Friday, July 8, 2011

Gorgeous Perfume Bottles and Flower Children

Greetings all!!!  It's been waaaaay too long since I've been around...  Lots and lots has happened since our last visit.  One of the most important changes is that my hubby has a job (seasonal until October).  I have conflicting emotions - he's been at home for the last 15 months...  I'm excited for him cuz that means he'll have somewhere to go every day lol!!!  Along with that though is that I'll have to take up some of the things he was doing like grocery shopping ugh.  Well... at least he'll keep busy until October AND he'll be getting experience driving truck.  This is something that he's wanted to do since he was a little boy : )  So... say a little prayer for him cuz he's gonna need it!

Today I have a SURPRISE for ya!!!  The SCACD girls are having a 'Just Because' release party!  Susana has decided (in one of her 'Just Because' moments) that 2 amazing Perfume Bottles designed by Victoria Case and 2 Flower Children designed by Elisabeth Bell could not wait to be shown!!!  So... without further ado, here's one of the From the Vault releases, Tall Perfume Bottle by Victoria Case for SCACD!


Don'tcha love the vintage feel to this card?  I LOVE the Perfume Bottles!  Just wait until you see the other one...  They are both GORGEOUS!!!

Copics used:  E59 E55 E53 E51 E50; RV34 RV32 RV11 RV10; G17 G16 G14 G12.  Diamond Glaze on the stopper thing-a-ma-jig hopefully helps to make it look 'clear.'  I have fallen in love with my Viva Decor PEARL pens again.  I think that I've finally got the hang of making pearls so they don't have those funny peaks...  I've used Ice White here.

OK... so I'm not sure I like this embellishment, but wanted you to see (good and bad) so you can learn from my mistakes lol!  This rose button was created beginning with a mold I made using this cool textured button and another from a rose button which I glued on top.  I simply filled the molds with Pearl Rose Modeling Creme.  I let them dry overnight and then painted them. I wanted the vintage look but I'm not sure how well I did... maybe I just made a mess lol!!! I used E59 and E55 then smeared Pearl White acrylic paint and Gold Glitz Glamour Dust Paint on top.

All embellishments were made as noted above.  DP is a combo of my stash and Botanical Collection by Prima.  Edited:  Oh... sorry, I see that Susana is out of stock on the Botanical and will not be getting more in.  Distressing was achieved using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink - including distressing the seam binding which was creme colored as I'm sure you can tell hee hee.

The next 2 cards are from the awesome designs by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  The first one I'll show you is Daisy Doll, also in the From the Vault section.

This one's a fun and fresh card!  I had sooooo much fun making the bees and the watering can.  If you've already read the post above, you'll remember that I've been making my own molds and then using the molds to make my own embellishments.  NOTHING escapes my eyes without first considering it for a mold lol!  I just received my order from Susana which included a TON of Crystal Gel (by the way, the Transparent and Hologram are back in stock) and Modeling Creme in (almost) every color!  I can not wait to dig my hands into it all : )

Here's the lil' cutie!!!  She's colored with copics:  RV34 RV32 RV11 RV10; G17 G16 G14 G12; E55 E53 E51 E50.  Lots of Stardust Stickles to highlight that gorgeous daisy head!

An adorable watering can : )  Most times I find a plastic button I like and use it for a mold as I did here.  You can still see the Pearl Rose Modeling Creme color in the indentations by the leaves and stem - but don't look so close!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Precious Metal paint by Viva Decor!  I am not kidding... this the BEST paint I've ever used!!!  It is ONE COAT coverage!!!  I've covered the rose colored watering can with Silver Precious Metal paint (only 1 coat).  The flower took a few globs of paint to get the intensity I wanted...  The flower petals were painted with Metallic Rose acrylic paint and Celebration Pink Glamour Dust Paint on top; the leaves and stem were painted with Peridot Extreme Glitter, but Susana carries Limelight Glamour Dust Paint which is very similar (in fact, I'd rather use the Glamour Dust Paint because it has ultra fine glitter instead of the heavier glitter in the Extreme Glitter...)

 
These are teeny tiny bees lol!  I tell ya... NOTHING escapes my molds!  Even the smallest details are picked up by the Pour n Mold.  I am totally addicted... just thought I'd mention it in case you were wondering ha ha.

So these bees were also made using Pearl Rose Modeling Creme (because that's all I had and I knew I could alter the look).  The wings are painted with Pearl White acrylic paint with Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Paint on top;  the body is Gold Glitz Glamour Dust Paint and I used a Black Sharpie pen for the stripes - easy : )  I've been missing my Rose Paper Pen, so I snuck some in between the bees!


... and finally... the last one for today.  Here's Hydrangea Hugs by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.

This sweet flower kid is also colored with copics:  B24 B23 B21; V17 V15 V12; G17 G15 G14 G12; E35 E34 YR21; E11 E21 E00 R20.
Stardust Stickles accent the gorgeous Hydrangea cap she's showing off!  The top edge of the flower pot also received a generous coat of Stickles.  Not sure you can see it here, but the purple bow has a nice shiny coat of Diamond Glaze...

DP is a mix of Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky by My Mind's Eye and Pixie-Licious by Cosmo Cricket.  I picked up these awesome Hydrangea dimensional stickers on sale at Jo-Ann's last week... LOVE 'em : )

I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted LOL!  That was quite a post, huh?  I suppose I was trying to make up for lost time...

Now don't forget to check out the Store Blog for further inspiration (you'll find links there) and also for those of you in Europe/UK, you can find these NEW stamps at ***Quixotic Paperie***.  Elaine will be more than happy to help you!!!

Thanks for sharing in the fun with me today.  I'm always SO HAPPY when you come to visit!  Have a wonderful weekend - I'll see ya soon!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~

17 comments:

Sussie said...

Stunning cards! I love them all, especially card nr 2 in the middle.
Have a great day! :)

Becky said...

Lori, these are fabulous!!

sharman said...

All of the cards are awesome. I love them all and you are so funny about the molds but your right they are awesome too. I love the detail in all the molds. GREAT job.

Creations by Shirl said...

all your projects are all so perfect... very pretty...

Alex said...

Look at you GO! These are all beautiful. Love the rose buttons and they look wonderfully vintage/antique to me. Cutting out Daisy Doll was brilliant. She really stands out!

Anki said...

Adorable Lori! Love them all - you've done a great job as always! Kramis - Anki

Lorraine said...

OMG, I totally love your coloring! All beautiful card designs and I love all the added detailing. My fav is the first one - your coloring of the tall perfume bottle is stunning!

Danni said...

Amazing cards!! All are so pretty!

Colleen Holmes said...

Gorgeous, beautifully colored!! Design paper is so pretty and everything is just perfect together! Five stars*****!!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEE Lori all three of your creations are over the top FAB!!!! Each one is soooo beautiful hun!!!! I really love that cute watering can :)) Big hugs, have a great weekend!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Lori these are all AMAZING hun! Holy Moley and I blown away by the beauty! STUNNING work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Sandra said...

They are all stunning:) Sandra H

Kelly Schelske said...

These are all fabulous Lori, great work!

Leanne said...

Love all your cards & the embellishments you made. I see my favorite tutu card as your blog header now. Lovely!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous cards, Lori! I especially love that perfume bottle! Beautifully done!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Mary Lou said...

Boy oh boy Lori~~~These are FABULOUS!!!!! That perfume bottle card--Simply Marvelous!!!
Flower children so very sweet!!
Hugz and blessings

Charlene said...

Wow Lori...have been just taking a quick look through your newest creations...all I can say is WOW! They are all gorgeous! Love the little one in the bathtub...and the flower children...way too cute! You have done an incredible job with all of them.

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