Sunday, 2 November 2014

Snow and Sparkle at Lavinia


So after scrubbing brush-gate I thought it best to stick away from household items for a little while, so for the Lavinia Stamps Snow and Sparkle Challenge  I  thought best to stick to crafty items.  However I still wanted to do something different from the norm.  I saw something similar to this in a magazine and as ever is my mantra "I could make that" I had a go!

I used crackle paste at the top and texture past with a hint of gold at the bottom.  Once these were dry I attacked it with some distress ink to get the colour down on the sky and then printed the images onto tissue paper, tore around the edges and glued them down with decopatch glue, otherwise there is no way you could have stamped over such a textured finish.  I then broke out the stickles and glittered it all up, which unfortunately doesn't photograph well - take my word for it, it does twinkle!

... but there again - ever doubtful of my skills, I thought I ought to do something more traditional as well, because this was a bit of a shock to the system even to me - I never to canvases!!  So I also did these two.  This first one was more to show off that Lavinia do some great sentiments as well as images

This second one was because Pauline Butcher makes so many cards with such fantastic colours in them I wanted to have a go - now this is no where near what Pauline does and it is well worth a visit to her blog, she is such a talented lady, but I am building myself up to using such fab colours!!

I hope that there was something here you liked, they area all very different and I can assure you I had hours of fun making them - if only I could learn to photograph sparkle!!

Love to you all



Zoe said...

Fantastic samples Melissa, particularly love the canvass xx Zoe xx

Eileen said...

Great samples Melissa but the canvas is truly outstanding... great colours , texture and so pretty.... well done that woman!
E xxx

Barbara said...

All samples are beautiful, Melissa....sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone to make a difference xx

SARN said...

These cards are amazing. I really like the inky effects. x