Thursday, August 03, 2017

Pretty Pastels {Cardz 4 Galz}

Greetings to one and all! (smile) Welcome to my little blog home.  
I have boo-boo's to share - can you find them?

Time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Challenges today!

Badges are awarded for the Spotlight Winner and Top Picks.
Challenge #53 is chosen by teamie Helen -and the theme is:


show us your Pastel Paper Crafting projects using any technique and medium!
Challenge ends on August 16th.

My card shares today are the results of experiments gone awry.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself during the process!

Card Size 8 inches x 4 inches (Business Size Card)

This is actually an easy card to make, but it might take a little time:

Boo Boo Number One:

A Happy Accident:

Boo Boo Number Two

Bubbling plastic-coated brads:

Either way, the Boo Boos made things better (in my humble opinion):

It brings me great happiness to use any mediums in my stash - especially those which have been neglected:

And now a second card using the Saran Wrap Technique.

The background was made on some icky cardstock I didn't like by painting on two colors of luscious 
Jacquard Lumiere Paints 573 Pearl Magenta and 561 Metallic Pearl Gold. While the paints were still wet, a sheet of saran wrap (plastic wrap) was placed on top, and then I crinkled the wrap atop the paint a bit.

Here is a YouTube video with the technique - you can get the idea in the first 2 minutes of the video.

(I changed the lighting so you could get an idea about the sparkle and shine, below:)

Now create the flowers and dragonfly:

Products Used (for the business size card):

Sparkle N Sprinkle:
  • SB Fleur de Lis Shapeabilties Pendant S4-204
  • SB Scallop Labels One
  • SB Carnation Flower
  • SB Adorning Squares S4-389
  • MS Double Arch Deep Edge
  • Cottage Cuts Button Flower Mini
  • Lavender and White cardstock, assorted brads
Products Used (for the square card):
  • Jacquard Lumiere Paints 573 Pearl Magenta Pink and 561 Metallic Pearl Gold
  • Rhinestones

Cards are entered in the following wonderful challenges:
  1. 613 Avenue Create #199 Anything Goes with optional twist Monochromatic 8/4 (8/7)
  2. A Bit More Time to Craft #49 "Anything Goes 8/15 (sep post)
  3. Artistic Inspiration #183 Anything Goes 8/7 (sep post)
  4. Classic Design Team Open Challenge #17    9/1
  5. Craftaholics R Us #30 Die Cuts (Tonic, Cottage Cuts and Spellbinders
  6. Crafting By Designs (Aug) Anything Goes 9/6
  7. Die Cut Divas (Aug) Anything Goes using die cuts 9/1
  8. Make My Monday #51 Monochromatic 8/6
  9. ScrapyLand Challenges #71 anything goes with dies SL sells (Spellbinders, Tonic Studios) 8/17
  10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24    8/15
  11. City Crafter Challenge Blog #373 Pretty in Pink 8/10

Always warm, gentle hugs for you,


Babs Watson said...

Hi Donna wrong or not your end results are so amazing, what beautiful projects you have created love all the texture too.

Hugs Babs x

aussie aNNie said...

Never reveal your 'boo boo's' as I don't see any. Your cards are always gorgeously beautiful and full of life and vibrancy.xx

Have you joined my candy...

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Even I didn't spot one ! The cards are real pretty in pastels :)

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous, love the step by steps and wonderful elements you have used to create them.
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning Donna!! I love all of the details, beautiful sparkle and colors, amazing creations!
Hugs, Tammy

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Gorgeous Donna ! I am in love with your square card !!!!Fabulous Design !
Thanks for the tutos

Team Clark said...

How very beautiful! Great color choice and lovely techniques used. Both are amazing. Hugs, Autumn

Lisa said...

What you call boo boos, I call art!! These are stunning, Donna!! The designs are amazing!! I love the layers and the shimmer!! I love seeing how they came together, too!! Gorgeous cards, my friend!! I love them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Stunning work Donna. I like your BooBoos:) Sue

*Vicki* said... boos?!! I don't see anything wrong here Donna!! I absolutely love your elegant design with all of the die cut layers and that wonderful shimmer and sparkle you add to your creations!! You are such a talented lady and it shows in your projects!! Thanks for sharing your details! HUGS :)

Lori Kobular said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Donna both of these cards are beautiful, but that second card took my breath away! I love the colors, and all the little extras you put into these cards! I have some of that Nuvo Mousse that I bought at a store but I haven't used it yet! I think you just inspired me to go open that jar! Love your cards Donna!

Pia S said...

It's always such a pleasure to study your work filled with dies and glitter. Your style is very unique and very different from my own. The booboos don't show, it might not have turned out as you'd planned originally, but it doesn't make your art any less pretty.

KarinsArtScrap said...

well I don't know what you mean with boo boo's but I loved your cards they are very beautiful with fab dies and designs.

I have sent this morning the ribbons Donna.

Gr Karin

Linda said...

Donna, I think your cards are more beautiful than any I have seen in stores!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I love that frosty, sparkly flower, Donna. Both cards are gorgeous, shiny and full of detail. Love your color choices.

Inkyfingers said...

Well, they say we are our own worst critics, and after seeing your post I can definitely believe it. These are just a pair of gorgeous cards to me, Donna!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning card designs and those are the kind of boo boos one needs for making great cards. I am so glad there was a happy ending with them.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. Gorgeous cards. I love the Saran wrap effect. hugs, Teresa

Conniecrafter said...

I think you are the only one that could see any boo boo's, these are both gorgeous, I totally love all the shimmer and sparkle that they have and that is a new technique I had not heard of before and you have gotten just lovely results with it!


Oh how these cards sparkle Donna! That is a gorgeous colors combination. Just absolutely love the butterfly and floral. WOW! I think you outdone yourself on this one. Simply magical Donna. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead. Hugs.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous creations! Especially love the second with that fabulous background and all the Tonic products! Thanks for sharing the video! Wonderful way to highlight all those gorgeous products Donna! You were obviously having way to much fun!

aussie aNNie said...

De thank you for your sweetest words about me on my birthday candy.....YOU are a very kind and loving person and you make everyone around you feel lots.xxxx [aNNie]

Mrs A. said...

These are both beauties . The colours are so lovely and as for you boo boos can't see them. Hugs Mrs A.

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards Donna. I so love that Crinkled background and it just works so well. Have a great weekend. Angela xXx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna, you've out done yourself with these gorgeous designs. Love all the detail and your fantastic tutorials, thank you! I've bookmarked to come back to as I'm having trouble with Pinterest. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Ina G said...

So much depth and beauty created here Donna. Funny how I used Nuvo Mousse on my cas card. Gorgeous 'stuff'
What amazing talent you have here and I too had a hard time finding boo boo's.
Love the colours of course as they are my favourites.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two fantastic creations De. I must be blind, I can't see the boo boo's, all I see is beautiful looking work again sweetie.

Leslie Miller said...

WOW! Now that's what I call card making! You're so adventuresome with your techniques you can't help but have the occasional boo boo, but what gorgeous results! Absolutely beautiful cards full of texture and delight and fabulous sparkle and sheen. Looking at your supply list... way to use your stuff! Let no product sit untried (as in my stamp room). I've never seen such a pretty Saran wrap background. And all those wonderful dies. Also, no sentiments so now they're ready for anything. I need more sentiment-free cards. What a wonderful, information-filled post, Donna!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my goodness, Donna! What a wonderful set of creative cards! I love that idea with the plastic wrap and the sparkly paint. So have to give this a try! I'm curious about how you photographed your gorgeous glittery frame. (I am working on a post with lots of sparkle, and of course, it all gets lost in the photography!) Boo boos are good, especially when you make them! I've make boo boo #2 before! Ha!Ha! Well, gotta go for now! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Donna, they are both beautiful - I love the colours and all of the fabulous details. Thank you for the step by step instructions - I certainly would not have realised there were any 'Boo Boos' if you hadn't said anything!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous projects and they were definitely happy accidents-love all your techniques and tips you share
Carol x

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
wow zwei wunderschöne Karten hast du gestaltet. Ich bin sehr beeindruckt von dem Ideenreichtum, dem Bling Bling und den Stanzschablonen die du verwendet hast. Ich bewundere deine Kreativität immer sehr. Ganz liebe Sonntagsgrüße herzlichst Hugs Silvi

Janice said...

Two beautiful cards Donna, the colour pink is just gorgeous! I love your boo-boos....if only I could see them!
Janice x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Great work! Couldnt find anything wrong!

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness! These are beyond gorgeous! Love the size of that first card, how cool is that?!? And that amazing flower and medallions....YOWZA!!! Your second card is just as fabulous! All that pink and gold and glitter and texture oh my! What an awesome design. The layout is perfect, what an artistic creation! I would call this Frame Worthy! Doesn't it make you HAPPY??? :)


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