The colour challenge at Splitcoaststampers today is called Pink Pool in the Meadow. I wanted to do something different but it seems I am missing products I need for some of the techniques I want to try. I decided that I would give Loll Thompson's Faux Mother of Pearl technique a try, but I was missing the Acrylic Frost Paint, so I opted to use Fresco Finish instead. Loll uses plastic wrap to apply the paint, but I have a heavy hand, so I used my duster brush. I first brushed on the shabby shutters ink to my duster, then dipped in the Fresco Finish to apply to my cardstock. Once dry, I sponged on the evergreen and worn lipstick. For my butterfly I sponged shabby shutters on some cardstock, then die cut and stamped my butterfly using the evergreen ink. I then applied the Fresco Finish to the entire butterfly for some more shine. To put my card together, I used stitched border dies on my background piece, did some white matting with one piece being long enough for my sentiment, which I stamped in the evergreen. I styled my butterfly before attaching, and added some sequins and crystals to finish. Thanks for having a look.
Products: Stampendous PenPattern Butterfly Set, Stampedous Buttefly Dies, Stamplorations Noteworthy Sentiments, Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters, Fresco Finish Metallic Glaze, Sequins, Crystals


  1. It's a beautifully soft looking background with this fantastic technique. Love the gleam of that silvery butterfly too. Also liked the trio of embossing lines on the left of the focal image. I'd say you have Loll's Faux Mother of Pearl done just right! TFS (saw this on Facebook & liked it. Thanks for providing your blog link so I could hop over for a closer look.)

  2. How lovely, everything seems to have a subtle sheen to it which is so pretty.


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