Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall....

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of my newest card inspired by the dark side of the Snow White fairy tale...I made it for a dear friend of mine Doreena that loves Halloween as much as I do and then some :)


I used mostly Tim Holtz products to create this card, from bricked stencil to distress and crackle paints and inks. I used different inking techniques to achieve that worn and antique look of the brick wall background...


I used bricked stencil to ink the corners of the inside panel of this card...


I added a piece of red died cheesecloth, and the banner that was created by burning the edges to give it that antique look. The banner was inked with Vintage Photo, Barn Door and Black Soot distress inks.


The mirror was created from several layers of heavy cardstock glued together, embellished with liquid pearls, then painted with Black Soot Crackle Paint, Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and metal sheet distressed with Black Soot and Weathered Wood Distress Paint. I created illusion of cracked mirror with hot glue...


One more look at the finished card...

I am entering this card into following challenges:

A Vintage Journey "Through the Looking Glass"

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "In the Middle" ( my mirror is in the middle of the card )

and

A Sprinkle of Imagination "Anything Goes April Challenge"

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

33 comments:

  1. Awesome card, Samra! Really lovely idea and the finished card is looking gorgeoau! X

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  2. Woooow, wooow, wooow, Samra! I think this is my second favorite stunner from you, my friend! Fabulous brick background, amazing old looking mirror! I love everything there! Bravo, my dear!
    Big hugs!
    Branka xxx

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    1. Branka you are just too sweet!!! Thank you my friend!

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  3. I'm in love!! FABULOUS Halloween make and your mirror is sensational. The crack looks legit and the red cheesecloth that looks like flames.....awesome!

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    1. YAY! I am glad you love my card and the fact that cheesecloth reminds you of flames is mission accomplished for me! That was my intention! Thank you my dear!!!

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  4. One word...FAB-U-LOUS! What a lucky friend to receive this Samra-original! Love all your distressing for a perfectly grunged mirror and weathered brick. Tutorial please???? Home run, my friend! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you my dear!! Weathered brick is just texture paste through Tim Holtz Bricked Stencil, just needed to layer it twice to get the right width...I leyered it once, then when the first half was dry I positioned the stencil to continue the pattern and applied some more texture paste...trust me my friend, you can do it 10x better :)

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  5. One word...FAB-U-LOUS! What a lucky friend to receive this Samra-original! Love all your distressing for a perfectly grunged mirror and weathered brick. Tutorial please???? Home run, my friend! Big Hugs!

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  6. Oh My Gosh Samra......a work of art! You are so creative.....WOW!

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  7. Gorgeous Samra!! I really love the gothic feel to this one and the red cheesecloth really brings a fantasy feel to it. Your brickwork is amazing and I just love the wonderful grungy effect on your frame! Fabulous mixed media creation my friend! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you my dear :) I am glad you approve :) See you on the dance floor ;)

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  8. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  9. That mirror frame is jaw dropping stunning, it looks like a real cast iron piece - you clever clever person you!!! Gorgeous card!! xx

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    1. Ha, ha, ha!!! Me clever person me!!! Love it!!! Thank you Georgie!!! I might be clever, but you my friend are a GENIUS!!!!

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  10. Brilliant card love the idea and the cracked mirror was inspired,love the mirror frame and brickwork
    Carol x

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  11. Fabulous and Creepy all at the same time, Samra!! I just LOVE your hot glue cracked mirror! Just a fab idea!! Ain't hot glue cool! :) Totally love the wrought iron look of the mirror frame, too! I swear I can hear the echoes of 'Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all' emanating from this creation!! :) Thank you so much for bringing this enchanted card over to our Through the Look Glass challenge at A Vintage Journey! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Awww, you made my day Shari!!! I am so glad you like my card :)

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  12. Wow!! I am speechless :) that wall.... Just don't have words !!

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  13. So very cool Samra! your red cheesecloth looks like flames of fire! love the cracked mirror and wonderful frame - thanks so much for joining us in the AVJ Through the looking glass challenge! bet your friend LOVES this!! hugs, Julia xx

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    1. I just mailed it couple days ago to my friend and haven't heard back, but I am sure she will loooove it :) Thank you Julia for taking time to stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate you!!!

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  14. A super mixed media card Samra! The brickwork looks stunning and the red cheesecloth just sets off the wonderful cracked mirror. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Through the Looking Glass Challenge this month. Jennie x

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    1. Awwww, Thank you so much Jennie!!! It is my honor to see you stop by and leave me a comment! I am such a huge fan of your work :)

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  15. Ohhhh yeas please and more! This is a stunning piece and so well designed Samra! Your brick background is amazeballs fantabulous. How many inks did you use? That mirror is quintessential for this piece and stunning! Hugz to you muffin!

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  16. How neat, that's quite original. Thank you for entering our challenge at ASOI this time. x

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