Monday, 15 December 2008

When the mists rise...

We've been having a fair amount of misty mornings just recently so this week's Challenge over at CHF seems fitting - Mini Misters! I held out on buying these for ages but bought a pack in a closing down sale a couple of months ago and I love them!

For this card, I made my own 'glimmer mist'. Now don't get me wrong, Glimmer Mists are great but those bottles are quite big really, aren't they? One of the great things about the Ranger Mini Misters is that you can mix up a small quantity of something so you don't get much wastage and you don't have 99.9% of a bottle left at the end of a project that will sit gathering dust until next time.

I added a shot of Spiced Marmalade reinker and a teeny tiny scoop of Gold Perfect Pearls to one mister and topped up with water. I used Fired Brick and Copper Perfect Pearls in the other. I embossed the Fiery Florals with clear embossing powder and then sprayed with the orange mix over most of it then sprayed again with the red to shade deeply down to bottom right. Fun! Of course you can't really see the glimmer here but you can imagine for me, OK? I love the way this kind of embossing resists ink so I added some Spanish Script in Fired Brick for textural interest, too and just wiped over with a facial tissue to take the ink off the embossed areas.

I just love these Scrapblock™ stamps! Where a regular backgrounder means you can do up to 4.5" across, these are 6" square so a 5" x 5" card like this is no problem!

Fiery Floral Scrapblock™
Spanish Script backgrounder
Birthday Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper: smooth white

Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Spiced Marmalade pad and reinker, Fired Brick reinker)

Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Gold and Copper)
Clear embossing powder
Flower by Prima
Vintage Lace
Velvet brad by Making Memories

Mini Mister by Ranger
Sewing machine and thread

Everyone's busy with festive preparations at the moment but why not stop by and see what Kim and Kristine have created with Mini Misters for today's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed something that provided a bit of a change of pace from Christmas stuff!


Di said...

Ooo you clever clogs you, this is beautiful Joanne. And me being into lace, I love the vintage lace touch too...fab xx

Janice said...

This looks lovely and I bet it's even better irl.

Sincerely,Sonja said...

Gorgeous I say, just Gorgeous!!!


SmilynStef said...

Wow ... this is awesome ... so vibrant and elegant.

Bonnie said...

This really is beautiful! Love those colours together!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and those colours are gorgeous! x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Exquisite card, I love the bright color.
Hugs, Anja from germany

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Joanne. I bought some glimmer mists to have a play with but I have the mini misters too so I can see myself playing with those as well! Love the orange tone too....x

Kathy said...

Lovely card - I haven't succombed to these either - but you're tempting me, Joanne!

Dru said...

Wow!! Love these vibrant colors and the simple elegance of your card. I keep meaning to try my hand at making my own "glimmer mist", I just keep putting it off -
maybe soon. Take Care, Dru

Janice said...

Hey Joanne

I've just given you another award. I love your blog and it is fabulous, hope you have a very merry festive season, enjoy the armagnac!!!

Di said...

Hi Joanne

I know you've already been sent this award by Janice above me but I'm giving it to you too. A double nomination!!

Take care x

Jackie Elwin said...

love the card Joanne such a neat effect
I too would like to give you an award for your fabulous blog. I love your style and designs.

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, this is really effective!

Michele Kovack said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

truly stunning. that color is amazing