Sunday, 11 December 2016

Live in the Sunshine



Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month our theme is 'Anything Goes', a nice and easy one over the holiday period when so many of us are busy. As always there is a generous prize of a $20 shopping voucher from FlonzCraft.

I found this heart having a clear out of my overflow craft room........aka one of the spare bedrooms.......so decided to have a play with my new Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polishes, apparently you can add them direct to wood without a base coat but I had already given the heart a coat of gesso and it blended fine. I used Fern, Aqua, Purple and Gold. 

The polish dries almost instantly so next I stenciled the same polishes over the base and...........this is the really good but about the polishes........you can stamp with it was well so I stamped around the edges with a really old Inkadinkadoo stamp. Next stamped the Heartfelt flowers onto a piece of card coloured with the same polishes, cut them out with the matching die and layered up. The sentiment is from Inkylicious, masking each section of the stamp to get three individual pieces, the wording is too close together to just stamp and cut but it is easy enough to do this way. Finally some lace and pearls and finito.

And with all those snippets I am popping right off to the Playground with this one, Miss Di is still under the weather (get well soon Miss) but you know they say about when the cat is away.............

I do hope you will come and join in our challenge.

55 comments:

  1. Gorgeous hanging Brenda! Love the script on that Inkylicious sentiment, so elegant! Interesting that you can stamp with the gilding polishes, must look into that... xx

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  2. Very pretty Brenda - I love shimmery things

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  3. What a fabulous project, just beautiful! Stunning design and I love the colours you've used. xx

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  4. What a fabulous project, just beautiful! Stunning design and I love the colours you've used. xx

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  5. Gorgeous colours and heart design B. Sounds like these cosmic shimmer polishes are pretty good. Not used them but love the result.xxxx{aNNie}

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  6. Gorgeous Brenda. Those gilding polishes certainly seem to be very versatile and good value for money.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  7. Wow Brenda thought I was the only one who had an overflow craft room, makes me feel better to know that you do to. In fact because Andrew and I are here alone my craft room overflows into every other bedroom in the house (four in total) he forbids any craft junk as he calls it in our room, don't you think that's a bit mean!!!! lol

    Totally awesome heart and how you made it sounds like fun with lots of stencilling and stamping.

    Nearly fell off my chair when I read "cut them out" had visions of you using old fashioned scissors but read on and saw "matching die" phew don't do that to me Brenda.

    The masking of the words is a great technique. The girls had to do it in my class on Saturday because the snowmen all came on the same stamp. Not sure they liked it though. To much like hard work!!

    Anyways another magical make and whoever receives will be totally in awe of it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.


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  8. Absolutely stunning!!! LOVE those colours, - the flowers look amazing!

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  9. Gorgeous wall hanger Brenda, enjoy the weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  10. Oh I love this gorgeous wall hanging Brenda, the colours go so well together and the flowers are fabulous too.

    Sue xx

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  11. What a beautiful plaque! Love the lace under the sentiments!
    Lucy x

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  12. GOrgeous piece of art work Brenda and once again stunning colours and gorgeous flowers

    Anne

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  13. Gorgeous Hanger Brenda, I likeall the die cuttin the emossing and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  14. Stunning creation, love the colours. Have a great day. :)

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  15. Wow gorgeous heart hanger, love the flowers and colour. I smiled to read that you have an 'overflow' craft room. I have a large closet downstairs that handles the overflow, I jokingly call it 'outside storage'. Have a great Sunday xx

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  16. Beautiful beautiful Heart!
    Have an inspiring and relaxed sunday.
    Hugs
    Sussie.

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  17. Pretty colour combo B - lots of lovely detail and I really like the flowers! Lets hope for no repeat of last week today. x

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  18. it's a very beautiful with with fab flowers Brenda
    Gr Karin

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  19. Wow! Firstly, a stunning creation again Brenda, lovely shimmery aqua and purple tones and gorgeous flowers. Secondly, you have an overflow room !!? :0)
    He, he, we Crafters can certainly hoard our supplies.
    Take care and enjoy what's left of the weekend.
    Lorraine

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  20. This is so beautiful Brenda, gorgeous colours and design, the flowers around the edge are so pretty, Kate x

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  21. Great heart, love the colors.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  22. This is lovely Brenda, gorgeous flowers and colour.

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  23. This is so pretty and beautiful sentiment!

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  24. Wow Brenda, this is beautiful. Wonderful colours and design.
    Hugs Carola

    P.S. Caro ist okay :)

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  25. Beautiful hanging Brenda! I love these flowers!

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  26. Awwwwwww..... This wooden heart has just catched MY heart!! <3 Such a marvellous hanging, Brenda!! I had to pin it!! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485956683/ You are the most pinned person of my pinterest board! :D Absolutely ADORE the dreamy colours, this palette is one of my favourite!! All of your masterpiece looks amazing: the stamping on the background, the gorgous HF flowers, the sentiment with the pieces of lace, the ivy... All the design and the details make me blow up!!!

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  27. Gorgeous heartlove the colours and great stamping and beautiful flowers-I have just lost my craft room as son and his fiance have come to live with us to save for a deposit so mayor bedroom upheavel for space and now grandaughters have my craft room -all craft room in bedroom -takes me ages to find anything!!!
    Carol x

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  28. Such a beautiful heart! I so love these flowers!! Hugs, Robin

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  29. This is lovely and pretty Brenda - an overflow craft room - I'll suggest this to my husband James!!!!! I think I need one of those!!!!! The colours are so pretty and it's a really lovely make,
    Leanne xx

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  30. A very pretty heart, love the colours and gorgeous flowers
    Lorraine x

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  31. Such a beautiful wall hanging dearie. Gorgeous elements too. Hugs xx

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  32. Great colours and I love those flowers, a beautiful creation.
    I have recently bought some Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish, done loads of playing but not really created anything yet, a bit out of my comfort zone but I love them.
    Have a great week.

    Kath x.

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  33. stunning words and a beautiful heart Brenda - love it! Hugs rachel x

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  34. Just lovely, and must look into these gilding polishes. What a gorgeous heart you turned a plain wooden one into, and the colors are so springlike - very welcome on a gloomy cold December afternoon. Interesting to learn one can stamp with the products too, and your embellies add so much color & sparkle to the beautiful background. TFS & Hope you are feeling ok. Hugs & Merry Christmas too.

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  35. You really do make the most beautiful things Brenda! Hearts and flowers are some of my favourite things, and this make looks stunning!!!
    Dot x

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  36. Beautiful heart Brenda - just like yours. I love the colour and all the wonderful gilding - like those words too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  37. This is a lovely heart, love the colours - they make me long for warmer days.
    The polishes sound very interesting and fabulous that you don't have to wait for them to dry.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  38. This is beautiful Brenda. Love those gorgeous colours and fabulous flowers xx

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  39. Such a pretty floral heart - the colours are so gentle, and the leaves look great. I know I've missed lots of treats here, but I'm hoping for some proper catching-up time over the festive season.
    Alison x

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  40. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    dein Herz sieht ja sehr edel aus und die Farben gefallen mir sehr,ist ein schöner Hingucker,
    hab noch einen schönen Abend,
    liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  41. Oh how lovely and what a beautiful quote! Christmas hugs, Autumn

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  42. Beautiful project Brenda I love the look of texture also the colours and those amazing flowers a wonderful keepsake, I have quite a few MDF shapes to use so thank you for the inspiration
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  43. Stunning hanger, Brenda. I love the combination of colours and all the texture you've added with the leaves and those gorgeous flowers. Love the sentiment too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  44. It is so beautiful, lovely to watch every day!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  45. Oh Brenda this is so gorgeous, love the beautiful colours, fabulous flowers and leaves.

    Pat xx

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  46. Hi Brenda,
    Your hear hanging is absolutely scrumptious... Love it to bits, it's totally exquisite!!!!!

    Taking the opportunity to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, it's so kind to you to take the time to visit at this busy period of the year. And thank you so much too to speak about your wonderful present for Christmas for some lucky follower, I'm very happy to join in, and to become your new follower! :)
    Have a peaceful Christmas and I wish you a happy and healthy 2017.
    Hugs
    Coco X

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  47. Ths looks sweet and still so strong! Love the turqoise and purple combnation! Hugs, Gerrina

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  48. Hello Brenda.
    This is so beautiful !
    hugs

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  49. Oh what wonderful summery shimmer Brenda! Fit to dive into! This looks gorgeous! Nicola x

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  50. A Playground Pick for sure!! I'm in awe, as always! Happy Holidays, Brenda!

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  51. WOW Brenda so pretty, absolutely stunning. Fantastic work !!!

    Hugs
    Anke

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  52. Wonderful creation B. I am very curious about those multi purpose gilding polishes, perhaps I hadn't research them further as some enabling might be coming on 😉
    I just love the colours and sheen. Stunning plus!!! You really enjoyed this.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  53. Beautiful work Brenda! Love the colors!

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  54. This is gorgeous. I love the flowers with the gold at the tips. Beautiful.

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