Friday 5 October 2018

The Flower Challenge #25 Add Sparkle

It appears that this month coming is our 2 year anniversary and I anticipated a month too early.
But hey, why not celebrate twice so to all of you who commented before I thank you for your congrats previously.  I do love celebrating so why not twice I say. 

Now the good news is with this celebration,  the winning card picked by the Design Team, will get a Gift Voucher from Top Flight Stamps and a Guest Spot at The Flower Challenge and then a Random Pick winner will receive a stencil and some stamps so without further ado........

How easy is this challenge especially for those of us who do so love sparkle. It shines out of us, from our clothing with little sparkle patches here and there, our unintentional sparkle added to our hair and cheeks and of course our loyal cats and dogs who often end up sneezing sparkle here and there.

I stamped and gold embossed this amazing background stamp from The Ton so theres my first sparkle. This time I have stamped onto watercolour cardstock so I can use water but instead of water
I used my Nuvo Aqua Glimmer Glitter Gloss and its like a watercolour brush but contains all this wonderful glimmer shimmer when you shake your brush well and squeeze gently a bit of this glimmer comes out and it works beautifully with the Zig Clear colour Brushes The biggest thing to remember with zigs is what watercolour paper you use. For flow like I have achieved I used Strathmore Watercolor I use the smooth side. I also use Canson successfully and Multimedia paper (I cant share that link till I get home again as I was unable to find through search now)

Check out the shimmer here. Its amazing IRL. I barely add the darkest blue from the Zig set then use the Nuvo brush to pull and blend. Wiping off any paint on a piece of paper towel and continuing to blend out till I am happy with the colour.

The same with some yellow, mustard and brown colour for the middle ring and a couple of greens for the background. Add a few sparkly gems that look like raindrops and the 'Be you tiful' sentiment in gold mirror card.

Nows its time for you to go to The Flower Challenge and see whats happening over there and all the stunning creations from our Design Team. Then you need to go to your craft room and start playing with everything that shimmers, add your flowers and your ready to go.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope I see you again soon.



Dotty Jo said...

What a beautiful card, Jo x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning, fabulous colouring and wonderful sparkle. Happy 2nd birthday x

lostinpaper said...

Another 'beyoutiful' card Aileen!

Ina G said...

Your colouring skills are simply amazing Aileen. This is truly beautiful with all the shimmer. It would look so much better IRL for sure.

Bobby said...

Love the close up with all the sparkle, Aileen. That is one gorgeous daisy.

Kim Heggins said...

so that beautiful blue!

Karren said...

Two years! Or nearly 2 years :) . Congratulations to you, Aileen, for taking your vision and making it happen. I am proud to have been a very small part in bringing that to fruition. And what a gorgeous card you have created - so beautifully sparkly. I'm going to try my best to play along this month.

Viv said...

An amazing stamp Aileen. Loved the colours in the one in the post below this but this exceeds that - gorgeous!

Viv said...

Wow Aileen this is one gorgeous card! loving the bright colours and that fab stamping too...another masterpiece mf ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

Your floral cards colored with Zig Brush markers are always gorgeous, Aileen !!! Great soft blending on watercolor cardstock!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh my Gosh Aileen thisis so so adorable card I love all
your coloring the GOLD
this is AMAZING
can be as Wall decoration too
Many thanks for joining us at ATSM this time see you again tomorrow
Monika (DT)

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic coloring, Aileen, and I love the sparkle! Love seeing this entered into our challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Gwendolyn said...

Gorgeously coloured flower Aileen, love the way you added all that sparkle! I'm back home now so your package will be sent today! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Ruth said...

Oh goodness! Is it really two years?? And such success with the challenge. Love these giant flowers you've been using lately and everything is better with a bit of sparkle, isn't it? Lovely job! xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Aileen, that flower is beautiful but with the gold embossing it looks regal.
Love the gorgeous coloring of it and the beautiful golden sentiment.
Another WOW card, my friend.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love card!!
xx Karen

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