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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Anything but INK!

Another Christmas make and this time its for the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping which this fortnight is 'Anything but INK' - so you can use paint, bleach,  ink sprays or like me you can use glue and gilding flakes, but for full details just pop over to the main blog, where you will be enthralled with the brilliant ideas from the rest of the Design Team.  Don't forget there is a $20 prize for one lucky random winner from our very generous sponsor Flonzcraft.

For my make, I have used IndigoBlu 'Baroque Christmas Tree' with Flitter glue and  some gilding flakes, it's rather a large stamp, so decided to go with an easel card.  The border on the base is the 'Tree ' stamped upside down. The sentiment is Hero Arts and again used the  flakes.

Just a quick one as I'm off to a  Craft Fair this morning, not that I need anything, but it's just nice to go!

I am entering this at
  Allsorts - Christmas Cheer
  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Bling it Up
  Crafty Calendar - All things Christmas

Avril xx


Pia S said...

WOW! The gold against the black background gives this card such an elegant and luxurious feel!

sally said...

What beautiful gilding Avril! It works so well with that tree stamp :-) I NEED to practice my gilding more...


Joan said...

Gorgeous card Avril, love how you used the base of the tree as the border! And great use of the flitter glue and flakes,very elegant card.


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is so elegant and festive Avril, love it!

Warm hugs

Claire said...

Lovely card, fab colours. Hugs, Claire x

May said...

WOW...Love the effect of these gilding flakes...Beautiful image...Love it... Hugs May x x x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How elegant...and what a special challenge for stampers...no ink: everybody needs to be inventive ...you were for sure Avril :-)

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. I love the black and gold colour scheme - so elegant.
Just doing a bit of blog hopping and was attracted by the name, so had to join you as a follower!!
Lorraine x

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious gilding, and so glamorous against the black - big WOW from me!!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

A stunning card, so elegant, love the rich gold on black.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Avril, love the rich gold on the black background
Claire xx

Linda said...

This is stunning Avril, great job with the flake. I love this Baroque Tree, and how you've used it to create your background, that's a really nice touch. Hugs .... Linda xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous gilding.. LOVE this card Avril.. it looks so good on the black background.. and the easel style too... stunning!

Christine x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...how clever to use the bottom of the tree stamp as a border!!! I love all the different tones of colour in the tree - so very interesting to look at. Beautiful Avril.
Dot x

Terry said...

Beautiful, Avril! Great easel card and the gliding adds such a rich and elegant feel. Love this!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful and very elegant.


A fabulous card Avril - love the gold gilding technique - so effective on the dark background. The way you have also used the tree for the border is simply brilliant!
Sylvia xx

Mau xx said...

Beautiful! Love the gilding, I bought some and the tree stencil...in March..oops forgot I had them!!! who says we have tooooo much stash :O
Hugs Mau xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Just knew you would come up with a stunner sweets. This card is so striking and really makes a statement.

Did you buy anything nice at the fair?

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x