Monday, 23 October 2017

2017 #15 Pearlescent: Snowflakes and Stars with EEG {by Hazel Agnew}

2017 Topic 15: Pearlescent

Good evening, Hazel joins us tonight as our own Pearly Queen, a deserved title as she wows us with a 50 card session. 

Hi everyone, it's Hazel Agnew from Mellifluous Meanderings with you today, and I'd like to share with you my excitement in creating many many Christmas cards using Emma Godfrey and Kay Carley products.

Eclectica³ {Emma Godfrey} Set20
Eclectica³ {Emma Godfrey} Set19
PaperArtsy Stencil 070 (PS 070)
The ideas while using these fabulous products just kept coming and solving the Christmas card problem while having fun was such a bonus.
To be honest, I don't know where to start, but I must calm down and get my head into some order. I don't want to bore you with tedium, so a few details first and then the group pics....a bit like being back at school! 

Fresco Finish Metallic White Fire featured a lot in my first creations, as it gave a great sheen to the background. It "aged " the music pages too. Some of the stamping is also White Fire and Pewter. Coffee Archival Ink features too.I enjoyed the rustic nature of these cards. 

Next came the bling!

The background is created by spraying mica mists through Kay Carley's fabulous snowflake stencil. Overstamped with Fresco Finish Metallic Pewter snowflakes. The next picture shows a variety of mica sprays embellished with whatever bling that I could throw at them.

More bling! Simple is best when creating many cards and the sheen is perfect for the time of year.

Same gorgeous stamps but with gelli plate backgrounds. A great way to use up some sparkly additions too.

This close up shows how well the Fresco Finish Metallic Pewter Paint stamps onto black card and how effective simple embellishments can be.

Well, 50 cards in a shoe box ready for writing and still plenty of time to add to them. 
I hope that I have inspired you to begin your card making. These stamps and stencils would be really suitable for creating wrapping paper, gift tags and place cards too. Time to calm down now and have a cuppa!

Thanks for looking and there are more details over on my blog.  Have fun!

Wow Hazel, I would never have believed that you had just 'thrown' embellishments at these cards, every detail seems to well considered as the elements all compliment so well. I don't think I can pick a favourite, I like them all. There will be 50 happy smiles when these plop on doormats this Christmas. ~Darcy

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Helen said...

You were really on a roll with these! you've given me plenty of ideas but just need the push to get started now! I'm trying to work out which batch I like most - it's a tough one!

Craftyfield said...

Goodness me... so much work and so much bling! Fabulous cards Hazel, keep on blinging...

Mac Mable said...

You look like you had fun making these fabulous cards. Fun layouts, great stamps/stencils and love the pearly effect x

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous cards !

Artmadnana said...

Ooh Hazel, these are fabulous. The first ones with the music strip really caught my eye and my interest. I had to see how you created those. Soooo inspiring! But then, you produced more and more wonderful ideas with actually very few stamps. The stencil works beautifully with the stamps to create such gorgeous, sparkly Christmas cards. Lots of ideas to be 'borrowed' here! Many thanks. Great post!

geezercrafter said...

All of your cards are just amazing, love them all. I am not into too much bling, you have made them classy not brassy.

Ruth said...

Oh I thought amazeballs Hazel! Gorgeous sparkly, pearly blingy cards, stylish and simple, love them all. Ruth xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Great designs Hazel. 50 cards....amazing. I might have to borrow your designs, love them xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! Such a wonderful cards and brilliant inspiration! I'm ready to start my Christmas cards now!Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! Such a wonderful cards and brilliant inspiration! I'm ready to start my Christmas cards now!Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous cards Hazel! Xxx

craftimamma said...

Well my friend what a wowser of a post! Your cards are truly stunning and sooooo classy with just the right amount of bling and sparkle. I can't believe how many you created too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

I might just have to pladgerise these great ideas Hazel, well done
Happy craftin

Monika Gulyas said...

OMG Hazel, what a big job and what beautiful cards!!! These stamps and images look amazing with your design!!! xx

butterfly said...

Wow, you really were on a creative roll with these. What fantastic shimmering cards. I love the White Fire music strips with the words, and the black and white snowflake collection are probably my other favourites, but there's so much inspiration to enjoy here.
Alison x

Annie said...

totally fabulous designs Hazel.....hugely inspiring too

TFS Annie xx

Clare said...

Your sparkly cards are stunning! I particularly love the ones with the text in the background, beautiful x x x

Jackie PN said...

wow Hazel! Look at you, all these beautiful card samples,done,just waiting to be addressed and mailed!
I really love those first ones you made, so organic and would be beautiful gift tags or ornies!
Well done!
Jackie xo

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow Hazel! These are sooooo cool! Your cards will be the talk of the town!

Susan Battensby said...

Wow these are fabulous!

Emma Godfrey said...

These are bloody brilliant - can't choose a favourite! Love them all! x

Kay Carley said...

What Emma said!! x

Julie Lee said...

Wow, Hazel, these cards are absolutely stunning! They would make anyone's Christmas truly special! I love them! xxx

Etsuko said...

What a brilliant and lot of ideas were included cards. These are fabulous Emma's images and beautiful shimmering. Love them all!! xx

Etsuko said...

What a brilliant card Hazel. These a lot of idea and very elegant. I love the way you have used the new Emma's stamps and stencil. xx

Art By Wanda said...

These are all absolutely Fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!

Kirsten said...

Now that's an achievement!! And they're all gorgeous.

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