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Monday 14 November 2011

swirls and pearls, .bet that shocked you!?I didn't think I was a pearly girlie either?!

hey there bloggers,
yes it is still me..I try to do some different things every now and again and here she is, a swirly and pearly little number:

I made my background in yes you have guessed two halves, see it is still ME!
The left hand side was made using an old and never inked stamp from the now chocolate baroque and I inked with perfect medium and clear embossed to create a resist...I never tire of this technique.
Once dry I added perfect pearls mists in blue smoke and perfect pearl, I have never used these before and they are great!!!, When dry i added some iced spruce from the winter DI, it is so yummy!!!!I added it over the embossed images to make them 'pop'

The right side was made using iced spruce DI, applied to card using cut n dry foam, then I stamped the same stamp, using iced spruce, when dry i added some Tim snowflakes, in snow cap paint dabber.

The pearls were added to the details on the snowflakes.To complete I added flourishes ( another fabbie Tim die), white lace and finally a charm fragment I have been itching to use!!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
pearls and swirls @ http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
no black lines @ http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/
snowflakes @ http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/
pearls @ http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/
let it snow @ http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
favourite technique @ http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/
the colours of winter @ http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/
pearls and lace @ http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

thanks for stopping by
thanks for sharing the love with your comments, they mean a lot
have a great day!!!
ta trace x


  1. Very beautiful card. I like how you used your Die cut. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Hugs Nataliya

  2. WOW what a stunner! I absolutely love it! I just love those swirls and snowflakes, and the background is simply amazing! The pearls just add the finishing touch! Really lovely Trace Judy x

  3. Gorgeous creation, love your background, perfect for our challenge this month at LIIU, thanks for joining us. Good luck, hugs Suzanne

  4. Love the resist - my favourite technique of all time - and the pearls are perfect for this - there's a time and a place for everything. Lovelyl work x

  5. oh wow... just my sort of colours, techniques, love everything about this. You do make some really stunning pieces Trace.

  6. Aww Trace, this is just lurrrverly. Love the soft muted tones and the resist technique.
    Just fab
    Heidi x

  7. Lovely effects on here - really like it.

  8. Wow!! Stunning creation and technique Trace!! Thanks for sharing at Let's Ink It Up and good luck!
    Hugs Hazel xx

    PS. I have Christmas candy on my blog if you are interested

  9. Woooow, I mean - WOOOOW! Beautiful seasonal project, love the elegant design and the pearly snowflakes! Thank you for joining us at Polka Doodles! x

  10. Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our No Black Lines challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

  11. A beautiful, elegant card! I love the technique you used! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

  12. Beautiful and elegant creation.Great technique too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Lovely card, thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week.. Good Luck! Colette xx

  14. Wow, gorgeous card!! Great techniques too for a wonderful result!! Thanks for playing along with us at Polkadoodles!!

  15. Very pretty effect! Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoe’s!

  16. Gorgeous card Trace, I love that snowflake.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our lace & pearls challenge
    hugs Mandy xx


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