Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sparkly Sparklers!

This Penny Black stamp is called "Sparklers", so I decided to add some sparkle to this card.  (Like I need a reason!).
 I stamped the flowers in Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, misting with water before hitting the paper.  I then coloured the edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool.  After stamping and inking, I misted the whole piece with water again to allow the colours to bleed slightly giving a soft, watercoloury feel.  Once dry I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool, as with all the edges on this project.  Next it was on with some Lavender Stickles to the flower heads for a touch of bling
After that it was just a case of layering up with a mix of matte and glitter card, adding a splash of green with a Martha Stewart leafy border punch and a sentiment stamped with a Papermania Urban stamp.
Everyone who knows me, knows I'm a hopeless ribbonaholic, so I've layered two ribbons, a purple organza one and a green gingham one, also adding a green bow.
The flowers around the edge are Papermania from a goody bag many moons ago and came as an adhesive strip.  I simply cut them into individual blooms and added a touch of Lavender Stickles to the centres.
A few purple gems finish it off and add even more sparkle!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
There She Goes - #153 - sketch
Penny Black - #198 - no patterned paper
Tuesday Throwdown - #95 - use some sparkle
Stampin' for the Weekend - #9 - sparkle and shine
Fab 'n' Funky - #118 - no DPs
Let's Ink It Up - #22 - distressing

28 comments:

  1. Very, very nice! How pretty are the subtile sparkles in the flowers! It almost become dimensional. Beautiful.

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  2. Lilac and green work together beautifully Wendy and the added touch of glitter to the flowers really makes them pop.

    B x

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  3. Hi Wendy,
    Gorgeous card,lovely image and colour :) x

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  4. So beautiful Wendy, lovely image and colours.
    Wendy xx

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  5. So pretty Wendy , i love those daisies around the edge fab card well done Hugs Elaine

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  6. This is beautiful - the gingham ribbon is gorgeous,h x Rut

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  7. Love the sparkle - and I am not a fan of glitter and sparkle either!

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  8. So beautiful, love the image and the colour. And the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. judit x

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  9. Beautiful card, love the colours and the sparkle.Tinaxx

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  10. Oh this is so beautiful and elegant:)x

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  11. Beauutiful card, love the sparkle and colours. Marlene

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  12. wow this is stunning i've got a stamp like that i must give it a go. Lovely x

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  13. Really pretty, Wendy. Love the colour and sparkle.

    Sarah

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  14. beautiful Wendy - really lovely - the colours are just superb - and its a nice idea to give this stamp a water coloury feel!

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  15. Hi Wendy, gorgeous card - love the touches of sparkle.

    Liz x
    PS love your blog name!

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  16. beautiful card wendy...love your sprarkly flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

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  17. Oh this is so beautiful Wendy.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. gorgeous card wendy.stunning purple colours and i love the flowers ;D

    xx coops xx

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  19. Oooo fabby, and i must try out stamping with my Tim Holtz inks, Luv Sam x

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  20. lovely.. I am back and have just put a post on my blog, so you are welcome to visit..
    Hugs, Brittany, xoxo
    http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. So beautiful, love your stamp and colour choice x
    Wendy x

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  22. Beautiful Card Wendy, Love the stamp...

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  23. Awesome creation, love it. Thanks for taking part in our Distressing challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

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  24. Gorgeous card - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  25. Love your sparkle. Thanks for entering this in LIIU's April Challenge and best of luck!

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  26. Beautiful card. Very pretty image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

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  27. gorgeous card - love this stamp it looks so delicate and love your colours too a great no dp card - thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week and good luck hugs Judith x

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