Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glimmer Mist and Harlee Quinnz - what fun!!!!!!

I used the cool glimmer mist technique that I saw on a video on Michelle's blog - I used glossy card stock on the left (there's a 2nd piece per the video but I have already used it on a layout and can't show it yet). The 2 pieces on the right were done on scraps of photo paper and it took the glimmer mist totally differently from the glossy card stock. I also kept the paper on which I did on the spraying (regular card stock) and it is a really cool background. These papers are even cooler in person than in the photo - and they were so much fun to do (of course I ended up with mist all over my hands. LOL!)
I did this layout for Harlee-Quinnz Designs using Harlee-Quinnz Butterfly Gardens Summers Garden paper for the background. I cut out leaves from the Sunlight Bower paper and painted the leaves with watercolor paints. The pictures of Henry the 8th's wives, the patterned paper behind the photo, and the little cutouts all came from the Harlee-Quinnz Henry's Wives ephemera sheet. Other elements are Maya Road flowers, Making Memories brad, leaves from Michael's, cardboard spritzed with Glimmer mist, and a purple velvet flower that I made and added a vintage button.
The quotation reads - Autumn is indeed the crowning glory of the year. ---Rose Kingsley

I will be doing a blog posting on the next Friday. It will be a tutorial for a small wallhanging that you could also use as a card. Each DT member will be doing 2 postings a month.
It's a quiet weekend and that is always a blessing. Dan is glued to the television watching sports - golf and football. I went into the gift shop for a while and then did some work on the computer when I returned home. I am trying to paint this afternoon but you know those days when nothing seems to work - well, this is one of them so I should probably just quit and go read for a while. I will be making stuffed peppers for dinner and I baked a carrot cake yesterday so we will have a piece for dessert. - Hana just came in and told me that she needs to be petted - her psyche is suffering from a lack of attention so


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! GORGEOUS Chris!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the colors and the FLOWERS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

GORGEOUS LO, Chris! I am so loving the FALL feel to it & all the great colors, clusters & texture! :-)

sarah said...

o0o0o0o this is gorgeous. it's sooooooo FALL and just so pretty. it's so relaxing to look at! seriously, all of your stuff is amazing art! :)

hope you had a fantastic weekend.


jazsutra said...

WOW gorgeous work and full of techniques!!!
thx for coming by my blog for the BG P52 blog hop. yes, my blog is part of the blog hop ;)-jaz

Nicole Renee said...

Love the looks you got, Love the color and texture too!

twistedsoda said...

Love the techinque. I definitely have to try that! You made such a beautiful piece of artwork!

Hanneke said...

Love that LO, what a beautiful paper and those flowers are so gorgeous!!!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

YOur layouts are so fresh and inspiring!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Thanks so much for coming to my blog festival for project 52 :)