Friday, 5 July 2013

Shiny stars

Hello!

I've struck a little bit of crafters block this week. In particular, I have made a number of cards for One Layer Wednesday and thrown them placed them gently into the recycling. That's what I get when I go all experimental on myself, argh! Anyway, I've been visiting blogs while avoiding my own inability to make a card, and somewhere along the line I was struck by inspiration! An idea popped fully-formed into my head. Woo hoo!

I am so happy this card turned out how I planned. :-)
I used PTI Stylish Sentiments: Holiday and Star Prints (the tiny star). I also used Perfect Pearls Gold and Delicata Golden Glitz. Ink is SU! Early Espresso.

I masked that line and smothered it in Versamark before brushing on a generous covering of Gold Perfect Pearls. The little stars are stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz. The two golds match perfectly.

In addition to One Layer Wednesday, which is over on Susan's blog this week and asks us to my a Christmas card with glitter or shimmer, I am also entering into 10 Minute Craft Dash #21. I'm definitely featuring stars, and I made this card well within 10 minutes. My time came out at 6mins 43secs. Yay!
The layout came from CAS(E) This Sketch #35, which I thought I was going to follow with the grungy splatters, but this card came to mind first. I still like the grungy splatters, so I might save it for another day. :-)
We have a glorious day here today. It's mid-Winter, the sun is blazing, I have all the windows wide open, I am wearing singlet top and shorts, and it is about 25c (77F) at 3.30pm. Really like a Spring day, definitely not feeling the Winter today! If my chest infection would just go away, the day would be PERFECT. :-)

Thanks for coming to visit.

Michelle
xxx

28 comments:

lostinpaper said...

I'd be chuffed if I'd made this card myself, it's incredible Michelle. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Gayatri Murali said...

Oh Wow! This is magical! I love the gold stars and the gold strip. Fantastic card, Michelle! Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this sketch:)

Susan Raihala said...

LOL, I just repinned this on Pinterest and now I come here and see it was for the OLW!!! What an awesomely awesome use of that sentiment and gold, gold, shimmery gold!!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love that effect of the golden perfect pearls! What a great OLW card!

Kara said...

love it!

Marybeth said...

Love it! Looks like a perfect card to me! Cant wait to do the 10 dash if I find time. Beautiful golden stars .

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful holiday creation! love the glimmer of the gold and that great sentiment!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous one layer card...Love your color palette, too!

Linda said...

Great card!

Andrea Garland said...

Love the sentiment and the gold accents. Thanks for playing in the 10 minute Craft Dash.

Joyce said...

This is such a cool card. I love how you took that sketch and made it one layer. Very inspirational.

Donna Wardle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Michelle! Love the pop of yellow! Xx

Janet Zeppa said...

Michelle I love all the gold!

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful card Michelle, so perfect for Christmas.

Betty J. said...

WOW - I lost my words! Thank you for playing with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Hope to see you again!

Barb Murphy said...

gorgeous card! i love Delicata ink...the perfect gold. beautiful take on the sketch. the sentiment is awesome!

Sara Mac said...

Awesome card Michelle! Your masking for that line is perfect. I thought for sure it was some kind of gold tape.

Vikki Ryan said...

Love this card Michelle, love the masking and the colours really caught my eye!

Jen W. said...

A fabulous take on all the challenges! Love the shine from the gold and also how non-traditional a Christmas card it is. Gorgeous!

Sounds like a glorious day over there! Hope you are feeling better each day!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card Michelle - LOVE it :)

Lynn said...

Your end result is amazing! I love the gold...and fabulous that this will post in the mail perfectly for the holidays!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is lovely, Michelle! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

donna mikasa said...

Love the smattering of stars and the touch of gold--simple elegance!

mypapercraftworld said...

This is fantastic, Michelle, the gold adorning that wonderful sentiment is completely luscious! Anita :)

Quip1320 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the gold and it is perfectly CAS!

Ashley Lydia said...

Wow I love the gold stripe ! Very nice and cheerful holiday card !

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this!! CONGRATS!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the HM honor from CTS!! This will stand the test of time as a classic, Michelle!!