Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 69

This is the photo inspiration for this week's challenge to use a flourish at Papercraft Star.
I hope you will come on over and play along with us. You have until 6 am Monday to win some digital downloads from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.
I liked the feel of the photo inspiration so I tried to recreate it with the digital image White Grunge Squares. The image has a subtle damask and flourish pattern and it has my favorite color brown!
It's hard to photograph but I added an iridescent medium over the image. I wanted it to capture light like it does when it rains during the day.
Here's a picture of the bottle of the Winsor & Newton Watercolor Iridescent Medium I used. Look at the shimmer at the top of the bottle, so pretty. Just a little bit can go a long way. If you put some in a spray mist bottle with re-inkers and water you can create your own glimmer mist. This bottle costs around $9 and can go a very long way!

"For You" sentiment, punch and Chocolate Brown card stock and ink came from Stampin' Up!
New Leaf grosgrain ribbon from Papertrey Ink
Windsor & Newton Watercolor Iridescent Medium
Flourish die manufacturer is unkown


  1. Love how you added the iridescent medium ~ it really added the WOW factor to your wonderful card. :)

  2. Wow! That medium gave that card such a beautiful finish. Great idea Jennifer!

  3. I have never seen this medium before, gotta get out of the scrap aisles I think !! What a gorgeous finish, hope you are thinking about using this a BUNCH for Christmas, it is perfect.

  4. Simple, shimmery and oh so pretty card Jennifer!! Cool medium, I will have to hunt for that! Wonderful job!

  5. Wow Jennifer this is new to me I've never seen this iridescent medium! This is fabulous, it really did add a pop and I can totally see the rain inspiration in you card. So creative!