Sunday, January 5, 2020

Challenge #229 - 613 Avenue Create - ATG w/Optional Twist - Make It Shiny

Hello, Crafty Makers!
Happy New Year!
This month, at 613 Avenue Create
 Our Optional Twist is Make It Shiny!
Anything Goes, as well.
Any shiny element works.  So you don't have to overthink!
I am fully committed, once again, to limiting my spending on crafty things and reducing my stash.  I did not purchase any craft items for ten months in 2019. I am shooting for twelve months in 2020.  

Gold, Vellum, and Rhinestones
What could be shinier than creamy Pearl vellum paper over that gold card?  I used my Arteza Brush pens to color the images which were first embossed with white ep.  Once the images were dry, I applied iridescent watercolor medium over the wash to add extra shimmer.  The extra thin elastic gold cord with a flat back pearl finished off this project nicely!
The picture does not do justice to the "silky" shimmer on these stamped images.  I am going to try the technique again, using clear embossing powder.  The vellum and gold card I used on this project are both over 20 years old. The vellum is no longer manufactured so I have used it sparingly.  When I say I have a large stash, I am not kidding.  Which is why I am not buying any paper, embellishments, stamps or dies in 2020.

Stop by 613 Avenue Create and share your "Anything Goes" or "Shiny Creations.  We think it is a fun way to start off the new year!

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  1. Stunning card Chana ! Happy new year xx

  2. Stunning card Chana love the beautiful embossed flowers on vellum-I also only bought about three new stamps last year and am trying to declutter stash and only buy basics this year-I have so much unused neglected stuff!!!
    Carol x

  3. Chana, so very gorgeous! Love the color and shine, xoxo

  4. Wonderful parchment work here sister! I used to teach it, until my hands failed me. It is a wonderful medium.
    Fabulous card, happy to be your teamie, Jackie xxx


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