Thursday, 11 December 2014

Holiday Inspiration Group - 12 Days of Christmas - DAY 11



Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew". 

This card was inspired by Lesley Croghan. In fact I bought this set because of Lesley's card. I loved her watercoloured, loose look and waited impatiently for the set to arrive.

I decided to use one of my favourite techniques to make this sparkly and glossy. I call it "Faux Cloisonne" (I'm sure you're impressed with my French!) and I do it by heat-embossing an image, colouring it (with copics in this case) and then smearing Stickles all over it. It's a bit of a messy technique for me, but I always love the sparkly results!

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21 comments:

Gabby said...

Beautiful poinsettia! Thank you for sharing your "Faux Cloisonne" technique. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth this is stunning! I read the post a couple of times because I was trying to figure how you did this without getting messy--I know you so well.

Lynn said...

Keep on coming on with the stickles! Gorgeous Ardyth.

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Ardyth, just gorgeous!! I love that technique too! Hugs, Brenda

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Ardyth, this is beyond divine. Great use of that gold, shimmery embossing. It makes the red just pop right off the card and makes your card feel so elegant.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Extraordinary effect, Ardy! This is so tactile and gorgeous!! Awesome cards for all 12 days!! Hugs, Darnell

Iris said...

Gorgeous poinsettia. Love the gold embossing.
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Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Ardyth. I may have to try that Stickles trick - after I get some Stickles that isn't sparkly.

jamie vanskiver said...

Wow this is beautiful!! Love the gold embossing and the Stickles looks awesome! I never have much luck with Stickles, maybe I'm too impatient to wait for it to dry:)

Misty Buck said...

Beautiful.

Sheila H said...

Fantastic technique!

Sue D said...

Beautiful and I like your technique.

HelenM said...

beautiful!!

Nancy Carroll said...

Gorgeous. TFS.

Geri said...

Beautiful!!! Well worth the messy fingers and work space! GORGEOUS sentiment, perfectly placed!

Hmmmm....Stickles.....razzle dazzle eye shadow...maybe?

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous poinsettia and your coloring, about as perfect as it can be. I love it. And I love Geri's eye shadow idea...might have to remember that for future gifts.

Ruby N said...

wow this is so beautiful!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Adore this lovely card!!!!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful here, Ardyth ... and beautiful in my hands, thank you so much! The sparkle is stunning IRL! And yes, I'm impressed with your French ... here and in person! Anita :)