Tuesday 21 July 2015


Good Mid Morning!

I've not been around long today.  I had a lie in as I didn't sleep well last night.  It was one of those times where your mind just won't switch off .

Anyway, I'd like to enter my card today in the Try it on Tuesday Challenge which is 'Hot & Wild' and Crafting From the Heart #69

I don't know what the stamp is.  It's wood mounted and one I bought from a friend who was moving abroad and selling her stuff off.

I stamped this handsome boy onto acetate then on the back coloured the sky area blue and the right hand side brown using permanent markers.

When I got out my tub of gilding flakes, which I'd not used for a time it was mainly small pieces and dust.  There were lots of the green coloured  flakes in there which I didn't want to use so it took quite a long time to select the pieces that I did want to use.  I made sure he had really bright gold eyes!

After gilding I sprinkled clear glitter onto the coloured areas then mounted onto black card and tore the bottom.  I hadn't got brads in the colours I wanted so used peel off markers to colour them.  The background card is a very pale blue which doesn't show too well in the photo.  I had to take lots photos of this card a before I got rid of the reflection from the acetate.

The sun is shining here and we're meeting friends for lunch today.  I hope you have a good day too.


Di said...

Wow Barb!! This is stunning - what a handsome chap and the gilding flakes work so beautifully.

Have you ever sneezed when using them? I have - flakes everywhere! :(


Di xx

Kathy said...

Awesome Card! Wonderful image and I love your coloring and all the layers. Especially the torn edge. ta ta for now, Kathy

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

beautiful card Barb-love what you did with the stamp!
Nessa xxx

froebelsternchen said...

A gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Tiot's !

Cara said...

Beautiful card, I especially like the way you used the range of colours on the brads. Something I would never have thought of doing but it works so well.

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card , the image is awesome. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This is fabulous! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Rika said...

Stunning card, great image!

Margik said...

Your card is fabulous and I love the fantastic image. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar x

Carla's Cards said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the heart!

zandra said...

So realistic and looks great on the acetate. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z