Sunday, 16 August 2015

Perfect Pearls Butterflies Background


This is the second of two posts today.

Many of my regular visitors have been justifiably very frustrated and impatient with me lately because I’ve been working hard on several secret projects that I wasn’t at liberty to reveal until now. With her permission, I can now reveal that I have been making stuff for Shaz. As many of you will know, she is about to undergo major surgery and has been through so much over the past year. She and her lovely hubby share the same birthday and I have made cards for them both, a get well card for her (still under wraps) and a selection of bits and pieces for her to play with once she feels up to being creative again. She opened the parcel on her birthday (14th Aug.) and now that she has received them I can share the making of them with you. Until now, I didn’t want to spoil her surprise as she visits my blog regularly. Throughout my own cancer journey, this wonderful friend has been such an encouragement and support to me, and this is one way I can thank her, and show my own appreciation and support. I know that she would love a visit from you to wish her well for her surgery on 2nd Sept.

I shall be uploading a couple of posts each day over the next few days until all is revealed. Please scroll down for earlier posts.

Perfect Pearls Butterflies Background

This another background or small masterboard that I made to go in the parcel I have sent her to cheer her up at this difficult time in her life.

02 Completed Perfect Pearls Butterflies Background

I used several butterflies from my Chocolate Baroque set “Just Butterflies,” and also my swirl stamp by The Stamp Barn, CFLR 021 I.

01 Stamps for Perfect Pearls Butterflies

I used an A4 sheet of white card which I had painted all over with black gesso (you could use black cardstock), and stamped the swirl and butterflies with Versamark. Using a soft brush, I picked up various colours of Perfect Pearls and applied this mica powder to the areas made sticky by the Versamark. Once they were all done, I spritzed it lightly and from a distance with water, to set the Perfect Pearls but not to make the card too wet. Some of the butterflies are unfortunately not as distinct as they might be, but I think the overall result is pleasing – against the black background the Perfect Pearls shimmer beautifully and the colours are rich and intense.

This small masterboard can be cut up and used in project such as card making or scrapbooking.


  1. That's lovely that you think of others going through difficult times. Hope you are progressing well through your own treatment. X

  2. Fabulous - I just scrolled down the page and I love all of them - Shaz will love them too!. What a lovely thing to do for her - you are such a generous hearted person and an example to us all, thinking of others when you are having such a tough time yourself. And thank you for sharing your techniques too - I love the gold embossing on the orange swirly one!
    Hugs, Diana x

  3. Absolutely right Shoshi, the Pearls shimmer beautifully against the black background.This is stunning in real life! Love and hugs, Shaz xxx


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