Happy New Year Lovelies! I hope you've all had a wonderful and healthy Christmas and New Years Eve?
I've scheduled my post as I'm flying home today from Canada, having spent Christmas with my beautiful Daughter and her boyfriend! I don't know about you? But as much as I adore my daughter and loved every minute spending precious time with her, there's nothing like getting home to my own bed.
So New Year new Challenge with Lavinia Stamps, our theme this month is "Add some Glitter" oooooooo who can resist a little sparkle? Something to brighten up January is always welcome in my eyes.
If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can enter by Email now, so what are you waiting for? Can't wait to see some wonderful work, now you have no excuses lol xx
If you not tried Lavinia Stamps shop here you really are missing out, such gorgeous designs, created by the wonderfully talented Tracey Dutton. She is offering a whopping £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia Stamp products to the winner of the challenge, so why not have a go? Just follow the theme, and please include Lavinia Stamps in your project, apart from that you can do what you like xx
So here's my card, I created it using Acrylic paints, a technique I copied from the lovely Sheena Douglass. on centura pearl card, the shimmery side for a change, I brushed on Maemeri clear gloss gel medium working quickly so it doesn't dry I then quickly applied the paint, once dry I then stamped my images using black Archival ink and Green for the Willow foliage at the top, I stamped my tall Zentangle mushrooms onto card and lightly coloured with Coloursoft pencils, added some glitter here and there and adhered using pinflaire glue gel for some dimension, with a fine paintbrush I painted in the leaves and added some colourful dots to the foliage to look like little flowers with acrylic paints, I stamped the fairy onto acetate and added glue and glitter to the wings, once dry I cut just the wings out, again to add some dimension, I added some liquid pearl dots and glittered them for even more sparkle, I really enjoyed making this card, I loved this technique, it doesn't show well in the photos but the centura pearl shimmer shows through the paint technique, it's really subtle but pretty.