Sunday, 8 July 2012

A Golden LIM

Hello there crafty friends, at last I have a card for LIM, I'm so glad to join in this week:0)
Today I have been watching the tennis, the men's final at Wimbledon but I find I can't watch it all, I get too worked up LOL Have you been watching, are you enjoying it?   So lots of small breaks to do this post, it's taken about 3hours so far LOL

The challenge laid down by Chrissie and Mandi is to use something GOLDEN as it's a colour challenge this week.


My central image is stamped on to really shiny golden paint, onto foam pads to raise it up. the key is cut from a die in holographic card and then aged with stazon in black and brown. I love the effect of Stazon on holographic card it's semi-translucent if you're gentle with it and leaves the colour to shine through. There are golden micro beads on her heart too!










So there's mine!
 I'm off to finish watching the match through my fingers and then I'm coming to check out your golden cards:0)
Have a wonderful week my friends, Gay xxx


UPDATE, Oh noo, poor Murray, big lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, it wasn't meant to be this year:{ You've got to admire Federer he is a consumate professional and a tennis artist!










I used,
Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella
Oxford Impressions, London Telegraph
Marianne Creatables Key
I bought mine at the Craft Barn.

44 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely card, very elegant! Valerie

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Gay...love your image as touch of gold..I am afraid Wimbledon does nothing for me!

Anne

Sasha said...

Brilliant take on the challenge, Gay. Love your key and stamping...especially your central image.
Just been watching the tennis final and like you I find it very hard to watch...Andy Murray just had me in tears...Bless him! xx

Suzilou said...

WOW awsome card, love the images you have used and wasn't the match awsome! :)

Hello From Texas said...

Well done Gay!! It has a great steampunk feel to it. You'd think at my advanced years I wouldn't be into steampunk, but I just love the style. Here you've gone and made it look so easy to create the look. Again, just love it.
TFS
Carole

baileyrosy.com said...

Ah yes my pc has been so quiet during the tennis and just started dinging at the end of the match think everyone in the UK was watching, what a shame but he put up a good fight ! Love your card Gay, the stamp is fab and the key wozeroony !those little tiddly beads how did you get those suckers on there without making a mess !

Marie

Chrissie said...

Wow, what brilliant effects Gay... and a great composition!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Viv said...

Gorgeous card again Gay, love the beautiful key and stamping.Yes I watchde the game on and off too, not easy to watch. Poor Andy had me in tears too at the end poor boy :) Viv xx

Christine said...

Hello Gay,
What a stunning card! If you ask me, it's a perfect one!
Hug
Christine

Rosemary said...

wonderful card, gay... love the little collage you created!

lisa said...

I thought that key was real, until I read your instructions, Gay, it's simply stunning, as is the whole card. The gold panel is really interesting.
I was watching Murray in between gardening, the sun has been out at last here, hurray, and couldn't stay inside all afternoon and miss it. It was a good match and it's nice to see Murray is human but you have to admire Federer don't you. Trouble is I'm a Nadal fan so it's been a funny Wimbledon for me this year!!
Hope you've enjoyed the weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Suze Bain said...

This is one fab, arty CAS card. I too was choked up when AM was being interviewed, it was a great game. xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, love your key and the use of stazon. Love the little beaded heart and fabulous image too. Such a shame Andy lost. Tracy x

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Gay, i'm glad to see you:D thank you for your comment:D
FANTATIC CARD !!! Gay a great distressing technique very easy to see and very difficult to make, i think.The key is amazing, seem like a real key, gorgeous work Gay!
Hugs from the melted island and have a nice week.

Valerie said...

Wow Gay such a stunning original creation, I love it! The key is amazing and looks brilliant with the stazon. What a show Andy put on, I also watched it in bits and listened to the rest while I re arranged my craft room! I was in tears with him I think that's the first genuine emotion I've seen from him and he was very gracious with it.
Val x

Viv's Visuals said...

You are a clever so and so!!!! LOL Amazing card Gay - great take on the challenge - love it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a cool creation, love the use of the golden key.

M said...

I love it. I think collage is far more difficult than it looks and you've achieved so much, with so little.
Marina
http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Jules said...

Hi Gay

So much to love on this one!!

Fabby background, gorgeous image, amazing key and of course a lovely heart!

Great combination.

Hope you have recovered from the tennis.

Love Jules xx

Bonnie said...

I love your little collage, Gay, and the key is exquisite!

Gibmiss said...

Hi gay
Absolutely stunning csrd ... Fabulous work....
Hugs sylvie xxxx

craftimamma said...

This is just gorgeous Gay! I love the main image stamped onto the gold and the tiny touch of micro beads is a brilliant addition. I shall have to remember the Stazon on holographic tip as I don't like holographic card but this looks fabulous. A very sophisticated card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Golden Creation Gay ! Love this design, so elegant. Until I read your description I thought you had a gold key charm attached. Awesome technique to 'age' the die cut. Can't comment on the tennis as I don't watch it. Enjoy your week, Shirleyx

Marrigje said...

WOW, I am deeply impressed by your creation. I love it!

Marrigje

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your technical skills with your cards is very impressive!

Karin said...

wow, beautiful creation, the key looks very real!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - that is AMAZING . . . such a graphic card. It's wonderful.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Elaine said...

Love this - a bit steampunky but in a very less is more way. Stunning!

Mandi said...

Sensational card Gay
Love the composition
I am a BIUG Federrer fan and was SO glad he won. I cannt take to Murray, dont mean any offence

Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Pia S said...

Such a different take on the color challenge, beautiful work!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome creation, love how you combined all things.

Katina said...

WOW!! Wonderful card Gay; it's CAS Steampunk if there's such a thing. Love it!!
xx

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous! I love your design, Gay. Ann Y.

hazel said...

A fabulous card Gay, I love the image and how you've done the key.
I'm sorry I've not been around lately - life is getting in the way at the moment. I noticed from an earlier post that you were at the Craft Barn Extravaganza - so was I. I had a great time but spent too much money as usual.
xxx Hazel.

Linda R said...

Hello my sweet friend. I am loving your card. Love the steampunk feel it has..

We have been traveling and I have missed almost all of Wimbledon. So sad. I am a huge tennis fan. I love to play myself..

Hugs~

Carole said...

Love what you did Gay, beautiful job!

Bea said...

fab card Gay - the image is just so right for the collage - know what you mean about Andy I couldn't watch at all and couldn't watch the post match either - [I am such a woos at times!]

Sally said...

A very elegant design Gay, I love it. You've put a lot of work into it & it shows.
Sally x

Kathyk said...

Smashing gold steampunk - perfect

Kathyk

Jenny said...

Love your 3D collage Gay...the key looks so realistic :0)
I don't usually follow tennis but I did watch the final... cant believe how calm Federer looked after the match, not a hair out of place whereas Murray looked as if he'd been through the mill!! He had I suppose!
Jenny x

Deborah Frings said...

What a super card - love all the elments in this! I tried to watch the match too - but I was shouting at the TV! Was very sad when I watched the interview - I had a tear!

Zippy said...

Fantastic card! Love the little key.
I dont watch the tennis but felt so sorry for Andy. He did brilliantly though xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a wonderful piece of art Gay! Thanks for the tip about stazon on holographic card too. I cried at the end I have to admit, but Federer is brilliant and deserved the win. Maybe next year for Murray?! Vicky x

stempelomi said...

absolutly stunning card!