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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Soar


Simon Says Stamp and Show challenges us this week to show our Messy Side.  I have to admit I am a messy stamper and enjoy getting my fingers inky.  The messiest technique that popped into mind for me was the shaving cream technique.  

I decided to create a triptych with gold embossing over a shaving cream backgrounds.


Background:
  1. Spray shaving cream on craft mat. 
  2. Spray into the shaving cream  glimmer mists (Blue, Yellow) 
  3. Swirl glimmer mists together in shaving cream. 
  4. Place cardstock onto inky shaving cream. pull up and scrape off excess shaving cream. I use my plastic ruler to shave my cardstock.  
  5. Let dry. 
This is so messy but you end up smelling like shaving cream.

I ended up smearing gold paint over the surface as an accident but it actually gave it a nice soft color.  I then added liquid pearl drops around the edges that were silver.  I waited for them to dry and sponged the gold paint over them.

I stamped the lace stamp using Versamark across the bottom and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I stamped the flowers using Versamark and heat emboss using gold embossing powder.

I stamped butterflies using Versamark on the same background paper. I heat embossed them using the gold embossing powder.

I decided I wanted the flowers to pop and thought I would try coloring them with white watercolor pencils and the effect reminded me of stain glass and I loved how it turned out.

I framed everything in black to make it pop and then added the sentiment using black ink. 

Products: Gold Embossing Powder, Stampendous Jumbo Clng Hollyhock, Artistic Outpost - Quote and Quotables, Liquid PearlsHero Arts - Three Artistic Butterflies, Stampers Anonymous - Purely Random,
Versamark, Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Gold Paint Dabber


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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

26 comments:

  1. The emboss work here is just fabulous! And the butterfly is amazing! I had to get a close up look! Gorgeous triptych!

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  2. WOWSERS! Another amazing project, Suzz! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Yummy colours and Coll background technique! Trace x

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  4. What a gorgeous card. I have used reinkers to do this technique before but not mists. Will have to try it out :)

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  5. wow this is gorgeous, great technique!

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  6. I, too, have used reinkers for this technique but never sprays! Will have to try that! Your triptych is beautiful!!

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  7. Oh, this is a beautiful piece Sue. The gold embossing is quite stunning and I love how you coloured the flowers. I haven't done the shaving foam technique for ages. I really must have a play .... I tend to get carried away though and end up with tons of backgrounds, lol! I love the triptych format too.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Oh I have not used this technique for years, something I really must put right and try again soon. I love the gold embossing against your background on this piece Suzz and as always your design is perfection. Love the added butterflies too. Enjoy your week flower! Tracy x x

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  9. This is stunning Suzz! Great technique on the background! Love all the gold embossing! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Wonderful project Sue! It's been a long time since I did the shaving cream technique, you got a fabulous result here. And what a great idea to colour the flowers with a white pencil!

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  11. Suzz...I so love your work! This triptych is so lovely. The embossing is just amazingly beautiful and so perfectly done. I had NEVER HEARD of the shaving cream background technique. Oh...I have GOT to try that! It sounds like so much fun! The hollyhocks are absolutely gorgeous. <3 Candy

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  12. haven't done shaving cream for ages... this is stunning Sue. do like the shape of you arch too.

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  13. Have seen this shaving cream technique, but have never tried it. Your card is so gorgeous...looks like lots of work, but well worth it! :)

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Suzz! oh how I need to try this...adding shaving cream to my grocery shopping list :)

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  15. Stunning Sue! Love the colors of the shaving cream backgound and all the added gold embossing!

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  16. STUNNING detail in this piece! LOVE IT!

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  17. You have me astonished, once more! GORGEOUS!

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  18. Gorgeous project, Suzz! The liquid pearls really add a lush effect! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. As always gorgeous Suzz! Now don't laugh but I had never heard of a triptych nor ever tried using shaving cream. Yoour creation is so beautiful that I am going to give it a try.

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  20. Beautifully shaped Triptych Suzz. I'm loving the gold dots edging you are doing at the mo. Gorgeous stamping as ever and the background is wonderful. How come they don't make those yummy Gillette ads any more ... (the best a man can get?)?? Nicola x

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  21. The gold embossing looks great against the background, sounds like you had fun. x

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  22. I just love the design of your arch here. It looks amazing.

    Hugs~

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  23. This is a lovely effect~wonderful dimension too!

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  24. Awesome Suzz. Love the shape of your project.

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  25. Wow... that really does sound messy, but it's a great effect. Love the embossing too - really gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  26. Wow, wow, wow this is SO GORGEOUS!! Love it, TFS :D Have a wonderful weekend!

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