Monday, 23 May 2011

Strong Winds and Sparkles

The Met Office issued a weather warning of exceptionally high winds for today across Central and Southern Scotland.  Oh My Giddy Aunt! - they aren't wrong and those nasty winds are accompanied by lashing rain too!  Sensible people are staying home where it is safe and warm.  Others who fall into the category of not so sensible and have appointments to make ... YEP! Yours Truly ... are wrapping up and venturing out, hoping they will make it back in one piece.  
Just in case the unthinkable should happen, I'd like to show a card made for my sister whose birthday was earlier this month.
The pretty glittered peacock feather was another result from when Humbugger Ann was visiting in March and I sneaked a 'steal' of her lovely metal stencil and embossing paste.  
With the stencil carefully removed, 3 complimentary colours of fine glitter were sprinkled seperately ... one side, then the other and finally the middle ... to create a graduated look.
Ooooooohhhhh ... sparkly-licious!
This was then trimmed before double-matting onto mega-shiny turquoise and purple foil card.   A DL card blank was decorated with alternating panels of blue sparkly card and purple foil card, which had been Cuttlebug embossed with Swiss Dots.   
A little bow, birthday sentiment and adhesive gems are all the finishing touches this glittery card needed. 
Think it may qualify for a few challenges and there's only one way to find out so here goes nothing.
Creative Inspirations - Bling
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration 
(my colours maybe a bit too bold for this one)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Shine


Aquarius said...

It is quite wet and windy down south but probably not as bad as where you are - take care and don't go out if you don't have to. This card is delicious definitely loads of bling.


Hi Max
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Max, love all the glitter. Hope you made it back in one piece and good luck with the challenges. Debs xx

Janette said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous, thanks for sharing it this week at CraftyCatz.xx

Ann said...

OMG Max your card is totally gorgeous - seeing that feather again brought back such fab memories of how we played with that paste and glitter. I can hear the 'oohs and ahhs' we both made in my head now - oh didn't we have fun. Eeh when we had the idea to put three shades of glitter on we were both in a right old state of excitement to see what it would turn out like and wowza didn't it look fabulous.
Ann xxx
PS- hope the winds have died down. Sunny here.

Karen@CCC said...

Oh wow, that is truly gorgeous! I beautiful, beautiful card! LOVE IT!

Hope you come through the wind unscathed. Been windy here in London too, but so far everything remains standing :-)

Take care xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the beautiful feather.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Rita said...

Fabulous card Max, I love the colours. Hugs Rita xx

Dawn said...

Hi Max, Gorgeous card - so sparkly, love the tricolour effect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz, Hugs, Dawn

Christine B. said...

Hi Max , gorgeous card. Those three glitters are just perfect for that peacock feather. Thanks for your lovely comment. My daughter lives in Dundee and works at the centre of Forensic & Legal Medicine at Dundee University. Hope the weather improves for you. Have a good weekend. Hugs x ChrisB

Lisa said...

This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Purple Crazy said...

OMG, this is stunning, just love the effect and colours, hugs Wendy xx