Thursday 2 May 2024

Card Chain Challenge April Reveal

 I was next in the link to my good blogging friend Hilary for the April Card Chain so my make went to her this time.
I received a lovely card from Gail in Canada who was the link below me - so thank you again Gail!
After being inspired by another of my blogging friends, here's my card for Hilary -

I did my usual and selected the Colour option from the long list of things to choose from.

Started by inking the background in Shaded Lilac Oxide.
Once dry I gave it a bit of a Bokeh effect with a home made circle stencil and Brilliance Moonlight White ink.

The foliage (which could be Queen Anne's Lace or maybe not!) from Rare Earth was second generation stamped with Versafine Shady Lane ink. It has actually shown up as a little on the grey side in the pic but it is green - honest!

Once everything was dry I had a bit of fun (???😲) with some silver gilding flakes! It was only when I opened the jar lid I remembered why I use them rarely....

Dabbed on some tiny dots of Cosmic Shimmer glue to the heads and added the flakes - (being careful not to breathe/cough/open any windows whilst the jar was open!) 

I was actually quite pleased with the end result and think the pic really doesn't do it justice -  although I couldn't admire it for long as it took me a while to tidy up tiny pieces of silver flakes!

Happy Crafting! x

9 comments:

papierelle said...

Just beautiful and everything seems so wonderfully delicate.

Aquarius said...

A great sentiment and some delicate flowers. Gilding flakes can certainly be pretty wayward and tend to get into places you didn't know existed 🤣

Dotty Jo said...

So dainty and delicate! This is just lovely. Thanks for being a lovely link in our chain again, always good to have your join the fun, Jo x

Christine Alexander said...

so delicate, I love the sparkle and the bokeh circles xx

Mrs.B said...

This is so pretty Viv and I love the colour choice.
Avril xx

Arlene said...

Such a lovely card. I love it. So glad you're part of the Card Chain Challenge.

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty bokeh background with the embossed wildflowers, Viv! I know Hillary loves this!

Loll said...

Beautifully soft, delicate card Viv. So pretty with the bokeh and those bits of shine from the silver flakes. Hilary will love this! xx

Pat said...

I love that lilac ink blended background and matching inked sentiment Viv, and the added silver gilding flakes on the foliage and the bits of white bokeh effect in the background finish this beautifully. x