Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Perfect Pearls Butterflies

On Sunday over at the Hero Arts Flickr group, Chris in Australia, hosted the 90 minute challenge.  It started at noon here in Auckland.... but I was busy unpacking the groceries, so it was nearly 25 past before I got a chance to start.   Chris's challenge was to use black card stock as your background.  I recently saw a technique over Simon Says stamp that was called Perfect Pearl resist.  I thought it would be fun to try.


I clear embossed the butterflies onto the black card stock .  I don't have many colours in Perfect Pearls but do have some Pearl Ex powders.  These are very similar to Perfect Pearls except they need some sort of setting agent.  I mixed them with water and coloured the butterflies then set them with hairspray.   Once it was dry I die cut them with the matching die.  I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the butterflies and do some faux stitching on the card.  The sentiment was white embossed.  I couldn't find my Embossing buddy and the white powder ended up everywhere.    And it was raining so I couldn't get a decent photo.  But I did have fun doing the challenge... and to top it all off, I won one of Chris's prizes... wasn't that cool.

I've been watching a new program on TV... Revolution.  It started yesterday and was on again tonight.  Looks like it will be good. 

Can't wait for the weekend.. It's a long one for us with Monday being Labour Day.  Hubby and I are heading up to the beach.. just the two of us this time, so no TV, no internet, nothing to do but read and rest.  I might take some colouring up with me, but am having a weekend off.



joy said...

Lovely card, Dawn! PearlEx has been around forever and there are so many pretty colors. Your butterflies look great in these. I like the white pen accents, too!

Barb said...

Love your shimmery butterflies, Dawn! So pretty!

We've been watching Revolution here too - liking it so far. Enjoy your time at the beach - sounds heavenly!

Angela Palmer said...

Lovely card Dawn. Wonderful butterflies. They really stand out against the black background.

Greta said...

I love my PearlX--you've inspired me to get it out!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love those shimmery butterflies!