Monday, 30 August 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 28 Spotlight

Well, last week at Crafty Cardmakers, we had that strange Lady GaGa video to inspire us, and the challenge was sponsored by Susie Sugar at Die Cut Dreams. Really not my thing (the video), but it was definitely a visual banquet and you've still got a week to enter that challenge. This week, we're spotlighting glitter, glitz and sparkle. Now, I love shiny things, and there was definitely a lot of shiny in that video. The other things I took from it were white, silver and a hint of red. Oh, and things being rather larger-than-life! And this is what I came up with.

In some respects, it's a very simple card. I took four bits of my stash - two pieces of silver, one embossed and the other holographic, and two pieces of printed gauze-like material with silver patterns and glued them to some white card for my backing. Then I took some Prima flowers - especially the biggest ones I thought I'd have problems using! I edged them with glitter in either silver or red and combined the layers using some jewelled brads I've been hoarding for ages. (Must find some more of these!) Then, I added a couple of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers (red) and one from Hobbycraft (silver) and finished the card with some swirls cut on my Wizard with my new Spellbinder swirl dies (which were reduced!)

The result is definitely not subtle, although I've done more sparkly before now. Still, it's got silver, glitter and jewels, so I think it meets the criteria!

And now I'm tempted to wish you all a shiny week. (Any other Firefly/Serenity fans out there?)

I'd like to enter this card into this week's Creative Card Crew challenge where they want 'Sparkle and Shine'.


Brenda Brown said...

I think it's very inspired Josephine. Great card and lovely colours.
Luv B xxx

Anonymous said...

Yay, Firefly! Oooh I miss it and have got the film, LOL. Fabulous card. xx

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious card. Love the colors!

Hugs, Marjo

Caroline said...

Gorgeous sparkly card!! Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x

Jane said...

This is just the most beautiful card...who wouldn't love to receive this!! XX

Mina said...

wow I love the effect its so unusual and stunning work Josephine, perfect card
Mina xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jo, thats one stunning card, love those flowers. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Vixykins said...

Fab card hunny! Definatelly very very sparkly!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWW Josephine what a stunning card, oh my I am so loving this one, those flowers, the colours your design it is awesome.
Lorraine x

A Cards Delight said...

Very pretty card! Never thought to do one with all flowers and yours looks gorgeous! TY for visiting me!

Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

It may be simple to an expert like you but it looks very complicated. It is lovely. You will need to make a box now to put it in to send it.

Made by Mandy said...

Love the bold design with the flowers and your new swirls are lovely, such defined edges and they look like they are embossed too.

Marjo said...

Hi Josephine,

Fantastic creation. I love the flowers! Wonderful DT inspiration.

Hugs, Marjo

Lin said...

Oh slap my knee. I forgot to come by and comment on this stunner Jo. sorry. Love all those glittery flowers. Gorgeous.

Lin xx


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