I have wanted to try the Faux Mother of Pearl technique for a while now and finally had the chance.
To create the effect I stamped the hydrangea image from the Because I Care Hostess Stamp Set in Black Staz On and coloured the image with Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke. Then using a sponge I applied some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in a 'bouncing' motion, followed by Frost White Shimmer Paint.
I layered my image on Not Quite Navy Cardstock and then on a base of Crumb Cake that I had covered in hydrangeas in Crumb Cake Ink.
I also did another version using Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant and layered on Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
It is a bit hard to photograph the effect (it looks better IRL), but with this photo I managed to capture some reflection of light on the image.