Saturday 21 October 2017

2017 #15 Pearlescent: Autumn Cards with ELB {by Alison Hall}

2017 Topic 15: Pearlescent

Gorgeous composition is the name of the game today from Alison Hall. Fabulous colours, perfectly executed cracks, and superb stamped layers. And don't forget those flicky spots of colour! She's ticking all the boxes!

Hi everyone, it's Alison/Craftytrog here with you today, and I'd like to share some Autumn cards I made using Crackle and Pearl Glazes with a few Infusions thrown in for good measure. 

Crackle Glaze and Infusions are two of my favourite PaperArtsy products, as you never know quite what you will get, but the results are always fabulous. 

My card backgrounds were created with a bottom layer of Hey Pesto Fresco Chalk Paint, then a layer of Crackle Glaze, with Chalk Fresco Chalk Paint over the top. It's magical to watch those cracks appear! 

I sealed the crackle with Pearl Glaze, then added some background stamping, using Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} Set 29 and Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} Set 30 Lin Brown stamp sets, and Fern Green Ranger Archival Ink.

 You can just about see the lovely shimmer of the Pearl Glaze in the photo below.

Inspired by the beautiful Autumn leaves that I've seen on my daily walks, I picked out a few of the warm tones Infusions (Orange County, Golden Sands, Sunset Beach, Rusty Car and Terracotta), and spritzed them with Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist. I love the pearly effects I got, using this technique. 

I then stamped leaves from ELB30 and ELB31 using Jet Black Archival Ink.

I finished my cards off with some additional stamping, toning organza ribbon, and I couldn't resist some splatters of Orange County Infusions mixed with water.

Autumn is my favourite season, and it was wonderful to incorporate some rich Autumn colours into my cards.

I had a few of the stamped leaves left over, so below is another, simpler card idea using Lin Brown's beautiful stamp designs.

I hope I've inspired you to join in with PaperArtsy's Pearlescent Challenge. A bit of Pearl Glaze is the easiest way to add some shimmer to your art. You can even mix some into your Fresco Chalk Paint to make it pearlescent. I also encourage you to try activating your Infusions with Perfect Pearls, it really gives a beautiful effect.

Happy Autumn arting!

Alison x

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Such a perfect colour combination for this time of the year, and of course Lin's stamps suit the theme perfectly too with the infusions. Those crackled backgrounds worked a treat Alison!! Fantastic cards! Thank you for sharing with us again ~ Leandra

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Helen said...

what fantastic cards, Alison! the leaves are beautiful

Hazel Agnew said...

Absolutely wonderful Alison. Awesome cracks and love how you showcased the fabulous stamps! Great stuff! Xx

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Hazel Agnew said...

I posted twice Alison, that's why I removed it! Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

WOW! Brilliant cards Alison! Great inspiration too! Hugs,Chrisx

Flo Langley said...

Wonderful cards Ali. Fabulous designs. Inspiring as always.
Flo x

craftimamma said...

Wow Alison, these are right up my street! My favourite colours, favourite stamps and awesome techniques for card making. Absolutely stunning cards!

Lesley Xx

Mac Mable said...

Great idea to activate the infusions with perfect pearls. Fabulous inspiration with your gorgeous cards, thank you x

Art By Wanda said...

Fabulous cards, Alison!!!

geezercrafter said...

The feel of Autumn has been beautifully captured in you amazing creations. I loved your technique with the Infusions and Pearl Mists, magical.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous, the crackle looks awesome and these stamps are so beautiful!

Dortesjs said...

wow love your cards so very much Gorgeous composition and great backgrounds. love the leaves and their colours to

froebelsternchen said...

AMAZING designs - Absolutely beautiful!

Words and Pictures said...

These are wonderful, Alison - the pearly sheen over the crackle backgrounds is fabulous, and your Infusions autumn rainbow of leaves are deployed beautifully in each variation. Fantastic composition across all three cards - really lovely!
Alison x

oldvwblues said...

These cards are so beautiful! Such an inspiration and something I definitely am going to try! Thanks for sharing!

craftytrog said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments xxx

Artmadnana said...

You have definitely inspired me Alison. I love these. You've used Infusions so beautifully. Those are two of my favourite stamp sets.

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !

Miriam said...

Amazing cards Alison :)

SewPaperPaint said...

So elegant and beautifully designed Alison. <3

Annie said...

fabulously inspiring cards the LB sets xx Just might help my mojo get back on track xx
TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Kirsten said...

These are lovely, the colours are perfect for autumn.