Sunday, November 20, 2016


I am sharing an inspiration piece for IndigoBlu today that was way out of my comfort zone.  The members of the International Design Team were asked to create projects inspired by Bonfire Night.

OK, so what is Bonfire Night I asked since it is not something celebrated in Canada.  It turns out it is a celebration recognizing the failure of Guy Fawkes and his cohorts who were plotting to assassinate the King and blow up the British Parliament Buildings on November 5th, 1605.  In modern times it is an occasion for families to get together and have a party with lots of fireworks and special food.  So for my first piece I decided to go with a fireworks theme in a vintage vibe.

I started with some Bazzill card stock for the blank, added a panel of black card stock and then created a background by inking a piece of card stock with Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

Then I got my handy husband to create a fireworks stencil for me and cut it on the laser cutter.  I used my wonderful new stencil all over my night sky by pouncing Vodka Martini, Goldfinger and Miss Moneypenny Metallic Paint from IndigoBlu with pieces of makeup sponges going from the centre of each burst to the outside.

I found a vintage image of a young boy coming out of a store with his haul of fireworks online and after I printed the image I coated it with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle.  When it was dry I inked it with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and mounted it on a scrap of black card stock with dimensional foam.

The sentiment was computer generated and added with some dimensional foam.

I mixed some of the Vodka Martini Metallic paint with some Super Thick Slap it On and added it to a scrap of card stock through the Stars stencil.  Once dry I fussy cut a few stars and added them along with some sequins to my fireworks panel.

Even though this is not a bright piece that one would normally think of for a party, I love my sparkly fireworks in the night sky and hope I have done some justice to the theme.


  1. Stunning project, although you say it is out of your comfort zone! Love the way you played with the stencils and overall layout. - Sweet Kobylkin

  2. Fantastic card Cec!! Love your Halloween sky - your dear hubbie has worked a charm with the stencil. Have a brilliant time in UK. Nicola x

  3. Cec, this may have been out of your comfort zone to do this theme, but you did your research and created the perfect card, in my humble opinion! I love your inky background--a perfect night sky for those fireworks to blaze through and your vintage image was brought to life through your use of the crackle and ink! I love this, and I need to get my hands on one of these stencils your hubby makes! When does the shop open for business??? Hugs!


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