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Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Lights....

I saw a really cute idea for Christmas lights on the Splitcoast stampers site the other day and decided to adapt it for this card. I used diecuts from the Silhouette store, cut on the Cameo..

Firstly, I dotted the tree with a white gel pen.....



Then I loaded a cotton bud with chalk - put loads on.....


 Go over and around the white dots with the chalk - the area around the white dots gives an effect of a light halo. I sprayed the chalked areas lightly with hairspray to set it, and used liquid pearls to dot some garlands on the tree..... 



Here is the finished card, I tried a coloured sentiment, but it looked wrong, the black was much better with the silhouetted shapes.....



My magazine commission is done - in my head. I have worked out my designs and all I need to do is translate the ideas into paper. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's back to the drawing board

In the meantime, I have been playing with chocolate - crazy when I have so much to do, I'll show you what I've been doing tomorrow. One thing is certain, I will never be a famous confectioner - I'm not a huge fan of chocolate but melted warm runny dark chocolate is like heaven on my tongue, if I did it for a living I would drink all the profits!

See you tomorrow x

21 comments:

  1. I really, really like your silhouette card, Enfys. I'm also looking forward to your "chocolate work."

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  2. That is such a cool effect! Thanks for sharing your pretty card!

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  3. Love this idea Enfys!!!
    It does make the lights look like they are glowing!!
    I must try one soon.
    Love the card!!

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  4. Very effective design Enfys - I've seen this done using white correction fluid too. Hope all of your commission designs work out beautifully for you. Pat x

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  5. Beautiful card Enfys - that light effect is amazing.

    Toni xx

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  6. Oh my, this is a stunning card! LOVE the fairy lights, and it's incredible how good they have come out! gorgeous! x

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  7. Luv your card...going to jump over to SCS and check to see if there is a video...chocolate that is danger waiting to happen lol..what would Max say,,

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  8. Hi Enfys,
    this is absolutely beautiful, I love it, gives me lots of ideas.
    Thank you so much. I don't seem to have a reply section on my blog, so I also want to say thank you for visiting my blog, and following, I really do appreciate it. Thank you.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Love and best wishes.
    Anne

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  9. Love this. Yours came out beautiful. Can't wait to try it.

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  10. Hi En, I love this card. That is a great idea to make the lights! Chocolate...um.... dark and lots of it so that I can nibble on bits of it and have it forever! Can you tell dark chocolate is my favorite? Looking forward to your choc creation. TFS
    Hugs, Jess

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  11. Really GREAT card Enfys! Love this idea.

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  12. Love the card. Terrific technique for the lights.

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  13. I saw this tutorial too. I tried using PearlEx instead of chalk and it was a big failure. I ended up using colored markers on the white and it actually turned out alright. I can't wait to see what you made with the chocolate.

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  14. Oh I love that tree, tfs the technique for the lights; I hope I get to try it soon!

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  15. Wow Enfys I love this and what a fantastic idea.
    Hugs Linda

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  16. "WOW" How amazing does this look your so talented Enfys and thank you for sharing this

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  17. another project for me to try. Neat! Watch the waistline on choc!!

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  18. Love the lights on the tree. Great idea

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  19. Love the way you've done this tree ... the chalk over the white gel pen gives a look as if the tree lights are glowing. It's a great look!

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  20. This is so effective Enfys. The lights really look like they are glowing. Looking forward to seeing your chocolate work.
    Mags
    x

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  21. Very nice card! I love the idea for the lights on the tree! TFS!

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x