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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

ABC S is for Sparkle

Over at ABC this week our challenge to you is to sparkle!  Our Sponsor is


with a fabulous £10 voucher to spend in their online store.

ABC S ... Sparkle WM

For my Sparkle creation I used Sheena’s new Paint Fusion technique. I cut a card with my Go Kreate Dies in the largest size, approx 6”. And stamped out the sweet peas and then used the fusion painting technique to colour them in! As you can see I am still very much getting to grips with this technique and my leaves are not the most attractive on the planet, but hey nature is marvellous, and I bet if you look really hard you could find some leaves that look like that, just not on a Sweet Pea!

For the sparkle element I have edged my card with an embossing pen and used Sheena wow powders in a sparkly pink, which I also used for the words and for the Sweet Peas’ tendrils.

There is also sparkle in my thread that it is hanging from as I plaited together three strands of different sparkly threads to create a thicker one.

The butterflies are Nestie dies and cut out of two different glitter papers.

When I had finished painting I cut another shape the same size and glued the two together and it made a nice sturdy wall hanging.

I’m entering this into the following challenges:-

Creative Craft Challenges – Embossing (Heat or Dry)

Flutterby Wednesday – Open, but to include a Butterfly, Fairy Etc.

Freshly Brewed Challenges – Lots of Sparkle

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp – Emboss It

Top Tip Tuesday – Open Challenge – I have a tip. Paint a blob of ink on the top of the lid of your acrylic paints, that way you can find the colour you want from above without having to pull out all the bottles searching for a particular colour

Woodware Usa Clear Stamps – Die Cuts/Punches – My whole card front is die cut plus the butterflies are die cuts.

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. This is lovely, Lin! I've not plucked up the courage to attempt the paint fusion technique yet, but will definitely have a go when I get time to play.
    Beth. xxx

  2. oh wow i just adore sweet peas and these are just gorgeous
    Thanks for sharing at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  3. so so pretty! thanks for joining us at FBW

  4. Absolute gorgeousness!! Thank you for joining us at both the Flutter By Wednesday and Woodware USA challenges!

  5. Oh this is just darling! Love the sparkle on the border and the flowers! Thanks for joining the FBD Challenge blog this week!

  6. This is gorgeous Lin! I would love to hang this in my house!

  7. What a really pretty hanging! Lovely, light, fresh colours.

  8. Such a lovely hanging you have made! Love the colors, the butterflys and that sparkle! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

  9. Oh wow this is so beautiful, I adore sweet peas and this looks stunning with the little butterflies.
    Teresa xx

  10. Oh wow! This is just beautiful!!! The painting is gorgeous and I love the sparkle - so pretty :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  11. oh Lin this is just so pretty, its gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your project with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  12. Oh that is so beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at LCI this week.

  13. WOW! this wall hanging is GORGEOUS! you did a beautiful job with the image, you're too hard on yourself about the leaves! :) thanks so much for joining us over at woodware usa this week!

  14. I luuuved this when I thought it was patterned paper, but you painted it???!!! Get out! This is glorious!!! so, so , so pretty :) hugs~

  15. Wow! Your sweetpeas are stunning Lin (one of my favourite summer flowers!) Lovin the sparkle too!

  16. So beautiful! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Happy Easter! :)


  17. How clever are you!! Thats so adorable! I love the colours and the cute lil butterflies :D


  18. Lin, i had to read your post a second painted this?? Wow, I thought you were gonna say you cut a pre-printed paper to make it! It's beautiful, I've never heard of the fusion technique but I'll have to look into it. I love your wall hanging, the pink twine and the butterflies finish it off perfectly,. coB

  19. Beautiful hun, love the pink and green combo and the flowers are fab x

  20. Beautiful - love the colours. Great Top Tip too - thanks.

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

    Carol x

  21. Oooo, love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at FBD Challenge this week. NanaConnie (Guest Design Team member)

  22. This is truly beautiful Lin. Hugs xo Jackie

  23. Oh WOW Lin, this is just amazing. Now I know you've been putting yourself down, those sweetpeas are perfect and I love the butterflies with them. The pink EP works so well with them too, it's so pretty.
    Hugs Lisax


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