Sunday 26 November 2017

Whoohoo I managed a PaperArtsy challenge entry!

Morning Everyone, 

On this very chilly Sunday morning!  We've had a bit of everything so far this morning I think, sunshine, cloud, bit breezy still, very cold and with the odd little icy shower.  I don't cope well with temperature extremes (or what poses for extremes here in the UK 😉) so it's a stay in the warm day for me today. 

I love the current 'Shades of White' theme for the current PaperArtsy Blog Challenge and have managed to kill two birds with one stone by making an entry which also knocks another Christmas card off my list to make.  It didn't turn out quite as white as I intended but as my makes never ever run to plan (if I have a plan to start with) so be it.  I'm still verey pleased with the end result which is very sparkly for me......I rarely 'do in your face' sparkle, lol!

I started with a white base card (20 x 20 cm), antique gold pearlescent card, beautiful snowflake designer paper from my stash and ivory card.  I don't have any PaperArtsy snowflake stamps so I used my favourite one from a Chocolate Baroque set and overstamped the dp with Versamark then heat embossed with some gorgeous embossing powder I have had for at least 10 years.  I really thought it would have deteriorated by now but it worked perfectly!  It's an ivory with gold glitter, yummy!  I hope you can see the pretty sparkle when you click on the photos.  I love this lamp post from one of PaperArtsy's Hot Picks Christmas sets.  There's a lovely set of bells on there too that's another favourite of mine.

Here's the snowflake detail.

The pic below is a bit darker than real life (the sunshine disappeared) but it shows the lovely sheen on the pearlescent card.  

When I stamped the lamp post I inked up first with Versamark and also with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before using the ep and it just makes a subtle difference.


I cut lots of poinsettia and two little reindeer using Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies with pearlescent card in three different shades and also some crumpled crackly tissue that came as packaging for something.  I


I added a bit of Vintage Photo round the edge of the lamp post piece and a bit of random embossing powder then layered everything up finishing off with some sparkly embellishments for the flower and snowflake middles.

Righty Ho!  Off to do the link up.  Do drop by the PaperArtsy blog if you get chance because the guest blogger's have excelled themselves which reminds me I'm two post behind so missing out on crafting treats.

Have a lovely Sunday and stay warm.

Lesley  Xx


Helen said...

Gorgeous card, Lesley. Love the poinsettias in those colours.

Art By Wanda said...

Really beautiful!!!!!!!

Corrie Herriman said...

This is fantastic !
Corrie x

geezercrafter said...

Fab card Lesley.

PaperArtsy said...

Lovely layers in the Card Lesley, I love that snowflake card you found in your stash too! Beautiful!

Hazel Agnew said...

So beautiful Lesley. Great card and composition is spot on. Love the sparkly lamppost and think that there are a few shades of white so that counts! Xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So beautiful Lesley, it look very delicate. I love the colours you've used.

Sue xx

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - it's beautiful - so shimmeringly delicate.
Alison x