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Monday, 10 August 2015

To love and be loved is precious


I started this card with all good intentions but my day did not go the way I planned so another one that had to be photographed at night.
I find night photos a. you are lucky to see the sparkle when its added and b. photos are less forgiving. I can see when the paint ended up on the card and was cleaned off. I can't when looking at the card but in each photo I can. Ahh well them the breaks.

I love how this card turned out. At first I was going to do the gems all one colour then thought nah rainbow colours. Then I was thinking of having the gems on the opposite side in the same order so it looked like a necklace but after stamping and silver embossing one side I felt it looked perfect just running down one side and would have looked too busy down both.

I decided to silver emboss this one and will do another with white embossing so I can see if it looks as good or better. Honest;y the painting is just light enough with a bit here and there darker for depth, everything is silver embossed and looks brilliant IRL. One gem I did not clean the area well enough so we have speckles of silver.

I might even do a card where its just silver embossed and no colour added because I liked that look too.

Back to the card

Once the Peerless watercolour had dried I covered each gem with the Wink of Stella Clear glitter and it truly does sparkle.

This is my interpretation of 'Precious' 
The sentiment is a combination of two sentiments. The precious along with the gems I used is all a Winnie and Walter set. 'To love and be loved' is part of a PTI sentiment that I cut apart but can be put back together.

I would like to enter this in:

sorry to anyone who gets this as a double post but I just saw 
its perfect for there.



Thank you so much for coming to visit and hopeI see you again.


11 comments:

  1. Oh wow Aileen... this looks fantastic! Great job with the embossing and beautiful coloring!
    Thanks for joining CASology!

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  2. What a gorgeous card! I love the silver embossing and the colourful gems! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

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  3. Oh, its beautiful! I see the shimmer, Aileen! So true the sentiment! Hugs to you sweet girl!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I agree with you on keeping the gems down one side, looks stunning. Xx

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  5. Fabulous card and I love all your beautiful precious gems!

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  6. Hey Aileen!! Gems are precious and yours are no different. Nicely done.Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

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  7. Love how the colours flow down the card, but would also love to see this just embossed in silver too, sounds great!

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  8. That card is truly precious - lovin' those gems!

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  9. Love how your gems are rainbow colored and tumbling down your card. Fantastic look. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  10. Love that they are all different colours they looks like you could reach in and pick them up, hugs Pops x

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  11. oh I love these trendy stones! So bright! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.
    Olesya DT

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