Sunday, 25 March 2012

CASual Fridays Bold and Beautiful

This week's CASual Fridays challenge is called the Bold and the Beautiful - the bold refers to black, and the beautiful refers to pastels.  I thought I'd try a technique that was in a video in Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Online Card Class - he calls it the "blended spritz and flick" technique - I went with pale shades of Distress inks, and spritzed and flicked with Perfect Pearls in water.  Here's the result.
You can't really see the flicked perfect pearls in the first photo, but it really shows up in this next one:

Have a great day :)

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Unexpected lightness for Tim Holtz, I'm so used to bold and heavy colours from him. Well done!

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  2. Great card for a baby using that technique. Soooo soft and sweet.

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  3. Fabulous card Michelle! I really love how you used such soft subtle colors!! I'm also a big fan of the Perfect Pearls and that wonderful hint of shimmer and sparkle that it adds to a projects!

    Happy you found a bit of time to create...! I've missed you being more active in class, but was happy to see this card in the Gallery today!!

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  4. Michelle, I love the pastel look! the perfect pearls really finishes it off. You are definitely a step ahead creating projects with your skills from C.C class!

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  5. Loving your colors, gorgeous

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  6. Beautiful card, so soft and gentle feeling. Great idea to use the perfect pearl water for the flick, I must remember to try this.

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  7. Oh, I love this, Michelle! "Spritz and flick" seems to work perfectly with pastels. :-)

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  8. How pretty, what a great background!

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  9. I love that background! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. LOVE the background-very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Utterly gorgeous Michelle! So creative and perfect for the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays! Thanks so much for joining us:)

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  12. What a beautiful, soft background...perfect for a baby card with the pastels...very nice:)!!

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