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Sunday, January 24, 2016

A little playing today.......

Well, it was yesterday really, just finished off today. Hi to all the Peeps! I hope you are all settling into the new year well - and keeping warm/cool/safe where-ever you are at the moment!

A few days ago I received a package in the mail containing some Colorburst Powders, by Ken Oliver. Rather than look at the many YouTube videos and the websites/blogs where these are talked about and demonstrated, I just dove in there and had a go. I used a piece of Stampin' Up Natural White card for my experiments, and a strip of Whisper White card.

I first just sprayed/spritzed water onto the card and then puffed the paint powder onto it - it's a bit of a hit and miss this, and the paper has to be quite wet for the powder to react, so I ended up with some thickish bits of powder in places and no reaction, so had to spritz it again When I put te powder down and then spritzed it - lovely sprinkles occurred. 

This is the centre of the mess - love the vibrancy of the colours but obviously I needed to have less powder and perhaps mop up some water sooner?

Took it outside and put it in the sun to dry although later I dried some with the heat gun - again slightly different effect achieved. 

I cut a piece out of the A4 and created a card using a Freebie stamp set called Fairy Dust - not sure which magazine, sorry 

The fairy was stamped and fussy cut - boy was that tedious - and then I added gold and Stickles and I treated her wings to Glass Bead Glitter Gel and curled them up at the ends

I embossed the fairy dust with gold EP

It does look great IRL but a little dark

I will now go and read the blogs and watch the YouTubes!

I will enter this in the following:
Two Creative Chicks: anything goes
Crafty Time: make it Sparkle - oh  boy, it does sparkle
Open-minded Crafting fun: something new - using colourburst powders


happyglitzygirl said...

Love the effect, great background. Blessings Hilde

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun. Lovely background made into a great card.

Tracie said...

Beautiful use of colors. Thanks for playing along with us at C arty Time Challenges.

Elizabeth Britt said...

I have always wanted to play with colorburst powders! This is great work! I also love the fairy stamp. I just got that set myself! You have inspired me to play with it! TFS!
Elizabeth - OMCF DT Member

Mandy LaCroix said...

Fabulous background - so well done!
Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks!:)

sue k said...

Love the background, it looks like you had a lot of fun playing. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Annette Stapylton said...

Excellent effect. Great work.
Thank you for entering the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Enjoyed seeing all the photos you took during the creation process. Lovely sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting fun.
Lynn, Open Minded Crafting fun DT

Susan Kennedy said...

Well... I think you did an awesome job with it! You really created some beautiful paper! Love the parts that you used on the card too. Nothing like diving in and just getting dirty :D How fun! I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan - Etsy}
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Deanne Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our OPEN-MINDED CRAFTING challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper