Sunday, 18 January 2015

Glitz and Glamour


This gorgeous image is by IndigoBlu and I got it free with a fab IndigoBlu set that came with the magazine Simply Cards and Papercraft - how cool is that!  The background is made by swiping Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade Distressed Inks on a heatproof mat and picking up the ink on the card.  I dried it with a heat gun then picked up the remaining ink and dried again then splashed water over the ink and dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel then dried completely.  The image was stamped with black Archival ink.  The edges were inked with the same Distress Inks and a touch of Black Soot then sequins, pearls and glitter were added.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Glitz and Glamour
Buckwells - Anything Goes
Darnell's Blog - NBUS (New Stuff) Anything Goes



Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it and love it when you comment!  Take Care. Christine xxxx



17 comments:

Sue said...

Love this Chris and the colours you have used are just gorgeous! it's really striking..huggles Sue xx

Lozzy T said...

What a gorgeous card and love how you have done the background. Beautiful colours...Thank you for playing with us at Buckwell's Crafty Challenge. Good luck in draw and hope to see you again soon..Hugs Lozzy xx

Redanne said...

I love the beautiful background you created for that beautiful lady. That was such a lovely stamp to get with your magazine! Hugs, Anne xx

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ...... I love the colours for the background. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge. Good luck! Linda xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

How wonderful Chris. What a fabulous image I love it and a freebie too! Love your colours too. Hugs Susan x

chrissies said...

This is so beautiful. Your wonderful background shows off the stamp so well
Love Chrissie

Jane Willis said...

I spy with my little eye somebody whose NBUS schtuff was the same stamp set that I used (only you remembered which h mag it came from) - such a gorgeous set and I love what you've done with it. The background makes it look quite ethereal
Jane

Jacee said...

Stunning, what a fabulous card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Nikki Killinger said...

Such a pretty card Chris, my fave distress colours together. The image really stands out on top too. Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu challenge this month, good luck. Nikki K. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Christine, she looks so incredible with the jewels in her long flowing hair up against that spectacular background you created! I'm going to bookmark this and try this combination of inks. Your results really took my breath away with this one!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3! I hope you are having a good week!! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

Great image...and I like the background that you created!

Anita in France said...

What an awesome background, Chris ... so soft and subtle ... that amazing silhouette is fabulous against it! Anita :)

Jackie said...

Very glamorous - I love the colourful background. Jx

Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have that stamp too, love it! Thank you for playing along at Buckwells Crafty Challenge. Sammy-x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's really pretty. I like hearing the detailed steps of how you created the background. I really like how it came out. I'm still too nervous to try out these messy techniques though!

aileen (mum) said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the colours with the silhouette image, just eye catching.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your card with this beautiful stamp! Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.