Saturday 19 February 2011

Glimmer and glitz

I'm still playing with the "sculpture paper" as detailed in previous posts. This is the last piece I made. This time in shades of green with copper highlights. I like the way it looks in different lights and at different angles.
I loosely followed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday incorporating the folded frame as inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches. I did adapt the normal square somewhat.

The copper glimmer mist came out to give a sheen to some pale jade green/turquoise CS. This was teamed up with some copper pearlised CS to make the card and the folded frame etc.
The sculpture paper was stuck on the copper CS base before the jade/turquoise green that I had cut 2 apertures from.

The folded frame is secured with copper brads and turquoise dew drops

The image is the "Jewelled Fairy" from Delicious Doodles. Coloured using promarkers with some pearlised paints to add some shimmer and a touch of glitter dust to the wings.

Some copper corner peeloffs with more turquoise and copper dewdrops top and bottom.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Folded Frame
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Delicious Doodles - Glitz, Glamour, Shimmer and Bling
Sparkles Forum - Fairies
Simply Create - Bold and Bright
Stamp Something - Funky
Stamp It Crazy - Free for all
Little Red Wagon - Misting - the CS
Totally Stampalicious - Glitz and Glamour
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Fancy Folds


  1. Wow, this is such a cute card. I love the frame and the added dew drops. Very stiking card. This past week "Catch a Bug Challege Blog" over at Bugaboo had a a challenge for "different folds". This would have been perfect. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. Totally awesome hun! Love that folded framework and all the glitzy bitz.
    Thank you so much for playing our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
    Teri x

  3. Fun gorgeous folded frame! I also love your pearls and dew drops! Wow!
    Judi SSW DT

  4. Just gorgeous.I love the folded frame.Thanks for sharing with us at

  5. lovely card
    thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles again

  6. Amazing card! Love the peek a boo frame and the way you colored the image. What bling!!

  7. What a great card I love the sculptured paper frame
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  8. This is amazing!! I LOVE the sculpture paper idea!! Your coloring is so awesome!! Another awesome creation!!

  9. Gorgeous card Helen, love the folded frame. Your sculptured paper looks fab and I bet it looks wonderful when it moves. :-) xx

  10. Striking card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  11. Hi There.

    Very unusaul card, but very effective.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

    Huggies Angel

  12. oh wow love the colours your card is lovely...
    Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog hope you join us next week!!Hugs ..Anita

  13. Wow, your frame looks like a star! Very pretty.... Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  14. What a great idea, using you papers as a folded frame, I've tried teabag folding which is sweet. I love your colours great job.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  15. Wonderful framing!! Great image.
    Thanks for playing along with at at TMS.
    Theresa, DT

  16. I LOVE this! The colors are spectacular and the I love this rendition of the folded frame. Excellent job. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  17. Wow love the demention to your card. Such fun added embelishments too. Arlana@SSW!!

  18. What a cool card! This fols is so different and so neat! TFS Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  19. Wow this is gorgeous!! Love the colors and the cool way you formed the opening for the image.

  20. Gorgeous! Your details are amazing!! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  21. Gorgeous!! Love all the details and embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

    Jackie- DT

  22. Wow this is incredible! Gorgeous textures with the techniques you've used. Fantastic design. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

  23. Love your starburst frame for the cute image!!
    Thank you for joining us for the Bold & Bright challenge at Simply Create.
    Hope so see you again for the next challenge.
    Linda B - Simply Create DT

  24. Awesome!!!!
    So glad you joined us on Simply Create for our Bright and Bold challenge :)