Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vintage Candles


Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that there's only a few days left to join in the Mixed Media Card Challenge (#4 - Vintage with optional element: key).  The challenge closes on Oct.. 25.

This has a lot going on for me :)  I stamped the background with some text and then sponged over top with distress ink, using a darker shade to sponge the edges.  I placed my harlequin stencil over top and sponged more ink and then coated it with glass bead gel ... hard to see in the photo, but the diamonds are very shiny and reflective.

I stamped the candles, fussy-cut and then coloured with Copics.  I added a little glitter to the flames to make them sparkle.  A sentiment was stamped in dark brown at the top to finish the card.

I hope you'll find some time to play along with the challenge if you haven't already done so.  Lots of inspiration in the gallery --- come check it out!!  :)







Stamps:  Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations); Dictionary, Bells & Boughs (both from SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz Distress); Copics
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, Silhouette Cameo for cutting stencil, harlequin cut file, plastic sheet, glass bead gel, dazzling details




18 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous stamped/embossed/glittery background Loll! and your cluster of candles look so warm and inviting for the holidays!

Kathyk said...

Simply GLORIOUS Loll

Kathyk

Carol<>< said...

very pretty

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous festive card, Loll! The panel is so pretty!! Xx

Deepti said...

I am drawn back into the history with this card, you created such a master piece :) I am in love with this !

My Paper Epiphany said...

Happy sigh! I have been admiring this card for a couple of weeks! I love the layered stamping and shading! The way you've created light from the candle is just stunning!

Jacquie said...

Wow! Loll, stunning card with great effects. love the harlequin stencil and it does shine & sparkle loads lol! Beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lea Brawn said...

Wow this is gorgeous Loll x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning vintage card!!

Lee-Anne said...

Loll, that background is fabulous! Love the layers! The sparkle is so, so pretty! Great layout with the candles and poinsettias in the corner...just the perfect pop of color!

Susan said...

You truly are becoming a mixed media expert! This is wonderful! Love the use of the glass bead gel and the layering of the text stamp and stencil!

nancy littrell said...

Stunning Mixed Media card Loll. I Love every single detail my friend. TFS

Benzi said...

Loll, this is stunning card. Before I opened it, it looked as if the poinsettia and candles were staging for the photo. Wow! That candle is colored to look as if it is burned down and you can see the light from the flame from outside. I love this card. It's a wonderful mixed media. I have been searching for my Gelli plate since Sunday....never used and lost. DUH!

Lisa Lara said...

This is so beautiful Loll. I just love all the details. Gorgeous. And pops on your trademark white.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Loll, I just love when you go vintage!! This is extraordinary! Just love that background and your wonderful glass bead gel! Gotta get me some of that! hugs :)

cm said...

You certainly are the Queen of Mixed Media Magic; your card is a work of art! This gen, framed, sitting on a mantle...oh my! Beautiful in every way!
Hugs~c

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! Beautiful layering with your stenciling and stamping, and the colors are gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Well you do "a lot" really well Loll! I love this card!!! The script background is awesome, I love the harlequin stenciled over and the glass beads on top, I bet it looks amazing in real life! Your candles are colored and fussy cut so well and I love where you placed your sentiment. This card is perfecto!! Hugs, Brenda