Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Glimmering Painted Pears

The weekend before last friends had us over for dinner. They are Chinese and they prepared the most amazing feast for us. It was absolutely sensational. I am a bit delinquent in sending my bread-and-butter note, but I hope they'll forgive me. I really do want to thank them for the best meal I've had in a very long time.

I wanted to use my new pear stamp (Sunshine Designs), which I stamped in palette ink and coloured with Tombow markers, blending with a paintbrush. It's mounted on old olive and night of navy cardstock on a silver fleck periwinkle cardbase. The olive strip needed a bit of oomph and I remembered my bottle of Olive Vine Glimmer Mist that's been neglected lately. So neglected in fact, that the hole had plugged up so when I shook it to get the glimmer up off the bottom, big drops started to fly around and I had to suspend card-making-operations to clean green Glimmer Mist off my cream carpet. (It mostly came out.) The good news is that the hole can be rinsed clean and the Glimmer Mist will mist instead of blob.

Back to the card - the periwinkle base has a little floral sprig (also SD) stamped in almost amethyst and the sentiment is in night of navy. I added a scalloped edge with my corner rounder (man, I cannot wait for the new scalloped border punch in the new catty!). There's a little strip of more glimmer-misted-olive-paper behind the scalloped border. Now that I've scanned it, I'll add some Stickles for highlights. They really finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps: Sunshine Designs (The Stamp Barn) and Hero Arts; Ink: Palette black noir, almost amethyst; Paper: watercolour, old olive, night of navy, perwinkle sparkle fleck; Other: Tombow markers, paintbrush, corner rounder, Glimmer Mist.


  1. Love this stamp Karen - and a beautiful card!

  2. These are glimmering! Wow, this is gorgeous.

  3. Love that image, and your watercoloring is AWESOME! The colors really pop against the dark blue background!


  4. Awesome job on the background Karen!

  5. Awesome job on the watercolouring Karen! I love the background!