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Monday, September 9, 2013

Glitter and gloss...

I don't normally use a lot of glitter and glitz - and although it's not real apparent in this photo, I really went over the edge with this challenge (by my standards!)  I used glitter, bling, Diamond Glaze, Micro Beads and foil.  (This is that game of find 5 things in this picture!)  This card was made for:

The new Monday Craft Your Passion Challenge is up and running with the theme "Glitter and Gloss".  The sponsor this go around is Inky Impressions and they have provided the Design Team with these images to create some inspiration for you.  You can find those really fun cards, the challenge rules and due date HERE.  
I used "Angelica Crafting" and "Open Drawer Desk" from Inky Impressions.  The theme and images lead to a craft room... not much other choice in my mind!  So a floor for her to sit on, bright colors for my crafty Angelica - and all the options come with what glittery embellishments to use.  I did print the girl twice, colored her and fussy cut both the images - the girl is then sculpted and layered with foam tape.   The desk is also fussy cut and placed against the "back wall' with a back splash/ bulletin board.  I completed the design with as much glitter & gloss as I could: foil on the hearts on the bulletin board, Diamond Glaze on the hearts strung on the ribbon, bling on her headband, shirt & the tool can, glitter on the balloons on the little card & finally Micro Beads on the "spilled" glue on the floor.

This card should be eligible for the following
One Sweet Challenge - Fall colors (brown, yellow, orange and red)
Pile it On - Tic Tac Toe (For a Child/ Image/ Autumn Colors)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment - Favorite Fall Colors - (orange, red, brown)
Top Tip Tuesday #109 - Paper Piecing (focal image)
Crafty Ribbon #60 - Anything Goes w/ Ribbon (in image is green ball of ribbon used to connect her Hearts)
Basic Grey #102 - Anything Goes
613 Ave C #36 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday #171 - Something Sweet + sentiment
OSAAT #180 - Use a Digi
Robyn's Fetish #176 - Use yellow, red and blue 
Digi Darla #79 - Anything Goes (optional Back to School)

IMAGES:  "Angelica Crafting" and "Open Drawer Desk" provided by Inky Impressions
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from my scrap pile; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: glitter, bling, foil & Duo glue from stash; Diamond glaze, Micro Beads were piled on floor to look like spilled beads.
INKS: Distress Inks was used on the edge of the sentiment which was stamped with Versafine black; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics.

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish yellow, red and blue challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  2. Fabulous card thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments. Susan x

  3. So cute Ginny .... Having a little girl enjoying crafting in an actual craft room is a nice idea. Good job there's that lovely wood floor ... much easiet to clean all that gooey glue off than some floorcoverings. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  4. What a cute card. Thanks for playing at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

  5. Love your card Ginny and all the rhinestones on her hairband & shirt, grat colours from your teamie hugs xx

  6. Ginny, your card is so fantasitc. I love that you used both images.
    xxx Michelle

  7. Lovely make
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  8. Beautiful card and great image perfectly coloured :)

  9. Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week and good luck :) Nikki DT (Sorry forgot to put this bit on!! )

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  11. Love the craft room you've created around her and impressive amount of glitter and gloss you managed to fit in,Ginny.Coloured so sweetly too.
    Lisa x

  12. Lovely scene you've created on your card. A fab card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  13. ~ginny, her face is just beautiful. Love the scene you created for her. With such a lovely craft room why wouldn't she be happy. Love all of the bling that you added and those microbeads are adorable. You do details so well!

  14. You have made a wonderful card here. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “brown, yellow, orange and red” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  15. This is such a sweet scene card, and so wonderfully colored. Thank you for joining our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge at Pile It On Challenge and please come back next week.

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at One Sweet Challenge.
    susan s
    Sweet Pea Design Team


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