Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Glittery Trees

Hello friends. Today I have done something totally different and way out of my comfort zone.  But you've got to try different things.

My Card


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A while ago I bought a couple of Sweet Poppy stencils and some paste, but never actually got round to attempting to use them - until now! I used silver paste and three different shades of ultra fine glitter which I sprinkled on at an angle. The glitters I used were Crystal, Holo Silver and Silver. I didn't want the different glitters to be so different that the changes in colour stood out  like a sore thumb, so I mixed some of them together. I actually managed to remove the stencil without any damage but unfortunately I was a bit too impatient and thought it was dry and it wasn't! That is why it is smudged down the left hand side. However, I am quite pleased with my first effort, and next time I will be more patient!!

It is very bright and dry here, but the wind is bitterly cold. so definitely a day for me to be tucked up inside - warm and crafting!!

Have a good day everybody!

Love and hugs from Christine xx

20 comments:

  1. Oh my word Christine this is gorgeous love, love, love it
    jacqui x

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  2. This is great Christine and if there is a smudge I could not see it. I wish I could move out of my comfort zone.

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  3. Christine, this is amazing!!
    What a 'bright' idea. It makes me enthusiast for trying this myself!
    xxx Lia

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  4. What a stunning effect Christine. I bought that paste at the SECC in Glasgow and loved using for Christmas cards. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  5. Gorgeous Christine...glad to see you trying one of my favourite crafty things! I love using these pastes with different mediums, Carole Z X

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwww^_^
    What a stunning card^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  7. Wow this is stunning,love what you have done here.xxx

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  8. Christine what a stunning card just love the tree stencil...just love the paste with all its sparkle

    Anne

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  9. Prachtige kaart, de bomen zijn net echt. Prachtig stencil
    groetjes Janie

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  10. truly stunning & can b used for many occasions

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  11. This is really lovely Christine its so pretty I love it!! A friend bought me some pots of glitter paste for christmas but I havent tried them out yet but I just might now LOL its really bitterly cold here today I've defrosted myself after being down on Saltburn beach with Ollie! huggles hun xxxx Sue J xxx

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  12. WOW! This is stunning Christine. I really LOVE the effect of the different coloured glitters and I honestly cannot see any smudges! Well done to you for trying something different.
    I hope you have a good evening
    Sue

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  13. Beautiful Christine! This paste and glitters give a lovely effect. These are on my ever growing wish list!x

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  14. Hi Christine,
    I love this card such a wonderful effect. Never tried anything like this myself.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. Gorgeous card Christine. I love the trees and the effect you've achieved.
    Lorraine x

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  16. Oh! WOW!! I love this, the effect is so beautiful. A wonderful card.
    I saw this done at SECC back in Nov,I was tempted. Might have another look at this technique

    Have a Great Day

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  17. Well if there is a smudge there Christine, a blind man would be glad to see it!! I love this techinique and had a go at a workshop many years ago - it certainly is effective. I love the glitter you have used. A great card.

    Big hugs Sue Pxxxx

    Hope you are both well.

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  18. Wow, what a gorgeous card, Christine! Fab work! Hugs

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  19. Hi Christine, a great sparkly and pretty card

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  20. This is Beautiful Christine.. I love the effect.. the texture is fabulous.. Gorgeous image... I love glitter... Hugs May x x x

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