Hi everyone, it's the third Wednesday in the month which means it's time for a new I Spy With My Little Eye... challenge over at Ellibelle's Corner. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in last time … please do check over on Ellie’s blog to see if you are one of our top picks.
Ellie has chosen the challenge theme this month, and it is
I Spy With My Little Eye
Sparkle and/or Shine
I know I love a bit of sparkle … don’t we all? So we look forward to seeing your sparkly pens, shimmery paints or sprays, glitters, gilding polishes and flakes, sparkly embossing powders, sequins and gems .. the possibilities are endless! Please do pop over to Ellie's blog to see her fab creation and link up your entries here.
We also have another guest designer this month - Jolanda - so please do visit her blog here to see her fab interpretation of this month’s challenge theme.
Here's my card for the challenge. I love sparkle and shine when it comes to Christmas cards and I am also loving my new Lavinia stamps, so I brought them together for this make.
I used a large circle mask to create a circle of blended Elements ink, then created some hills and moon by blending more Elements using my Mini Hills masks and a home made small circle mask. I stamped various old and new fir trees inside the circle in a variety of shades of Versafine Clair using 1st and 2nd generation, then stamped the little houses on the right, adding lights in the windows with a Sakura Stardust pen.... these li'l houses are new to me as I bought them to go with the new release stamps when I visited the Lavinia shop, and I'm very pleased with what they add to a scene. I stamped the berry wreath around the edge of the circle and coloured the berries with Sakura Stardust pens, then closed the gap by stamping snowflakes using Versamark, heat embossed with silver sparkle embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment and highlighted it with a Stardust pen, and also highlighted the scene with a clear Stardust pen and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. Finally I edged the finished panel in black and matted onto lilac card stock and my card blank.
As is so often the case this card is much more sparkly than the picture really shows - here is an angled shot to attempt to show the abundance of sparkle from the embossing glitter, Sakura Stardust pens and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (very similar of Wink of Stella) ... I didn't hold back on this one!!
Stamps: Lavinia Small Pine Trees, Red Pine (small), Fairy Fir Tree (small), Small Dwellings, Berry Wreath, Small Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Seasonal Words;
Media: Lavinia Elements ink (Violet Chalk); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Twilight, Morning Mist, Monarch); Versamark; WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing glitter; Sakura Stardust pens (purple, yellow, clear); Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen (clear); Posca pen (white);
Tools: Lavinia Mini Hill Masks.
Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas - W is for Wreath
Beccy’s Month of Holiday Cards - Day 15, M is for Moon
Christmas Crafts All Year Round (November) - 11 Pipers Piping
(I have used 11 silver embossed snowflakes)
Christmas Kickstart #80 - It's Christmas Jim, but not as we know it! (2nd entry)
(Non-traditional Christmas colour combo)
Creative Inspirations (November) - Contemporary Christmas Colours (2nd entry)
Creative Moments #252 - Winter
Daisy Chain #80 - Christmas/Winter (3rd entry)
FarmQuest Country Christmas #2 - Anything Goes Country Christmas
Krafty Chicks #689 - Christmas (2nd entry) - TOP 3
Lavinia Creative Challenge (November) - White Winter Blizzard (3rd entry)
Merry Little Christmas #53 - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Try It On Tuesday - Baby It’s Cold Outside
Unicorn Challenge #93 - Christmas (2nd entry)
Use Your Stuff #497 - Winter/Snow
The I Spy challenge will end on the Sunday before the next challenge starts at 23:39 US Central Time - so this time that is Sunday December 17th, and the next challenge will begin on Wednesday December 20th.
Take care, and thanks for visiting.