Monday 29 May 2017

Sparkle and Shimmer

Good afternoon folks.
It's Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK and of course it's been raining, so I have had a fabulous excuse to retreat to my craft room and play. Al is busy crafting some speaker boxes for our son who is creating his own cinema experience in his lounge, built in speakers for surround sound, drop down projector and screen, so after a little bit of fettling in the house I sat down this aft to play too.
Seeking inspiration I came across this week's challenge at Muse. Now I haven't played there for quite some time for one reason or another but as it's Ardyth's 50th birthday, Happy Birthday Ardyth, I thought I would join in.
She's asking us to CASE one of her cards as a twist to the normal Muse so I went for a look on her fabulous blog and then came up with this.

I used this card as my inspiration plus the latest challenges at Paper Players and Less is More.

I've noticed that Ardyth likes to use square card bases but I must admit to using the rectangular format so my frame is a nod to this, it also matches the sketch at Paper Players! I used the same Altenew Beautiful Days set and the silver, white, blue colours but used the shimmer effect I saw Jennifer McGuire use here. I've wanted to try this shimmer technique for awhile and as the challenge at LiM is Shimmer I thought why not.

So that's about it from me folks. Hope the weather improves as we are getting a visit from our Grandson soon.

I'd like to join in over at:-

CASing Ardyth



  1. Gorgeous card Julie, lovely take on Ardyth's card

  2. WOW, Julie ! This is absolutely gorgeous ! I really love your take on Ardyth's card ! Your blue flower pops up so beautifully over this shimmering silver frame ! Perfect for our challenge ! A stunning delicate CAS card !Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us at Less is More !
    PS: Your link to Jennifer's blog does not work.

    1. Don't know why it doesn't as it does for me. This one might

  3. Absolutely 100% elegance Julie with a perfectly shimmering frame to showcase that gorgeous bloom. Wonderful colour choice and a perfect show-stopper for this challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week.

  4. This is lovely Julie, the silver frame is a fab touch xx

  5. I'm still to try this shimmer layering technique but yours looks stunning with the blue tones. And what a lovely interpretation of Ardyth's card too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More and Muse this week, Anita x

  6. So elegant! Fabulous, that glittery frame!

  7. Same flower, similar color. I guess we do think alike, Julie. I love yours with the beautiful silver frame.

  8. Love that technique on the blue flower - I'll have to go to JM's blog and look that one up! And the sparkly square frame! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for the happy birthday wishes and for coming to my party at Muse!

  9. Such a beautiful blue flower and a wonderful take on Ardyth's card :)

  10. I love your CASE of Ardyth's beautiful card as much as I originally loved hers, Jules! It's so very striking and sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Very nice interpretation. I particularly like the way you used the frame to bring in the square.

  12. Really pretty card! I love the sparkly frame.

  13. Those beautiful blue hues are gorgeous with the shimmery silver frame, Julie, seems the shimmer just lights up those lovely blooms! Anita :)


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