Sunday, March 01, 2009

Roses are Red....

This is my final piece for our Design Team Challenge of using
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
this month at The Stamping Queen
It's been great having a theme, and working all month with it.
Layers seem to be a recuring theme in my art
this bookmark is no exception
Take the little 'moo' sized centrepiece
it started with a piece of printed paper, sprayed with Glimmer mist, Vintage Image added, German Scrap trimming the top, sentiment stamped and added, Transparency added over the top, Backed with Velvet and all stitched together.
I used ~ Collections Elements Vintage Wallpaper, Collections Elements Transparency, Collections Elements Vintage Image,Kaiser Wood Flourishes, Melissa Francis Vintage transfers,
Paper Artsy Young Love 4 Rubber Stamp (Roses are Red), German Scrap,
extra's ~ velvet, vintage lace, basic grey printed paper, bling :)

I was asked the following question in my comments by Deb (the junkin' yaya)

Hi Gillian!I have just received my goodies from glimmer mist and am anxious to try them. I still am having a hard time understanding how all the 'water mist' can do a stencil without showing water spots everywhere? I have watched her videos...but, any good tips? It appears it is going to be how you really hold the bottle and how you spray it?thanks...

Hi Deb, this is what I found worked for me ~ I put some scrap paper down on the floor, then my piece I want to spray, shake the bottle well just before you start spraying. Spray using a sweeping motion from a standing position start off by spraying lightly and build up your spray as desired. If you are using a Stencil remove your stencil as soon as you finish spraying. and leave your piece to dry for a minute or two on the floor.

I found when sitting at the desk I was too close to the piece I wanted to spray and I did get larger spots from the spray, and I think you are right the angle of the bottle does seem to alter the effect you achieve when spraying your Glimmer Mist. I hope this helps a little Deb :)

A Big Thank you to all the people who have stopped by,

May your week be Blessed ♥


Sam Marshall said...

Soooo beautiful! Love the layers, textures and the stitching, Gillian.

Chrisy said...

I likr the symmetry of this come both in form and design.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Fantastic work!

Kimberly White said...

This is lovely Gil! Thanks for the tip about the spray! Hope you have a wonderful week too! Peace to you!

Kathleen said...

I love the layers and textures as well!

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...


planettreasures said...

That is stunning!
and have I said this before? - I love your blog banner!

Night Owl Designs said...

Grea idea for a bookmark Gillian. Love all the intricate layers and details!

Hazel said...

Beautiful crafting, as ever, Gillian x