Friday, February 6, 2015

In "Love" with Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Hello Everyone!

Today I thought I would share another Valentine's card with you, tons of mixed media , some new techniques, and of course, a whole whack of pictures!

I've really being itching to play along over at Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities challenge, so I was excited to finally have some time to do so. Challenge #21 is from Page 55 of Volume 3, if you would like to play along as well. One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate from The Inspiration Emporium. Here is my make using Tim's technique.



The top heart and middle heart were cut out of the cardboard box that my Funkie Junkie order came in. I used a Go Kreate heart die set. The top heart was covered with DecoArt Crackle Texture Paste and gold micro-beads. The middle one was stamped with a Kaisercraft rose stamp using Ranger Archival Coffee ink.


For the very bottom layer I used a new technique, which I am going to call Marbled Texture Paste. I took some homemade texture paste in beige (DecoArt Tan Acrylic) and in white. Put a bit of each on my palette knife and then applied it through the Tim Holtz Latticework stencil. I got a wonderful marbleized texture this way. I need a bit more practice at it, but I will definitely be using this technique again!


As per Tim's technique on page 55, I have glittered up the top panel of my large Spellbinders oval die using Antique Linen distress ink and the damask stamp from Tim's Distress Damask set. I used the same technique for the word "Love". It's stamped with Brushed Corduroy and then fussy cut out.


I decided to upgrade my hand made shabby roses. I have used the same technique, only I have added a couple of extra layers of the Joy Craft Flower die cuts to make the rose more full and lush. The leaves are from La La Lands.


The small heart is made out of wood. I painted it with Tarnished Brass distress paint and a few dabs of Picket Fence to dull it down. I then covered it with Rock Candy distress glitter. The corner piece was made from crafter's clay and coated with crackle paint and then a little Gathered Twigs for accenting the cracks.

The tag was cut out by hand, painted with various distress paints, stamped some damask designs and then I used some home made texture paste and the Tim Holtz Hearts stencil to create the pattern. While the paste was still wet, I covered it with Rock Candy distress glitter.


I really wanted to add a button for The Mixed Media Card Challenge, but I didn't have anything on hand that I liked, so I decided to make my own. I took a plain wooden button and turned it upside down. I painted it white and then used a very small stamp with Archival ink to stamp on the rose. I coloured the rose with Copic markers and then coated the button with Crackle Accents. A little Gathered Twigs distress stain in the cracks and voilĂ , home-made vintage button!!!


Hopefully you can see all of the wonderful splashes of gold micro-beads here and there on all of the layers. Adds a little extra elegance, I think. Some gold thread and a few beads just to finish up.



I am entering the following wonderful challenges:



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


146 comments:

  1. Stunning creation Pamellia. Hugs, Veerle

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  2. How beautiful! Love the seed beads and all the layering. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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    1. Thanks so much Marjie! I missed you this time around! hugs :)

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  3. BEAUTIFUL card just love this gorgeous colours, textures, flowers, papers, oh just everything about it.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  4. Lovely lovely lovely! So sparkly and elegant and I love your new marbled texture paste technique. Such wonderful composition, layering and details Pamellia, you are a genius. Nikki xxxx

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  5. Gorgeous!! Love everything on this...crackled effect on hearts, layers, texture, micro beads, your handmade roses and beautiful white and red combo. Its just wow!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Shilpa, so sweet!! hugs and smiles :)

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  6. Breathtaking. This is so gorgeous, the rich red of the roses again the purity of the white . All of the amazing effects, like the crackle glaze and the marbling of your texture paste, your fabulous micro beads and the glitter. Another stunning project.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dionne! big hugs to you :)

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  7. WOW what a stunning and breathtaking creation Pamellia!!! Love the contrast of those deep red flowers!!! What a great detail! The layered hearts are gorgeous!! Love that little tag you added with a clay mold corner!! That love stamp is amazing and how you fussy cut it!!! I would have probably given up half way or messed it up in the process, hahaha!!! Another absolutely fabulous project my friend!!! So, has anybody contacted you yet about that museum project I was talking about a few months ago??? Your projects are nothing but work of art!!! And should be admired as such...
    Anyways, have lots going on as usual on my days off, so off I go to do the house chores...
    Hugs from Vegas :)

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    1. First of all...household chores, YUCK!!! Second of all...AAHHHH, thank you so much!! I'm afraid if I contacted a museum, they might think that it's ME who is the relic! HAHA!! Thanks again my friend! hugs :)

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  8. AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!! LOVE all the neutral layers...just so effective, and the glitter really ages and romanticizes this! Just gorgeous work! Thanks so much for joining in our glittery challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Anita!! What a wonderful compliment! hugs :)

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  9. More yummy goodness Pamellia,I can smell those flowers from here they look so real. Your textures are always amazing,you rock girl ;)
    Have a fab,crafty weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  10. Gorgeous Pamelia, love the flowers, so pretty.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  11. Wow just stunning loving all the layers with so much detail . I've made your homemade paste and love it will be trying the marble tech. The micro beads sure adds that extra . Thanks for sharing this beautiful card .

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    1. Thanks Marilyn, can't wait to see what you make! big hugs :)

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  12. Fantastic work again! Hugs Valerie Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Valerie! You have a great weekend too! hugs :)

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  13. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

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  14. I really like how that marbelized texture paste looks! What a cool, inventive idea! Your card is completely stunning and so vintagey romantic. Gorgeous!

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  15. Exquisite work Pamellia...need I say more?!! xx

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  16. Just lovely! The colour of the beautiful roses is stunning and makes the creation festive.
    Hugs xx

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  17. Love your beautiful and full flowers Pamellia, they are just dreamy!! Your whole card is just stunning beyond words, I love everything you create xx

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  18. I love how this card has a Regal fell to it with your beautiful red roses. Stunning as always Pamellia.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

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    1. Thanks so much Julie and happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  19. Very beautiful card with wonderful touches everywhere. Love the textures and the hearts

    Chrissie

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  20. Another stunning creation Pamellia, so many gorgeous details and great dimension. Your red roses are a beautiful finishing touch.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you kindly Pauline! hugs and smiles :)

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  21. Heavenly creation, dear Pam! Absolutely amazing card! Just looking at it made me all warm on the inside! Xx

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  22. What a beautiful card! I love the neutral colours with that gorgeous pop of deep red on your lush roses, absolutely gorgeous and romantic , thankyou for joining us at the ATP Exchange toni x

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  23. So pretty! I love the kraft and white with accent of dark red. The glitter adds the perfect detail.

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  24. WOW! This is stunning Pamellia. I could honestly look at this forever! All your layers and textures are so beautiful, your attention to detail is amazing and those flowers are totally gorgeous.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you very much Sue! big hugs :)

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  25. This is so beautiful Pamellia. Love the hearts the flowers the twine well all of it !!
    Kevin xx

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  26. WOW Pamellia this is stunning, your attention to detail holds me spellbound, the layers the hearts and gold thread those flowers all a joy to see, an incredibly beautiful creation.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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    1. Thanks ever so much Lorraine! happy weekend to you :)

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  27. Oh this is gorgeous Pamellia! I love all of the textures and your gorgeous red roses!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  28. Pamellia you never cease to amaze me with your detailed, beautiful designs, and this one is no exception ! Love everything ! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange too ! Sue C x

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  29. Pamellia! Your work is really 1st League! Beautiful as always! Great Mixed Media items!
    Hugs :)
    Max

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  30. Stunning creation Pamellia, such pretty elements, Cathy x

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  31. Hi Pamellia
    Oh my, in the dictionary, under the word gorgeous, there is a picture of this card! Its truly stunning.
    Please, pretty please and please with cherries on, can you show us how you did these fantabulous flowers. . . . . I will bug you until you say yes lol!
    You should enter this at House of Cards as this month's theme is love.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

    PS. . . . . . Flower tutorial pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Ang! I have never been able to figure out how to do a tutorial for the flowers because they require two hands and my camera requires at least one....the math just doesn't work for me. haha. big hugs and happy weekend to you :)

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  32. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love how you make your own pastes - you really should patent them because they look wonderful! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne! My husband would agree with you about that! haha. hugs :)

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  33. Beautiful card, I love the richness of the roses set against the more delicate background. The background is stunning and I love your design. Tracy x

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  34. Now THIS is classy!!!! I loved ALL the pictures you included and I'm very anxious to try your marbleizing technique. Your card is so beautiful. :)

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  35. STUNNING! This is seriously a masterpiece! I love the layers of white and craft and the pop of red! Every detail is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at the MMCC!

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  36. I don't think there is any one word to describe this awesome project, so I will just shout STUNNING instead.
    Fabulous details textures and layers. Thank you for sharing it with us at ATP Exchange as well.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Wow, that is high praise! Thank you so much Yvonne, you just made my day! hugs :)

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  37. WOWZERS - just stunning - Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

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  38. Oh, My Heavenly stars, Pamellia! How in the world do you do it? Every card or project you create is better than the last! (I know that' s a lot of pressure, sorry!) But truly, this is the most remarkable, stunningly created work of shimmery, sparkly art. I love your marbled texture paste, a perfect background for all these other neutral elements. I love that you recycled your shipping box, and your Rock Candy glitter technique on "Love" is just A M A Z I N G !!! Far better than what we see on page 55, and you were able to do a great job on catching on camera! I cannot believe you fussy cut that! What a steady hand and great eyes you have! Love the gold thread with the beads--such a Pamellia touch! Now, let's talk about that button and those fantabulous roses! These are the most realistic faux flowers I've ever seen. Could you make me about 100 of them, and I will glue them on my bushes next season! Wow! Your creativity knows no bounds! Thank you for making my day with this wonderful card! I'll be trying out a few of these techniques and report back in about a month after I've tried each one! Great big giant hugs, my amazing talented friend!

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    1. Oh boy Sara, I'm never going to be able to fit my big fat head out of the door today!!! What an amazing comment, you are so generous with your praise!! Thank you for making my coffee taste a little better and my day look a little brighter! big hugs my friend :)

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  39. Hello my sweet friend. :) I finally had some time to stop by your lovely blog again. I can see I missed quite some things, but I'll definitelyl go through them all.
    I think this is by far my favourite Valentine's day card. It's just so delicate and elegant. I wonder if Tim knows what kind of "magic" are you doing with his products. Absolutely stunning!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Hi Maja! It's good to see you out and about! Thanks so much for stopping in and for the wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  40. Hi Pamellia, how can you creations get even more stunning? This is absolutely beautiful, I am actually lost for words! Hugs Carole Z X

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  41. WOW! You have done it again Pamellia, this is so, so gorgeous. If I tried to put together so many layers and string, beads etc it would just look a mess lol! Love the soft colour palette too, really like that Coffee coloured ink, looks really vintage with the White.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Jacquie, you're a sweetheart! hugs :)

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  42. Just love those layered hearts - the gorgeous crackled one and the subtle damask flower one - and beautiful elegant distressed edges all around. A luscious card.
    Alison xx

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  43. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Love all the crackle and shimmery touches! So elegant and shabby looking!

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  44. HUGE SIGHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! absolutely stunning yet again Pamellia, just gorgeously gorgeous, those roses could have been picked fresh! LURVE all the detail you have.

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  45. A beautiful make Pamellia and so pleasing to the eye. You have incorporated so many wonderful details....love it

    Thank you for sharing at Artist Trading Post Exchange this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

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  46. LOVE all of your layers and the monochromatic theme with the POP of those FAB flowers! So Pretty, Pamellia!

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    1. Thanks Sue! Great to see you back in blog land! hugs :)

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  47. Wonderful layered hearts Pamellia - love the gold micro beads, the gold cord wrapped around, and the red roses look so REAL! a beautiful project!

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  48. Another project with the complete wow factor Pamellia, so many wonderful touches! Each layer of this beauty is just stunning! And oh wow, I just love that home made button and the gold thread with the beads.... I am in love with this card!!! (Like with almost all of your makes lol...)

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Astrid! What a wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  49. Absolutely beautiful!! Gorgeous colours and those roses are breath taking!! The petals look so real!

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  50. Oh this is so elegant and of course gorgeous! Pamellia, I so love all the neutral colors and it still packs such a wow factor with those gorgeous roses! Love this much! Happy Sunday!

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  51. Hi, Pamellia! Just when I think you cannot make anything prettier, you create an even MORE gorgeous masterpiece! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the layers and textures on your amazing heart-felt card. So lovely in every way! hugs, de

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! So sweet! hugs :)

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  52. Totally stunning! Love the way you have added something into each layer and crowned it all with the gorgeous crackled heart and those beautiful(and oh so romantic) red roses! Hugs, Chrisxx

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  53. Great creation, thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations

    CraftyNatalie {DT}

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  54. I don't even know what to say. This is so fabulous that I am totally gobsmacked. My mouth is hanging open in wonder and amazement. I just cannot get over how beautiful this is...and all the incredible details like that gossamer gold thread wrapped around the heart...and then three perfect pearls in the center. Your roses....holy cow! Prima could take a lesson or two or three or four from you, my dear. This card belongs in an art gallery. Wow.

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Kathy! Thank you so much for making me smile from ear to ear! hugs :)

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  55. I TOTALLY want to be your valentine!! This is just beautiful, Pamellia! Such pretty layers and so many details. I adore texture, never too much for me. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

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    1. Aahhh, how sweet! Thank you so much Cheryl :)

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  56. Wow, this is just absolutely gorgeous. I love the fab details of your beautiful card.

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  57. What a beautiful card Pamellia! This is stunning! So many amazing layers. I love your creations!
    Branka x

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  58. This is a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  59. This is a real stunner Pamellia! I love all the different layers and the gorgeous neutral tones. The little 'vintage' button and your flowers are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this stunning make with us at ATP Exchange.
    Juliaxx

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    1. Thank you very much Julia! I admit, I am happy with the button technique, a definite repeat thing to do. hugs :)

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  60. WOW and thrice WOW, this is a most beautiful card... LOVE how you incorporated the technique... Thanks for playing along with the CC3C x

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  61. Pamellia...this is absolutely beautiful! So elegant and romantic. I love your use of the hearts and the different techniques you did on them. Your background using the homemade texture paste is lovely and thank you for the link to the recipe! :) You did a wonderful job of adding Tim's Rock Candy Glitter technique to your card. Very subtle ... but VERY EFFECTIVE! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Candy! Thank you so very much! hugs :)

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  62. A heavenly trio of hearts, gorgeous texture and frosting. Perfect tones. Your flowers as always perfect BUT your homemade button, I was in envy before I read it thinking where do you get such gorgeous buttons from but you made it??!! Stunning Pamellia. Hugs Ruth xx.....ooh nearly forgot, thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange as well.

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth! I admit, I was very happy with how the button turned out! hugs :)

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  63. An absolute stunner Pamellia. Such amazing depth and texture. Just love it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MMM hearts and flowers challenge.
    Fliss DT xx

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  64. Beautiful and so Sweet. Thank you so much for playing us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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  65. You have made such a lovely project! I love your colorcombo too! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

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  66. Back for a second look....I just can't get over the sheer beauty, creativity and massive number of techniques used to create this amazing card. It is so delicate...and yet so textured at the same time. I want to come play at your house! LOL Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  67. It is always such a treat to come by and see what kind of masterpiece you have created, Pamellia. This is amazing - only kraft and white (if you minus the roses). Yet SO much interest. My heart goes pitter patter for your button. Genius! Thanks for gracing the gallery this month at the MMCC.

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  68. Nice card, I love the soft colors and the touch of bold red color. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  69. Superb detail in this and isn't that Rock Candy Distress the business ? Great work Pamelia !

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  70. Just one word ..... stunning!!! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  71. I make a trip to your blog and I don't end up oohing and aahing over your creation is next to impossible :) You are amazing :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC!

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  72. Woooohoooo. I dunno where to start, d card is stunning, soft romantic, catchy, chock full of well thought through details, so delicate. I can just go on n on n on. Thank u for explaining all d different elements. Hats off to u. So happy u shared this beauty with us at MMCC.

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  73. Absolutely stunning! Love the textures and the colour combination is spot on! Thank you for joing the Eclectic Ellapu challenge! Hugs, Ingrid xx

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  74. Hi there!!! Congratulations on the win at MMCC!!! So well deserved my friend!!!

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  75. What a feast for the eyes! I love those roses. What an amazing style you have! All those techniques are just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

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