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Monday, November 18, 2013

'Valkyries' Luminary Card for Smudgy Antics 'Anything Goes' Challenge!

Good morning to you all!
It's week 1 of our new "Anything Goes" challenge over at Smudgy Antics!  We know you love these so we should see lots of fabulous entries over the next 2 weeks ;0)  Here's my project to get your Muse going!

A Luminary Card

 I had a ball creating this card with an unexpected twist!  I love making interactive creations and being able to add real light to a card is loads of fun.  I used this gorgeous digi image called "The Valkyries" by Smeared Ink and printed it out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers.  The edges were distressed with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and then the background was created with a combo of Burnt Umber Pastel Pencil blended with Dove blender pen and Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Ink. 

I fussy cut out the center with an Xacto knife and adhered a Quality Street blue cellophane sweet (candy) wrapper over the hole.  The decorative mat is one of Smeared Ink's digi papers from the Honour the Dead set and I cut a circle out of it before adhering the image to it and did the same again before adhering everything to the black card.  Both mats were cut with my Perfect Paper Layers tool and an Xacto knife (I haven't got the measurements I used with me at the mo so will update my post later today).

The effect with the flameless candle standing behind the card is so beautiful and I especially love my candles with the timer so it comes on and off again all by itself ;0)

Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you'll come and play in our Smudgy Antics challenges and I'll see you over at DominoART too!  My current DominoART challenge is also an Any Game Goes with Any Theme, so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!  Christmas is just around the corner and so is my DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival!  Mark your calendars and stop by starting Dec 1st and oooh and aaaah over all the festive altered game art created by my Merry Players!   Plus Dec 1st also kicks off the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop with Smeared and Smudged, it's going to be creepy good fun so I hope you'll join us and snag some prizes a long the way ;0)

Happy Stamping!
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  1. Such a cool idea Leigh! Love it both lit and dark. Fabulous! xxD

  2. Holly x, that is such a powerful card such an eye catcher totaly cool!
    xoxo SanDee1899

  3. Just amazing at what you did with this image!! Above and beyond for something that is truly beautiful. Even with the light off, it looks like a pool or swirl of water. Wonderful piece for this challenge.


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