Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Not Exactly Playing With Paper ...

It seems like a long time since I updated my blog but I have been very busy - buying a house! My first house :) There is a lot of work to do - new kitchen, new bathroom, new doors and windows, knock walls down, build walls up, move walls, new fire and fireplace, plaster all the walls and ceilings, paint everything, new flooring. That's where I've been then - not exactly playing with paper but playing at being a builder :)  I have made a few cards though:

This was the card that I made for last weeks Papertake Weekly challenge which was to add a touch of bling.

I added stacks of bling to this card! The mermaid stamp is a Hanglar Stanglar stamp, coloured with Copics and her tail is covered with Stardust Stickles - my absolute favourite type of glittery sparklyness! The papers are all Cosmo Cricket and I've embossed the pieces with a couple of different Cuttlebug embossing folders, distressed and stiched the edges and then applied more generous amounts of Stickles. The pearl swirl has been coloured with a Copic marker to change it's colour - I love to do this with pearls and crystals - before I stuck it to the card. Even my ribbons are sparkly. I've used wide silver lame that I coloured with the same Copic marker as the pearls and over the top of this I've used gold glitter mesh which also got the Copic treatment. To finish I added a couple of metal embellishments from Stampin Up and a starfish charm and knot of button twine


6 comments:

Sid said...

Fab card and good luck with your house building !!

Effie said...

HAPPY NEW HOUSE!.......you'll be crafting on a big scale now!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your first/new house!!!! Renos are so much work, but well worth it. Gorgeous card, perfectly embellished!

Hugs, Dawn

Elise said...

SOooO very pretty! Love all the bling! :)

Hugs,
Elise

Sue said...

Beautiful card- How wonderful, good luck with the house darling xxx