Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Perfect Pearls Mist

So I let the deadline slip by for the CCCv2 #16 challenge (Perfect Pearls Mist, p. 54) over on the Studio L3 blog.  I really didn't have any idea for art so I was okay with it.  Not going to force an idea; I generally am not happy with my work when I do that.

Then I got an idea from some items laying around on my desk...more leftovers from other projects and decided to make a tag for my collection.  The flowers are lace glued with Matte Multi-Medium to clear Clearly For Art.  I saw this originally on my friend Wanda's blog.  I don't have the date when she shared the idea but you really ought to scroll through her blog anyway because she's another one with gorgeous art to share.

My black tag was embossed with the Damask Sizzix embossing folder and lightly painted with Picket Fence Distress Stain before hitting it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.  There's a chipboard medallion that was painted black and some dotted background stamp was used with Gold Paint Dabber.  Some white and gold trims cross it.  The flowers I mentioned above were spritzed with Biscotti and Pearl Perfect Pearls Mists.  The buttons were covered with Black Paint Dabber then wiped off.  The leaves were cut from DecoArt's Perfect Paper and aged with green and brown distress inks then hit with one of the mists.

The Sizzix mini butterfly was cut from white cardstock (sprayed with Pearl PPM) and several layers of white tule.  The body has tiny Hero Arts gemstones; the antenna is an old Christmas ornament hanger. 

I am definitely not a glittery person but with just a touch of grunge I'm satisfied with the results.


  1. Beautiful! Those flowers are so cool! Just love the whole tag!

  2. I agree with Lori... it's a beauty, for sure! The flowers are phenomenal.

  3. I applaud you for not forcing a piece when you just don't feel hard to do...kudos! It's absolutely stunning! That shiny background is wonderful and those flowers are beautiful! Fab work Susan!

  4. This is so beautiful, Susan!