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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Winter Wonderland

I made this card in my head and I wish you could have seen it 'cos it was lovely, subtle, understated elegance however stick a tube of glitter glue in my hand and....
wayhey we're back at junior school and my tongue's sticking out and there's glitter on the cat and....:o)
Anyhoo this is my entry to The Royal Academy of Arts - no, better than that, it's Sir Stampalot's Winters Tale, Crafty Hazelnut's Trees, Simon Says Stamp and Show Masking, and last but definitely not least, Lots to Do which is brayering.
I stamped my new Art Kure stamps on glossy white, and coloured with distress inks. Then I lightly??? stickled and and 'fluffy stuffed' the roofs, and cut out.
I brayed the background with a Big and Juicy in pale blue, then added Glimmer Screens (had these 3 years - they finally made it out of the box) as masks and sprayed with glimmer mists. Note to self 2 colours is gooood 3 is baaaaaad. How can silver turn blue and green into mud??
So, started again, used the screens as masks, sprayed, then turned them over and used as stamps.
It may not be elegant but it was fun to make, and I get to spend the rest of the evening tidying up - does it get any better??
Thanks very much for looking x

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. I love this its very unique and pretty
    hugs June xxx

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  2. Its fantastic Sue - love all the colours you've used

    Thanks for sharing with the LTD challenge x Hilda

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  3. I love the way it came together - you obviously put a lot of effort into it and it's paid off. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 3 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  4. Well I think it is all those things you had in your head - lovely, subtle, understated elegance

    Even if you did got OTT with the glitter, but so what, you go for it girl, it looks fabulous to me xxx

    PS Thanks for displaying the JFF logo xxxx

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  5. this is so gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    hugs chris xx

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  6. Fantastic, love the bright fresh green.

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  7. I think you had great fun making the card with glitter lol :)
    Von

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  8. Its terrific Sue and loving the background stencil. Fabby card altogether. Annette x

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  9. Hi Sue

    What a beautiful and imaginative piece of artwork.

    Thank yo for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

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  10. Really beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

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  11. Wow brilliant splash of colour there, beautiful creation. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  12. Its fantastic Sue and a wonderful messy time to be had as well LOL Thank you for sharing one last time with us at Lots to do XOXO Zoe

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  13. what a fab card, I love the colours

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  14. Fabulous creation. thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. What a beautiful Winter Wonderland scene I love it thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  16. This is wonderful! It looks like you had great fun creating it.
    Thank you for joining our "A Winter's Tale" challenge at sir stampalot.
    Clare x

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  17. What a beautiful card!Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

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Thank you so much for your comments x