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Monday, 7 April 2014

Shimmer and shine.

First of all today, I would like to say hello to my new followers and thank tyou  for following me on my Crafty Journey.

Heavy Metal is the challenge theme over at Artful Times.
A while ago at a Craft Retreat, I remember we made book covers using embossed mirri card.  For this card I used silver mirri card.
 After embossing you use drops of  Alcohol  Inks , straight from the bottle and blend them together. Let it all dry, then give it a rub over.


The lock die cut, was  coloured the same way adding dabs of  Antique Brass Distress stain.
The heart shape was triple embossed and stamped into while still hot. I rubbed over the top of this with an old un-named metal wax. A few papers to layer up, a few charms and a Tim Holtz stamped ticket were the finishing touches. Also a few promises  to self to remember in future that mirri card, no matter what you do to it, does not like being photographed.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I do so appreciate the comments you leave.

19 comments:

  1. This is terrific just love how the card looks after the ink is added.

    Thank you for joining us at Artful Times for the metal challenge.

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. A gorgeous work - love the shimmer on the embossed piece. Elizabeth xx

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  3. Fabulous Yvonne, great technique, must try it!
    Val x

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  4. Yvonne your card is gorgeous Just love the colour combination. The mirri card has worked really well. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

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  5. Wonderful colour combination :)Yvonne and well done on winning the last challenge
    Von ♥

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  6. using the card is really effective looks like metal as well, such a lovely background
    hugs

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  7. This looks great, I love the effect of the alcohol ink on the embossed mirri card.
    Jean x

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  8. Beautiful effect Yvonne, Annette x

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  9. Brilliant, I love all that texture x

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  10. This is fantastic, Yvonne! How I'd love to go to retreat such as you described where you learn yummy techniques like this!

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  11. Love the background you've made!

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  12. Beautifully textured and distressed Yvonne - love it xx

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  13. Stunning you don't do things by half now do you. What a sensational piece of art I love it Yvonne the texture and deep colors are amazing.

    Marie

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  14. Smashing piece, fabulous embossed background.

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  15. Great texture on the metal and a wonderful colour! Great card altogether!!

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  16. I love that number folder and it has coloured up beautifully. The heart - well, that is just perfect and marries so well with the background.
    Great work - thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  17. Sounds like a fun technique....must give it a try :-)
    And YES I am home! Thought about you as I sailed up the A1 yesterday afternoon!

    Sally

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