I was very proud to be offered the chance to be Guest Designer over at Paula Holifield Crafts for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge which starts today!
I am only too aware that I’ve been avoiding making Christmas cards recently! With this in mind, I focussed on adding Sparkle and Shine to an image that I have had lurking on my desk for a couple of weeks!
This cute little angel is a free image from Sliekje Stamps. I coloured the image in using Pro-Markers, adding Stickles for a little extra sparkle on the wings, dress and wand. I have recently rediscovered paper piecing (thanks MilkCoffee!) and thought that this lovely Christmas tree would look great with the added depth to the foliage. Again, a little dash of Stickles along the edge of the mulberry paper branch “layers” and some red gems that have been hiding in my stash for ages brought the sparkle and shine to the tree! The papers are from a Forever Friends Christmas pack that I am gradually working my way through….it seems to have lasted ages, and has been very versatile! I added tiny little adhesive Bling gems to the centre of the snowflakes printed on the papers, and mounted the image and papers on a light blue shimmery card, topping off with a silver glittery snowflake die cut.
Finally, the card base deserved a sparkly touch, so I welded an offset sentiment to the base outline using my Silhouette, then cut the letters from some uber-glittery cardstock…and hey presto! More Shine and Sparkle than you can shake a stick at!!
Thank you to Paula Holifield Crafts for letting me try out their GDT spot – I had a great time! Why don’t you add some Sparkle and Shine to your project today and head on over to the challenge!
Thanks for reading x