Saturday, 28 November 2015

All Hearts Come Home For Christmas - Card for Prima!

Back again so soon!  I know!!  Sometimes it just works out that way!!
You can see this card up on the Prima blog HERE - you really should
 come over & look at all the fantastic posts going up at the moment!
It's all about CHRISTMAS & FULL of glorious inspiration!!

EVERYTHING I've used comes from Prima of course!  Most of it from
 'A Victorian Christmas' - a wonderful new Christmas Collection full 
of lovely berry colours & gorgeous gold trimmings!

The rolls of sequins work perfectly for cards!  
Just enough glitz & glamour for the festive season!!

Pattern paper – A Victorian Christmas 990558,  Weave Trim {Camel} 577087
Antique Mistletoe Leaves & Berries, IOD metals 583576 & 583545
Micro Beads 962562, Dark Rust Chalk Ink

Can you believe this was my first time playing with the Relics & Artifacts®?!
  I quickly learned that the best way to get an aged & “found” look to the pieces
 is by a process of adding & subtracting...just like all other mixed-media work.

  I applied layers of paint, micamicro-beads & soft gloss gel, then I used a Q-tip
 dipped in Paint Thinners to remove some of the layers in certain areas, which helps 
the deeply grooved design at the side & top of the heart to really stand out!


Lizzy Hill said...

Absolutely STUNNING....loooove that cluster & those sequins....sigh :)

Annie Claxton said...

Gorgeous Helen, a really sumptuous card for someone special, love how you altered the heart piece to make it your own :o)xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Totally gorgeous card Helen!!! Love all the glitter .. so festive and the cluster is totally divine!!! A real beauty!! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING those leaves and the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitralee said...

So pleased to see some non traditional colors! Love that you got to use a relic! I have plans for those too...Super lovely card! Rock star!

Kathy Bradley said...

Can you hear this old crow flapping her wings in excitement because of all the gorgeous sparkle?! Oh my gosh, Helen, what a gorgeous and exquisite Christmas card. Your heart looks so beautiful and your arrangement around the heart is wonderful. Love, love!!!

Kathy G. said...

Oh Helen this is Gorgeous! I love the oodles of goodness and the color scheme is so elegant!

Scraps of Elegance said...

The colors are stunning. Love what you did with the heart element.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful x

Lynette Jacobs said...

This is the most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen. So rich in texture and colour...well done my friend ♥