Monday, 2 June 2014

Beads And Gems

 Morning, did you get to see the amazing cards that were entered into last months challenge at Lavinia?

So many inspiring projects.
The theme for this month is

I bought some masks a few weeks ago and thought I would use them along with my Lavinia stamps, I double stamped the Dandelion, adding  white gel pen to the stem and seed beads along with a sprinkling of glamour dust.

The door hanger I started a few weeks ago, it's been sta on my desk and I've been gradually adding to it as I felt the flow lol! In the beginning I had planned to stamp the gorgeous Luna onto the inked background but when I saw the recent magazine giveaway stamps, I felt that this fairy was much better suited. 

 After stamping her using black Versamark I used a mask to sponge through to create the star which I tidied up by dotting the edges with a white gel pen then decided to add dots all over the star to soften it. My black fine liner and a doodle, hung the star from her finger.
I punched the flower from white card, masked four of the petals and stamped the dandelion image onto each petal in turn. The gem flower centre has been disguarded in my drawer for years , the stars are highlighted with gorgeous Swarovski Crystals.

I'm using these projects for the following challenge
Cardmania 48, Flowers:-
CFTH21, Anything goes,
TTPH44, Make your own background,
ABC,M, Monochrome,
FFC, No cards.

Thanks for stopping by


Zoe said...

Wow! These are so pretty, gorgeous colours Karen xx Zoe xx

brenda said...

So elegant Julie.

Hope your week is a good one.

B x

Squirrel x said...

Wow! Love both hun - don't make me choose! Hugs xx

Hellen Pearce said...

Beautiful colour combos Julie, so fresh and bright looking - love them! x

Claire said...

Two beautiful projects and such gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

Chris said...

Two beautiful projects, Julie! The flower card with it's clever masking and stamping is stunning, the added beads and sparkle make it really special (the 'dotty' mask made me smile, such a surprise that you chose that!!:)
I love the delicate stamping on your tag, a lovely little scene in such gorgeous colours with just the right amount of sparkle from the beautiful crystals.

Unknown said...

WOW.. Both of your projects look amazing. Love them both my friend.


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love the image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

butterfly dream cards said...

Absolutely stunning.

Fiona DT

Unknown said...

I love your style - those stamps are gorgeous and your creations complement them beautifully. Such clever techniques :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

Karen said...

Wow Julie, some lovely inspiration. Kx

JoanieMc said...

Great tag! Very beautiful! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge!


Nancy in Iowa said...

OH MY GOSH! Those beads look sewn on! How completely fabulous! I really like Lavinia!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wow, This is fabulous x
Thank you for joining in our challenge (Through the Purple Haze) Good luck x

Lisbeth K said...

Stunning projects! EPIC!!! Peaceful and elegant, and beautiful colors. Love the one with the fairy :) Thank you so much for joining Through The Purple Haze, good luck :)

Lisbeth, DT TTPH

Evie said...

Gorgeous projects. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania challenge.

Julie Gleeson said...

A gorgeous Monochromatic card! Thank you for sharing at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT x