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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wk3 jingle belles card challenge

Don't know about you, but I haven't done much today - followed a couple of blog hops and did the pink stamper challenge that I posted earlier. And, figured I should work on the jingle belles card challenge - doubt I'll manage to keep up with all of them for the year but I really want to try!

The challenge this week was to use acrylic paint in some way. I have a drawer full of acrylic paint - bought it all when I was really into the making memories foam stamps (still have those by the way). Never really thought about other ways to use it so I just started playing around this afternoon to see what I could do. The card I made uses nothing but paper, paint, glitter and one flat back pearl from basic grey.

I created the lettering by using a CHALK TEMPLATE (an oldie from Fairytale Creations that I have had for YEARS) with a metallic acrylic paint called "dark patina". While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled it with the glitter. I tore my patterned paper and used just a quick swash of paint along the top edge. The snowy corner with the pine trees is a cut from the Santa's Workshop collection at SVGCUTS.com. I used my patina colored acrylic on the trees and added some glitter. Then I took some white acrylic and dabbed it on the snowy area and again sprinkled it with the glitter. The snowflake is from the same SVGCUTS collection and is painted with white acrylic, sprinkled with glitter and then I adhered the pearl in the middle. The snowflake is mounted on a foam dot.

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SmilynStef said...

Absolutely magical ... I love the effect of sprinkling glitter on the wet paint ... but mostly I loved that you just played with your paint to create this winter wonderland ... thanks for joining our Jingle Belle fun.

Lisa - papergrace said...

So sparkly and shimmery! Beautiful colors...just like snow. :)

Summer said...

Very cute, love all the glitter!

Jeanne said...

Oh Lora your card is beautiful!! I love the sparkle!!

Rosemary said...

Okay, I'm in agreement with everybody as well - the sparkle on your card is actually making me like the snow outside my window! lol

Seriously, your card is wonderful - glimmery and shimmery and pretty!

Cindy said...

Very sparkly, I love the look of the glitter on the snow, great job.

Dawn said...

I love the sparkly blinged out snow!! INCREDIBLE!! Great idea to use that lettering template!!

Tyggereye said...

Ooh neat! I love how you used the paint with the glitter for snow. Great card!! So glad you played along at JB.

lisa said...

Love it. super cool!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is glittery and fun, thanks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

Oh what a sparkly delight!

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