Thursday, 19 December 2013

Subtle Snowflakes and Days 18 and 19 Advent Village


At the risk of boring you with cards that are all similar, I've been playing with Distress Ink backgrounds again, but this time in subtler colours.  Including Black Soot (very subtle).  I was actually aiming for monochrome but the other colours fought their way in and Black Soot got relegated to a smudge in the centre of this piece.  The images and sentiment were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and highlighted with a Gelli Roll Stardust Clear Star pen - yummy.

I'm entering this into Simon Says Monday Challenge (to use a stamp) and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Bling It On).



ETA:  I'm also entering into The Curtain Call - Sweet Snowflakes which I hadn't spotted till I started trawling through my blog reader catching up - that's what comes of going away!



Here's something else we got up to in Glasgow - you're never too old for the funfair!




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Days 18 and 19 Advent Village

You can see the both sides of the entire Advent Village in this post, but since then I've adorned it with fairy lights and put it on the mantlepiece, and this is what it looks like now:




11 comments:

  1. Definitely not boring. And interestingly CAS, despite the distress inks. Lovely card!

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  2. Couldn't possibly ever be bored with any of your cards, Shirley! This is lovely ... there's something so delicate and soothing that shines through it! Your Advent houses look amazing on the mantlepiece ... quite magical! Anita :)

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  3. I admire this card and you've inspired me to try stamping in black then going over with a glitter-type pen. This is a nice look. Also, I followed your inlinkz from SSS because, ah, well we share the same second name! Just now starting to blog and join in on the card crafting fun, nice to know you--cuz!

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  4. Beautiful....and definitely NOT boring - quite the opposite actually! Love the bit of glitter that you added to the stamped images!

    Gorgeous fireplace Shirley - the colored flames are sooooo cool! The advent calendar looks awesome back-lit with the pretty lights!

    Now, about that ride...did you actually get on that thing! I darn near had to take an anti-nausea pill just looking at the picture! If you did get on that contraption, then good on you girl!!!

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  5. I think I prefer this combo actually. I like that you demonstrate all the possibilities and then I can pick the one I like and save myself all the trouble of figuring it out myself. So this is helpful to me, not at all boring. I especially like the snowflakes on top. It's an elegant effect which is hard to do with distress inks, I always end up with a rustic effect

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  6. I love how you used distress inks on this card...so pretty with all the sparkle, too!

    Thanks so much for the link to your original post displaying your Advent Village...I love it! In fact, you've really encouraged me to create one for next year...thanks! I love to see it with all the lights today, too! Stunning work of art, Shirley!

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  7. Beautiful card, Shirley! I love the sparkly snowflakes and stunning background. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On!

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  8. What a gorgeous card! I love the "smudged" colorful background. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says stamp Monday challenge. Happy Holidays! ~Michelle

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  9. fabulous card! love the snowflake shadows you created! thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful snowflakes! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. Beautiful and elegant snowflake card! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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