Friday, 25 March 2016

Faux Mother of Pearl....

Trying out this new to me technique......
I was inspired by the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge 
of Faux Mother of Pearl Technique.
I also wanted to make a card on one layer for The One Layer Simplicity Challenge
Update...Thrilled to have been hi-lighted with this card 
from The One Layer Challenge-Thank you x
I wanted to make a card that had the 'White' open space of CAS in another colour.
The One Layer Simplicity Challenge is Shades of Green and I thought a leaf die 
would work with those colours.
I die cut the leafs from Memory Box, sprayed glue onto the back of them
 and used them as a mask/stencil.
I experimented with the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique after looking at Loll's Video...
I used liquid perfect pearls and when it was dry blended several colours of distress inks.
I carefully peeled off the die cut to reveal the white leafs.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment in a dark green archival ink.
I now have lots of 'experiments' to use at a later date.
Lots still to learn about this technique but will definitly be doing it again.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter my card into.....
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge - Faux Mother of Pearl


  1. I really like the fresh, citrus colour that you've used here and you've done a great job with a new technique. I need to have a go at this one myself X

  2. Love that zingy colour! Clean & fresh! So pleased you joined us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
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    1. Thank yo so much for stopping by and leaving such kind comments x

  3. Eye candy! that is what this is. I am partial to lime green!! I love this faux pearl technique. I watched the video but have yet to give it a try myself. If my card could look 1/2 as pretty as yours I'd be over the moon!


    1. Ohhh that is such a lovely thing to say, thank you x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, the background has come up very nice! I love greens, so it is pretty to my eyes.

  5. Very pretty Mac! Great job with the faux mother of pearl ... and it's awesome paired with the chartreuse! xx

  6. Gorgeous Mac! Love the bright fresh spring green with the pops of white, so beautiful! How clever to put the sentiments on the stems, love it! Happy Easter! hugs :)

  7. What wonderful techniques, Mac! I love the ferns with the green MOP! Lovely!

  8. Oh you did a wonderful job with that technique! I love the green too!

  9. One of my favourite colours and love the effect from the technique. Clever you making your own stencils this looks brilliant.


  10. Fresh and zesty and fabulous, Mac ... the shimmeriness with the crisp white is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

    1. I enjoyed the challenge, thank you very much for your lovely comments x

  11. Very spring card! Light, joyful, full of sun. I also love pearl highlighted background. You have unusual ideas about what makes your cards are very beautiful. Happy Easter, Mac :-)

  12. Congrats on your shout-out at OLS!!! Fantastic card - wonderful sponging and such a neat idea to put the sentiment into the stems!


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