Good morning folks, and a warm welcome to my new followers, its lovely to 'meet' you. Winter is back with a bang here,I think the weather was teasing us with the sunshine last weekend as its starting to snow again this morning. As its Sunday morning, we've got a new challenge over at PanPastel UK and this week our challenge theme is a nice easy one for you, "Happy Birthday" so we want to see your birthday projects. This was perfect timing for me as yesterday was my son's birthday, he's 23 now and my word doesn't that make me feel like an old lady lol.
I had a lovely play making this card, I started off with a Paynes Grey and Neutral Grey PanPastels which I overstamped with a cog stamp from Chocolate Baroque using Flitter Glu and then added gilding flakes. The next layer was created using silver mirri card, I used a Crafters Workshop Template and used Maimeri Glossy Gel. Rather than leave the gel plain (which gives a fabby clear resist) I added silver mica powder and gave it a good mix before applying it through the mask. Here's another pic to try and show the effect, isn't silver a pain to photograph
To finish off I've added a diecut shield and instead of using a Happy Birthday sentiment I stamped 23 and popped that in the centre of the die cut shield. I added some silver ribbon, black and red twine and a squashed bottle cap.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cardmaking Mamas: birthday
Crafting for all Seasons: dies/punches
Craft room Challenge: something for a man
Crafty Catz: dies and punches
Ooh La La: sparkle and shine
QKR Stampede: Birthday with a number
Songbird Challenge: Sixteen going on seventeen
As always our lucky winner will receive a fabby PanPastel starter set courtesy of the lovely Berni from Your Creativity Store!
Well this little old lady is going to battle through a mountain of ironing before sneaking off to my craft room. Thanks for popping by, hope you're having a good Sunday