Thursday, 13 October 2016

Christmas Robin

This one has got everything but the kitchen sink thrown at it: Promarkers, gilding flakes, embossing powder, glitter glue, Glossy Accents, and die cuts.  It's been dry embossed and sanded too!
 I used a stamp called Rockin' Robin from Indigo Blu to create the topper.  It's one of those stamps that's really designed for inky techniques or gilding flakes, but I decided to colour it with my Promarkers.  I stamped it in London Fog Memento for a pale image because there is a lot of dark line work that would have been overpowering in black, then worked in with my pens.  After colouring, I went round the edges of the topper with a Nuvo glue pen and added silver gilding flakes.  I also added Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes and Glossy Accents to the bird's eye and mistletoe berries.
I made my own backing paper embossing a piece of lilac satin board with an Embossalicious folder, I then sanded it back and added some silver embossing powder to the edges and heated it up.
To finish off, I added some snowflakes made with Sweet Dixie dies from shiny, textured paper, and added a sprinkling of iridescent gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Glitter 'n' Sparkle
Fab 'n' Funky - #322 - Shades of Grey or Lots of Sparkle - I've gone for sparkle
Incy Wincy - All That Glitters
Addicted to Stamps - #133 - Embossing
Pile It On - #118 - Sparkle
Robyn's Fetish - #337 - Nature
Crafty Girls Creations - #27 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - #33 - Use at Least One Die

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and so love your Robin!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the robin and that gorgeous background!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.
    Chris
    x

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  3. This is quite lovely with the pretty robin. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

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  4. Darling card, Wendy, and beautifully designed. I love the flourishy branch on which your robin so regally sits! Lovely snowy effects and pretty die cuts!

    Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

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  5. This card is so lovely. That image is coloring is amazing. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

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  6. Beautiful card with a lovely image and great design, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

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  7. This card is so lovely! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge DT Tina

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  8. So pretty! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at the ATSC Challenge blog!

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  9. Beautiful Christmas card Debbs x

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