Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Friends of Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

"It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC14)! This week Betty Wright is hosting. She is challenging us to use beads. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes as well as materials that beads come in. You can choose from the tiniest microbeads to the largest you can find to add to your card. Halfback beads count, too!!! There are glass beads, plastic beads, wooden beads, clay beads, and paper beads to name a few. Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you create!"
Check out what the rest of the team created:
Becca Feeken
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Silke Ledlow
Oddly enough, I was cleaning out my crafting room when I stumbled upon all my beads from my jewelry making days. (whew, challenge problem solved! :)) When I saw these beads, I knew I had to use the Strut Your Stuff stamp set! And since my paisley dies were sitting on my desk, I happened to notice that the peacock would fit quite nicely with the largest die!
I wanted to place the beads onto the circle part of the peacock feather. I dropped small, round balls of glue on the tail feathers. Then I poured the beads all over and pressed down. After a few mintues, I shook off the excess beads. The peacock is colored with Copics and the background was airbrushed with BV000. (a pale blue/violet)

Beads were also placed inside each of the scallops. Crazy, but hey, it looks cool. Tweezers helped me out a ton! :) Sticking with the Paisley theme, the card base was embossed with the Paisley Impressabilities from Spellbinders.
For all the challenge details, check out the blog: Flourishes Newsletter. thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamps-Flourishes (Strut Your Stuff, Sweet Violets)
Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Clearsnap (Colorbox Chalk Sour Apple)
Cardstock-Bazzill, Papertrey Ink (New Leaf, White)
Tools-Spellbinders (Classic Paisley, Classic Scallop Paisley, Paisley Impressabilities, Label Trio), Copics B34, V17, BV000, G07, YG91, ABS-1
Ribbon-Offray
Beads-my stash

16 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cool! Oh Kim this is very cool, love the shape its perfect for this image. Great bead use too!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Wow Kimberly, I love the paisley on this card - it's one of my fav shapes and you did an awesome job with the peacock. Stun-ning!!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Kim!!

Julie Masse said...

Stunning card Kim!! The beads are the perfect touch! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, love all those beads on the peacock. So fun!

Silke said...

OMg - this is awesome - Kim!!! Love this card - so neat how you used the beads!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Kim, fantastic.

Dana said...

THat is totally the perfect stamp for that shae die. Excellent!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kim, this is just gorgeous and inspired with the paisley shaped frame!!!! Love the colors, textures, and fabulous bead detailing!!! Beautifully done!!!!

Diana said...

Love green and blue. Nice work!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Wow - this is just breathtaking. Love your work!

Deborah March said...

WOW!! Just STUNNING!! Makes me realize this peacock *needs* me (lol)

chelemom said...

The details on this card are amazing!!! I am totally blown away!

Our Little Inspirations said...

you've done this gorgeous stamp justice, for sure! I love the paisley nestie that he's perched upon, and those beads are awesome! Love everything about it!
Carol

My Paper Adventures said...

Your coloring of the peacock is so vibrant and I LOVE that paisly die cut...SO PERFECT!! The beads are a wonderful detail to an already amazing card!

maria fiscella said...

Wow, Kim! From the use of the paisley shape to the level of detail with the beads - - this card is a jaw-dropper. Simply gorgeous!