Monday, 20 December 2010

So Thoughtful...

So today I made a card to fit in with the current Hero Arts challenge: adding shine.  The card is very much inspired by two of my card making idols, Jennifer McGuire and Tami Hartley.
So Thoughtful
I clear embossed the flower image onto some text paper, then added colour by painting with distress inks mixed with liquid pearls.  I learned this technique in a Jennifer McGuire class.  LOVE it.  And so nice to do in front of the fire.  
I hope you have a lovely day - it's absolutely freezing here... no chance of me doing anything that involves stepping outside the house, apart from feeding the birds.  Here's a couple of photos I took through the window this morning... They make me feel very festive. :)
blutit2
Blackbird

Supplies

26 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Pam W Merwin said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the techniques you used. Your pictures are "post card" beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

Love your wintery bird pictures today, Lucy - just beautiful, as is your sweet card.

Rachel said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love using this technique and that stamp is gorgeous.

Eveline said...

Beautiful card. I love the embossing.
Beautful pictures of your garden too.
Eveline.

Ashley M said...

Beautiful card Lucy! Stay warm!

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, what a great effect !!! lovely technique, great card, love it !
have to try it myself !
greetings, martina
x

Barb said...

Beautiful photos, Lucy! And I love your card! I always forget you can add not only perfect pearls, but liquid pearls as well, to inks! Gorgeous shimmer!

Jeannie said...

Hi Lucy! I love your creations and the layout of your blog! How do you get the little pics of the supplies below your post?

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Sharon in Arizona said...

Love it Lucy!!! I'm gonna have to learn this method, I love the look it gives. Thanks :o)

Judith said...

Hello Lucy,
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. It fits perfectly with the pictures of the adorable birds on the frozen branches!
greetings, Judith

NatQuebec said...

a very nice card and 2 wonderful pictures !

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the card and the photos! Merry Christmas to you and Andy! xoxo

Sheila H said...

That technique produced a fantastic card!

DianeG said...

Love your card--it's so elegant... BUT I think I love your photos even more! Love birds and the snow!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Not sure which I love more, the card or the bird photos! Thanks for sharing both; I think your work is amazing!
Kathy

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful card and what shine.

Love your photographs, very festive :o)

Dawn said...

fantastic card Lucy. It looks very cold over where you are.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous and very serene looking colors! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones this season!

Samantha said...

Stunning!!! really awesome! I love this so much would love to try this is there a tutorial? Samantha :0)

pcm said...

I like your card but that picture is amazing!!!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful card, Lucy! love love the gorgeous photo (i can only see the one with the bird), too. have a warm and cozy holiday season! =)

Peppermintpatty said...

Oh WOW!!! Your cards are sooo beautiful and your blog super inspiring!! Thanks!
I cased you for this week's case challenge at Wee memories -hope that was ok?
Sincerely, Karin (Peppermintpatty)

China said...

so beautiful card! Gorgeous picts!!!

Betsy said...

What a lovely card! I haven't sen a blue tit since we spent a year in England. Thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

I am just floored by the beauty in this card! I love all the shimmer and what a fun technique!

You take amazing photos and especially those birds....gorgeous!