Sunday, 5 May 2013

Fran-táge - In the Pink...

Hello... I hope you are all well... huge hugs to anyone who is unwell or not feeling good...
I thought I would show you my first adventure with Fran-táge... which I love... it's SO sparkly and pretty... this is done using a Pink Encrusted Jewel Kit. You get five tubes of different elements to sprinkle and then heat from underneath... and it's very satisfying watching the little bubbles of gold and adding the silver flakes... I felt like an Alchemist mixing my powders!! :-))


very difficult to photograph and capture the sparkle... so I've taken quite a few piccies with different lighting ... as you can see... I've gone for a Shabby Chic/Vintage look... and I've used lots of my new embellies....


you can just about see the organza ribbon above the sentiment in the above photo ... and I've done some swirly pearls.... some flowers and berries... dew drops... lace...


this captures the lovely silver mica flakes... top left...




I did a bit at a time so that it didn't get too messy... I had a huge newspaper sheet underneath so it wasn't too bad... just don't turn on your heat gun and wave it around LOL... make sure it is positioned underneath before you turn it on!!! I found the powders clumped a bit when I shook them onto the paper.. but if you use a soft dry brush and gently dab... it distributes it more evenly and I think it looks nicer...


Paper: Prima - 'Meadow Lark'
Fran-táge: 'Encrusted Jewel Kit - Pink'
Flowers, Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Dew Drops - The Ribbon Girl
Wedding Bells: from stash
Sentiment: made on computer

Ooh I really enjoyed playing with the Encrusted Jewel Kit ... hope you like my card... I've made it into an Anniversary Card for my parents which will be in July... I'm trying to work ahead!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Fab'n Funky - 'Lots of Pink'
Totally Gorjuss - 'Anything Goes with Swirls' 
Allsorts - 'Add Some Sparkle' 
Ooh La La Creations - 'Vintage/Nostalgic' 
Inky Chicks - 'Shabby Chic'
ABC Challenge - 'M for Make it Sparkle'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' 
Our Creative Corner - 'Anything Goes'
A Little Bit Crafty May - Kraft It 

it's a bit dull here today... but hopefully... the sun will come out tomorrow!! (sings)
I'm having quiche and chips now for late tea... then a chocolate muffin!!! not very healthy but it's a treat for the Bank Holiday.... then I'm going to watch some of my Land Girls box set... my mum bought it for me last year and I haven't seen any of them yet... so looking forward to starting it right from the beginning... :-))
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening!
Big hugs

44 comments:

Laney said...

WOW!! Sue absolutely gorgeous!!
hugs
laney

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my word! This is Frantastic sweetie! Love love how you used your mica flakes, such a fabulous effect! The outcome is stunning, I'm in love with your superb looking card my friend! Big hugs, Ira xox
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chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous Sue...What a FABulous No! STunning design...LOve your colours and all your bling..LOve the roses and the little bells, and the pretty lace....Thanks for the advice about the Fantage! I bought some a few weeks ago and can agree that it's a must to heat from underneath lol..I found this out the hard way.The good thing about it is it doesn't grow on the windowsill he! he!
Chrissyxx
Glad your okay and eating them Chocolate muffins..Getting ready to watch the last of the Village tonight x

Pia S said...

The glitter and flakes, the pearls and flowers - all such gorgeous embellishments and perfect with this vintage image! Beautiful card!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Sue,lovely image and colours.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Sue. I love the vintage image and my goodness the Frantage looks really amazing. The delicate flowers, lace and pearls are all so gorgeous too.
I hope you are having a nice evening.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Sue, I love your Fran-táge, such a fabulous effect. Your vintage image and gorgeous embellishments are perfect.
Thank you for your kind words regarding my son - he is quite a lot better today, so we are hopeful that he is over the worst now.
Pauline
x

Carole said...

WOW what a fab creation, sounds like you had fun!!!!!!!!!
I can feel a purchase coming on!
Hugs
Carole xXx

Claire said...

WOW Sue this is just stunning - love the vintage look of your card and the effects are just brilliant - this is something I haven't tried or heard much about - will have to investigate more. Hope you are having a lovely BH weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Mary J said...

Really stunning, Sue, I love all of the gorgeous detail!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it!...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

A lot of work has gone into this card and I love all the bling and the fabulous flowers.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Beautiful vintage card - love the swirls of pearls and all the other lovely touches - thanks for sharing your card for Fab 'n' Funky's 'in the pink' challenge, Hazel Guest Designer x

PaperDaisies said...

Wowzers Sue. This is stunning. Great attention to detail. Hugs Nina

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Sue! I love that beautiful image and all of your gorgeous details!! Your Frantage looks fabulous, so sparkly!
Big Hugs, Tammy

EELS said...

Love this, so romantic (coming from a genuine cynic lol), I've heard so much about Frantage but not ventured there yet. It looks fabulous on projects I have to say.....well done you Sue.

Cheers, Elaine

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Sue so shabby chic! Lovely use of the frantage - thanks for the tip about the brush, it tends to clump for me so I must try this! Hope you have a lovely BH Monday I think the weather is going to be nice - hope so I am having a BBQ! You could also enter this at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge which is to use Kraft! Hugs Susan x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so elegant and beautiful!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful vintage style card Sue, I like the image the soft colours those pearls and the flowers.
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! I am blown away just like your Fran-tag'e Lol!!! I don't know where to look first it is so gorgeous. Your first attempt looks very professional sweetie. Your parents are going to adore it. Hope you had a lovely evening.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so neet - his mustaches make me laugh! :)
Love the pink tone, too...
Have a nice day! :)

coops said...

so stunning sue.wonderful vintage image and i love your pretty details and frantage :D

xx coops xx

Anneke said...

what a beautiful card and i love the mica frantals,
i bought them last week from UK and i am waiting for my parcel.
the image on your card is so romantic.
have a lovely week and hugs to you.
Ann

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Ah Sue so pleased to see you entered this in our challenge at A Little Bit Crafty - thank you! Good luck in the challenge, Susan x

Jules said...

Oh wow Sue .. .. this is amazing and so magical.

Frantage is still on my "one day" list .. .. but you might have just moved it up a few notches!!

Your card is stunning and I love it very much. So many beautiful details.

Hope you have a good week and enjoyed the bank holiday break.

Love Jules xx

Vicky said...

A lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week :)

hugs Vicky xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the sparkle & the image is gorgeous!
Hugs Shell xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow Sue! This is so pretty, love all your details and the frantage looks fabulous... I'm still resisting spending on frantage but that might not last! Hugs, Lisa x

May said...

Stunning card Sue, LOVE how you have used the Fran-tage...I agree it's great.. Beautiful vintage image Love the flowers & lace... Beautiful make.. Hugs May x x x

Rach83 said...

Wow! This is just stunning. The Frantage looks amazing. Your image and embellishments are really pretty too.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Be sure to look out for our new challenge launching tomorrow morning.

Rachel x

Katina said...

Wow!! Sue this is stunning! Love the vintage style and the Fran-tage looks so beautiful!
xx

Tracy said...

Hi Sue,
I love your choice of image ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Janice said...

Sue this is so lovely. Absolutely gorgeous! So love the colours and design and pearls and sparkles, just brilliant! Hope you had a good holiday weekend. We've had sun for a change, so it's been gardeners world up here! Jx

June Macfarlane said...

What an amazing card. Beautiful texture and design, i found it really inspiring.I just had to follow your blog and see more of your stunning work.
hugs June x

Betka said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the design and details. Hope you had a lovely week :o).
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Helene E said...

Hi, just popped by to admire your creation and thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

An absolutely beautiful card! I love the way you´ve used the pearls. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La . Hugs from Lisbeth

meg said...

What a wonderful card Sue everything goes together so well love the image the pearls and flowers and that bling is just so special. Hope you have a great weekend and everyone keeps well. Hugs Meg

Jenn said...

This is such a gorgeous card, I love all the details, and the fran-tage looks amazing, I might have to try that sometime! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Ang said...

Very pretty card, love the image, thanks for joining us over at the The ABC Challenge
Hugs
Ang
ABC Challenge Blog DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the beautiful image and the pearls and flowers are so beautiful, such pretty paper too. Love your prince charming pic in the sidebar as well I am totally hooked on once upon a time lol. Hope you are well hun
Lindsay xx

Laurart said...

So gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

Mau xx said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Sue, I love the image. I love all the gorgeous sparkle too, its so pretty.
Huge Hugs mau xx

butterfly said...

Yummy frantage adds just the right amount of bling to your pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x