Tuesday 28 January 2014

Mica, Glitter and Gloss

We had our usual girlie craft session last night, this week we played with mica powders, as we had a couple of mica virgins in our midst.
I had a real job to capture the shimmer of the mica powder on camera, especially as the weather is so dark and wet, it looks so much prettier in reality.
 The mermaid stamp is from Clarity, I haven't had her out for a play for a while, she a beauty, and nice and large too.  I stamped her with Perfect Medium and simply brushed on mica powders in greens and blues, added some Star Dust Stickles to the bubbles, and Anita's 3D Gloss to her tail.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
To mat the image, I used some lovely, textured, iridescent paper, or "that squadgy paper" as my Mum calls it.  The other papers are from Craftwork Cards, including the yummy glittered stuff.
I couldn't decided whether to use the pale blue organza ribbon or jade satin ribbon, so I layered them up and used both, opting for a double decker bow too.  Some Hobby House dazzlers finish my card off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Crazy Challenge - #163 - Fairy Tale
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #69 - Bling It Up
Robyn's Fetish - #196 - Lots of Glitter
Sketchy Colours - #195 - Green, Blue and White
Craft Room Challenge - Age of Aquarius
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Created with Love - #74 - Anything Goes


  1. This is absolutely STUNNING!!! Ginny x

  2. Wonderful Card!Love the papers!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!
    Big hugs,Kari :)

  3. Wunderschöne Karte
    glg Gertrude

  4. What a beauty, very pretty, lovely colour combo and those ribbons are great. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  5. Hello Wendy, this is a stunning card, what gorgeous colours and the mermaid image is beautiful, love yur design, Kate x

  6. beautiful card Wendy - thanks for reminding me of this stamp - lovely xx

  7. Such a gorgeous card Wendy. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

  8. Never have used mica powders but love what you did on your card. And really great paper. Thanks for playing the challenge at Created With Love.

  9. Great card. Love the softness of it. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  10. Oh this is stunning love the papers and the image is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  11. Lovely card! Tkanks for sharing us at The Crazy Challenge!
    Good luck!

  12. So elegant and clean! Love this card. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ January challenge!

  13. Cute! Love all the glitter! And I really love the clean cut look of this. The bow is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle.

  14. so beautiful wendy,the shimmer is gorgeous and i love your mermaid ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Fabulous, your mermaid looks great, I'm sure with all the mediums you have used she is even more magnificent irl. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  16. Gorgeous mermaid! Love all the shimmer and sparkle! Thanks for joining Creative with Love Challenges!

  17. so pretty and girly, just love all that shimmer, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x


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