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Monday 14 October 2019

CCM #243 Sparkle

I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by, here we are in the throws of Autumn in the UK, cold and drizzly and quite depressing. Hopefully our challenge today will cheer you up…….. Sparkle.

I started with a page from my Studio Light square journal. It has lovely paper/card in it, one side smooth and the other has a texture. I chose the smooth side, and using three colours of Distress Oxides, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Broken China I made a watercolour background.

As close to the middle as I could get I stamped the gorgeous Thalia from Pink Ink.

I coloured her in with my Jane Davenport Magic Wands. I got these in a bargain collection of her stuff on ebay….. some of which I already had which I shall flog on and some of which I didn’t yet have, these pencils being amongst them. Now I love my polychromos, the closest idea to these, but these went on like a dream on the watercolour card and blended beautifully. With a little Gamsol and a blending tip from the parchment craft range at Crafters Companion., I did go over the whites of her eyes with a Sakura gelly roll in white as they were very blue looking from the background colouring!

The butterfly is from the Thalia stamp set and I stamped it onto acetate and glittered it from behind. It actually doesn’t look as messy to the nake eye as the camera has made it look, or at least to my named eye it doesn’t and as it’s for my journal that’s all I am worried about, lol

The sentiment, also from Crafters Companion, is one of their rub on sticky transfers that they make for foil, but I used mine with glitter. I also glittered her upper lid under the brow line crease.

I added a frame around the image with three very fine line pens, and to finish it off popped a couple of large faceted self adhesive gems from Craft Buddy.

I am entering this into:-

A Vintage Journey – Inky Wings
Addicted To Stamps – #362 Make Your Mark
Arty Divas – #6 Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life – #116 Frame
Colour Crazy – #40 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #54 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Elliebelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Oct: Stamp It
Gem of a Challenge – #20 Anything Goes
Imagine That Creative Playground – #10 Anything Goes
Just Us Girls – #509 Trend Week, Frame It
Lavinia World – #11 Anything Goes using Stamps
Little Red Wagon – #518 Cut It Out
Polkadoodles – #41 Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delight – Oct: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge – #10 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes


  1. beautifully done! .... thanks for joining in this week with the Polkadoodles challenge; Nelly DT x

  2. Great card! I'm loving all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. Gorgeous card, Lin! I love how you explained how you created your beautiful card! Thank you! Also thank you for sharing your card with us at Lavinia World Challenges!
    DT Bonnie

  4. This is so unique and beautiful, Lin. The drawn frame fits right into the style of your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

  5. What a beautiful page! Your colors and textures are perfect. Thank you for crafting with us at Lavinia World. Vicki-DT

  6. Oooooo! A lovely journal page, those fabulous eyes! You've coloured them so beautifully. Love all the little touches of bling too. Thank you for sharing this with our Inky Wings challenge over on a Vintage Journey. Toni x

  7. Many thanks for joining in with the Polkadoodles Anything Goes Craft Challenge and sharing your beautiful project with us. Lou x

  8. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the way you colored her eyes! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  9. So beautifully done! Love the sparkle!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about using traditional stamps this week.
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. This is fabulous Lin, I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy Batchen DT for

  11. I LOVE this! It would cheer anyone up, even if the sun is finally shining here in NW WI. You do amazing work! Thanks so much for joining us at Lavinia World Challenges. Julie, DT member

  12. Stunning! Love the colours and the sparkle. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck!

    - Hanna, DT

  13. Hi Lin, just popped by to say how much I love your card for this challenge, it's gorgeous and really sparkles. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  14. This s a beautiful journal page and the main image is stunning x I adore the butterfly and I bet it really sparkles with the glitter x Great to have you on board for the Inky Wings Challenge at A Vintage Journey
    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  15. love your card! Thanks for playing along with the Lavionia World Design team!

  16. Very striking - love it.

    Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the sparkle.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lavinia World
    Lena’s Creations

  18. Oh your creation is absolutely stunning! I just love the watercolor background and image. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

  19. So gorgeous!! I love all the watercolor and the glittery accents. Awesome Job!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Polkadoodle challenges!!
    Lina DT

  20. Beautiful. Love the theme and glittery accents. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

  21. Wow, that image is so beautiful! Love the colours you chose.....and all that sparkle! x

  22. Wow Lin this is fabulous, you have the most wonderful gift of creativity. Love it!

  23. Wow Lin this is fabulous, you have the most wonderful gift of creativity. Love it!

  24. A lovely card, sparkling indeed, perfect for this Autumn! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

  25. Beautiful card, love your colour scheme. Thank you for sharing at Scrapper's Delights. Pippa DT

  26. Very Nice. I love the glitter.:) Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge Blog

  27. Wonderful card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrapper's Delights this month!
    Hugs Donna (DT) xx


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