Flowers & Vines – Tutorial by Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ April 15th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Today I have something very simple yet very effective that I wish to share with you all.  I have created my own flowers using paper, punches and FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 pack. Firstly I have selected a few sheets of paper from my scrap pile, covered a tag with some chalkboard patterned paper.

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Once  you have covered your tag, cut your FWAB Jack Vine to size and position on tag.

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Cut out either with a template or a punch several flowers. I punched out 6.

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Using foam tape, offset the flowers on top over one another.

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Once finished layering the flowers, use a pencil or end of a paint brush to curl the edges of the flowers.

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By curling the edges it will add extra dimension to your flower.

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Now to decorate the center of the flower, take one of the larger pearls from the FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 pack and place it in the middle of the flower. Then use smaller pearls to surround the larger pearl.

There are so many fabulous colours of FWAB Adhesive Pearls to choose from.

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I like to distress the edges of my flowers which I have done using a distress ink and dauber.

I have then created another flower using a different punch. Once again I have offset each flower and used foam tape. I have decorated using FWAB Adhesive Pearls.  (Tip- try using tweezers to remove and position the FWAB Adhesive Pearls.)

 

Once you have glued your flowers onto the FWAB Jack Vine  you can then add some leaves by using a punch or cut out from a template.

Now your vine is complete. You can use this on any of your scrap projects.

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what we are creating here at FWAB.

I hope that you have gained some inspiration.

Happy Scrapping

Tracey

xx

The Easter Bunny is Coming

by admin ~ April 12th, 2014

I am not a person that takes lots of photos for Easter so I had to think of what i could do so an Easter bag it was I love how the bling has just lifted the colours in the paper and from the flowers.

I have used the following Flourish With A Bling Luke Flourish and over laid with the Chloe Flourish.

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Making fancy cards is easy with FWAB- by Irit

by admin ~ April 11th, 2014

 

 

 

 

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Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our card inspiration ! Irit is here  with some fancy  easy  made cards.

The first card was made with some die cuts over the patterned paper and one Chloe Pearl  Flourish Red and a few Adhesive Pearls 100 pack Red. If you need a color pop for your black and white cards, those red pearls are just divine!

 

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The second card I made was one of a few winter themed cards all made with some FWAB products.

I used Chloe Pearl Flourish Blue, some Adhesive Pearls 100 pack Blue and one single  Maddison  Flower White, inked a bit to fit the card colors.

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And the last one for today: fancy stamped card with just a few natural Adhesive Pearls 100 pack Pearl   and one Adhesive Pearls 100 pack Teal. Just one.And so much needed over this fancy embellishment cluster.

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Hope I inspired you a bit to use FWAB PRODUCTS for your cardmaking.

 

Friends Shabby Inspiration with Amy Prior

by admin ~ April 10th, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back again today to share a fabulous Flourish with a Bling filled layout that is super shabby chic and colourful.

For this layout I have used the FWAB Self Adhesive Pearls, FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish in Rose Pink, Latte & Copper, & FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Pink.

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Here are a few close-ups for you to check out! Lots of fun and fabulous details for this layout.

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The patterned paper & chipboard are both from Blue Fern Studios which is one of my new favourite brands for sure!

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My background is Bazzil Kraft that has been given some sloppy painty circles using Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in White. The paint needs to be really runny for this to work.

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Tonnes of gorgeous flowers from Scrappers Garden are breathtaking when clustered upon some FWAB flourishes.

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I have also included some gorgeous Prima Canvas Resist flourishes under the FWAB ones that were coloured using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays. I love the touch of bright underneath the pearls.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Little Fish – by Chloe

by admin ~ April 9th, 2014

Recently I found this photo of my daughter taken a couple of years ago now – but I loved the colours in the photo and had these papers out that matched perfectly!

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I used part of a FWAB Silver Kate’s Corner to add some sparkle to echo the light on the water:

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And added some FWAB Olive Green and Rose Pink pearls to the chipboard and cardstock butterflies:

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They were just the right touch!!

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Thanks for visiting here today!
Happy scrapping :)
Chloe
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Sweet 16 card by Judith Armstrong

by admin ~ April 8th, 2014

Good morning FWAB fans. Today I have a card to share with you using some fab FWAB. My daughter is turning 16 this year and has a lot of friends 16th birthday parties to go to so I decided to make her a card to give to one of her friends, along with a matching envelope.

I saw the basic  design  for this pop up box card on Splitcoaststampers. You can find a tutorial on how to make one here.

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I adapted the design and added cupcakes and small stars suspended on pieces of acetate.

I decorated the cupcakes with FWAB Rose pink adhesive pearls.

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I decorated the opening panels with a FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish in Rose Pink cut up into 3 pieces which fit perfectly on the panels.

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To finish it off I designed and made up my own envelope from a piece of 12 x 12 paper. I added some ribbon and a cup cake decorated with rose pink pearls and FWAB olive green adhesive pearls.

Thanks for looking.

Judith

Wish upon a star with Irit and a bit more

by admin ~ April 5th, 2014

 

Hello  my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again and this is my Altered inspiration.

This post is about using Flourish with a Bling products  on altered and Mixed Media projects and sometimes it’s just ” add a flourish and be happy”.

So the first one is this altered arch, made with a lot of embossing powders over double sided glues and then I added this Chloe Pearl Fluorish Red and a bit of  Adhesive Pearls 100 pack Antique Gold as my finish touch.

 

 

The second project for today is this altered Vintage mini printrers tray full of vintage goodies, paints, stamping and then Grace Pearls Flourish Chocolate  and a some FWAB Elise  Flowers White .

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And the last one for today- Altered canvas full of mediums and die cuts, but it was just ” non finished” without some gorgeous FWAB purple blings and Adhesive Pearls 100 pack  Olive Green and Adhesive Pearls 100 pack Copper.

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Hope I inspired you a bit to use FWAB GORGEOUS PRODUCTS for your altered art and not just for scrapbooking.

See you next time with some scrapbooking inspiration too.

 

April challenge

by admin ~ April 1st, 2014

Hi everyone!

Welcome to April! Tatiana is here with new challenge for you. You are welcome to create any Easter theme project using photo as inspiration and one of Easter elements (chicken, egg, bunny, nest, birds etc.) and you should use at least one FWAB product.  You can enter as many times as you wish. And of course you can win fabulous FWAB prize pack!

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Take a look at how the our design team used this month mood board.

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Chloe made wonderful Easter baskets – one each for her children – one girly and one a little more boyish . She used a Jasmine puffy in orange and a Jasmine laser in pale pink, as well as 2 Maddison flowers, one in pink and one in baby blue.

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Laura created gorgeous layout saving Easter memories. Look like how interesting she decorated eggs with pearls. I adore wonderful palette of her layout. For her project Laura used Chloe pearl flourish in Blue and Adhesive pearls in Pewter.

Tatiana Yemelyanenko

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I created watercolour layout with photo from last Easter. I used Jasmine laser flourish in Gold and Adhesive pearls in Mango.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our challenge. I am so excited to see what you will create this month!

Tatiana

March Challenge Winner

by admin ~ April 1st, 2014

Hi FWAB fans, I guess you have all been waiting to see who won the March Challenge,

Wait no more.

The winner of this months challenge, drawn randomly is this beautiful layout

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that belongs to Pam.

Congratulations

Please e-mail Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

Strawberry layout by Evgenia

by admin ~ March 30th, 2014

Hi FWAB fans!

Evgenia is here and today I will share with you a summer sunny layout with strawberries.

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For this LO I have chosen adorable FWAB fabric flowers: FWAB Elise Flowers 4pk – Pink, FWAB Elise Flowers 4pk – Burnt Orange, FWAB Elise Flourish Silver – Cream & Pink flowers.

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HERE you can find my tutorial about how I alter FWAB flowers. I have also used FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Red to make small berries.

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And of course gorgeous FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Pale Pink with it’s awesome shine!

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Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Hugs,

Evgenia

Fairytale fungi by Judith Armstrong

by admin ~ March 29th, 2014

 Good morning, Judith here with a recent layout to share with you.

Did you know that besides flourishes and flowers Flourish With A Bling also produces an outdoor range, which includes a number of embellishments which complement outdoor layouts.

In this layout I have used FWAB Taylah’s Toadstools to complement my photos of toadstools that we found recently. The toadstools come in a number of different sizes and are accompanied by a piece of grass.

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And here are a couple of close ups.

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Thanks for looking.

Judith xx

***Freebie Scrapbooking Memories Digi magazine!***

by admin ~ March 28th, 2014

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Most of you know we advertise in Australian Scrapbooking Memories and we all love love love the magazine, but did you know that they are celebrating their digital back issue library with a FREEBIE digital sampler!! Follow the link below and enjoy!

Enjoy some of your favourite regular features, such as How To guides and step-by-steps, plus a couple of special features such as Scrapchat with Tim Holtz and using Heidi Swapp file folders! Download the Scrapbooking Memories Sampler for free now by clicking on the pic below -

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Grab a cup of  tea or coffee, sit back and ENJOY!  :-)

Laura’s March project

by admin ~ March 28th, 2014

Morning everyone!

I hope everyone is doing great!

Today I am sharing a fun layout I created about my super talented and sweet friend Tracey!  We swapped photos and she created a layout about me and I created one about her!

Here it is!

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I used the Grace Pearl Flourish in copper which I cut into two pieces so I could use the tail at the top cluster

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I also used the copper pearls for flower centers and butterfly body!

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I used the some shimmerz textureZ paint in sandy stone and Lindey’s mist in Bodacious Blush which matched the flourish products beautifully!!!!

Bright Fun & Happy with Amy Prior

by admin ~ March 27th, 2014

Hi everyone!!! Amy Prior back today to share some more fun, bright and happy inspiration using fabulous Flourish with a Bling products.

I have used the Flourish with a Bling White Self Adhesive Pearls, FWAB Teal Jasmine Laser Cut Flourish & FWAB Ellise Flowers in black on this layout.

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My background paper is actually Water Color Paper which has been cut to 12×12 inches. To create this background, I have drawn random circles all over my paper using a Black Permanent Fine Tip Marker.

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I have then chosen some Faber Castell Gelatos that would work well alongside my chosen scrapbook papers, and I have coloured inside the circles in random colours.

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The next step was to activate the water colour paints in the Gelatos and I have done this simply with some water on the tip of my finger focusing on one colour at a time and cleaning my finger thoroughly when changing colours. I have made sure to colour in really messy as I wanted the colours to go outside the lines so to speak.

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I have then added some additinal doodling and Flourish with a Bling Teal Jasmine Laser Cuts to the circles and I could start layering my layers of patterned paper and embellishments. As an after thought, I have added some random white FWAB pearls around the place and doodled around these using an Orange Permanent Fine Tip Pen. Again I have done really messy looking circles.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Look At Those Eyes – Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ March 24th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Firstly I have to say that there has been some AMAZING and very inspiring projects on the gallery & blog this month.  I certainly have been inspired!!

Today I have created a Layout using one of my all time favourite FWAB products.

FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Teal

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Like most mothers, the eyes of your child just melt your heart. My little boy (although not so little any more) still only has to look at me with those eyes and I turn to jelly!!

I have used two of the FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Teal and cut them both up to make the most of them. I have used both ends to create another flourish on the bottom right hand side.

Thanks for stopping by & looking at what we have been creating!

Tracey

xxx

 

 

 

“Just for you” card by Evgenia

by admin ~ March 23rd, 2014

Hi everyone!

Evgenia is here and today I will share with you a card featuring FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Packs in different colors.

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I have used: FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Teal, FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Red, FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Purple, FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Pearl.

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Hope that you enjoyed this card!

Hugs,

Evgenia.

 

Kim’s Share

by admin ~ March 22nd, 2014

Today i would like to share a LO with I have created using the fabulous Chloe Blue Flourish I think the soft colour of the blue works well with the beach LO

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I just love how it blends through the shells and softens the overall effect.

 

 

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Thank you for looking at my share. Kim

*** FREE 50 page digital sampler of Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine! ***

by admin ~ March 20th, 2014

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Most of you know we advertise in the fabulous magazine – Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft and we all love love love it! But did you know that they are celebrating their digital back issue library with a FREE 50 page digital sampler!! So no matter which country you live in, you can get your hands on one!

Click on the image below to download the digital sampler for FREE NOW!

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Wooohooo and happy reading! Enjoy xx

Two ways to alter FWAB flowers

by admin ~ March 18th, 2014

Hello FWAB fans!
Today I will share with you a couple of ideas how to alter FWAB fabric flowers.

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Example of how the flower looks on the project. I have also added some texture with white paint.

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As a huge fan of all the bling things I always save all the leftovers and even the smallest pieces. This is the idea how to use rhinestones from your leftovers.

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I created tag for your inspiration.

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One more closeup of the adorable flowers.

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FWAB flowers used: – FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk – Chocolate; – FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk – Black; - FWAB Elise Flowers 4pk – Pink

I really hope that you were inspired to play with our amazing FWAB fabric flowers! We would love to see your creations! Please share with us in the gallery!

Hugs,
Evgenia.

Suede notebook

by admin ~ March 17th, 2014

Hi everyone!

Tatiana is here with simple decoration of notebook. My friend gave me some pieces of suede and I decided to create handmade notebook and used only one element for decor. It was fabulous FWAB Chloe Pearl flourish in Blue.

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Tatiana

Little Thinker – by Chloe

by admin ~ March 14th, 2014

Hello! It’s Chloe back again with another page of my cute little nephew :).
Babies faces have so many expressions! Love this little look:

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I’ve used one of my favourite flourishes for boy pages:  The Luke Flourish!

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I’ve used FWAB Luke Flourish Chocolate  … again cut up and clustered with my other embellishments.

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What’s your favourite flourish for boy pages?

 

Blinged Up Birthday Banner with Amy Prior

by admin ~ March 11th, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back today to share a recent creation for my dear Miss Chloe’s 5th birthday party. I just love making homemade stuff for parties etc it always makes it so much more exciting when the kids have one of a kind decorations.

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I have used lots of cardstock for this project that were all cut out using my Silhouette Cameo Machine.

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The party theme was Monster High so I just knew that my colours would include black, white, pink & blue but I also decided to throw some teal into the mix as well.

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If you don’t know what Monster High is, it is about fearlessly expressing yourself and accepting others differences and embracing that we are all quirky and unique.

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It’s a really great message for my girls and the characters of Monster High, all dress however they want in things that they like not what others are wearing or trying to fit in.

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A couple of Chloe’s favourite characters always have some bling, glitter, stars, zebra & cheeta prints somewhere in their outfits so I have embraced those patterns in the banner cut files I created.

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Glitter Cardstock and specialty printed Monster High Cardstock really pulled this banner together but the finishing touches were definately all the amazing Flourish with a Bling products!

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As spacer banners I have added some rosettes that I have also cut on my Silhouette Cameo and then some Glittery White Skulls were covered over the top.

Flourish with a Bling Products used for this project include…

FWAB Elise Flowers

FWAB Bella Rhinestone Flourishes

FWAB  Self Adhesive Rhinestones

FWAB Self Adhesive Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Amy Prior xx

8 in a Blink by Tracey Fowler

by admin ~ March 10th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Autumn is here at last!  Finally we have some cooler weather here in WA. I love the start of the new seasons, and welcome the change, especially after all the hot days and nights we have had of late.  It is so nice to open the windows and get fresh cool air through the house. I love how the leaves start to change colour. As the Autumn is in the air, I have been inspired by the colours of Autumn for my layout that I would like to share with you. I have added some vintage red and the gorgeous FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish in Teal with the browns and golds.

 

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To blend and slightly tone down FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish in Teal, I used the same stencil as I had for the background, and dabbed a distress paint randomly.

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I used 2  FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish in Teal , and cut one in half . I also glued the bottom of the flourish under the photo, then left the rest of the flourish to sit over the textured dots so it gave a little more dimension to my layout.

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Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we are creating here at FWAB. Make sure that you pop over to the FWAB gallery and check out the fabulous projects that have been posted. Maybe you have a layout or project that you might like to share on the  FWAB gallery.

Happy Scrapping

Tracey

xxx

My dark side and my bright side: inspiration from Irit

by admin ~ March 9th, 2014

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here with my second post for March and this time I want to share a couple of altered projects. 

Sometimes we think that bling is too much for those grungy, dark projects. Please believe me it’s  never too much and you never can add too much pearls or swirls to any of your projects.

So today my first project is this ” Dark side of me” altered canvas, made with a lot of Mixed Media items, such as paints, mists, stamping, masks and then… Yes, Flourish with a Bling pearls too.

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My chipboards and masked images were embellished with FWAB pearls all around and it really gave this canvas this unique look- not even too dark for the ” dark side” title.

 

I used Red Adhesive Pearls 100 pack and Teal Adhesive Pearls 100 pack  to embellish this canvas.

And now for this artistic bright canvas, full of colors and FWAB flourishes and pearls.

This a totally bright canvas I made with a lot of Mixed Media products and then FWAB gorgeous products were just the must to add.

I used  a pack of  Chloe Pearl flourish natural pearl color cut into 2 pieces and added from the both sides of my canvas.

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Hope you liked my dark and bright sides and see you next month with more FWAB inspiration!

 

 

Card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

by admin ~ March 7th, 2014

Hi!

Today I’m here with one more card. This time I’ve used small parts from FWAB Jack in Green and FWAB Adam, adhesive pearls in Red and Olive Green, October Afternoon patterned paper and craft. I’ve created woodgrain texture using light textured paste and added splashes with white acrylic paint.

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Thanks for looking!

Tatiana

Sleepy Perfection – by Chloe

by admin ~ March 6th, 2014

What is more perfect than a gorgeous sleeping baby :)

This is my little nephew and isn’t he just adorable!!

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I’ve used a variety of FWAB products on this page …

A FWAB Luke Flourish Silver … all chopped up and spread around the page …

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And some gorgeous FWAB flowers …

FWAB Maddison Flowers – Chocolate

and FWAB Elise Flowers – White

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That’s all for now, thanks for visiting :)

 

Smile by Judith Armstrong

by admin ~ March 4th, 2014

Good morning Flourish with a Bling fans. Today I have a layout to share with you using  just one FWAB Grace pearl flourish in rose pink and one FWAB Jack vine in green which have been cut up into several pieces and strategically placed around my page.

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And here are some close ups

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Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Cardmania with Irit

by admin ~ March 3rd, 2014

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and this  month I decided to show my ” non scrappy” projects, but cards, tags and altered art.

So this is my Cardmania post and I am going to show you 3 of my new and fancy cards using FWAB lovely  products.

Here is a first card for this  post: this card was already web published and I only used a few Teal Pearls Adhesive 100 pack , but then it made all the difference after all.

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Here is second card and this time I used Mango Adhesive 100 pack pearls  and a frame around the card. I also  added some Mango pearls on the  pink crystals side for the interest.

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And the last one for this post today- fancy vintage style card with Red Adhesive 100 pack pearls and Jack vine olive  gorgeous piece.

 

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I hope I inspired you a bit with my fancy cards and see you in a few days with more projects using our gorgeous FWAB products.

 

March Challenge!

by admin ~ March 2nd, 2014

Hi everyone!

Linda here hosting this months challenge!  I hope you will enjoy it and I hope to see many participants!

It seams there has been a lot of purple and teal in the world of scrapbooking of late,

So I thought I would continue with these colours for this months challenge.

All you need to do is create anything using the colours below

and of course it has to contain some bling.

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To help inspire you here are a couple of awesome examples from our dt!

Our first layout is by the lovely Barb Turner….

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She has used Chloe, Purple pearls, teal pearls, Black, Rhinestone, Chloe Pearl in purple and a Maddison flower in lilac.

I just love the background work, and her choice of colours.

Next up we have a layout by Judith Armstrong

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She has used a purple Jasine laser flourish, silver Kate’s corner flourish and a black and a white Elise flower.

Again I love her background work and that little quote is so cute.

Next up we have a layout by Irit Shalom

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She has used Chloe Pearl Flourish  and Purple pearls

Love her funky good time layout.

Next up we have a layout by me Linda Thompson

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I have used Jasmine puffy in Lilac, Jasmine puffy in teal, Pearls in pearl and pearls in teal

You have until the end of the month to post yours in our gallery and a random winner will be drawn!

Can’t wait to see your awesome creations!

Winner!

by admin ~ March 1st, 2014

Hi everyone!  Sorry I am late putting up the winner!

The winner of this months challenge, drawn randomly is this beautiful layout

which belongs to amanda73!

Congratulations

Please e-mail Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!