Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Crafts and Me challenge #3 - Sparkle

Crafts and Me challenges want to see SPARKLE for this challenge oooh I can hear you shouting YAY from here!

For this challenge I have used a sweet pea stamp - Rising Flame which you can find at Crafts and Me here. I have coloured her in promarkers using yellows, oranges and reds and blending together and added lots of shimmer with orange, red and yellow sakura stardust pens then finally the clear sakura stardust which I rubbed in with my finger to blend any obvious lines. The beads on her are fired brick distress stickles and the added sparkle to the paper roses are stardust stickles. The sky background is distress inks in spun sugar, mustard seed and spiced marmalade.

For the background I have used starburst stains in autumn maple leaf and california poppy gold and the leaves are punched from starburst stains in lucky shamrock green. I also used DCWV pocket full of posies paper and stampin up (one of the pastels) which I cuttlebugged using divine swirls folder to look like waves.

Have to confess to a bit of an accident with this one! Having spent 2 hours colouring her as I wanted a real depth of colour so I do a bit, leave it and come back then do a bit more I then put in the distress ink sky and my last bit was to add the spiced marmalade around the edge of the sun - then I dropped the inkpad across the image aaaargh! Very quickly wiped off but I left a line across the left eye. Not to be deterred I thought what I could do to cover it a bit so decided on my new toy I got at the weekend stampman workshop - a bottle of mica magic reinker which I've mixed with water to make a gorgeous spray. I kinda sprayed this into the air and wafted the image through the mist so its got a sparkly gold shimmer over it.

Hope you can join us at Crafts and Me challenge - sparkle!

Also entering into...

Sweet Pea Stampers - Under the Sea

My Time to Craft - Ruby ruby ruby ruby (that was No1 when my son was born lol!)


Beckie said...

Gorgeous hun. xx

Angela said...

Vix, this is just GORGEOUS!! Love all the detail. I know what you mean about 2 hrs coloring one image. But I get lost my all the dtails when I color this beautiful images and I take my time to bring them all to life!! THese are my favorite images to color! I just love the way you have colored this BEAUTIFUL!!!

Juls said...

wow this is just incredible! such gorgeous colours! and Love all the gems! Hugs Juls

Crafters Corner said...

Just gorgeous!!!
And, in answer to your question about Port Sunny - Is the Pope a Catholic??
Of course we will be there! I will try and do some ATCs this time (not holding my breath however!)

Anne said...

Lord isn't it sooooo frustrating when you spend so much time and care on colouring then you go a do a botch somewhere at the last minute!! I do it ALL the time Vix!! You rescued it perfectly - she is absolutely stunning and perfect for the theme! So glad you played along with us - we have a sketch next week, hope to see you back! ;o) xx

Pascale said...

wow this is gorgeous I love love love the colouring in on this and all the sparkle (who doesn't love a bit of sparkle) Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week hugs Pascale

Dotpat said...

That is gorgeous Vix, really love your work

cockney blonde said...

WOW! Fabaroo Vix, love it, love it, love it, x

Lorraine said...

Wow! Vix. She's beautiful. Your colouring is fantastic.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, gorgeous image and what fab colours.

Teresa said...

Vix this is a beautiful card the colours are great and I just love all the sparkle and bling.
Luv Teresa x

Teri said...

Gorgeous hun! Love the rich colours and all the bling.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
Teri x

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Vix, and I see those embellishments are increasing, lol. Hugs Tracy x

Lesley said...

Great card, gorgeous image and colouring! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC xx

Nicola said...

Amazing colouring Vix and what a happy accident you had as you have really created a show stopper here. Love your colour combo and glitz and so pleased you joined us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Nicola -x-