Thursday, 22 December 2011

angel of light

This is the card I sent to Carol as part of the Chocolate Baroque Guild card swap - having done quite a few all-white cards, I headed the other way for this colour-wise. Having sent it, I did start to wonder if it was a bit gloomy for Christmas, but fortunately Carol liked it!
Base card was 8x8 silvery pearlescent, and the angel image from Chocolate Baroque was stamped on white card with versamark, embossed with Stampendous twilight EP. I tore the image out, embossed the torn edges with vanilla ice EP, mounted it onto torn black  card sprayed with Crafters Companion silver spray, edges embossed with vanilla ice again. Final torn backing layer was white card run through a snowflake embossing folder, rubbed with weathered wood distress ink, then sprayed with silver bells glimmer mist before being embossed round the edges again with vanilla ice (haven't got much of this left, and it was only a small pot from Graphicus in the first place, so will be looking for something similar after Christmas).
 Flowers were cut from differing shades of silver pearlescent card, 2 with a Marianne die and 1 with a Crealies die; mini gems added to centres. Silver scrolls were from a Sizzlits die.
I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year, and special wishes to the lovely people who follow my blog - thank you

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas housemouse

Way back in the summer, I used part of a gift voucher to get a set of Christmas housemouse decoupage from the wobbly shelves- I used one image, carefully stashed the rest away - they surfaced last week, so I thought I ought to use some more! As luck would have it (it has to work sometimes!) , several challenge blogs all have themes that would fit these little meece, so this is for the last Bah Humbug of the year (cute critters), CD Sunday (things with whiskers), Make my Monday (seasonal glitter) and the new Joanna Sheen challenge (Christmas).
I spent a happy afternoon at the weekend watching tv and cutting out meeces, finally deciding to use this pic of two snoozing  meece. I matted it onto some green glitter card, added a bit of glitter to the snow on the roof, mounted it onto a square card over a square of snowflake paper from the Artylicious Seasons Greetings cd (from  Chocolate Baroque, there may still be some in stock). The snowflakes were from a Sizzix die, cut from white card (wouldn't you know I didn't have any white glitter card ?) then glittered with Art institute crystal glitter - I now have a glittered carpet as well after dropping the tidy tray I was using ............and will probably soon have a glittery cat, as there is bound to be some I missed still there.
Now to start using up the others I have cut out................

Thursday, 1 December 2011

fabric flower

This is a rather late entry for Bah humbug, where Ann and Max wanted something using fabric  - I thought I had some glittery fabric, couldn't find it, so dug out the felt and net I bought ages ago to try out with the tattered florals die. I cut one layer in felt, several layers in different nets - afraid they all look the same colour in the shot, but there are actually 4 different shades in there somewhere - and layered them up, adding a chipboard circle triple embossed and stamped with a poinsettia stamp from an old Elusive Images set. Leaves are paper from the tattered leaves die, and all mounted on a box created from the Sizzix  top note die from Stampin up
Am also linking this to the craftroom challenge, for flowers,  thanks to Kate !