenge is all about 'Shiny Stuff' now I really like metal but don't always to seem to get the results I want with it but thought I'd give it a whirl as I had a card I needed to do.

First off I mopped up after my daughter had been spraying her cotton wall ball trees for a school project which created the green background, I then ran this through a embossing plate and inked the raised sections with black soot distress ink and rubbed up to soften.

Using more of the mop up card I cut tattered flowers and again ran the larger layer through the embossing folder but this time I created a metallic look using Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, and Fresco Evergreen, Hey Pesto and Green Olives. This was mounted with some metal embellishments in the centre.

The main butterfly image was heat embossed with copper again on the mopped up card and coloured more with Pine Needles and Black Soot distress inks. I also coloured some butterfly ribbon with the Pine Needles.

The card base was stamped with HPXT01 & HP1107 dried and painted over with the Brushed Pewter paint as it was a too stark.

Now everything looked too green and there wasn't much light and shade so I mounted the background and flower on bottle green and silver card, and finally added a butterfly from some fabric.

Hopefully it's shiny enough to fit the bill.

I did created another project on the same theme so I'll post this in a mo, see ya later!

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you fancy.

Happy Craftin



  1. Lovely shiny card, there's no stopping you now your on a roll.x

  2. really love the different textures you've achieved. Love the greens you've used - need to get out my Hey Pesto now !

  3. Fabulous colours and textures and the end result is wonderful!

  4. It's fab Rebecca...what great mop-up slops to work with!!! Beautiful card!

  5. I love all the different textures. Must look out for the brushed pewter paint.