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Sunday, August 12, 2012

My Favorite Technique

The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week  is to use your favorite technique. I had to think about it for awhile as I love trying new techniques.  Usually my favorite technique is the latest one I have been playing with.  After I stopped to think about it,  I realized that I pull out my mists almost everyday and use them in a variety of ways.  This prompted me to do a project using one of my favorite techniques of spraying glimmer mist on tissue paper. 

My family lives near Lake Michigan which made an easy decision of where to take Prom pictures this year. My son and his girlfriend look wonderful and the sky was overcast which provided the perfect lighting in addition to the gorgeous beach.  I knew the Patina Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels was the perfect shade to partner with her beautiful dress.   I spritzed multiple layers of tissue paper to create a soft background.
The cardstock and tissue paper are sprayed with glimmer mist.  After the they dried I attached the layers of tissue paper onto the cardstock using tape.  I then brushed white acrylic paint over the edges and across the surface.  
I added a twist of twine around the edges and added touches of flowers, leaves and seashells to provide a layer of texture and softness.

Can you see the tissue paper and shells peeking out?

To finish off the layout I added a little lock and key with a heart shape in the corner.  I left room for my journal / notes in the center. 

Products: Prima (Laraine,Tasha). Patina Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels,   My Mind's Eye - On the Bright Side     Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber

Come join us and play along in the challenge.  Everyone who plays along in the challenge has an opportunity to win a $50.00 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp.

Have a wonderful Monday!



  1. Oh, my! this has such a wonderful feel to it, Suzz! Amazing effect with the sprayed tissue paper! Gorgeous colors, and what a lovely photo of your son and his girlfriend!

  2. Beautiful layout!! Love the sprayed tissue paper and the white paint added the perfect touch. The flowers and string frame the photo in such a great way. TFS!

  3. wow... the tissue looks stunning on the background. Perfect background for the gorgeous photo of your son and his girlfriend. A most attractive couple.

  4. Suzz...that is a really cool technique! I may have to give it a whirl sometime. Very beautiful results. I bet it's really breathtaking in person..with all of the variations of color and the textures. Love your work! And...thanks for the very nice comment you left on my blog! <3 Candy

  5. How beautiful, Sue, love how this all came together!

  6. Very beautiful layout! Love the background a lot! What a great technique! I'm so in love with the blue color! Hugs, Sandra

  7. All of these little details make such a beautiful page. I haven't tried spraying on tissue paper yet, but have done coffee filters. Beautiful couple!

  8. Oh how I love your style. Firstly what a fabulous picture of your son and his girlfriend and what a perfect match the background is to the dress in the picture. I absolutely love the tissue in the background, great texture and the glimmer mist is fantastic. Love the lock and key embellishment too. Wonderful. Tracy x

  9. The sparkly tissue paper is a perfect complement to this sparkling couple - what a great layout for a great photo! Love the loopy twine too...
    Alison x

  10. What a gorgeous page. That is such a lovely photo. You dressed it up perfectly..


  11. Is that your son Sue - all grown up? Times flies! Beautiful layout with the shells!

  12. hey teamie! so soft and beautiful! lOVE it!

  13. The glimmer mist background is just perfect for the beautiful prom picture! Love how you added the embellies around the photo!

  14. Gorgeous page, Suzz! I really love how you roped all the flowers together with really gives a cool framing effect!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. What a gorgeous layout for a gorgeous photo Sue. Your Son and his girlfriend both looked fabulous and the spritzed tissue gives a beautiful background. Love all the little touches you include too.

    Lesley Xx

  16. love the contrast of the different media against each other - tissue/cardstock/string/flowers - really work well together Sue and what a gorgeous couple!


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