Friday, 4 January 2013

Sparkle and Shine

It's going to be one of those days here in the cubbyhole.
Glitter and Sparkle and Shining was needed for two projects this week. My crafting area was sparkling like a Christmas tree after this one for Delicious Doodles.
The challenge over at the Delicious Doodles challenge blog calls for sparkle and shine. and that's what we have here.
OK - maybe not as much as I know some people use - but more than I would. The base card is pearlised blood red and it does have a gorgeous sheen to it. This was then matted with a piece of black that also has a silk sheen to it. This black was dry embossed to bring out the white core.The sketch I used for inspiration is from the Sweet Stop challenge SSS191. Some red DP from my offcuts box and some lace from stash form the layers. Then added ribbon, flowers and gems. The sentiment will be added after personalising - as usual for me.
The image is, of course, from Delicious Doodles - MALICE. She was coloured with promarkers.
Some glittery gel pens were used to highlight the sword tattoo, sword and jewellery.
This maybe shows the sparkle a bit more. The image was layered onto two pieces of card. The edges of these had double sided tape applied then the glitter stuck to this. A lot cheaper than glitter cardstock and I got that deep red I wanted.
The ribbon detail - that was twisted and sewn down at appropriate spots to stop the curls "bunching". Some black gems.
The challenges over at Delicious Doodles are running weekly still. Giving everyone more chance to win some gorgeous images. The other girls on the team have made some fabulous eye candy and really worth going to see.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenges over at
The Sweet Stop - Their Sketch
Creative Moments - Emboss it/anything goes


  1. very beautiful, Helen! lovely eyes...

  2. Love it hun, black and red - one of my fav colour combo's! xxx

  3. Beautiful, well done! Thank you for entering at Creative moments.
    Leona x