Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Divas by Design - GDT - Pretty Pearls

Hello Everyone:

I am super excited today to share my card and fun news! I am a Guest Designer today over at Divas by Design. This is such a fantastic challenge blog. Their design team is just chalked right full of talent, so I was really honoured when they asked me to be a Guest Designer every second Wednesday until the end of October!! What better way to spend hump day!!

For my first challenge with them, the theme is PRETTY PEARLS. Here is what I came up with.





The brooch was beautiful to start with,  but I antiqued it a bit so it would look vintage. I applied a really tiny bit of glue, waited for it to be almost dry, then dabbed on some distress ink. When the glue dried, the ink rubbed off all of the spots except where the glue was...cool right!


For the background I started with some random swipes of home-made texture paste, then while it was still wet, I added some Tim Holtz distress glitter Antique Linen and ground it in. Then after all the painting, spraying, inking and stamping, I used my Crafter's Workshop Quatrefoil stencil to put down some more texture paste and more glitter.

This is what I was working on for the Speed Craft Challenge...which you can find in my previous post.

I hope you will zoom in on the next two photos, so you can see how amazing the glitter is, both as texture and as sparkle. Just right click and open link in a new tab.




The other challenges and design teams that gave me my inspiration:

( I used my stencil with a blending tool and ink for the background layers and then used the stencil again to add some texture paste for the top layers. I love the repeating pattern I got by doing this!)

(This is my first time trying real stitching on a card, love how it turned out! I did a standard stitch on all four sides of every layer and then did zig zag stitching in alternate corners for some added interest)

(My inspiration for doing a Golden Anniversary card - it will be heading to a friend for her to give to her Grandparents. Can't think of a better thing to celebrate than 50 years of marriage! Congrats to them!)

(Oh what fun! I have a drawer where I keep jewelry and trinkets picked up from yard sales and second hand shops. I pulled out a pearl brooch and a necklace which I broke apart and fashioned into dangly bits. Also, the beige paper is from an old pack that got bleached in the sun...thought it worked perfectly for the vintage feel of my card!)

- Moving Along With The Times - Feeling a Little Vintage
(I was really excited about the prospect of doing something with a vintage feel to it, I thought that old jewelry was a perfect fit and I just took it from there! Great challenge!)


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in twice!! And for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


76 comments:

  1. My jaw dropped when I saw this. And I was left speechless (which doesn't happen often!!!). This must be one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. Literally. It's just PERFECT! <3
    Btw, congrats on your GDT spot. :)
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Cebelica! Thank you so much for that and the congrats! Big hugs :)

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  2. Oh my Goodness! This is exquisite!!! I'm blown away once again bu your amazing textures and layers and gorgeous touches. Amazing card and I'm sure it will be adored by your friend's relatives. Perfect for their big anniversary! gorgeous, gorgeous! Big hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Ingrid! No way I was finishing this in 10 minutes! Those pesky dangling heart charms took me over an hour to make! Worth it though, for a 50 year marriage celebration. Crafty hugs my friend :)

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  3. wow this is stunning. left me speechless too xx

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    1. Thank you Sherryn, you're so sweet! Hugs :)

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  4. This is truly outstanding! loved the way the pearl brooch came in handy and you have used it soooo cleverly! The layers, textures, stitching and the whole thing is just PERFECT.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! Ya, I love using old jewelry and trinkets!! hugs :)

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  5. This is a beautiful piece of art, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

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  6. This is so wonderful I could eat it...it looks like a frothy cappuccino in it's colours :) beautiful creation yet again Pamellia,yep there is no way this could ever have been achieved in 10 minutes,it's too lush!

    Big hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thanks Donna! Five hours, I went a little over...ha! hugs :)

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  7. I forgot to ask in my previous comment...how do you make the texture paste? I understand if you have a secret recipe, no pressure on revealing it...:)

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    1. My texture paste is my very own recipe, but definitely not a secret. Perhaps I should do a tutorial for that! I will put it on my to do list. Hugs :)

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  8. So amazing! I'm not surprised you didn't finish but it was worth spending a bit more time! I admire your style too- I can't do anything else- I've tried and it just looks a muddled mess! Glad to have found your blog- maybe your style can be learnt a little?!! x

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    1. Thanks Keren! I feel the same way about your style, I just love CAS cards, but I'm apparently incapable of actually making one. They start out nice and simple, then comes out the distresser tool and the lace and the pearls and the crackle paint...next thing you know, it's a big shabby mess! Ha, gotta be me, I guess. Hugs :)

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  9. I LOVE the shabbiness of it all! The ground in glitter is AMAZING and those pearls...pur eye candy! FAB card and I am now following by email!

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    1. Thanks Sue for the compliment and for the suggestion! Hugs :)

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  10. A masterly card - I love that gorgeous elegant vintage feel about it.. AMAZING!

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  11. This is gorgeous Love all the texture and details it's just beautiful.Now this is really naughty of you because now I want to get my texture paste out and start playing again it's been ages since I did and now I may just have to give in and get messy and you are to blame hehehe (well I have to blame someone don't I ) ;O)))))))))))))))))))))
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next
    Jacki x

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    1. Jacki, you are so sweet and so hilarious! Thank you for both the compliment and the giggles! :)

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  12. WOW!! Another Pamellia masterpiece ... you are one amazingly talented lady ... I love those dangling pearls!!

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  13. This is quite amazing, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  14. Oh Wow! this is really beautiful ! what a fab design… I love the the neutral colours and gorgeous textures… the pearls look awesome and the card has a lovely vintage feel to it!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

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  15. This is really beautiful, love all the details. The receivers of this card will be thrilled. BTW congratz on your GDT position, have fun. Great brooch did you know I still wear things like this (but older) they come from my great aunts and they are real vintage on a black vest with skirt they give a vintage touch. Love them. ;-)
    Hugs Veerle xxx

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    1. Thanks Veerle! I agree, jewelry like this never really goes out of style! Crafty hugs to you! :)

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  16. Pamellia this is absolutely stunning. Love all the textures and layers and what a cool idea of adding glue and inking the pearls. It's great that you have used your stash on such a beautiful piece.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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  17. This looks stunning, so many gorgeous textures and layers. A beautiful vintage card for such a special occasion.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's and with my other hat on over at Sugar creek Hollow as well..
    Yvonne

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    1. Too funny Yvonne! I don't have another hat, so I will just say Thank you twice. Thank you thank you! lol :)

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  18. This wonderful shabby chic creation is just stunning, I love the beautiful pearls and the lovely layers you have created. You are a very talented lady indeed! Anne x

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    1. Anne, you are so sweet, thank you so much! :)

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  19. Hi Pamelia, thanks for your lovely comment on my carousel. I love this book, there is so much detail and it is so pretty and very well done. Congrats on the DT spot.

    Cazzy x

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  20. BEAUTIFUL, CLASSY AND ELEGANT love this gorgeous card, the pearls and all the gorgeous surrounds...very very nice.xxxx

    The Journey is the Start

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  21. Hi Pamelia
    What a beautiful, beautiful card i am in awe of your work, you have such a unique style and i am loving it .
    However i am sorry to say i cant seem to get the right link { I think its called a link } to follow you ? .
    I have you in my saved box with my other lovely Ladies blogs ready to just click on each morning , but with you i am afraid i just get the one i have already seen ? ,can you help me and tell me where i am going wrong ? I hope you can understand what i am on about ?, i know i am not very good with this WWW. thingy { a little too old i am thinking} , but i would love to follow you and your beautiful work .
    Lots of love to you
    Elaine h X

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    1. Hi Elaine, thanks for the wonderful compliment!

      Maybe the easiest thing to do would be to follow me by email. Near the top of the page on the right hand side, underneath the blurb about me...there is a little box where you can enter your email address. Is it completely confidential, and then you would receive an email when I put up a new post.

      Does that help?? Hugs :)

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  22. What can I say Pemelia other thank I absolutely love your creation.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  23. oh my.This is divine and oh so beautiful.I zoomed in as instructed and the texture is indeed beautiful.Absolutely love what you did with the broach and the dainty chains.Awesome!

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    1. Thank you Pallavi! I was really happy with how that distress glitter looked, it's my first time using it and what a great product! :)

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  24. Hey.I can't find anyway to send you an email,so decided to ask you here.I have been tagged for the get to know me blog hop by a friend and I would like to know if I can tag you,since I LOVE your work.Please feel free to say no if you are not comfortable.

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    1. Hi Pallavi, you're so sweet! My email is pamellia1162@gmail.com

      I will try to find your contact info, just in case you don't check back here.

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  25. I'm so happy that I subscribed to your newsletter that way i won't miss a thing...It's amazing card,it,s not it,s a masterpiece of art It's so beautiful! I love the way you used the heart pearls very Wise...and the stiching gives the final touch! the grandparents will love it!
    Hugs
    Helene

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  26. This is an absolute stunner Pamellia! Wonderful design and gorgeously vintage. Love your use of the jewellery and links. Just beautiful. Nicola x

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  27. congrats on your GDT spot so very well deserved-stunning card very shabby chic love all the texture and such beautiful embellishments
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol, for the kind words and the congrats! Hugs :)

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  28. Congrats on your GDT spot Pamellia.
    Your card is stunning. I love the design, wonderful textures and beautiful detailing too. A very special card for a special occasion.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, you're so sweet! Hugs :)

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  29. WOW this is gorgeous Pamellia! I love all of the layers, details and beautiful pearls! Awesome stenciling with your home-made texture paste! Congrats on your GDT too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Aahhh! Thank you so much Tammy!! Hugs :)

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  30. Amazing creation Pamellia, love those layers and all the paints and stuff, especially the pearls and stencils.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, hope you join us again soon;-))m

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  31. Oh wow this is stunning
    Hugs Kelly
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons

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  32. Hi Pamellia
    A little piece of loveliness. The brooch is a terrific embellishment.
    Don't know what a "hump day" is over there but would guess its different to what it means here lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. HAHA! Hump day is Wednesday. It's the middle day of the work week, if you can get over the 'hump' then the week is officially more than half done. Thanks Ang :)

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  33. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along at TIOT! Valerie

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  34. Congratulations on your GDT spot! Your card is stunning. I love all those beautiful pearls and the glitter looks fantastic!
    Rebecca.

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  35. Hi Pamellia and welcome to the team. Wow what a great project! I just love all the layers, colours and details. That is some intricate work. Big hugs, Justyna xxx

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  36. Stunning card, love the layers, stitching, the pearl brooch, it is all amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

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  37. This is gorgeous, fabulous design, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a Challenge, good Luck,
    Kevin xx

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  38. Gorgeous vintage card and the colors are so beautiful. Truly an inspirational masterpiece Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow – hope you’ll join us again!
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

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