16.9.14

Faux Tiles and Foam Bows

Foam Crafts 2
Faux tile Technique
Dear friends ,Thank you so much for the wonderful congratulations [on Facebook and my blog]!!
For my Guest DT project at Tuesday Throwdown  , I was sent a beautiful colored picture called Spring Blocks from Deedee's Digis featuring lovely crocus flowers and had to use it to make a project in the theme “Bows and Butterflies”.
I wanted to highlight the image and tried out a “Faux Tile” technique [inspired by my most talented blogger friend Valerie Ann aka Mrs A]. Most faux tile techniques involve cutting the image into squares and adding glossy accents for the shine.
In my country [ my Indian crafty friends will agree I am sure], its not easy to get craft supplies and so most of us hoard our supplies like crazy! I have been managing with a small bottle of glossy accents since 2 years and I didn’t have the heart to finish it on one project!

Foam Crafts 3
Faux tile Technique
So used a different Faux tile technique!Scored the image every inch , sponged it all over with Versamark watermark ink , poured clear sparkle embossing powder on it and heat embossed to get this beautiful sparkling and textured tiled image!
If you are new to  Heat Embossing  [like me!] , here are a few other ways to have fun with embossing
And my favorite Embossing powder which you may have guessed is the WOW Clear Sparkle!
Foam Crafts 4
Foam Bow
Made a background by layering Spellbinders Borders and adding my favorite Cheery Lynn  butterfly and a glittery foam bow.
This was one of the rare times my husband noticed my card and said it looked beautiful ! But my usual supporter in crafting, my 8 year old daughter said " Its Okay" !!
So I dont know...I think I have to leave it to my blogger friends to tell me how it is!

Supplies : Dies : Lifestyle crafts Bow,Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders 2 ,Cheery Lynn  Butterfly,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Lace Hearts.Embossing : Versamark Watermark ,WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing Powders
Linking to : Imaginations Sep[Embossing]Sparkles Monthly Challenge 60oct 15 [ things with wings]

95 comments:

  1. Aww..such a lovely card..love the elegance ..color combo..all the glitz and glamor from the faux tiles and cute bow..would love to be a recipient of this beauty ;)

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    1. Glad you liked it Lavina-- its not my usual style at all!

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  2. Your card is really pretty and that is an ingenious way of making the faux tiles using supplies that you have to hand. I must try this way for myself. Thankyou for the link to my parrot picture.
    Hug Mrs A. .

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    1. Mrs A ...I love my glossy accents too much and didnt have the heart to use it!

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  3. Very pretty and classy!
    I loved it!
    Hugs!

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  4. Lovely card Dr Sonia..ya i agree we dont get craft supplies that easily.. Faux tile technique is great with the image and the lovely die cut arrangement..Beautiful sparkle on the card.. :) glitter foam bow is adorable...

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    1. Radhika you should see Mrs A 's card which I have linked above-- faux tile using glossy accents is simply amazing! I made the pauper style of faux tiles!!

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  5. Very lovely card.Beautiful bow.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you so much Elly ...I love that bow die

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  6. Super pretty! love it.. the color is so decent and nice :) thanks for sharing Dr.
    Khadija
    www.creativekhadija.com

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    1. Glad you liked the colors Khadija

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  7. I can totally relate Sonia, I have also been hoarding my glossy accents bottle and keep looking for other alternatives to add hi-gloss to my projects !! This looks so pretty !!

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    1. Ha Ha good to hear I have a hoarder friend just like me.The only reason I occasionally use it is in fear of it drying out!!

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  8. WOWZER!!! You've really made this image look amazing Dr. Sonia!! I love the glittery shimmer over the image and your purple colors are my fave! :) Stunning design!! HUGS

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki-- your comments always make me smile

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  9. such beautiful works, love the bow !!!!
    hugs
    Paula

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    1. Thank you so much Paula...those bows are my favourite!

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  10. I checked twice on my dashboard if it was your card ..its very different from your usual projects ! I loved the shimmer on faux tiles..and the diecuts make the card very Elegant !

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    1. Ha Ha yes Indeed Pooja its nota at all my usual style and I guess that is why my little girl didnt like it!

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  11. Like the scoring to get the tile look & sparkle/shine. Like the purple color. Like the dies you used for the doily look. I have had my bottle of Glossy accents for awhile and like using it.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Glad you like so many things about the card Melissa

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  12. What a elegant card. Love the delicate details.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Nana white always gives a delicate balance to strong colors doesnt it!!

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  13. Believe what your husband said on this one because yes, it's beautiful! In fact, it's GORGEOUS! Love the embossing on that image and the scoring. The dies you used are absolutely stunning too. Love everything about this beauty!
    Lynn

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    1. Ha Ha you are making me smile with such an effusive comment!! Thank you !!

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  14. Lovely card.I love the tiles and the image.Beautiful work.Your husband is right.:-)

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    1. Ha Ha sounds nice for once to hear " hubby is right" !!

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  15. Oh, Sonia, this is gorgeous! I love the idea of using clear embossing powder to get the shine you wanted. Those lacy die cuts are perfect and make the whole card so feminine. Thank you for being out GDT this month. :-D

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    1. Thank you so much ...I was so unsure making this but did have a blast !!

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  16. Gorgeous card! Love your faux tile technique with the scoring and glittering. I actually think this looks much nicer than using glossy accents. The die cuts and embellishments look lovely. Debra x

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    1. Oh so sweet of you Debra. I have to try it with clear and not clar sparkle embossing powder next time

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  17. Wow, this is so elegant and beautiful!! The tiles look amazing!! The design is just fabulous!! Love the foam bow!! I 100% agree with your hubby - it's amazing!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Hehe Thank you so much Lisa...glad you like my card!

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  18. Love your faux tile effect and your accent of the bow and the CL butterfly die just finishes your card. Beautiful and elegant. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you Julie-- Yes the Cheery Lynn butterfly is my go to for nearly all projects...one of my most used dies!

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  19. this is such a lovely card!! love the faux tile effect!! and the bow is stunning!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Glad you liked my foam bow Berina

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  20. Hello Sonia I love your work. I became your follower. Today I also used embossing powder for the same technic. I will show it saterday. Kind regards hennie.



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    1. Hennie loved your blog...am off to follow you too

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  21. I love the sparkle effect. Would be effective over a Christmas scene. TFS.

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    1. Oh Yes Grace-- that is a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for your kind words

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  22. So stunning Sonia..love the beautiful image and tile effect and the border die and butterfly are gorgeous.fabulous bow too,such an elegant card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy-- glad you liked so many elements in my embossed card

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  23. WOW ! Jaw dropping FABULOUS!

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  24. I'm so glad your butterfly came to the Ugly Bug Ball. I love the colourway you have used and the butterfly die as well as the cute bow. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

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  25. Gorgeous card Sonia, I love the colours the die cuts the bow and the floral image
    Kevin xx

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  26. How GORGEOUS! This is so peaceful and beautiful, Dr. Sonia! And it looks like a silk print with the technique you have used! hugs, de

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    1. Oh Thank you so much Donna...what a lovely thing to say that it looks like silk!!

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  27. Oh Sonia this is so beautiful. I love the way you made this card. Love the technique and will be trying it with my class. Love the image as well as how you colored it. And those dies are to die for!! Love this whole card. Fantastic Job!!!
    Linda K.

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    1. OH so thrilled you liked the technique Linda

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  28. This is Gorgeous Sonia..Loz

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  29. I voted for your friend. Thank you for sharing your lovely card and this technique with us at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck an please come and play with us again!

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    1. Thank you so much Patty...so sweet of you to vote for Lisa!

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  30. I am with your husband- just gorgeous! I love your coloring- and the faux tile technique with the shimmer - what a great technique! Loving your coloring and the wonderful dies- love the butterfly. Whoa- love the shimmery glittery bow!

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly...my coloring is not so perfect..this image was precolored!!

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  31. I love your Faux tile technique with the shimmer and glossy accent:) This card is very unique and different from your other creations. Love those border dies and a foam bow, made it classic!!! Love it and I will also try this technique.

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita...glad you liked the technique

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  32. OMG.. the glitter and the colours.. stunning Sonia.. you are soo good I say :)
    I hope we'd be able to meet again soon

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    1. Thank you so much Jaya and yes hoping October works out for the meet

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  33. Love this glittery version using embossing sparkler...So different from ur style...yet it looks so nice!!! Love the color combo too :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sathya- yes its not my style at all but glad you liked it nevertheless!!

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  34. Hi Doc, sorry if I have missed some of your lovely work....this is a real stunning project.
    I have been with my frail dad who is like a roller coaster at the moment, one day he is palliative care couple days later he is eating but frail....most of my crafting is done to pass the time while I sit with him....xxx

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    1. You are always so prompt to drop in Annie...prayers for your father's health

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  35. A lovely looking creation with lovely colours. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week. A new fun challenge is now up!
    Love n hugs
    Marie who's running a bit late this week.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your butterfly border.

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  37. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.

    Susan

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  38. Really gorgeous and so elegant! Love the image, sparkle & die cuts! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  39. This is just gorgeous! I love the die cuts and your beautiful bow!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  40. Thanks for joining us this week for things with wings.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede

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  41. Another stunning project...I saw it on CLD and just had to come and comment...beautiful!!

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  42. Just Beautiful Dr Sonia :) I really like this technique...the sparkle is very pretty, love all those dies too!

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  43. Sonia, your card is stunning. I love the clean lines of the white embellishments with the pop of purple. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

    PS Have you considered changing your comments to a Pop Up window so we can look at your card as we comment?

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  44. Wow !! A master piece in colors and in design :)

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  45. Sonia, I LOVE your Gorgeous card!! The swirly borders combined make a beautiful combo with the image!! Im so glad you have joined us this month :)

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  46. Lovely card with the faux tiles and bow as an eyecatcher. I was inspired by your card and made a Christmas card with real tiles.
    http://wiescreablog.blogspot.nl/2014/09/kerstkaarten-2014-kaart-45.html

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  47. Beautiful card! I love the pretty colors and the faux tile. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  48. So beautiful. I love the tile effect. Very striking.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  49. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make a card challenge #9
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

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  50. OMG! This is so gorgeous! i don't know how I missed it !!
    The faux tile technique looks superb! I have to agree with your husband on this one! :D This is one 'WOW' card !!

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  51. Sweet friend, this is as beautiful as it is heartwarming! The flowers are gorgeous on their own, but your talented hands (and heart) enhanced it in the most unexpected way. What a stunning look! Your die choices are equally lovely... the elegance is beyond words. Fabulous work, as always. :o) I hope you have a blessed week!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  52. Oh, such an elegant project!!! Love the fresh soft colors and the whole idea)))
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

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  53. Gorgeous. Great Technique. Love the beautiful die cuts and great bow! So happy to have you GD at Tuesday Throwdown this past week.
    Debi TT DT

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  54. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P (DT)

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  55. So pretty and quite elegant. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  56. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #9 "Make a Card" sponsored by Beccy's Place. Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!
    Annemaritta - CGE DT

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  57. This is GORGEOUS! Love the scored image with Embossing on it. Fabulous die cuts too. Love the white on white with the hint of purple. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

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  58. Beautiful - great take on the faux tile technique.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x

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