"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, September 2, 2012

BFF (Designed for C'est Magnifique using the September Kit)

I so loved the kit Leslie put together for us at C'est Magnifique this month. If you love mists, you will definitely love this kit and the add-on because Leslie included two wonderful Lindy's Stamp Gang mist products for us.  And, using those two mists, I created the background for this page.  Stop by the C'est Magnifique Blog and check out the Tutorial on how to create this background using the tea bag method, and learn to apply some Glossy Accents pebbles to your pages as well. 

Paper Collection: Riddersholm Design Huntington Garden Day Dream and Friends

Kit Embellishments:
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mist: Smoky Sapphire
KaiserCraft: Rub-Ons: Timeless: Dress Forms Leaky Shed: Ornate Corner
Prima: Say it In Pearls: Black Flourish
Wrights: Ruffled Lace: Natural
American Crafts: Thickers:
Dear Lizzy: Splendid
Green Tara: Gardenias: Peach
Prima: Flutter Bits: Nature's Garden

Flower Add-on
Prima: Celyon: Attic
Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden
KaiserCraft: Paper Blooms: Misty
Prima: Coventry: Tranquil

Embellishment Add-on
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starbursts: Canna Lily Burnt Orange

Personal Stash:

White Cardstock
The Crafters Workshop Mask
Script Stamp
Glossy Accents
Watercolor Pencil
Wet soggy tea bag
Ink pad
Liquid Pearls - Bisque


  1. Tee hee I was giggling when reading about your tea bag technique over att CM. That's something I will definitely try! You always create the most gorgeous backgrounds, just sitting and marvelling at how pretty this is. Don't think you overdid the pebbles at all, they are such a beautiful detail. You're terribly missed in blogland, not being too busy with your DT work I hope? Take care, xoxo

  2. Loved the tutorial!! awesome LO loved everything. I learned that tea bag technique at Finnabairs seminar too., Its awesom isn't it?

    1. I'd like to see what you do with that tea bag technique Karen. :) The aging process with a tea bag is an ancient technique. I remember our art teacher in middle school introducing it to us. I find that instead of using boiling water and letting the tea bag seep for awhile to get the right color, I just use a color mist and water it down because I found I could get a more saturated color that way. I love the Lindy's Stamp Gang, Moodshadow, Smoky Sapphire mist the best.