Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Going for Gold

I loved doing these projects for Cardmaking and Papercraft.  I think it could be my favourite commission yet.  The brief was to make Christmas gifts using the technique of gold leafing.  I've not really used gold leaf before but I'm now a complete convert.  It's super easy to use and gives a luxurious effect.
I always get a buzz when my projects make the front cover of a magazine.


Here's the notebook and matching bookmark which would make a great Christmas gift and as such I'm entering it into the challenge at:
Moxie Fab World - Holiday Gifting




 The step by step was on the frame.  This one I'm entering into the challenge at:
Moxie Fab World - home decor


To finish off the set I made a matching greeting card.  This one I'm entering into the challenge at:
The Shabby Tea Room - pearls and pastels
The Crafty Pad - Christmas sparkle
Moxie Fab World - Jolly Holiday Greetings


Supplies used:
Frame - IKEA
Patterned paper - Prima
Die cuts - Slice Mistletoe and Vintage Findings
Gold leaf
Easy metal size primer
Quickie glue pen
Pink paint

For a detailed "how to", you'll need to get your crafty little hands on issue 84 of Cardmaking & Papercrafting
xxx

14 comments:

Pat said...

Nice pastel Christmas card, thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

Debbie said...

Simply gorgeous! So vintage and lovely! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Please be sure to only post your card/project for the Tea Room challenge in order to be considered for the weekly prizes!

ENJAY said...

Gorgeous Claire!! I love using gold leaf under acetate.
Love your whole colour theme.xx

Pattie said...

Oh so pretty! I love the pink with the gold! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

PatR said...

Well done Claire on making the front page with your fantastic projects. Love them all.xx

Katina said...

Wow, these are stunning Claire - front cover well deserved! xx

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Dancing my happy dance for you! Congratulations on that cover!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fantastic creation!

Debbie said...

Hi Ginger, fabulous cards. Love your christmas card. :)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad.
Debbie The Crafty Pad

Serendipity Blog said...

I love your work.... beautiful!

PapierGirl said...

Pretty Christmas card - love all the pink! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Cath said...

Hey Ginger! Thanks for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Decor to Make the Season Bright challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Ginger! Thanks also for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Jolly Holiday Greetings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you you've had so much fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Ginger! Thanks also for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Season's Giftings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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