Monday, 11 June 2018

Bling's the Thing!

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For this challenge the DT had free range to use any
image they I chose one of my all time
favourite rubber stamps.

I had been trawling craft channels, and caught a demo on
 "Hochanda TV" and the lady said she was pleased to let
people copy her demo as that was what they were all about.
(Very rudely I did not catch her name or remember the company
she was demoing for)

The base for the "topper" is a piece of patterned paper
with a gesso wash and slightly distressed,
onto which I stamped and heat embossed my image.
I wasn't too bothered about it being a perfect stamp as 
I think it adds to the "distressed" look.
I then used watercolour pencils and 
a water brush to colour the image, using the 
stamp block as inspiration.
(yes it is a huge wooden block stamp that cost me £15
way back when lol)
Next a little "overstamping" to add more
detail to the backgound.
For the base card the lady created her own scene
using co-ordinating cad stock and more stamping.
Then I started thinking about the "bling" aspect of the challenge...
firstly adding holographic embossing powder to the 
background, and faux pearls to the flowers.
I then mounted on "pearlescent" cardstock...
you can see here how shimmery it is getting :)
Because the sponsor is a Die company I thought it
only right that some die cutting be involved. This Die 
from Tattered Lace mirrored the image nicely, so
I cut it from glitter card.
The base card looked a bit flat now, so I used
 Stardust Stickles on the tiny butterflies...
before making a paper flower with a huge faux gem 
as a centre :D
a few close-ups o the detail...

I don't use bling very often, but I hope this project
has given you plenty of options lol
Enjoy XXX

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  1. this is so pretty and love the sparkle Gina.

    Hugs June x

  2. Thank you for sharing your journey of creation of this beautiful purple piece, and thanks for participating in our Take a Word challenge.

  3. So beautiful Gina!!!! Love it! Big Hugs!

  4. So cute & well done Gina!
    Thanks for sharing the step-by-step creating! :)

  5. Beautiful card - I love the stamp you used.
    Its great how stamping has progressed over the years - wooden stamps were always expensive and when I started about 1994 (other than a few foam stamp sets) wooden ones were all I could get.
    Gill x

  6. I love seeing your journey through your beautiful artpieces. Thanks so much for sharing.