Friday, March 01, 2019

Ranger Liquid Pearls Flowers For You Card

Happy March! I can't believe we are in our third month this year already...February flew by. Spring is fast approaching, so I thought this card that I made for the Ranger booth at Creativation this year would be appropriate, as it's covered with Tim Holtz's Sizzix Funky Foliage flowers and shrooms, and even a fairy, all embellished with Ranger's Liquid Pearls (a few new colors). Hope you enjoy this second card from the show.
Using some older colors of Liquid Pearls, I started with Robin's Egg and squirted some on the glass mat and added water to it to really thin it down. I used a larger paintbrush and painted the blue over the whole piece of Distress Cardstock on the bumpier side. I did the same with the Garden and Gold Pearl and instead used a thinner brush to paint in lines at the bottom to mimic grasses. I love that you can use Liquid Pearls as a watercolor as well.
I sewed around the piece, and then mounted it to blue Metallic Cardstock and then onto a Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Card base. I inked the edges of the Idea-ology Paper Doll with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and die cut the pieces from Funky Foliage using more Metallic Cardstock.
Using Liquid Pearls again, I watercolored in the Paper Doll and the bouquet of flowers she is holding. I added more to the metal butterfly. I love the new fluorescent tones of Liquid Pearls...the yellow is Lightning and the orange is Outrageous. I also added some brads for her buttons.
I adorned all the foliage pieces with more Liquid Pearls, just straight from the tubes. I layered everything on with Multi Matte Medium. To make the sentiment I had to take words apart and add letters to make what I wanted using the Script Celebration and Friendship Words from Tim's Sizzix Thinlets. You gotta do what you gotta do, and I have done this several times before.
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
-Ranger Paint Brush: Wide, Detail
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Ranger Liquid Pearls:  Robin's Egg, Gold Pearl, Garden, Lightning, Outrageous
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect White Card
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Stock: Confections, Jewels, Metallic Gold
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlets: Funky Foliage, Script Friendship Words, Script Celebration Words
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper Dolls, Adornments Butterflies
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs and Ink Tool
-Ranger Multi Matte, Foam Tape, Adhesive Strips

I'll be back again soon. I'm off to The Crafty Scrapper this weekend to see Seth Apter. I'm so excited. Until next time...
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. This looks awesome Anita, I love the way the liquid pearls colors really pop! A perfect post for the first day of March! I never think to use my liquid pearls like a paint, I really must try this! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your time this weekend on the company of Seth, his art is always inspiring. xx

  2. So sweet! I love those fairy wings! And the shrooms! And the stitching!!!!

  3. She looks so beautiful with her wings and I just love all the colourful flowers and mushrooms! Hope you have a great time with Seth, I am looking forward to doing a class with him soon too, so exciting! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Such a happy and cheerful project! I love how she is standing among the mushrooms, and the Liquid Pearls add such a wonderful touch here.

  5. Happy March to you too, Anita. Such a colorful start of this month and what great materials you used/ Love the girl with her wings. She can fly and do anything she wants.

  6. Well, now that March is nearly halfway over, I'm here! I adore this card with that beautiful girl in her painted dress. I love the colorful metallic flowers and shrooms. I would have never thought to paint with LP's-genius!


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