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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Glitter, Glitter - everywhere!

Hi Folks,

The challenge over at the Stamp Man this fortnight is 'Precious Medals/Metals' and while I was playing with this IndigoBlu stamp during the week, I though I would try 'Ella Bella' with some Gilding Flakes, instead of keeping them just for Christmas! I love the effect this gives, although very difficult to photograph! Yesterday I managed to complete this for my 'Precious Metal' offering at the StampMan, and set to with my 'home made Frantage' - gold ep, chunky gold glitter, and silver/blue mix glitter - there seemed to be as much glitter on me as on the card! (tell you a secret - it was even in my bra! -???)
The black base  layers are embossed with CB Textile folder.

I am also entering this in:
  Chocolate,Coffe Cards - Emboss (corners and base layers)
  Charisma Cards - Monochrome
  Shopping our Stash - New or Re-visit a technique (haven't used Gilding since Christmas)

Thats  it for now, hope you all have a great weekend.

Avril xx


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...lovely stamp and fab details.xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is lush Avril, the image is so beautiful, the golden shimmering silhouette jumps right out from the darkness...a stunning card...Mel :)

Linda said...

Beautiful, all that gold and glitter on the black.

Sarah said...

Hi Avril

I love this image its fabulous and the guilding flakes give it a luxurious and expensive look! They look amazing on the black! Stunning card!

Sarah x

brenda said...

It's really lovely Avril, the image stand out beautifully with a gilding flakes.

I bought myself the Indigo Blue glue and gilding products, but so far all I've achieved is extremely sticky fingers,a very messy craft mat and a pretty full waste bin. It might be a technique that is just a step too far with my dexterity problems.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Julia S-W said...

Wow, it looks wonderful Avril! I have avoided these flakes but every time I see a piece of work using them they scream at me to buy them! You've really managed to photograph it so well too - very tricky with anything sparkly!
(still sniggering about your bra comment!!!)

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fabulous card so glad you found a way to photograph it and share it with us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous stamping.Love te contrast of all the shimmering colors to black!
Hugs Anja

lauren bergold said...

oh how LOVELY! what a brilliant technique of using those gilding flakes, they look amazing! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

Meggymay said...

Its stunning Avril, the image looks gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

This is divine. The effect is rich and glorious.
As for the blinged up bra - I am sure you will still be finding pieces of glitter there come Christmas lol.

Anonymous said...

This one certainly has a huge WOW factor to it!! Amazing!! :) HUGS

Cat's sCrap said...

Very classy. Beautiful project. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Allison said...

sweet card, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Lisa Jane said...

wow wow wow .. this is simply stunning.. i was gilding yesterday too.. but not quite as gorgeous lol
Lisa x

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the metallic embossing, it's so pretty. I lovely image and super card. So happy to have you join us at CC&CC. Play along with us again soon!

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow April...this is such an eye catching piece in very classical colours. So very beautiful Avril.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

I love this Avril, such a beautiful stamp and perfect with the gilding flakes. Thanks for sharing with the Stamp Man.
Hugs Brenda xox

Buttons said...

Such a stunning use of mega flakes and frantage glitter Avril. Love it. Bet getting ready for bed was a giggle! Glitter everywhere! Hugs, Buttons x

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Avril, and photographed beautifully.
I love using the flakes, although they can get everywhere. Love your 'homemade Frantage', great colours and texture and the glitter is stunning. Worth getting covered in the stuff I think. xx

anna christensen crafts said...

This is gorgeous Avril, I love the stamp and the contrast between the glittered image (ooh shiny!) and the dark background is really stunning. Well worth getting glittery for!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great golden image.

butterfly said...

Completely luscious! Got some flakes recently, but haven't dared get them out to play yet... this stunning card makes it look very tempting!
Alison x

GinaA said...

Great effect from the glitter on the card, bet the stray bits looked spectacular as well!

Carla said...

So pretty! And I am glad to know I am not the only one who gets glitter everywhere! Lol. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Deena said...

this is a really cool technique and I am glad you brought it out of the Christmas realm... Thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash's technique challenge this week!