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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Glitter here, glitter there......

.....glitter everywhere!

Whoops, had a glitter accident, it seemed like a good idea to sprinkle a little glitter on my frame to stick to stray glue as some lines were a little wider than others, then it looked nice on my image so I decided to get the Art Institute glue out, which took some unblocking but once it was done the glue (long neglected) was perfectly good. I was using a pot of Nirvana glitter which is a lovely blend of blue and gold, and it was going well until I thought to add pearls and before I had the lid on properly, in my haste to finish my card, I turned towards the boxes with the pearls and whoops, dropped the glitter pot. It is safe to say that there is glitter everywhere, I had a whole tub of it, I only managed to recover about half! I used my little dustpan and brush, then my specially purchased glitter vacuum, and then had to get a tea strainer to get the bits out. Shaun vacuumed me, I vacuumed the rug! The rug is covered in bits, it should be vacuumed but I don't want to lose any treasure, I need a big sieve! I drop gems, pearls, tiny stamps from sets, lids for things, all sorts, and there are bits of die cuts, ribbons, all sorts!

I decided to colour this gorgeous Fairy Fae by Delicious Doodles from Stitchy Bear Digital stamps in blue and yellow, and I have a couple of challenges in mind to enter, I hope I am not too late! Blue hair, I hope it worked! I used my Atyou Spica pens on the butterflies and her eyes and lips, then added the glitter to the butterflies and some to her hair. Unfortunately in the photo the glitter doesn't look glittery, it looks like grit and it is much better in real life!
All die cuts are cut with Spellbinder dies, the butterflies are some of the very early dies and got glittered too. As mentioned, flat back pearls were added, and some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons with some glittery cord that was free with a magazine, and a bead. The sentiment is a Debbi Moore stamp, the butterflies are from an unbranded set, I had several attempts at stamping and heat embossing and despite an antistatic bag, I ended up with stray powder that set, even though I heated from below.

This is my reminder project for the Quirky Crafts challenge, I have really enjoyed using these gals, and have taken a lot of time attempting to get them right. So hop on over to join in the Quirky Challenge which is Eyes Wide Open, and all you need is eyes (wide open) on your project, and you could win Fairy Fae and more images!

I have entered the following challenges:
Feeling Crafty - Butterflies (January)
Graph'It Marker challenge - Yellow and blue springtime colours  (Fridays)
Allsorts challenge - Use ribbons but not bows.
One Stitch at a Time - New beginnings
Papertake Weekly - anything goes/New beginnings (Tues)


Doris Molina Mora said...

Carol, your card is sooooooo beautiful. I love it!

Doris Molina Mora said...

Carol, your card is sooooooo beautiful. I love it!

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Cazzy, what trials and tribulations you had with your precious glitter. As you told your story with so much humour I found the children's nursery rhyme " There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" running through my head ....oh, and I'm not calling you old :-)
Actually, your misadventure was very fortuitous as this card is very beautiful and made extra special with the gorgeous glitter. Your border, with the pearls is so effective and pretty and I love those butterflies.
Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Iris said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at the Graph'It color challenge and Good Luck!


Josephine said...

Beautiful, love how you've used contrasting colours.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Wendy L said...

What a fab and vibrant card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

Erin Stephenson said...

Love the hair. Adorable card! Thanks for playing at One stitch at a time. Good luck. Hope to see you next time.

Helene E said...

great colour combo! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge!

Margaret said...

So sorry about your glitter spill! I hope you were able to recover most of it. Your card is fabulous. Love the colors you chose. I don't think I would have picked those, but they really worked for you. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Iris said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us this week over at the Graph'It color challenge!


Sylvia Anderson said...

This is so vibrant, I love it.
Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x