Wednesday 9 June 2010

Miss Sparkle 2

Hi there.
This is the second of my Miss Sparkles and this time I have gone for the vintage distressed look.

The promarkers I have used are Ivory, Blush, Dusky Pink and Pastel Pink for the cheeks. The dress includes Pumpkin, Honeycomb, Peach and Burnt Orange. The wings include Azure, Denim, Powder Blue and Pastel Blue. The head-dress has Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan and Shale.

To achieve the sparkly look I have used Broken China Distress Stickles on the wings, Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Twinkles on the head-dress and Sakura pumpkin coloured Gelly Roll glitter pen on the stamens.

I am not so happy with the face this time, the colours seem to have bled in with the photocopy ink, and what annoys me is I am using the real Epson inks and not the look alike ones. Anyone know how I can stop this please?

I really like the Nellie Snellen embossing floral punches and have used them on both cards 1 and 2. On this one I have used them with bought ones (no name on the box I am afraid). I have included my usual butterfly and bird, both cut out and covered with glossy accents. I edged the scalloped die-cut with clear crackle paint and rubbed in Interference Blue Pefect Pearls. The edge of the circle die-cut was distressed with Vitage Photo DI. The flourish is TH Swirly. I also tried something completely different again on this card. I had a frame downloaded on my computer, so I printed it onto the DP as part of the background. Backing papers were edged with Star Dust Stickles and Frosted Lace sprinkled with glitter.

Well that's my second sample for the OSAAT DT call. Wish me luck.

Have a great weekend when it arrives, the weather looks quite promising for the festival, so fingers crossed.

Luv and hugs. Brenda xxxxx

Challenge List
A Spoonfull of Sugar #107 - Floral Delights
Tuesday Taggers - All that Blooms
Everybody Art #94 - Things with Wings
The Crazy Challenge - Distress It
Pollycraft Challenge - Ribbon and bling
Corrosive Challenge #67 - Die Cuts
Bee Crafty #31 - Bloomin Marvellous
Stamp, scrap, doodle #43 - Handmade Embellishments
Stamp Something - Digis


stitchy said...

Oh Brenda, I have to tell you, not to show partiality, but this one is my favorite..I absolutely adore distressed grunge type style and you hit the nail right on the head with this one..She is actually quite the masterpiece...I will cherish this picture forever..thank you so much for applying for DT position...I will be in touch by the end of the week...

stitchy xoxox

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the distressed grunge feel to it
Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week!! good luck

Hugs Shell xx

Zoechaos said...

such a different look, think i like this one best but they are both fab. Thank you again for joining in with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Leonie said...

Beautiful card! Love the glitter!
Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie ~♥~

siskus said...

Вълшебна картичка,великолепна!

Netty said...

Both fab cards Brenda, love the image. Annette x

Unknown said...

As gorgeous as the 1st one. Such a different card and yet the same image. Thx again playing along with TT this week

Juls said...

Fabulous!! Loving her glittery wings, and love the fab floral detail! Hugs Juls

Milliesmarvels said...

Fabulous card, I love the image, it's so cute!
Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge.

Unknown said...

Lovely card...I think her face is great...but I'm still an amateur Copic-er LMBO

Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge this week.

chris said...

first of all would like to congratulate you on such an interesting and different(which is what I love)blog it really is amazing, dont know how I havent come across you before.
your last card is gorgeous as are all of the others on your blog.
stunning work .
hugs chris xx

Sharon Noble said...

This is a stunning card.
hope your having a wonderful weekend.
Best wishes
Sharon x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow so cute card !! I love the glitter look !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Spyder said...

Hi Brenda, welcome to the team! fabulous card!!