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Monday 18 February 2019

DV #196 Sparkle And Shine

Our challenge today at Dream Valley and Sponsored by Oddball Art is Sparkle and Shine

I have used one of their images called Sally’s Stars Img 292 to create my journal page.

I printed her onto Talens Watercolor Print Paper – have to say I wasn’t a fan of this paper at first as I find that actually no matter what I use the Ecoline brush pens on I cannot seem to blend them without tearing up the paper, however, for this it proved perfect! It allows you to blend copics beautifully, plus it takes other wet media really well! Anyhow I digress.

After I printed her onto the Talens paper I reprinted her onto Eclipse Masking Tape, which I had first stuck to plain old printer copy paper, and cut out her main image and the stars, which I then stuck back over her to mask her out.

Then I had some fun with the Ecoline Liquid Watercolours. I painted the who thing with plain water and then dripped and dropped to my heart’s content!

After I let it dry I removed the mask. I did end up carefully adding some more to the left hand edge as I had not put enough down.

I coloured her in with my copics.

I made a star border from a Carabelle Studio die, by cutting some silver glittery card, which I then coloured with the same coloured copics I used to decorate the three stars in the image. The spare stars from inside the diecut were used to decorate down the right hand side of the paper. And I glossy accented the three main printed stars to provide the shine, whilst the glitter card provided the sparkle.

I finally cut this down to fit in my Dylusions Creative Flip Journal and rounded the edges with an Xcut corner rounder punch. I stuck the page into my journal with plain washi tape. I have a set from Dyan in three different sizes perfect for this or printing your own images on.

I enjoyed this because it meant I could add a digital image into my Journal without having to fussy cut it and add it to the page later. Now that I have seen how well it worked I will try it again. I will have to anyway as the backside of this sheet is MESSY and looks awful in the journal and I feel sure that anything I add to the other side may well show through on this side. So I will stick them both together to form a completely new page.

I am entering this into:-

A Inky Mess – #22 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Addicted to Stamps – #171 Anything But a Square
Alphabet Challenge – X is for Xtra Bling
Colour Crazy Challenge – #6 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #46 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Playground – #2 Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Creatives – #26 Mixed Media
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge – Feb: Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Dies – Feb: Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamps – Feb: anything Goes
Polkadoodles – #7 Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp – #107 Die Cuts
Stamping Sensations – Feb: All Things Bright and Beautiful
We Love 2 Create – #2 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes


  1. Beautiful card! I love the watercolour background - great colour combination!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.
    Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#26 –Mixed Media}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#26 – You are in my heart}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#56 – Valentine}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  2. your journal page is so cute and love the colorful background and sweet image. thanks for sharing over at Do-Al(al)creative

  3. This is beautiful. I love it! xxx

  4. Great job on the masking to create your beautiful background! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

    Alphabet Challenge DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. Wow Its so beautiful :-)
    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge

  6. A lovely journal page. Gorgeous colours and sparkly stars.
    Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  7. Wow, very beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  8. Pretty card, love your background. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

  9. Wow fantastic background - really goes with your sentiment and image!

    Hugz Tinz

  10. Agreat art journal page, I love colors!
    Thanks so much for join us at Oddball Art Stsmps Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month.
    DT- Hadry Dc 🖤

  11. So so sweet. I like your explanation with photos.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month.
    Hugs, Tina – DT Leader
    Oddball Challenge

  12. joining us at Happy Little Stampers with Dies. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni DT

  13. Super background and cute image!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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