Monday, 28 November 2011

Less Is More week 43 - a bit of bling

This week at Less Is more the recipe is 'a bit of bling'. Easy for me as I just love my Swarovski hotfix crystals and a few usually find their way onto my cards!

I love this Nordic Winter set so much and have made several different Christmas cards using the set so far. My favourite stamp of all of them are these 2 little reindeers.

They look wonderful embossed in white on this vibrant blue card by A.Muse. I used super fine white embossing powder so that the reindeers didn't lose their tiny stitched detail. A little lilac crystal in the center of the snowflake and voila!

Thank you for looking today! I am off to see all your wonderful creations for this week's challenge now with a nice cuppa :)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Glittered baubles

I have been busy making lots of these fun glittered baubles to match my living room where they will hang on an LED lit white paper tree. And yes, my living room has one lime green feature wall!

I simply used watered down PVA glue, swirled it around inside the plain glass baubles, turned upside down to drain the excess glue and then added the glitter. You have to be VERY patient and let them dry over several days but gradually they will lose their cloudy look and turn very sparkly.

I used Doodlebug's Sugar Coating Chunky glitter as it caught the light better than fine glitter - I think they will look fabulous under the LED lights!


plain glass baubles
PVA glue
Doodlebug Sugar Coating glitter in Limeade and Lily White
May Arts faux silk wrinkle ribbon in Parrot Green from Pretty Little Ribbon shop
White silky crush ribbon from Ribbon Girl