Sunday, 8 July 2012

Less is more - Gold

Here's my entry into this week's lessismore challenge.  The theme is:

It can be shiny or matt, but we'd like it to be unmistakably gold!

I used the Flitter glue and flakes from Indigo Blu that I bought from the NEC way back in March.  It's one of those items you buy and then stick in the drawer until you find the courage to have a go with it, but I have to say it was very easy and the results are much better IRL than in my photo.

I find gold (especially mirri card) difficult to photograph - it always looks so drab - do you think the same?

The stamp is Kaisercraft 'Tic Toc' clear stamp.  I thought it would be useful for male cards.  The sentiment I did on the computer and the pocket watch stamp was one I had in my stash - not sure who made it.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.



Viv said...

Lovely card Sue, love all that shiny gold and the clock faces :) Viv xx

Loli. said...

Hola Sue, gorgeous card, so elegant card, the flakes are fantastic, beautiful clock stamp!!!i understand the traumatic photo shiny moment aaagggg like take a phoot to the acetate:D:D:D.
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Anonymous said...

Sue this is a fabulous card love the gorgeous stamps and gorgeous design, perfect use of the flakes and love the little pocket watch.


Suzilou said...

This is gorgeous and love the stamp. I have some of these flakes that are sat in a draw, maybe I should get them out :)

Chrissie said...

This gilding looks fabulous... I haven't actually succumbed to Flitter glue as yet... but I may!
Super card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

That gilding looks fab, looks like you get a much smoother result than you do with embossing powder. A super card. xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sue

What a great card and it would be brill for a man - love it!


Viv's Visuals said...

Great man card - haven't mastered the flakes yet but will have to keep practising cos your results are just fab!

Anne Hayward said...

Beautiful card. Love the clock images!

Marrigje said...

Fabulous card! I haven't seen the glue you mention yet.
Making a picture of this gold is difficult, but you did manage!


bastelengel said...

Great stamp, great card, great work.

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, and the gold doesn't look drab on my screen :o)
Jackie xx

Mandi said...

That panel of clock faces looks terrific

Great card Sue
I agree about photographing gold and silver. It either looks too reflective or flat!

Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Julie said...

Lovely card Sue, I do agree with you about photographing mirror card and I'm intrigued with the idea of stamping with glue.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm, I smell a winner.

kingstonmama said...

gorgeous. Love that shiny gold and those fabulous pocket watches. Ann Y.

Kathyk said...

Absolutely glorious - love that panel as it works perfectly with the gilding


Karen said...

love it...

Lynne said...

Super card, love that stamp.
Lynne xxx

Linda said...

Lovely card Sue, You've done a great job with the gilding flakes. xx

Anonymous said...

Perfect card Sue.