Thursday, September 5, 2013

Were have the Years gone / Best Wishes

I can not believe it's September already? Making the title of my LO very appropriate..."Were have the Years gone", for this photo of Michelle is once again of her as a toddler at least 20 years ago! Whilst doing the stamped in UTEE technique last month, I at times stamped on the cooled UTEE making me think that it could be a neat marbling technique to try...and it works amazingly! I will give a photo tutorial at the end.

The Oval frame was done with this technique resulting in an amazing marble finish. The title was inked with Mix'd Media Inx; Chiffon and Wisteria and heat embossed with some Irredesant Sparkle embossing powder. I used papers from Creative Imaginations. Did some stamping and masking with texture paste on it.

Doesn't this finish look amazing...and the Imaginarium chipboard behaved beautifly even with all the intense heating that I applied to it.

The Prima resin bird got a little colour with Lindy's Stampgang Starburst, Cotton Candy Pink and Gregarious Grey.

I cut two strips with Tim Holtz Alteration Pennants Die, I used the shorter one as is and used the longer ones to roll as paper beads and glued them in between.


Step 1  Used Pearl UTEE on my frame.

Step 2: Stamped on the cooled UTEE with Archival ink; Plum and Sepia. It is best to use an acrylic block for the ink tends to slide on the UTEE, I wiped the mishaps of with a cloth until I was happy with my image...

Heat with heat gun, pushing the melted UTEE until the inks begin to marble.

...Best Wishes...

The same technique was used on this frame, this time using black UTEE with Jasmine and Pomegranate Inx. Also used Creative Imaginations paper again.

On the Butterfly wings I used Desert Moon Turquoise and Angel Wings Mauve embossing powders from Lindy's Stampgang...Used a Prima Sipper Pull as the body of the butterfly...

I hope I have inspired you to try these techniques...please feel free to share them with us on the Ning site, we would love to see what you create! And also remember, by leaving a comment on my post, you could stand a chance of winning a prize pack of Imaginarium design chipboard!

Oval Frame with Brackets 
IDF 0009

IDP 0032

Photo Frame 1
IDFR 0002

Monarch Butterfly
IDS 0059

IDW 0013


  1. Really beautiful creations. your layout is exquisite and your cards are lovely.. wonderful use of the chipboard pieces too.. love the zipper in the butterfly!!

  2. love your details, amazing and elegant layering, i too love the butterfly.

  3. Beautiful projects Patricia. That layout is divine (knew it would be from the peek on fb) and I love the marbling technique on the chippies. I'll have to get myself some Utee so I can try it out!! Your card is gorgeous, especially with that beautiful lace and that awesome butterfly. Fabulous pieces!! oxox

  4. Lovely layout Patricia, beautiful use of visual and tactile textures.

  5. Hello, thanks for your recent comment on my blog. Now I want to pay a visit to your blog. :)

    Wow, beautiful work! I love all the little details. In particular I liked the rolled paper "beads" on the layout and the zipper as the butterfly's body on the card. Absolutely lovely.

  6. Love your layout and beautiful card. great efect with utee.

  7. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! Heather.vonstjames(at) Thanks!!

  8. Patricia the layout and the card are totally gorgeous! Every time I see this layout, I find more detail that just leaves me oooooohing and aaaahhhhhing! Love your work!!!

  9. Stunning page and card certainly add so many gorgeous details, it's always so hard to decide which is the nicest! Your chippie work is stunning as always and the little photo frame is just amazing! Wow...the colours in that are just fabulous!
    Stunning work girl! ;-)


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