Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints ,,,

Hi all :-) I recently bought a whole load of Tim Holtz products ,,, oooh I love these blueprint designs and the distress glitter ,,, yum ! :-)



When I saw the theme on the Less Is More Challenge using a black background with a splash of colour I thought I would try something using some gilding flakes for extra sparkle :-) 
The gilding flakes I bought are called Winter Dawn and it doesn't have as much colour in it as I thought,, mainly silver, but there is some bronze, green and gold too which doesn't show up very well in the piccy ,,, It really is gorgeous and sparkly IRL. 

I stamped the image with versamark and sprinkled with Judikins sticky stuff, heat set,smothered with gilding flakes, then brushed off the excess. I then used Pan Pastels for the chalkboard effect. To add a little extra colour I added a few metallic sequins.


I made this one using white embossing powder and can't decide which I like the best ,,,, but I am leaning towards the gilded one as it really is so sparkly IRL :-)


Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Challenges 

Less Is More ,, Dark Background with a splash of colour
The Crazy Challenge ,, B is for ,,,, Bauble
Eclectic Ellapu,,, Black and White
Craftitude ,,, Anything Goes with Twine or String
STAMPlorations ,,, Stamps and Sequins 




Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

14 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Two fab cards!

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, these are stunning! xx

Avril Ann said...

OMG, Lols, these are stunning, no other words, STUNNING, hugs hun xxx

Chrissie said...

These looks totally fabbo. I have never thought of combining gilding flakes and Pan Pastels, but it's something I'm really going to have a go of!
SUUUUUperb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kate T said...

Fantastic, love it....another set for the wish list !!!

Janeen said...

Oh my, that ornament card is amazingly creative. Thanks for sharing with us.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are fantastic, Lols! I love how you've done them in a chalkboard style. So unique and beautiful!

kanda said...

Two fabulous card Lols. Love the stamps - so different - and the super style xx

Nonni said...

Oh wow, these are stunning!! Great use of that stamp and I love the chalkboard effect too. Thank you for joining our November Challenge at STAMPlorations!

mags said...

These are gorgeous Lorraine.
Mags
x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous and I love it. TFS with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. Elaine aka Ellapu

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Such a pretty card! Just love the image and the layout!!!

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stamplorations said...

Lorraine, both cards are stunning! They are so trendy too. Thanks so much for sharing how you created them, and for joining us at the STAMPlorations November challenge!

~Shery