Monday, April 6, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More - #136 - Wings

Hello Everyone!

Well, it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More! This time around our lovely hostess Mary has chosen the theme WINGS, so she wants to see something with wings. It can be birds, planes, fairies, insects or even a steampunk clock, as long as it includes wings.

Last July, when I wrote my very first post, I had added a soft glow to my photos. I really liked, I thought it made them feel romantic. My hubby didn't like the way it looked, so I stopped doing it. Recently I have really been swooning over the lovely photos my good friend SAMRA always has, so I have decided to add the glow again. After all, he's a dude, what does he know a bout romance! HAHA! Let me know what you think.


I had so much fun making my DecoArt card last week, I decided to try another one. I really enjoy working with the paints and other mediums, I am discovering so many new things with these wonderful DecoArt products. You will be seeing much more of them in the future as my stash gets bigger!

I used DecoArt Crafter's Acrylics Tropical Blue, Lavender and Americana Titanium White to make the background.  I tried a new technique on a challenge from the lovely FAITH. You can find the tutorial on my Facebook Page HERE..

I applied a little DecoArt Medium - Crackle Paint here and there and then stamped some music notes for a little extra design.


The flowers were cut using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. I covered them with DecoArt Medium - Crackle Paint and then used some watered down DecoArt paints to drip into the cracks. I also coloured the cheesecloth with DecoArt paints, Tropical Blue and Lavender.



The frame and flourishes were made using crafter's clay. I covered them with DecoArt Medium - Crackle Paint and stuck microbeads to it while the paint was still wet. I painted it with the DecoArt paints and then spritzed it with water so the paint would wash off the surface. A little dabbing with Titanium White paint to shabby it up.



The beads you see here are actually miniature ice cubes. I bought them from a doll house furniture supplier. I mixed them with microbeads and then used DecoArts Decou-Page Matte to attach them. Cool right! The butterflies are from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.






I am entering the following wonderful challenges:

(I used 3 flowers and 3 butterflies)
- Stamps and Stencils - April Challenge - Anything Goes (2nd entry and it's only the 6th!)


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.


82 comments:

  1. Incredible! love the miniature ice cubes your creations are just stunning from steampunk to butterfly's and Deco Arts Media range is just amazing to work with. I look forward to seeing more.Dee x

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  2. wow Pamellia....looks so dreamy and all the details are just so wonderfully done.

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  3. Wow another stunning creation love it. enjoy the rest of the Easter breaK
    Jacki x

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  4. wow glorious texture and the pale purple looks amazing. love this so much x

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  5. Awww Pamellia!!! First of all a HUGE thank you for the shout out!! :) Your card is stunning my friend!!! Love those colors, and crackle paint with microbeads!!! The flowers are simply gorgeous with all those paints and the way you arranged them, the frame and flourishes are to die for and butterflies look so happy that they found the pretties spot in the wold to land on!!! Another stunner my friend!!! I have to find me some of those paints, the result looks amazing! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. OHHHHH gosh this is another stunning beautiful masterpiece Pamellia.. I adore it!
    Just gorgeous!

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  7. oh! I just love your icy creation here Pamellia. We both have a lavender creation to show off! This is stunning beyond words, the flowers, the colors and the arrangement. I totally agree about your thoughts on men and romance, lol! Big hugs.

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  8. 1. Beautiful 2. How clever you are to find eensy weensy ice cubes to mix with your microbeads 3. Who thinks of that? 4. Love the colors 5. Fabulous crackle 6. No really, who would even think of that :-)) 7. You are amazingly creative, this is gorgeous!

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  9. Great card Pamellia - so much to see ( and touch!). The crackle looks great - curious if you add before making the flowers or after? I used decoart crackle paint on flowers a while back but they don't look anywhere near as good as yours - mine were all stiff and yukky!!! Yours still look soft and fluffy! Tee hee. Regarding the photos - they look great. That said I try to look beyond photo effects as I want to see the crafting. It's a fine balance as a great piece of work can be lost if the photography is bad so great to have good photos! Nikki xxx

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  10. Gorgeous photography Pamellia and gorgeous card, wonderful soft delicate colour palette and I love the little frame and butterflies along with your trademark gorgeous flowers. Stunning. Tracy x

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  11. Oh dear, Pamellia, I wish you would stop doing this to me...I spend AGES looking at your stunning creations. As for this one there are just so many delicious details to become lost in!! Those flowers are exquisite, and those teeny, weeny little ice cubes are.....well....genius.

    The soft effect of the photos looks wonderful...let's face it, fellas just don't 'do' romance all that well.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  12. Hi Pamellia
    Oooh, my favourite colours. So delicate and elegant, a delight to behold on this lovely sunny day.
    Your photography is stunning either way matey so you roll with what you fancy (what do the guys know lol!)
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  13. Ooohh another yummy piece of Pamellia artwork! Love the colours on this,very delicate and feminine,a beautiful card.....again! No,don't take notice of your hubby....they always have strange ideas on what looks good anyway!!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  14. Oh my gosh, Pamellia! Every thing about this is gorgeous! I love all the beautiful textures. I've never seen mini ice cubes before--they add a fantastic touch. Beautiful photos.

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  15. This is stunning Pamelia, so many beautiful details and your photographs are fabulous - your miniature ice cubes are amazing.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. Such beautiful pastels Pamellia! Gorgeously soft and dreamy and yes I think your photo editing is super apt. The crackle effects are BRILLIANT and the whole card oozes beautiful texture!! Nicola x

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  17. Love all this texture... the crackle effects are amazing! I love the crackle on your flowers and the microbeads embedded in the frame... your cheesecloth colors are so pretty - WOW, love it all!!!

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  18. This is stunning with wonderful textures and beautiful additions

    Love Chrissie xx

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  19. Gorgeous textures Pamellia, the crackle on the leaves is stunning. Those micro ice cubes came in useful, what a great way to use them. Such pretty spring colours. I hope you had a lovely Easter xx

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  20. Absolutely stunning Pamellia! I love the soft colors and all of the gorgeous textures, the mini ice cubes are awesome!! Your photography is always amazing- showing us all of the fab details!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  21. Wonderful Pamellia, I love all the texture and elements, especially the butterflies, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  22. Beautiful card Pamellia, love the soft shades. Would never have thought of dolls house mini ice cubes - they look fabulous.
    Avril xx

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  23. Stunning card Pamellia, love all the wonderful effects you have achieved with those Decoart goodies! Your flowers like always, have turned out so beautifully, love this card!

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  24. Wow this is another jaw dropper . Amazing how creative you are . Love everything about this piece of art . Your flowers are always stunning and there is so much detail . May have to purchase some of the DecoArt products !

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  25. Beautiful Pamellia, loving all the amazing textures.
    Julie x

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  26. So soft and subtle and extremely gorgeous Pamellia!! I have to agree with you that the glow is a nice touch...what do guys know...lol!!! That being said I don't think that any photo options would take away from your STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL creations!! Hope that you enjoyed some quality family time over the Easter weekend!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  27. Loving the soft, beautiful colours and all the different textures you've created, Pamellia. A gorgeous card

    Chris xx

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  28. Woweeee! This is gorgeous!! Such a beautiful card. Love the textures and the flowers are gorgeous! Beautifully put together with so many pretty elements!
    I always love your photos. I think you're doing wonderfully all around, my friend! ;) xxx

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  29. Stunning Pamellia, love it all. Had to laugh when I read you got ice cubes from place that sells dolls house furniture, I have done that before bought things for embellishments on cards lol!

    I have entered the blog comp with my latest creation lol!

    Love & Hugs

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

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  30. Another stunning creation Pamellia. I love the delicate colours, gorgeous textures and wonderful detailing.
    I think your photos are fabulous too!
    hugs Sue xx

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  31. Miniature ice cubes! Wow, that is such a clever idea... I love the background you created with the DecoArt paints, the butterflies and the frame are beautiful. Lastly, I think you should carry on with the soft focus, it is perfect for your style! Beautiful work, as always... Hugs, Anne xx

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  32. Fabulous card love all the texture and crackling and brilliant little icecubes with the beads and love the gorgeous flowers
    carol x

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  33. Absolutely stunning piece Pamellia, inspirational as always to visit your blog.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s.
    Thank you for joining us again at Stamps and Stencils.

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  34. Wow so beautiful Pamellia, I love all the detail and the crackle those butterflies are gorgeous
    Kevin xx

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  35. Such a beautiful presentation, Pamellia! I love the frozen, frosty, snowy look in these beautiful textures, Pamellia. So gorgeous in every way - and wonderful photos, too. hugs, de

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  36. A stunning creation Pamellia - it looks like winter has returned to your cards - even though there are butterflies on it!?!! wonderful colors and crackle - to me - the soft glow makes your creation less clear to me -- but maybe it's just my old eyes??!!

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  37. Beautiful colors and dimension Pammellia! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday, we sure appreciate you joining us!

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  38. Hi Pamellia, I'm back :) I wanted to thank you for joining us over at House of Cards with this gorgeous creation!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  39. Fabulously beautiful card. Love the design and the pretty colors.

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  40. Wow! This work is just wonderful! The movement of flowers and butterflies, the textures that you have given are really beautiful! The color palette is perfect for the season and delicate and your crackle effect is extraordinary! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! BArbarayaya

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  41. OMG, Pamelliia, what a stunning mixture of winter and spring you've created! Amazing textures, as usual, especially your crackle effect! I love the color tones, that frosty look and your flowers and butterflies are absolutely fabulous! Such a clever idea with the little ice cubes! Love, love, love this card!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  42. Wow you have done it again Pamellia, such a fantastic work of art, loving the textures,layers and crackle,not forgetting the colors and butterflies and the gentle hue , just perfect.
    Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  43. OH! my goodness, I've been AWOL a couple of days from the 'puter and this is there waiting for me, this glorious, incredible creation from the minimal of items, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and the colours and the little ice cubes and the butterflies and oh! everything.
    I am so very glad you took up my challenge to make this stunning piece. I think you could put this with a garbage surround and it would look beautiful, so as far as soft glow taking your photos, in doesn't matter to me, as far as I am concerned their beauty stands out in every way and which way you take your photos, perhaps that what hubby means? Thank you for your lovley mention too. xx

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  44. Beautiful subtle shades and some really awesome textures going on here, just gorgeous.
    Lorraine

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  45. This is just gorgeous, beautiful colour tones, image and wonderful papers..x
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  46. I guess you've heard the word stunning said many times about your creations but forgive me I can't think of a better word! And I like the glow!

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  47. Fabulous Pamellia, you really are the queen of shabby chic and this is one of your best. Love those little ice cubes, you are so inventive.

    Dionne xx

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  48. Stunning work, love the embellishments and the shabby chic look.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  49. so stunning pamellia.gorgeous soft colours and i love your pretty flowers and butterflies and the crackle is fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

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  50. Great card Pamellia, fun texture, colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

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  51. This is stunning! thank you for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

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  52. A beautiful card. I love the contrast between the black ink and the soft colours of the paint. The dolls house ice cubes look fabulous ad your butterfly stamps are very pretty. Sally.x.

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  53. Hi Pamellia this is stunning, it emits an aura of softness and serenity, a truly beautiful creation.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  54. Okay, firstly, I need to tell you off.... :) You made me want more paints!!!! I think I may have a problem. Secondly (and more importantly) your card is stunning... it's just mixed media heaven - I adore it!! xx

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  55. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia ! Love the soft colours and the crackle you've achieved is exquisite ! Thanks for joining us (for a second time!) at Stamps and Stencils ! Sue C x

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  56. Gorgeous Pamellia, lovely pretty soft colour scheme.
    Have a great crafty week, Angela x

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  57. A stunning make Pamellia and I love the Decoart colours and crackle. A very romantic piece. I would also like to say a huge thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  58. Hi Pamellia
    Me, back again to say thanks for joining in at House of Cards with your superb creation.
    That's this months BOGOF commenting offer hahaha!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  59. Loving what you have achieved with your limited DecoArt pains Pamellia, a truly exquisite piece of ArT which i will come back to see time and time again. Hope your DecoArt stash grows quickly so we can get more hints and tips from you :-) xxx

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  60. Another masterpiece- love the texture and the look of the crackle paste and the beads you added- the butterflies are awesome. What do you do with all of your creations- you should sell them! Hope you have a great week!

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  61. beautiful! such lovely texture, techniques and soft colours! thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards.
    linda

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  62. I am in LOVE with this gorgeous creation! The soft colors, the layers, the texture--amazing! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  63. Oh wow, Pamellia, this is absolutely stunning!! The texture is beyond amazing!! I love the colors and all of the awesome details!! This is so fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  64. Pamellia this is stunning love the beautiful colours and detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  65. WOW what can I say other than stunning xx

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  66. Pamellia your work is always superb and this gorgeous card is no exception ! I love all the wonderful textures and layers of interest. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils toni x

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  67. So beautiful! Love those gorgeous soft colours.

    Bec x

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  68. Wow - so intricate and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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  69. Hi Pamellia, thankyou for your lovely comments on my Brushos Post over at Stamps and Stencils. You can by individual pots of Brushos from 'that's Crafty' if that's any help. Toni x

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  70. Wow!!! I am in awe.... Thank you for sharing with MMCC !

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  71. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 74 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  72. Love the delicate pretty lilacs and lavenders here, and so many inspired textural details - little ice cubes - genius! (Can I also recommend crawling around car parks to get broken car windscreen glass - which breaks into tiny cubes, perfect for dollshouse icecubes and probably cheaper than buying them... I'm afraid people do look at you slightly strangely though!)
    Alison xx

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  73. Such lovely, soft colours, very delicate and beautiful,hugs Carole Z X

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  74. This is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  75. From the colors to the textures to those amazing flowers, there is so much beauty to take in on your lovely project. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month, Pamellia.

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  76. So far behind visiting ..sorry! Firstly, however you photograph them your cards will always look stunning, secondly ice cubes as beads, fabulous! Love the microbeaded crackled frame, absolutely love it! A stunner as always Pamellia and thanks so much for joining us again at Stamps and Stencils. Hugs Ruth xx

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  77. Beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at HOC

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  78. This is so beautiful, Pamellia! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara

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