Sunday, 7 January 2018

January Blues

Time for our first challenge of the New Year at Stamping Sensations.
Our theme this month is - COLD AND FROSTY COLOURS - so blues, lilacs, whites etc
I messed about with Alcohol Inks before Christmas and used up all the backgrounds I had made on Christmas Cards. 
This 'grid' card was really fiddly to do.
I have a Dienamics Die that cut out the grid which was fine - it was all the stamping and embossing that took forever!
This was definitely not one for mass producing.

I used Sail Boat Blue and Stream A.I's and added a bit of Silver onto a piece of aluminium foil and used a technique demonstrated by Loll here to cover the Yupo Paper.

The stamps are just random ones from my Christmas Stash.

The squares were matted onto white then onto matt silver card before being mounted onto the base card. 

Just a word of warning - you have to be very careful heat embossing onto inked Yupo! If you hold the heat gun too close or over heat the embossing powder, the Yupo behaves like shrink plastic and curls up!

We have a great prize again on offer this month -
so get out all your new stash and come and join us.
If you need inspiration, my teamies have come up with some great projects which am sure will give you some ideas over on the challenge blog.

Please remember though - WE ARE A STAMPING CHALLENGE - .
So must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork , this means:
Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest
I hope everyone is recovered from the New Year festivities! Thanks for stopping by today - have a great day whatever you're doing! x

31 comments:

brenda said...

I know where you are coming from time wise making this style Viv, but was worth all your effort as it's a gorgeous creation.

Felt sorry for Mr K last night, her seems so down that there was no more he could do to persuade Philippe and so resigned there wasn't even the usual grin. And I don;t see Lemar as a like for like replacement.

B x

Lynne K said...

Love this, Viv! Definitely worth all the effort. I really like the design, and the white and silver against the gorgeous background colours. Off to find that Dienamics die! Happy new year!

Lynne x

pinky said...

Well worth the fiddliness (I like that word lol) Viv, it's absolutely stunning. A real show (snow) stopper!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

SARN said...

It may have been fiddly, but it was WORTH it! Love the look of this Viv.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Carole said...

This is a lovely card Viv but I must say it sounds very complicated and quite time consuming but I do love the end result.Love the colour choice and the silver and white compliment each other very well. xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely card Viv and I really like the tiled effect. The colours are superb too, I love blue and silver together. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous Viv, the inky background is fabulous, a very eye catching design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Viv. I realy like the design and a fantastic effect with all the differnt stamped blocks. It will have taken you ages to make but it does look great! Marlies x

Pia S said...

I can see that there's lots of work behind this result, but I think it was worth every effort, it's a beauty!

Cara said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning. Definitely a labour of love x

Mrs A. said...

Oh goodness me this is sensational. Definitely worth all the time spent making it. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Love the silver, blue and white and the way you have set out the squares with alternating images. Really super card.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous card Viv , a great grid design. I've never used yuppo paper, but will remember your tip.
Yvonne xx

Sally H said...

Totally gorgeous, Viv! Such a beautiful card. It might have been fiddly but definitely worth it. Good to see you have had some dedicated craft time. Happy New Year xxx

linda said...

beautiful and well worth the effort! i've shrunk yupo but not tried it with alcohol inks yet which is probably the only way it'll get used up. lol. thank you for the kind words and for inviting me to be a guest designer this month!

TK said...

Detailed and gorgeous! Love the grid and random stamps!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... this is gorgeous Viv!! Love your design. Can imagine that this will be a "one-of" card ... lots of time and work with this one, but it turned out amazing! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your grid card Viv I know it takes time to make but the effect is so worth it

Anne

Lorraine said...

love this tiled effect with all the textures thanks for your nice comment on my card

Lorraine said...

love this tiled effect with all the textures thanks for your nice comment on my card

Joan said...

beautiful card Viv, love the colours and the tiles. Glad you found the stamp Viv, its one of my "go to's" even though I've had it for years

Joan

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

Linby said...

Love this design and I'm inspired to do something similar myself. The colours are so pretty and with the silver it really makes for an eye catching card. I do know what you mean about heat and the Yupo- from experience!

swldebbie said...

Fabulous card. Wow! What is the dienamic that cut the grid? Is it retired?

Susan said...

I love this! I haven't done an Inchies card for ages, but you're inspiring me! It has so many of my favourite things - Yupo, alcohol inks, heat embossing (love the alternating white and silver), and my favourite colour of blue!

AlisonC said...

I can see there would be a fair bit of fiddling about but the final effect is lovely. I bought a punch so I could do this kind of card but don't! I do like the embossing against the blue.

An Occasional Genius said...

What a gorgeous make Viv! All the time consuming embossing was well worth it. I have yupo paper but not yet got to grips with it, I struggle with the fact it's very thin (I know, that's daft!). Maybe I should give it another go, i'm off to check out Loll's technique xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Hmmm, having just watched Loll's video it looks like I have the wrong yupo, Loll's looks more like card than mine, mine is seriously flimsy paper. So the question now is do I purchase some good stuff or just not venture in to the world of yupo?! x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Viv and love the two blue alcohol inks with the silver, a bit fiddly to do but was definitely worth the effort, and the circular sentiment goes beautifully. x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A really lovely make .. .. even if it was heavy on time!

Love all the details on each and every square.

Have a good 2018!

Love Jules xx