Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine December 1st challenge

Hi all...welcome to the next installment of the Sparkle & Shine challenge. Today's inspiration photo is   one that is very soft and soothing to the senses. It has a touch of purple and a smattering of snowflakes.

Here is my take on the above photo, you can tell the purple and the snowflakes were my inspiration.


I started with a winter white card base and added some wide strips of glitter using some ScorTape. Then I die cut and stamped the snowflakes, what you can't see very well in the photo is that all of the snowflakes are covered in a fine clear glitter, giving them that frosty look in real life. You can see it a bit in the photo below.


After I had the snowflakes adhered to the card I simply scattered a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish the look.

We hope you will join us over on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. One participant will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift certificate to Pretty Pink Posh!

Click HERE to go to the S&S blog and see what the rest of the team made and to join in on the fun.

Stamps Used:
Fab Flakes and Christmas Cheer (Papertrey Ink)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Happy day before Thanksgiving everyone! Today is the day of the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop. I am super excited this month as I was able to find the time to get a card done for it.

I had so many ideas based on the inspiration photo. Loved the colors and the fact that there was some sparkle. I started this by heat embossing the ornaments and snowflakes onto a panel of watercolor paper. Then I pulled out my Brusho watercolor pigment powders for the background. I am still SO in love with these powders, their colors are so vibrant and they are so fun to work with.


After the panel dried I then stamped the sentiment , drew the strings and bows and added the sequins to the ornaments. I then decided that I wanted the sentiment to stand out a bit more so I pulled out my white gel pen and outline just the 'JOY'.


Here's the photo that was the inspiration for this month's blog hop...

Thanks everyone for stopping by to take a peek.


Stamps: 2011 Holiday Tags
              Tree Trimming Trio
              Snowflake Serenade
                           Vintage Ornament Additions
     Two Feet Deep
                   Instant Photo: Holidays

Watercolors: Brusho Pigment Powders (Turquoise, Leaf Green)


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challnege

Happy Sunday everyone! It's the 15th of the month which means that it is time for another Sparkle & Shine challenge. The photo inspiration for this one is very "November-y" and just plain perfect for this time of the year!

For my card I chose first to put to use the chevron from the pillow, the fall leaves in the wreath and the texture of the background wall.


I was super excited with how those leaves turned out, they look really cool in person. For my background I used an embossing folder. For the chevrons I used a terra cotta die cut and then covered it with black and white die cut chevrons, making sure to leave some space in between for my Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Lastly, I added a bit of shimmer to the die cut 'hello' with a Wink of Stella pen.


We'd love to have you join us and participate in the challenge. Click HERE to head over and see what the other design team members were inspired to make and to add your own project to the link. If you play along you could be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter!

Thanks for taking a peek, enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine November 1st Challenge

Happy November!It's the first which means that it is time for another Sparkle & Shine Challenge. This week's inspiration photo is all about the greens, blues, and purples...colors that are right up my alley!


I started this with a panel of watercolor paper, some heat embossing and some Inspired Blueprint Distress Ink.  I heat embossed the stamps with white first and then applied a watercolor wash on one side of the flowers. Before I let the color wash dry I sprinkled it with some salt, which gave it the marbled look. A little extra bonus to the salt application was that where the blooms occurred a little hint of purple came shining through.

After the wash was dry I then painted in the flowers and leaves with Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Cracked Pistachio. The sentiment was then stamped in black and outlined with a white gel pen.
Lastly, I embellished the flowers with some Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.


Here was this week's inspiration photo...

We'd love to see what you create using this photo. Just head over to the Sparkle & Shine blog (click HERE).  This challenge is being sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh. Join in on the fun and you could win  the following...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Sparkle & Shine challenge

Hey everyone, it's the 15th which means that it is time for the new challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. This one is all about fall, halloween, sparkle and pumpkins. I chose to use an older Papertrey Ink stamp set that hasn't seen some love from me in a while Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Fall Fillers.


What's difficult to see in the above photo is that all of the pumpkins have some shimmer on them where I used a Wink of Stella pen on them, hopefully you can see it better in the photo below.


Here is this challenge's photo inspiration...

We'd love for you all to come and join us. Click HERE to join and add your project to the link.
The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge Fifteen

Happy 1st of October!!! This means that it is time for another challenge on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. For this challenge the sponsor is Pretty Pink Posh. All you need to do is make a card using the inspiration photo and enter it in the provided link at the bottom of this post HERE and you will be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate for Pretty Pink Posh (lots of great sequins and dies!).

Here is the card that I made, it's a little bright and vibrant!!!


This card came about because I had received some new Color Burst pigment powders and was messing around with them. I loved the way they all blended together! The leaves are actually the remnants from the card that I made for the last challenge at Sparkle & Shine!


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder first and then applied the pigments over the top. My favorite part is the little speckles down at the bottom.

Here is the inspiration photo that is being used for this challenge...fun one right?!

Head on over to the Sparkle & Shine blog and join in on the fun! Don't forget, there is this up for grabs...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge Time

Hey everyone, it's the 15th which means time for another challenge at the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog. The photo inspiration for this one is all about green...

For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing Winnie & Walter! Their shop contains amazing stamp sets, matching dies and digital images! The winner of our challenge with received a $25 gift card to their online store!

Here is the card that I was inspired to make...


I started with a panel of watercolor paper and outlined the edge with some Scor Tape. Prior to peeling off the release paper and adding the glitter, I used Brusho water color powders to create the marbled green background. After it was all dried and the glitter applied I ran the panel through my die cutting machine multiple times with a leaf die to create a negative space. I then cut the leaves out of two different colors of cardstock and inlaid the pieces into the card front. Heat embossed the sentiment and embellished with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


We would love for you to come and join us in the challenge. Click HERE to be taken to the Sparkle & Shine blog where you can upload your project with the provided link.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.