Wednesday, 4 February 2015

be happy

I'm a big admirer of Gabrielle Pollacco. She does some lovely mixed media canvasses and I have tried to emulate this in a card. I also recently obtained some Gelatos which I are very hard to find in the UK, and have used these to colour my background and chipboard pieces.

I made the background by covering a piece of card with 7 Gypsies Paris tissue paper and coloured with the Gelatos.
I cut all my die pieces out of chipboard and painted them with a metallic paint before adding hints of the Gelatos. The Marianne Design dies I used were LR 0116, LR0143, LR0156 and LR0157 plus I cut out some cogs and a memory box Lunette butterfly. I also cut out the letters be to add to my sentiment.
The image is set in a miniature picure frame. I added a bow made from seam binding and organza ribbon. The sentiment was attached with a memo pin. I cut some feathers from glove leather. To finish I added some gems, a piece of lace coloured with the Gelatos  and a printed butterfly.

I am entering this in the following challenges: -
Marianne Design Divas 'Letters or Numbers'
Scribble and Scrap 'Anything Goes'
Crafting from the Heart 'Anything Goes'


  1. Very pretty card, love the colors palette!!!
    Thanks for sharing your work with us at Marianne Design Divas!!!
    DT MIhaela

  2. Gorgeous card I thought it was a canvas-love all the embellishments and texture--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  3. Wow this is amazing...Barbara thanks for joining again at Marianne Design Divas,
    Hugs Blankina

  4. Beautiful colours :)
    Thank you for playing with Marianne`s Design Divas :)

  5. A fabulous card. I love the mixed media elements.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x


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