Afternoon! It's time for a new challenge over at CCM&M. This fortnight Sally is hosting, and she wants you to 'Make It Sparkle'. Any form of sparkle will do - glitter, gems, pearls, shimmer sprays etc!!
Now, I struggle with glitter. I love the effect of it - but I really don't like the mess of it!! So I decided I would really challenge myself - and use loads of it!!
I started by making a roughly 8x8 base card with Crafter's Companion Matt Black Card. I then took another piece of the card, taped down Sheena Douglass' 7x7 In the Forest stencil, and used Crystal (clear) texture paste that I got ages ago from Lidl. Once the stencil was removed, I tipped loads of black glitter over the top, tapped off the excess, and left to dry.
On another piece of Matt Black card, I used a sponge dabber with Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paints - 354 Iridescent Red Blue, 356 Iridescent Violet Blue and 356 Iridescent Blue Black. This created the background mat, and I also cut some of the flowers from the offcuts.
Despite the fact that I am not a glitter fan, I have a huge stash of glitter card from the early days of my crafting, so used a combination of black and lilac to create the mats. The corners are also cut from glitter card using Die'sire Essentials Lace Corner 1. The little branch and flowers were cut using Crafter's Companion Kimono Branch die.
The flowers are Die'sire Essentials Flowers for All Occasions 4, while the sentiment is Dies'sire Only Words. I finished it all off with some small pink gems, and ribbon.
Make sure you pop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers and More Blog to check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.
I would like to enter this into:
Allsorts Challenge - 329 Sparkle
Crafty Friends Challenge - 14 B is for ....... Black