Tuesday 4 February 2014

Marble and Cream

      This months challenge at Technique Time Tuesday is to use Shaving Foam Marbling on your creation. There is a photo tutorial on the blog to help you through the process, yes it's a bit messy but it's a lot of fun!
     Whenever I have demonstrated this technique it has been a hit with young and old, my son loves doing this although I'm not sure if it's for the finished article or the fun of playing with shaving foam.
     I thought I would play around with some die cut shapes and use them as masks but the results were not that good, but at least the shapes were useful. I found that small shapes tended to ooze over the edges, larger worked better. These flowers were first generation print, the butterfly was second and the background was fourth generation. As you can see it gets paler each time and if you're using mica sprays the shimmer is only on the first print.
     The butterfly has been silver embossed with a fancy swirl stamp, flower stamens added to make his antenna and foam pads under his wings to make them stand up a little.
     The flowers are die cut with a Spellbinder die Aster Flower Topper, the outer petal edge is stuck down but I've left the middles free to stand up (they will flatten for posting). To finish them off there is a clear gem in the middle of each flower.
     I used Cosmic Shimmer Misters to marble with, then used the purple one to sponge the edge of the white card blank so that it matched. The pink layer is white card coloured around the edge with a Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink pad, much cheaper than buying lots of pearl card. There is also a small layer of silver mirri card to add some shine and tone in with the butterfly.
    This technique is one of my favourites, it's so much fun to do. Every print is different and the benefit of using foam over water is the image you make doesn't carry on moving while you reach for the card. Pop over to Technique time Tuesday and have a look at the tutorial and the amazing DT samples.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - NO Designer Paper
Suzy Bee - Flowers


  1. LOVE this!!! Purple and butterflies...my faves! And I adore the colors you used for this background! THANK YOU for your help, too! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  2. Love, love, love your butterflies! It is a fantastic layout and color combo! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

  3. What a Pretty Design , Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fab challenge...
    Suzy B~Owner~Suzy bee's Bloomin Challenge

  4. Purple perfection :) Thanks for taking on the tutorial this month, awesome job! The trick with the knife was FABulous!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time.



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