I hope you had a great Easter weekend, and while you might be heading back to work today I thought I would attempt to brighten your day with my ‘sparkly’ entry into this weeks Global Design Project theme Challenge.
I have subscribed to the GDP emails (it’s really easy, just hop over to their blog and pop your email into the ‘subscribe to our email’ box… what this means is that my Monday mornings at work are brightened by the arrival of a new challenge into my inbox somewhere around 10:30 ish. Which is lovely, and makes Monday’s much better! So, at break time yesterday morning I check my personal emails to find this lovely email in my inbox…. what’s this weeks challenge?! Sparkles…. right, ok! Now, normally ideas will form in my head pretty quickly, not this week. I got home at 5PM and I still had no ideas. All I had was that I wanted to use Shimmery White Card stock.
Shimmery White Card stock is super pretty, and sparkly… but trying to capture the sparkle in a photograph is tricky. I have created a video over on my Instagram to give you a closer look at the sparkle.
My favourite technique using Shimmery White card stock is watercolour. Because it is a bit thicker than Whisper White it is great for watercolour backgrounds. This one was super easy and quick to create, the trick is in the Aqua Painter and making sure there is plenty of water. I added a light wash of Melon Mambo to the card stock with the Aqua Painter, and dried it with a heat tool, before adding further light layers of colour to build this effect.
Once the card stock was dry, I added two stamped flowers from Rose Wonder in Melon Mambo and the sentiment in Basic Black. I played around with the die cut flower, initially it was in Shimmery White, then Basic Black, but I finally settled on Melon Mambo, and added two trios of Rhinestones to complete sparkly look.
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