Monday, 9 November 2009

Alternative christmas wishes!

Good morning all! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I know a lot of you lucky ladies have been to the NEC and it looks and sounds like you all had an amazing time! I really wish I could have gone, maybe next year though!

Despite not going to the NEC I have had a fab weekend playing with my new DT stamps from Sugar Nellie! Today's card is made using one of the new stamps from Diane Duda's collection. I have never used any of her stamps before and I loved using this cutie. I saw an article in this months Craft Stamper on how to create a distressed metal effect with mirri card and I thought this would look perfect with this image, so I set to it and this is what I came up with!


Materials

Image:
Peace Angel from Diane Duda by Sugar Nellie. Available here from funky kits. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

CS: DCWV Christmas stack and silver mirri card from stash

Sentiment: Craftwork cards

Tools: distress inks, sponges, snowflake embossing folder, black acrylic paint

Misc: Glitter for angel wings


I love this card. A bit of an alternative christmas card I agree, but I adore this distressed metal effect and it is so easy to do! I can see me using this technique a lot more!

Well I had best get my skates on and get ready for work. The start of another long busy week at work! :-(

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


16 comments:

joey said...

Hi Vicky

gorgeous card! the distressed metal is so effective!

Joey.xxx

Pink Sunshine said...

Hi Vicky,
Great card, love the distressed metal look.
Hope your well.
Sal. x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my word this is stunning!
I would never have thought that was mirri card so beautiful!
hugs
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning dear what a fantastic colour scheme and the embossing is just stunning sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Craftypagan said...

Hi Vicky! How beautiful! I love this stamp, got it in my dt pack too! The embossing looks amazing with the distressing, it looks like those metal sheet thingys, can't believe its mirri card. Your colouring is beautiful too! Lots of Love, Ro

Tara said...

Stunning card Vicky, I love the colours you've chosen and your layout is fabulous! Wow, that metal effect is sooooooo good...... could you show a mini tutorial, pretty please (lashes fluttering wildly, lol)!
Hope you can make it to the NEC another time ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous and your distressed metal is magnificent!!!
xx

Dena said...

Oh Vicky this card is AMAZING!!! I really like that metal look. It works so perfectly with the Diane Duda since she is a little hip herself!!!! Great job girl!

Dont' work too hard. Have a great day!

Hugs, Dena

Sarita said...

Ooh nice technique Vicky, with the mirri card, must try this. And love the new image too, she is very cool,
Love Sarita xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful Vicky. The background is super!
Hugs Jacqueline

pickle said...

Another beaut from you Vicky!! Lovbe the metal it is really effective and gives and expensive look to the card.

Hope you are well
Kerry x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Fab Card Vicky love the metal effect youve created
Hugs
Jill x x

Tab said...

ooooh delish card hun, loving this image and the colours are yummy!
Hugs Tab xxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Vicky, love the background!
Clairex

scrappyjan said...

OH This is STUNNING!!!!!!! What a great job you have done!!! and by the way it's not fair that you have your package already. :o( I can't wait to get mine but since I am across the pond it takes a bit longer.
hugs, janny

Stacey said...

Wow Vicky! This one is a little bit special. I love this layout and the background you have created looks wonderful! ~♥~