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Saturday, 18 January 2014

a bit a la Miranda

 Hi there,

Today two cards made with the new Buddha sheets from Chocolate Baroque. You already know they are up to my street, they are so lovely to play with........ When I've used a Crafters stencil on the background..... stamped and coloured the images....I thought it looked a bit like the paintings of Monet......just a little bit.....I've used a great product, Crystal gel hologram from Viva Decor. It's a transparant gel with glitter and pieces of mica and it has a lovely sparkly shine. I've used one of my favorite Crafters stencils 'Cell theory'

Cell Theory

And the 2nd card, also made on a background with the acrylic bloc technique using the same stencil and a product called Viva Decor Kristall hologram gel. I've used also some of the lovely Memorybox dies. 
For a better view at the structure ......doesn't it have a great sparkly effect?

May your day sparkle too! Thanks for visiting......


  1. just beautiful, love the colours and that gel looks like water x Lavinia

  2. These are beautiful and I love the look of the water it looks so real
    Jackie x

  3. Such a gorgeous card Miranda, it's has a very dreamy feel to it. I love the muted colours too.

    Sue xx

  4. gorgeous cards, love the glittery watery effect and the blossoms

  5. You do such beautiful work. I love all those pretty blending of colour. The addition of flowers is a nice touch too.

  6. Two very atmospheric cards but the first one just has me completely amazed by the way you created that water line. The water lilies look as if they really are ON the water. The sparkly effect of the gel is particularly striking on your second piece for it's as if the ancient magic is surrounding the image. The colours are beautifully soft & subtle.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. WOW these are stunning and certainly Monet like too.

    Linda xxx

  8. This is very lovely Miranda, and I love the effect of this crystal hologram gel, thanks for the details on your technique and the inspiration!! Coco x

  9. Die gel geeft er weer een heel ander mooi effect aan! Groetjes, Gerrina

  10. Two really beautiful cards, and the soft colours give a dream like feel and so atmospheric. The Kristall Gel is lovely with all that Mica makes it look like starlight on the water and in the sky. The colours are certainly a bit Monet like. The second card is wonderfully dimensional with the addition of all the flowers down the side.

  11. Two gorgeous and stunningly beautiful cards, loving the mix of colours and the sparkly gel really sets it all off. wonderful

  12. Hi Miranda. These are really pretty cards.
    I like the way that the gell gives the shimmery, water effect.
    Very attractive.
    Carole C.

  13. Beautiful! The first one definitely is reminiscent of Monet's Water Lillies painting and I just love the sparkle you have achieved with it. The second is beautiful too, wonderful colours and so pretty xx

  14. What beautiful cards - and you're right, the gel is a great touch. I need to find some of that. Thank you for sharing this work of art with us!


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