Today I have the pleasure in being part of a special celebratory video blog hop, celebrating the birthday of Love From Lizi.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LFL!
This September, Lizi is relaunching her website, and soon it will have all the bell and whistle, with a shiny new feel. There will be even more products (including Heffy Doodle!!) and there will be an affiliate program and discounts for kit subscribers and so much more!
Let’s get cracking on this video hop!:-)
First things first – there is a chance to WIN BIG on this one, guys! Lizi has got loads of prizes lined up (visit her blog for the full list) but the GRAND prize is a FULL YEARS subscription to the Love From Lizi monthly card kit!! Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! It is worth over $550 in value, and not only to you get the kit, but you also get to join the Love From Lizi group and get so much inspiration from the whole gang.
All you need to do is LIKE and COMMENT on the YouTube videos that are part of the video hop. Entries are open until 18th September and the winner will be announced in Lizi’s video on 19th September where she showcases the kit for October. and yes – it is open worldwide! YAY!
So let’s take a look at some photos of the card that I have made.
Lizi sent us a gorgeous Sizzix die in the shape of a peacock feather – after all, a peacock feather is her logo, so it was the perfect choice really! I decided that I would reach for my Faber Castell gelatos for today’s project, because I hadn’t used them in so long, and i fancied making something a bit more artsy fartsy.
I cut 5 feathers from watercolour cardstock, and then squiggled the gelato on top. I decided to go for bright colours like yellow, orange and pink – I guess I am not quite ready to let go of summer! 🙂
I used a wet paintbrush to blend the colours together, but i wasn’t being fussy – I went quick and let the artistic freedom flow. I wanted to make each one a bit different, so i trimmed them down to a slightly smaller size and gave them a little variation. I used gold embossing powder and some black washi tape to add some extra touches to my feathers.
I decided to go with the flow and add some splatters to my 5.5″ x 4″ background using black watercolour paint, and then added a strip of black card and strip of gold embossed card on the edge. I also added some black dotty washi tape to the folded notecard.
Before sticking my top panel in place, I stuck down the feathers with a glue gun. I guess i was channelling my inner Wilna Furstenburg. I kinda liked being free and easy and going with the flow.
I stuck on a piece of folded vellum and a piece of twin, before adhering the top panel to my notecard with some foam tape. To finish the card, I added a die cut HELLO from Honey Bee Stamps, cut from black craft foam, and a few black pearl embellishments.
Don’t forget to check out the next person on the list, and leave a like and a comment on the YouTube video for each project in the video blog hop.