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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Zoe - Challenge # 1 "Add some Glitter"

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.

 

 
 
I hope you like my card and it inspires you to join in the challenge? Thank you so much for visiting and all the best for 2014 xxxx
 

 

21 comments:

Hellen said...

What a great technique Zoe - must try it looks fab! Happy New Year x

jane stillman said...

A great card, love the zentangled mushrooms and background. Hope you had a safe flight back, happy 2014 to you and the family x x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous art Zoe, The fairie's wings look very delicate. Love it! Happy New Year, Shirleyx ps.. hope you enjoyed your visit here in Canada :) It's very cold with lots of snow where we are, winter came early.

pauline said...

Great Zoe love Fairies Hope u had a lovely time u must be very tired by the time u get home , Happy new year xxxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful and bright, love your mushrooms! Glad you had a wonderful time, wishing you a fab 2014! Big hugs xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Zoe, love the scene you created and the background is gorgeous. Wishing you a fabulous 2014 and I wish you a safe journey home.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

This is a very beautiful card Zoe.....love the paint technique. Hope you've had a Christmas to remember, with your daughter.....I can imagine it was very hard leaving her. Happy new year xx

Pauline Butcher said...

I'm so glad you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your Daughter, although it will be good to get back to your own bed, lol. I love the vibrancy of this card, the details really pop, just gorgeous. Hugs P xxxx

Angela D said...

ooooh very pretty, I just love the colours

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Very pretty card.. Have a safe flight.. Oo and happy new year Zoe xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card Zoe, love it. Safe journey home and Happy New Year. Kx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hello Zoe:
happy 2014! wishing you lots of health and creativity! looking forward to strengthening our "blog" relationship!
Love your card so much work put into it and thanks for the explanation! I must try these techniques!!! all the colors and the scene that you created are just fabulous!!!
hugs bibiana

Eileen said...

Simply GORGEOUS work.
see you soon.
Eileen xxx

Kate M said...

Beautiful card - love the zentangle mushrooms - happy new year!!
xx

Debbie Fisher said...

wow this is stunning Zoe, have a safe journey home xxx

Lazy Sunday said...

wow, these are beautiful xx

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous work! Helene

KarinsArtScrap said...
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KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Zoe also your card under.

gr karin

Julie said...

Hi Zoe, You must be exhausted after your Christmas adentures I do love your card, those wings are amazing!

Karen Clare said...

Such lovely detail and colouring Zoe, very inspirational.
All good wishes for 2014 xxx