Saturday, February 4, 2017

In Tuxedo

After receiving my fabulous birthday happy mail from my sweet friend, Carrie Williams
I had promised that ***There will be more about these goodies in a future post*** : ). 
She made me some beautiful flowers in my two most favorite colors - purple & blue!!

I knew that I had to make something with dramatic flair because that's how the flowers make me feel!  
I had just received a photo from Ralph's brothers that he still had in a frame tucked away.  
I sure miss my dear friend Ralph. 

I had totally forgotten about this particular Glamour Shots photo of me!
I was ecstatic that the background is a perfect match with the blue flowers!! 
I guess it was just meant to be!
I found elegant, but dramatic black and white glittered paper in my stash to use.  

I prepped the center of the paper with clear gesso and after it was dry I applied watered down 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Tea Pot Purple to produce a subtle color.

I punched one side of some beautiful shimmery jet black paper and applied lavender rhinestones.  
The Dusty Attic chipboard piece from the Wrought Iron Trim Set was painted with a mixture 
of clear gesso & LSG mica powder color Tweedle Dee Denim from the Mad Hatter Magicals Set.  
Drips of LSG Tea Pot purple were added and the very best part is that it has a blue shimmer - WOW!  

To the center of this beautiful chipboard, I placed a plum toned Fleur di Lis. 
Using jet black archival ink and a craft nib, I colored the beaded edging to bring it out.
 You can see the Tea Pot Purple color on the chipboard in this photo!

I added pitch black glass glitter to the bodies of the lovely Petaloo dark blue velvet butterflies.

I did my best to do justice to these gorgeous flowers!!  My biggest hope is that Carrie likes how I've used them! 
I layered the leaf die cuts using lavender cardstock (a beautiful match with the flowers)
 and the same shimmery jet black paper that is under the photo.

To the purple flowers I spritzed Lindy's Glitz Spritz Scintillating Silver for some shine.
Snippets of black lace that I tattered the edges gave that little bit of needed shabby chicness.

~Enjoy viewing Carrie's fabulous flowers ~

I LOVE how this flower isn't fully opened!
Goodness the lavender and blue look fabulous together!

I just LOVE this little beauty!

The silver shimmer shines in the light!

Thanks for visiting and please come again some time.
If you are interested in Carrie's handmade flowers or scrapbooking kits, 
pop on over to her Etsy Shop Dear Zae!   

Products used:

Michael's - Recollections glitter & shimmer papers; purple and dark blue rhinestones
The Dusty Attic chipboard - Wrought Iron Trim 

Jolee's Boutique - Dimensional Fleur di Lis

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Romantic Vines

Sizzix - Big Shot

Sizzix - Magnetic Platform

Martha Stewart - Edge Punch - Zigzag

Petaloo - Flora Doodles - Dark Blue Velvet Butterflies

Finnabair - art ingredients - Pitch Black Glass Glitter

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tea Pot Purple Starburst; Tweedle Dee Denim Magical; Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz


  1. Oh my gosh I LoV3!!! I am so completely thrilled that you used your flowers, they look so lovely with your tuxedo photo! I was just smiling away reading this and seeing how you used them! I hope you got a good purple n' blue fix!! haha!! What a great way to start my evening!! I hope you had a nice relaxing evening scrapping while Joe was enjoying his own outing! I just ordered a TON of new colors so if you get to itching for a certain color let me know!! Yay, I love it--I'll be back to admire this again a few times I'm sure!! LOL!!

  2. Wow - this page really was meant to be! Such perfect colour coordination and fabulous flowers!


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