Bright on Dark

Well what a week that was did you get blown around much?   I understand that GB was not the only part of the world battered by winds last week, in fact our storm paled into insignificance compared to what some people were put through.

It's autumn here a time of mists with half seen figures glimpsed within and then vanishing again.   The snap of a twig beneath an unseen foot, or the cry of a bird echoing off a bare river bank making sound unearthly.   The tress start to undress covering the ground below with layers of fast fading brightly coloured leaves.   A time of fires when people gather for safety and warmth, the end of the time of plenty when feasts ensure that non of the ripening foods are wasted eating that which cannot be preserved.   While that which can be stored as food for the winter months to come.    Longer hours of darkness who knows what is wondering over the land where mortal people do not go at this time, who knows what is lurking behind that tree.  

From pre-historic times before our centrally heated homes with bright electric light pushing the shadows away.   Before street lights or science giving us knowledge, legends of gods and other supernatural beings began.   Tales we still share and scare ourselves with today.   We are our cave dwelling mud grubbing ancestors.

On the other hand, Less is More really inspired me this morning with their brand new challenge to use a dark background overlaid with bright colours.    Usually I stamp on white or cream colouring the image(s) to add vibrancy, but I do have a stock of coloured card.    For this piece I used a piece of dark purple stamped with watermark ink and then covered with bright perfect pearls.   Very entertained that Barbara Gray was demonstrating the same mica powders on Create and Craft at the same time!   The firework spray has been echoed at the bottom below the word Congratulations and yes the gold borders are peel offs.

Enjoy your week-end


  1. Looks like an amazing firework filled sky Zoe--a great technique you used

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Beautifully written post Zoe and love your fireworks card, hugs Annette x

  3. What a fab firework inspired card Zoe!
    Love the effect of the Perfect Pearls!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. Wow! Isn't that stunning?! My first reaction was fireworks but as I look at it longer I see the water fountains on the strip in Vegas (haha, not that I've ever been there). Love it Zoe! xoxo


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