Friday 4 January 2013

New Beginnings at Sparkle & Glitter with RSD

I know, it's not my team's turn to make anything over at the Sparkle & Glitter with Rick St Dennis challenge blog. I was in the mood for colouring the other day so offered to help out.
The sponsor for this week's challenge is Crafts and Me and a project using one of their images was needed and I need to build up my little stock pile of cards for emergencies.
I used the sketch over at Try Stampin On Tuesday for my inspiration for this card.
The BG is homemade using glossy card and alcohol inks. Something I've done only once or twice in the past.  The ribbon - that started life as blue but have used a promarker to change the colour. The green wavy DP is from a new stack for me - Echo Park's Chillingsworth Manor. This was edge punched using an MS punch.
The image was coloured with promarkers then I used my new perfect pearls to add a few waves behind the mermaid and painted the green areas with a solution of the perfect pearls to add that extra bit of sheen.
My new technique for this week is my flower.
A totally new way for me of making a flower from ribbon.
The pin has a little "made with love" sentiment charm added to it as well as other beads from stash and you can clearly see the little heart charm added to the bow.

I'd like to enter this into the challenge over at
Try Stamping on Tuesday - Their Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - New (New way of making a flower)


  1. STUNNING Creation Helen xx
    Happy New Year 2013 x

  2. Gorgeous card and love the flower

  3. wonderful card helen, very pretty and that flower is absolutely gorgeous

  4. Gorgeous Helen! I love the backing paper and the image is stunning. Your flower is just awesome too.
    Linda xxxx

  5. Lovely card! You must do a tutorial on your flower making :)

  6. GORGEOUS. Love the pretty greens and the heart charm. Thanks for playing along with the Something New Challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!