Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Anything Goes Challenge #78 - Make Your Own Embellies


Hi Best Blogging Buddies...

Just a quickie from me today as it's time for another challenge at Anything Goes.  This time our challenge was to 'Make our own Embellishments'....  not quite as easy as it sounds (at least for me!!)

Anyway, I've not been crafting much last week as we had a decorator in to do the hall, stairs and landing, and also the dining room (after the leak).... so things have been all over the place, and I couldn't just keep on squeezing past his ladder to get to the craft room!  I only managed to make a start yesterday, so I decided to cheat a little and use a pre-coloured LOTV image.  My hand made embellie is the crackle glazed heart.....  I learned how to do this from a very good friend......  who in turn had learned it from a tutorial.  I die cut three Tim Holtz hearts, glued the three together to give a thick heart... then used Glossy Accents to cover the complete heart.  When that was dry... I painted with Distress Crackle Paint which is again from Ranger and Tim Holtz... then finally rubbed Tea Die Distress Ink over the crackles, which gives the aged effect.

I matched the papers (Prima Marketing) and bazzil to the heart colour... which luckily is also in the image - then I coloured the pearls and little button on the heart with a Copic pen so they matched the card.  Oooh and I used Nesties to cut the image and scalloped layer.

So there you go....  and for more inspiration check out my fab teamies creations HERE.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.

By the way... I've not forgotten to show you the stash I came away with from the Harrogate Show.... I'm just working up to it very slowly... hoping the pile will diminish a little before I have to confess!  I am truly addicted to buying dies....  a good friend told me a about a help group that had been set up for others that suffer the same addiction, but apparently it hadn't worked as the addicts had to take their purchases along and show them to the group while owning up.  Unfortunately, most of the rest of the group then dashed out quickly to buy the new dies that they NEEDED!! LOL!!

Happy crafting peeps..
Big hugs
Christine x

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful card love the layout. Caroline xxx

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  2. What a gorgeous card Christine - I just LOVE the image. Brilliant crackle technique on the heart - FAB-U-LUS!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  3. What a gorgeous card, great colour combo and I love the heart :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. This is gorgeous Christine, adorable image and love the pretty colours & fabulous heart.
    Wendy xx

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  5. This is gorgeous. I love the image and the wonderful heart.

    Sue

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  6. Another beautiful card Christine. Those images are really useful for quick cards, aren't they! Love the little heart embellie - so sweet.

    Great story as well - I think I should belong to that group, tho then again, maybe not - I'd be the first one on my lappy looking for the dies I don't have!!!

    Sarah

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  7. Wow I like the image n the pink too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  8. Hi Christine this is a lovely card, gorgeous papers and the crackled heart is fab.
    Love the bit about the help group!
    Avril xx

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  9. Gorgeous card Christine&& quite busy to your norm..lol sweet image & papers, lurve your heart well done you..

    smiles Christine tother one X

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  10. oh wow hun this is brilliant oh love the colours,and love that heart its amazing hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  11. Hi Christine, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and FAB heart embellishment.

    Lisa x

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  12. Hi Christine this card is so gorgeous and I love this fabulous heart.
    Hugs Emma xx

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  13. Love that sweet image and your heart looks fab! Gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  14. so stunning christine.i love your lush heart and paper and the image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  15. Needs must Christine and I love the LOTV pre-coloured images and this one is so sweet.Brilliant home made heart. Fabulous card.

    Kath x

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  16. Gorgeous as always Christine. Love the heart you made!

    Lol, I don't think there's any help for our addictions! Mine is 6x6" papers!
    xx

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  17. so cute and that heart looks fabulous.
    Dont worry about the commenting.. its supposed to be fun .. and you need to make time for crafting
    Lisa x

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  18. Love this, Christine! Sooooo cute image and the crackled heart is stunning! x

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  19. Hi Christine, gorgeous card I love the little crackled heart so pretty..
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  20. How cute is that image?! And your crackly heart is a wonderful touch... thanks for the inspiration!
    Alison x

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  21. I love Your paper:))
    Fab card and soooo sweet image:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  22. What a beautiful card Christine! You really work magic coloring those sweet images! Love the crackled heart!

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Christine x