Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Lacking the Midas Touch

Joining up with Jingle Belles for this week's prompt is The Crooked Stamper (aka Leslie) who set us the challenge of using Midas for inspiration. So a colour scheme of gold, gold, oh and a bit of gold.

Luckily for me, the colour scheme was widened a bit to include silver, white and cream because when I looked at my Christmas paper drawer there was NO gold and NO silver - nothing at all! I guess I'm not all that surprised as I'm a bit (!yeah right!) of a BG fan for Christmas papers and they don't do metallic. But nothing at all? I had expected to find a scrap or two. But there was really nothing. So I had to get creative.

I started off by finding some creamy gold (at a push) Bazzill bling paper as my base and then cut out a white glitter paper snowflake, adding another snowflake in the centre and a silver CC sentiment.




Ok, I could do better than THAT...

Next up came white cardstock, some white embossed cardstock on top which I brushed over with silver ink, then a pre-made white snowflake I had salvaged from some cards a few years ago on the top and some glitter Thickers.




Better, but still not really what I wanted.

So more Bazzill bling cream paper, the same embossing, this time brushed with gold ink and a gold glittered wooden deer shape that has been hanging around for about 12 months, finished off with some gold glitter letters. The shape reminds me of the J├Ągermeister stag! (And I need to go back to this one and straighten up those dodgy letters!)




Getting there...

Finally, I grabbed more white cardstock, a nestie shape from white dotted swiss, the inevitable silver ink, a wooden snowflake covered with silver glitter, a gorgeous white ribbon bow and a silver CC sentiment.




Finally I was satisfied!

But hey, all that indecision added four cards to my collection this week! That has to be a good thing, right?!?


19 comments:

  1. I do love a tone on tone look - it's so chic!

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  2. Wow! Lisa ... I love your cards ... and I am so happy to hear I was not alone in struggling to get this challenge done ... this so made me laugh and made me smile ... well done my friend!

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  3. oh. my. gosh. FOUR cards, and each one more stunning than the previous one! I LOOOOOVE that you used mostly neutrals and made the gold/silver your accent. L O V E!

    THANK YOU for playing in my Midas challenge at Jingle Belles Rock! :)

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  4. I'd say you are not lacking the Midas touch at all! Holy Moly…four pretty cards. I liked each and every one, especially "jolly." My first try went in the trash…but you kept going like the Energizer Bunny. Wowza. Four great cards in one week…even without BG :)

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  5. Whoa...Lisa!! They are ALL really beautiful. They don't look overdone, just clean and gorgeous with that little bit of bling. And I, personally, love Jagermeister. You can send that card to me. Hahha!! ;)

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  6. Wow! I'm impressed! Beautiful collection of cards!

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  7. holy flippin' xmas guacamole, missus!!! :) :) :)

    ok, see... *I* was picking my jaw off my desk in awe ON CARD ONE... and it just kept getting better and better and BETTER!!! not only do i adore every single one of these just for their considerable aesthetic merits, i am ♥WOWED♥ even more than usual by the fact that you started without a single themed or pre-made product... and just created these from common paper, glitter, alphas, etc! what a creative tour-de-force-- utterly magnificent! ♥♥♥♥♥

    ps: shall we lobby BG for a version of their amazing (non holiday) sande kreiger neutrals collection with touches of gold and silver xmas/winter themed goodness?!??! (i'm drooling just at THE THOUGHT of it... but i'd better stop since it's completely imaginary!) :) :) :)

    pss: the stag *IS* a teeeeeeeeny bit "jagermeister-y"... in a really REALLY elegant & totally awesome way, obviously, lol! :)

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  8. These are just so so elegant

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  9. They are so beautiful Lisa! They are just perfect.

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  10. Wow - your dissatification was certainly favorably prolific in creating all those wonderful cards. And I do mean wonderful. Each one of them is a stunner.

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  11. Beautiful cards - and it was fun watching your progression for perfection.

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  12. Oh my word ... what an awesome combination of Midas Magic ... that reindeer head is just so fun ... and the jolly card makes me drool ... so classy & elegant ... so very glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

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  13. So distinguish! And so elegant!

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  14. GORGEOUS is all I can say - all of them!

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  15. Well, I don't see why you should be dissatisfied with any of these, but we are always our own worst critics, aren't we? Congrats on being featured this week! :)

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  16. Oh, how I wish I had your ambition - 4 cards in one week!!! And each is beautiful and elegant. Gorgeous tone on tone and love all the texture.

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  17. Wow, FOUR cards this week,your on a roll. I'm loving them all that big snowflake is gorgeous. Have a good weekend.xxxx

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  18. Very smart and sparkly. And that's Four more cards than I've made recently (and three more than I have in my current collection of hand-made Christmas cards!).
    I like the second and last ones best.

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  19. Lisa your cards are like a Winter Wonderland! So pretty and soft, very modern! Love, love, love!!dekard

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