Friday, March 4, 2011

Butterflies and Stuff!


I have had a busy week and now it is Friday and the weekend is almost here!  So I just wanted to share what I have been doing.  On Wednesday, I went shopping and found that our little Hobby Lobby had Pearl Ex in stock!  Well being the sparkle girl that I am I purchased a few jars and I came home and mixed some up and I have been spraying and painting everything in sight.  You know... experimenting.....  Well I have to tell you I just love this stuff!  Glimmer Mist has always been a staple for me in the past but it is quite expensive when you think about it, so I can now make my own for just pennies!  There are videos on YouTube to show you how to mix too....I think you can find a video on anything on YouTube!  I seem to be a visual learner so these are so very helpful for me. 

The darker butterflies were stamped onto black paper and then embossed with Holographic embossing powder from Ranger.  Then I sprayed with my Pearl Ex mist and when that dried I added some Crystal Stickles.  The body is a long black bead that I rolled in embossing ink and then embossed with the Holographic powder also.  If you want a lighter butterfly then just use white cardstock.  I have a friend (Linda Weber) who sent me some crocheted flowers a while ago and I've been hoarding them so I decided to spray one of them with the Blue Green Mist and I think it turned out the prettiest shade with just a little bit of sparkle!   This one is going on a card! 

Well that's it for me today.....Go forth and enjoy your weekend!  Can you believe it....I'm going to mow the grass today, if it doesn't rain!  See I told you, Mother Nature has a sense of humor!

17 comments:

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely Magpie, I do love the pearl-ex effect on the dark card not sure if we have it here...but well done fun exploring new media and thanks for sharing,
happy mowing,;)
Shaz in Oz.x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Now that is interesting..... I love glimmer mist but found it expensive so been holding off to see if other brands would come out and be cheaper... but this Pearl-ex stuff sounds Very interesting... I'm on my way to U-Tube,,,, Thanks again!!
Almost forgot... Your Butterflies, dragonfly and flower are Beautiful can't wait to see how you use them too!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This would make a great WOYWW photo. Looks like lots of fun. Your butterflies are very pretty.
Mow the lawn..you lucky to be outside girl..Our snow is almost gone and the forcast Sunday "SNOW" I really need to take a vacation south.Altanta...would love to see my little granddaughter, but they are in the middle of packing up and moving.
Enjoy the weekend, hope to get some cards created, just haven't been up to par this week.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Those are some beautiful butterflies GF! Mow your grass..... I'm gonna shove snow UGGGGGGH!

Starla said...

Well, being a Glimmer Mist gal too, I guess I will have to give this pearl ex thing a try (I think I may even have some in my stash!!)

Sylvia said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous! Can not wait until you use them on some of your beautiful projects! I hope you get your lawn mowed, but I am sure you might need the rain as well. If not send it our way! Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

I have never heard of holographic embossing powder, but will now add it to my "must have" list. Absolutely stunning!

Di said...

So, so beautiful!! Just love the fluterbys. Di x

The Rubber Maid said...

What an interesting bit of info on the Pearl Ex.
Back in Michigan a gal made and sold in our stores PE paints that she made with the PE dust and gum areobic or something like that. I bought 2 pallets of it and it is stunning on dark colors. Don't know if it's sold anywhere but Michigan. Your b-flies are beautious. Pat

Linda W. said...

Oh I recognized that crocheted flower right away! I love your butterflies Glenda. It's about time for spring to happen here!

Nancy said...

Ooooh...love all your sparkly creations! I have a few bottles of Glimmer Mist, but made my own sparkly spray in different colors because the GM is rather pricey!

Dawn B. said...

You have been busy..I bet the shine is amazing. I have some and have never used it.. Need to revisit this technique.

Janine said...

You look like you have been busy AND having fun!! Gorgeous butterflies Glenda!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hi Glenda,

Just had to stop by to say hello... tell you how BEAUTIFUL the butterflies you made are...and tell you how JEALOUS I am that you have to mow your lawn... considering that mine is still under a foot or more of SNOW!!! arrrggghhhh!! Please send some sunshine (or even RAIN...'cause you don't have to shovel that!!)... my way to Michigan!!! :-)

Patty said...

These are beautiful. Now, I don't know which is prettier your flowers or your butterflies. Congratulations on semi-finalist..I am rooting for you, Heartfelt will get a gem if they pick you!

Leslie Miller said...

Look at you go with the butterflies and the shimmer! You even sprayed a crocheted flower! I just love how you get right to it, Glenda. Such an inspiration!

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