Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Heavy Metals....

...There is a new challenge on the Gingersnap Creations blog today...the theme being Metallics. I made a card for my entry...and keeping in with the embossing theme this month...er...went a bit bonkers with the gold powder :O))




I used some fab Serendipity stamps...those butterflies are so sweet and the sentiment is one that I have been after for yonks and seem to be using it almost everything at the moment LOL **as usual the photo's are baaaaaaad, I need to try and get this card done in natural light...it does look better in the real...honest :O))**




The main image was stamped and embossed with gold...and then I added some gold Stickles to it ... more bling...and made a fancy centre piece using a Martha Stewart punch and some gold cardstock, adding gold thread with a little gold butterfly charm...and finishing with gold brads. You may be misled into believing that I like gold...actually, I am more of a silver girl but for some reason this stamp just told me to use gold with it...do you ever get your stamps talking to you? NO!!!? Just me that is barking mad then ROFL

Thanks for looking...don't forget to hop over to the Gingersnaps...the challenge is fab..and there is candy up for grabs too :O))

Hels x

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh Hels this is really elegant. A big applause for this. Love the gold. Hugs.

Jennie said...

mmmm now I KNOW you are barking mad! I mean since when do stamps TALK????!!!!! rofl...but then I must be mad too, cos mine do it all the time.."use me, use me" lovely card and the gold works very well
xx

Larisa said...

aaaaaa!!! It is so wonderful!!!!! I love it)))

Helen said...

My stamps call to me too. I love this card, it is stunning. Love those butterflies! Football on tonight but may have to find time to play too.

LME said...

It looks very classy :)

Lesley said...

Ooo shiny shiny - very pretty.
Lesley x

Linda Elbourne said...

Wow ... you have certainly done classy! I really like this and I bet it looks fab in the flesh XXX

so A"MUSE"D said...

Those are some my absolutely fave Serendipity Stamps and now I must borrow your gold technique for them! Awesome job!

jayne said...

Very Pretty xxxx
Have you ever considered being in a DT ? Over at www.fiskarettes.co.uk we are running a call for DT members it's a 3 month position and you get Fiskars tools to experiment with.Check out how to apply on the home page.
We have lots of challenges,competitions and inspiration if a DT post isn't your thing :D

Rachel said...

My stamps talk to me all the time. And I'm completely sane. No really, I am!

Enough about me. The gold looks fabulous and the card totally rocks.

craftimamma said...

Butterflies are my absolute faves and I think you were soooo right to use gold. Fabulous card.

Lesley Xx

Lori said...

Very elegant, Hels! Love the gold!

Shar said...

So pretty, Hels! I just love black and gold as a colour combo!

Lorraine said...

nice and modern looking..love those metal butterflies..its nice that you are still in inky mode which I prefer

Karen said...

This is beautiful Hels: Such a classy card with black and gold.
I read your tutorial on gingersnap and thought it was great and love your examples: I knew of the first 2 types of resist already but have never seen gesso used for resist and have added all three on my mental list of things I really want to do more/have a go at. Thanks.

Zoechaos said...

Veryy striking must really stand out irl. thought the dandilion head was done in gilding flakes!

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