Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Some Dazzling Inspiration and Colors

Hi Everyone!

Wednesday has rolled around already and that means it is time for a new challenge at Add a Little Dazzle.  This week is a color challenge and the inspiration photo is right up my alley.

I created a mixed media card that I think is still CAS (lots of white space) and used Scarlet Red Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal for my berries and heart.

My starting point was the sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch~

I rotated the sketch; for the design on the card represented as flowers here, I spattered white acrylic paint on both the card base and the vellum sheet, in both fine droplets and 'blobs'.  While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled glitter over it.  My goal was to replicate the blurred and snowy appearance in the photo. 
Using a Die-Namites Die (Winter Branch), I die cut the branch out in white, textured cardstock x2, then sponged the die cut with Crumb Cake ink so that the recessed textured areas were still white, representing the bark on the branches. The evergreen bough portion of the die cut was lightly sponged in black. 
Next I die cut the berries and heart from the Scarlet Red Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal.  I shaped them so they were convex and glued them to the branch.  To give the berries and heart a wet, snowy look, I added Crystal Effects followed by glitter to each berry.  Between the shine of the metal and the glimmer of the Crystal Effects and glitter, I love how this turned out!
Next, I die cut out a photo frame, using SU's On Film Framelits.  I determined the position of my pieces and then stamped my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in black.
The card was assembled and finally, SU's Dazzling Details was added along the tree branches.

Addicted to Stamps in back in full swing, and their first challenge of the year is "Make your Mark".  I have made my mark with paint and sponged on ink.
Virginia's View has us starting the New Year with a 'clean slate'.  My card fits the theme as there is a lot of white space and alot of white on white. 
House of Cards has a glitter and/or color challenge this month.  I used glitter.  :) 

Now it is your turn! We would love to have you join us this week; you do not
have to use Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal but if you have it we would love to see it!

 I encourage you to check out all of the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the
 Design Team and then link up your creation on the Add a Little Dazzle Blog!

Wanting to play with your own Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets?  
You can purchase yours HERE. 
If you purchase from the link on my blog, I thank you in advance as 
I get credit for your purchase.  

Have a Blessed Week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Across the Miles
Paper- Nature Gmund Savanna White card stock (CutCardStock), SU vellum
Ink-Versamark, SU Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal,  Die-Namites Die Winter Branch, Heart die Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Pick Me Up Die Set), Crystal Effects, Black ep, white acrylic paint, Martha Stewart Fine Glitter- crystal, Martha Stewart Course Glitter- crystal, SU On Film Framelits, SU Dazzling Diamonds


  1. This is simply stunning, Lee Ann! The one red heart at the end of the branch is totally inspired! So happy you could join us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  2. Gorgeous card Lee ann love the amazing sparkle.
    Kate xx

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  4. Your card looks amazing Lee ann and I love all the sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us over at Atsm this week:) xx

  5. Wow this is really beautiful +++ love it to bits

  6. Boy that metal really pops when you add crystal effects and glitter! What a great idea! I love the way u turned one of the 'berries' into a heart!

  7. You nailed this challenge! Gorgeous creation!

  8. IN LOVE! This is so shiny and fabulous! I LOVE the CAS feel and all the glitter, too! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Oh this is truly stunning!! Lovely card, and you kept it CAS too. Thanks for joining us ATSM.

  10. Lee Anne, this is FABULOUS! I love seeing your creations in my inbox. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. :)

  11. This is quite gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  12. So beautiful, with a BIG wow factor!
    Thanks so much for playing at CAS(E) this sketch!

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  14. Stunning with the gorgeous pop of red and the glitter!

  15. Very stunning card, like all the sparkle and how you framed your image! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards challenge.

  16. How gorgeous are the details and contrast of colors! You have thought of a GRAND design, Lee-Ann! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

  17. My goodness, this is a stunner and yes still CAS! I love the angle of the vellum and the emboosimg and all that sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM

  18. Such an elegant card, love it! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
    Lorry :o) xx

  19. This is a sheer delight to view ... in fact it's taken me 3 minutes to get to the comments section as I couldn't stop admiring it. Love the dazzling sparkle, layout, crisp and stunning design.
    Thanks so much for linking up at ATSM
    Sarah x

  20. This is absolutely stunning! Love the pop of red and the gorgeous sparkle. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  21. Oooo this is pretty! I love the paint spatters and the red really stands out against the white! Thanks for joining us at House of cards.

  22. Hi Lee Ann
    Stunning card and fabulous how you have managed to capture the sparkle.
    Thanks for joining in at House of Cards.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  23. Wow, this card is just gorgeous!! I Love the CAS style, how you framed your image and all the glitter!
    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
    Rosi x

  24. So very pretty and the heart at the end is perfect. Thank you for joining us at HOC.

  25. Anything that sumptuous and sensational is an annual holiday decoration to be put in a place of honor, Lee Ann! Wow!! Speaking of honor, congratulations on the well-deserved WIN at ATSM!! Hugs, Darnell


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