Friday, June 26, 2015

Butterfly Delight - DecoArt and Brusho

Hello Everyone!

I think one of my favourite things to do is line up a bunch of new products on my desk and then just see where the products lead me. Today I have put together another technique for wood planks with some new DecoArt products, had a play with my new Brusho crystals and I also designed a new flower! HAPPY DAY!!



For my new flowers, I cut the petals using Joy Crafts Flower 4 out of a light off white paper and then I softly added a little distress ink Gathered Twigs to the ends. I think they need to be a bit more squishy, they're a little too perfect for me. The Chloe stem is from Memory Box. The leaves are from Joy Crafts and are coloured with Peeled Paint.



The bottom butterfly is cut from vellum and embossed using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Butterfly Duo set. I edged it with Coffee Archival ink and dabbed a little white paint. The top butterfly was stamped with Coffee ink and a Kaisercraft butterfly stamp, I fussy cut it out and threw on a dash of Brusho crystals. The panel was done with a combo of Brusho crystals and Cracked Pistachio ink spray.



I think this might be one of my favourite wood plank techniques so far!! It requires a little bit more time than my other techniques, but totally worth it in my opinion. I won't go into detail today because I am working on a video tutorial on how to make these planks as well as an easier technique for the speedy crafters.



Hopefully you can see all the microbeads that I have scattered throughout the cheesecloth and on the wood planks. I dabbed a little white DecoArt Titanium paint on them so they would show up a bit more. The ribbon was coloured with Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Crushed Olive. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations. The small vellum flowers are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.




UPDATE: 
My card won awards from the following wonderful challenges:

    



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


91 comments:

  1. Samra's tutorial is fabulous, a good one to try...LOVE this as well, and that new die has an amazing result.xxx

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  2. Fantastic project, the planks are AMAZING, love it all! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Forgot to mention the tutorial on how to make your wood planks would be appreciated and look forward to viewing it.xxx

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  4. Stunning Pamellia! Love the wood and look forward to your tutorial. Your 'new' flowers are fabby too, not too perfect at all. Those diecuts leaves are perfect with them. Gorgeous make! Nicola x

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  5. Wonderful as usual.The wooden planks look fantastic and so do the other embellishments.I have never heard of Brusho Crystals.Going to research them now.

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  6. It's beautiful!! I love your planks and the colours are wonderful! Love the tiny beads tangled in the cheesecloth ...

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  7. WOW, I'm totally fascinated from your design. Think this is the most gorgeous piece of yours. The cheese clothe with beads is just amazing and looks on the wooden BG so great. Love all !!!
    Happy weekend, my friend♥♥

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  8. Awwww, always thrilled to see a shabby bow on your project:) The planks look amazing, love all the colors and such a great texture variety on them...Can't wait to see the tutorial! The new flower die is quite awesome!!! The butterflies are simply gorgeous! Love the who layered one especially! Another show stopper my dear! Have a fabulous day and see you on the dance floor :) Hugs :) Samra

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  9. Beautiful, Pamellia! I am looking forward to the video on how to make the planks.

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  10. Gorgeous work as always Pamellia, apols for the no show for a few days but been up to my ears in samples.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  11. Amazing textures,love the card totally .

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  12. oh wow so stunning pamellia.i love the fab woodgrain effect background and your layers, distressing and butterfly are fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

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  13. Hi Pamellia,
    oh this is so gorgeous.
    Love the wonderful vibrant colours, and your really fab flower.
    It must take you ages to make such a wonderful creation, as there is sooooooooo! much beautiful work gone into it.
    Your workmanship never ceases to amaze me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  14. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Your new woodgrain technique looks fantastic and I can't wait for the video tutorial. I love the colours you have chosen to use, they accent the wood perfectly and the layered butterfly is beautiful. Sally.x.

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  15. Holly Toledo Girl...your creativity fills every pore of your body I'm sure!!!! WOW this is SPECTACULAR!! Remember that I only live about 30-45 minutes from you...I want Pamellia Johnson craft lessons...lol!!!! Actually not lol cause I'm totally serious!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Pamellia! Have a most wonderful weekend!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  16. Your planks are so realistic, looking forward to seeing your video. Stunning flowers and I adore the colour combination . Love the added vellum piece and the memory box die in the backdrop. Truly gorgeous. Tracy x

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  17. i am totally in love with your woodgrain technique, it looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the tutorial! Your new handmade flowers are to die for, as usual and that layered butterfly is soooo fabulous! What a wonderful idea with your cheese cloth and those tiny beads! Love the design!
    Huge hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  18. Another big WOW from me!! The wood planks are amazing and I love the clothes peg for the butterfly's thorax, what a brilliant idea...but then I shouldn't be surprised....you are full of them!! I'm glad you enjoy seeing the lovely wildlife through my window, we are so very lucky and never take it for granted!! xx

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  19. Wow...what beautiful magic you create Pamellia. Such a treat to take in all your wonderful details and yes the clothes peg is absolutely brilliant. A stunning work of art. hugs, Pat K x

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  20. What a clever idea to use a little peg as part of your butterfly. Great card and great work. Thanks for playing at Butterfly Challenge #33. Glenda

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  21. This is stunning Pamellia, I love your wood techniques...this looks really magical, hugs Carole Z X

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  22. Amazing - love everything about this - the textures, the colors, the embellishments! A real work of art! Thank you so much for playing with us at ATSM!

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  23. Pamellia, I loved the contrast between the rough looking wood plank and the softness and delicacy of the vellum butterflies and soft colors ....as sweet as nature works!! somehow reminds me of little wild flowers sprouting out from under the rocks !!

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  24. Another stunning creation Pamellia, your wood planks are brilliant and your flowers are beautiful. Such wonderful texture and dimension as always and your butterfly is so soft and delicate.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Oh This is stunning can't wait to see the vid you clever girl have a great weekend
    Jacki x

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  26. In case you were wondering what that sound was - it was my jaw hitting the ground!! WOW!! This is absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! The wood planks look amazing (hurry with that video!!) I love the flowers, too!! You are inspiring me to make flowers - I've been so lazy and using pre-made ones. I have tons of flower dies but I just haven't used them in forever. I love, love the look of yours!! And the colors!! Amazing!! I seriously don't have enough words for this - it's one in a huge list of my favorite cards of yours!! Perfection!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  27. Wow! This is amazing Pamellia! Those wooden planks... the flowers...the stunning butterflies and gorgeous colours -all absolutely beautiful!
    Chris
    x

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  28. A gorgeous creation Pamellia, looking forward to the video.
    Lorraine

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia..I love the woodgrain and can see the tiny beads scattered through.The flowers and butterfly are just beautiful and I love the details with the twine...gorgeous work.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  30. So many wonders to admire on this. The little peg as the butterfly body and the new flowers are stunning

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  31. This looks like gorgoeus pieces of driftwood Pamellia, just stunning. The cracked detail is so realistic, you are the master of this technique. I look forward to seeing a video too. The little beads look perfect...dreamy work my friend. Enjoy your weekend x

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  32. Stunning project Pamellia, I love everything about it, the colours are gorgeous. Cathy x

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  33. Oh my goodness! This is truly amazing! Your design is wonderful, the colours and textures are gorgeous and the flowers are so beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

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  34. Oh Em Gee, I think I am completely out of superlatives to describe your work Pamellia, you have just stepped up another notch with this stunningly fabulous creation!! I am waiting now for your tutorial as I want to see every moment of how you created the fabulous wood technique!!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  35. Blimey Pamellia this is amazing! Wow you really know how to add all those little stunning details, can't waif for the wood plank tutorial and I'm so pleased that you've finally managed to get your arty hands on some Brushos too!
    Lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  36. Hi Pamellia
    Fantastic plankage and woodness! Your wood looks better than our decking!
    Whatever you have done to achieve it is brilliant.
    Have a great weekend chuck.
    Ang x

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  37. Wow another super stunning creation hun, the cheese cloth and micro beads are just scummy and the butterfly is just beautiful in it's own right. Congrats on discovering a new flower too, that seems like an achievement in itself :)

    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  38. Hi Pamellia, I go out for the day and what do you know! I come back and you've been at it again! Gorgeous wood technique. Have a great and crafty weekend, Angela xXx

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  39. This is gorgeous Pamellia. I love the bluey-greens with the naturals. Your wood effect is stunning and the flowers and butterflies are so pretty xx

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  40. Gorgeous plank background, its a stunning piece.
    Yvonne xx

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  41. Magnificent! Gorgeous colours and so many little tiny details to see here. You always amaze me! I look forward to your wood plank technique video - it looks so realistic - just stunning!

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  42. This is so beautiful Pamellia, when I first saw it I thought it looked like the door to a little fairies castle
    Kevin xx

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  43. An incredible work of art with lots of individual elements working brilliantly together.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM.

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  44. Out of this world!. An absolute master piece.I love everything you have created on here. Can't wait for your tutorial on how you made those planks look so realistic. Fab colourway. Thankyou for fluttering by #33. hugs Mrs A.

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  45. Hi pamellia! Your project is just STUNNING!!! Gorgeous colors and fabulous textures and techniques! Thanks so much for the blog lovin and following me! I actually just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and became a follower then. Your work is so inspiring!!! (Hugs)

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  46. WOW stunning creation Pamellia! Gorgeous flowers and I LOVE your wood planks!! Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  47. Gorgeous Pamellia! Love all the crackled detail and delicate butterfly! The inky background adds a fabulous touch!

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  48. Your art room must be full of fun because this design is fantabulous! I bet it was a blast to line up your new supplies and have a go at 'em. What in tarnation is Brusho crystals? Sounds fun just sayin "Brusho crystals". Hehe! That vellum layered butterfly is oodles and oodles of awesome sauce! I need to try that technique out Bubbles! Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

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  49. Just so STUNNING!!! The texture alone is fabulous! LOVE the layers and that butterfly!

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  50. My darling friend, your work breathes such joy into my heart. (And I am beyond eager for the wood plank tutorial... they are always perfection!) The detailing throughout your project is beautiful as ever. The colors are gorgeous, the new flower technique is lovely, and you know I adore every single butterfly you create! Wonderfully done, Pamellia! Thank you for endless inspiration. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  51. Beautiful Pamellia, love the effects you have achieved xxx

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  52. Wow this is an outstanding creation Pamellia, the wood plank effect is awesome so are those beautiful flowers and butterfly, absolutely stunning creation.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  53. A Wonderful creation Pamellia, A work of art !.
    Hugs from Elaine H X

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  54. Absolutely stunning Pamellia, gorgeous effects everywhere on this card!! Can't wait now for the video on how you created those beautiful wood planks!!

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  55. I just don't know how you do it, Pamellia! Each one of your creations turns out to be my new favorite! I love that you got our your new products and just started experimenting with them! Sounds like so much fun, and well worth all the effort, because this card is just beyond stunning! My eye is drawn immediately to that fabulous Brushos/ink spray panel topped with the most gorgeous layered butterfly! Well, there's a few more products to add to the list. I think my list is about 20 ft. long now. Now these wooden planks...they are really breath taking...how did SHE do that???? goes through my head, and now I'm happy to know I will soon find out. I will be sitting by my computer, waiting for that video! Good Golly, Pamellia, you are one creative young lady! Thank you for sharing your awesome gift with us! Big hugs to you, and happy weekend!

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  56. Such amazing talent, Pamellia! Each masterpiece shows the tiniest of details - thank you for always showing the close-ups and explaining what you have done to achieve the effects. This is gorgeous, of course! hugs, de

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  57. Your wooden planks are amazing! Loving the colored panel too. So much to look at and enjoy here! Can't wait to see your video tutorial.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  58. Thank you Pamellia for your kind, heartfelt words and follow on my blog. It means so much to me! You're work is amazing, I am going to add you to my circles!

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  59. I'm so glad you take lots of close ups of your creations - as I would miss most of it with just a front full view!!! Love the wood - can't wait for the video (the one for quick stampers!!) you must have micro beads ALL OVER your work table after making your projects - they look SO beautiful but must really roll around!! Julia xx

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  60. I looooove the wood planks and the the Brushos background! And congrats on the new flower design - yay! :). Stunning creation as always! xxxx

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  61. Another work of art Pamellia. LOVE those wood planks ... they look real. And looks like you are having fun with your new brushos. xx

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  62. Ohhh ... Peerless Pamellia!!!
    I like the texture of the fence!

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  63. What can I say other than that this is stunning - love the peg butterfly the wonderful wood paneling! The details are exquisite.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  64. A super creation! I love the addition of the aqua colour tones! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  65. Beautiful Brusho, cracking crackle.....need I say more.....a pure delight dear Pamellia! Hugs Ruth xx

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  66. Really lovely creation indeed.

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  67. Stunning just stunning love those planks -brilliant technique and love the coloured panel with the beautiful butterfly
    Carol x

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  68. Love, love, love this, Pamellia! The wooden planks are fabulous and I have some ice cream sticks that I have waited to become a fence! LOL! Gorgeous flowers and colors! Happy Sunday!

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  69. Another beautiful piece Pamellia. Wooden planks look fabulous and the new flower looks beautifu.
    Avril xx

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  70. Amazing creation Pamellia, just love all of it, the wooden planks look amazing, I shall look forward to this tutorial lol!

    Love the colours, so beautiful. Congratulations on winning on Make it Mondays Challenge!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  71. I love your work. I find it so inspiring. Those planks are beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing that video! :) As always, it's a pleasure to visit your blog. :) Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  72. Pamelia,
    this is truly stunning! I adore the butterfly and how you connected the antenna to the flowers- brilliant! Your attention to the details in this piece is so wonderful- so much to look at and adore!! I am looking forward to your video!! hugs my friend! xo

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  73. Not often I'm speechless….almost!! This is THE most fabulous work of art! Chrisx

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  74. Yet another amazingly beautiful creation, Pamellia. There are so many little details hidden here. In my very humble opinion, I think your flowers are gorgeous...definitely 10/10!! Your planks look wonderful, and I very much look forward to the video.

    Hugs
    Jennifer. x

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  75. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations. Agnieszka DT

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  76. Wow wow wow! Blown away by your creative use of wood for our challenge at Use Your Stuff! this is a stunning and gorgeous make. Thanks for sharing!

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  77. You know how much I like the wood techinque you use. And now there's a tutorial coming - yay! :D Can't wait!!! Those flowers you created are wonderful too! I am going to do some joy crafts die shopping soon and before I do I'll definitely check which ones you use. ;) I love the splash of green on your card. I think it really adds that special touch. Very beautiful!
    Hugs! xx

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  78. Wow, this is a beauty. I love the planks, the cheesecloth and all the fab details.

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  79. Definitely a favourite for me - love your crackled planks (looking forward to the video!) and the fabulous inky effects you got with the Brushos. Lovely!
    Alison xx

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  80. WOW the wood planks with the gorgeous micro beads is simply amazing...you are super talented and so generous in sharing all the tiny details...So good to know you in blogland Pamelia!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  81. The trouble with playing catch up with commenting on your wonderful creations is you very quickly find yourself saying this is my favourite, no, this one is. Oww, no, it is this one. It seems that they are all my favourites. I am loving the new wooden planks and your fabulous new flowers and the totally adorable butterfly ... I love the peg!

    Dionne xx

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  82. Pamellia...YOU are such a talent! I adore this piece! I plan on coming back and studying this blogpost! You have done s fabulous job of photographing and explaining all of your creative steps. This is truly s beautiful piece!

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  83. lovely card thanks for joining us at Ooh la la Creations hugs Sue xx

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  84. Swoon! I need the wood plank tutorial. Funnily enough I've been wondering if I could create a sort of wood like card/paper or would I have to purchase and use thick wood sticks. I love this one too Karen xx

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  85. Seriously ... AMAzing!! It has such an ethereal quality to it. I'm still picking my jaw off the floor ... love that gorgeous crackle finish on the planks. Can't wait to see the video! Congrats on your win over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ... So well-deserved!!!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  86. Such a stunning tag! Love the wood plank effect you have crerate . A very worthy winner over at SSS - congrats x

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  87. I just LOVE this Pamellia. The verdigris colours are gorgeous and the wooden planks look amazing!! I can't wrap my head around how you did that! So beautiful, I really love it. Hugs, Wends x

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