Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hearts



This month's Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge is a color challenge based on the following image from Design Seeds.
Color swatch courtesy of Design Seeds®

I've chosen the new Swirls rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle and tried a new technique (to me) called Blurred Lines technique.  You can find the tutorial here, although it's super simple to do.  Stamp your image with pigment or dye ink and go around the edges with a damp water brush (or one of those blender pens).  I went around the lines as well as on the right side of the heart, using the color from the stamped image to color it in.  Can't get much quicker than that!  I tried this with several different types of inks and the results are slightly different each time, even if the ink pad is by the same company.

I also added a bit of bling by adhering a strip of 1/4" and 1/8" Tear-ific tape to the side and covering with Navy glitter.  For even more sparkle, I die cut a strip of Super Adhesive Sheets with a Lifestyle Crafts border die and the I heat embossed it with Sparkle embossing powder.  The cool thing about this embossing powder is that it's basically clear on steroids - lots of glittery goodness added in.  So whatever color the background paper is, it will show through - just super sparkly.

You have the entire month of August to play along with our color challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create with these fun colors.



16 comments:

rachel said...

fab colours Anne and great sparkle xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are really gorgeous Anne, I like the swirl hearts and all the sparkle.
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all the bling Anne. I've never tried the blurred lines technique - TFS.

Tammy said...

Great color combo and pretty heart! Fabulous card!

Ellen said...

Love the vibrant colors and that gorgeous sparkly heart! fab card Anne!!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful heart stamp and gorgeous colours too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

E.T. said...

wow! sunglasses please :D such a funky, bright card there! lovin the sparkle!

HappyCrafter said...

This is very pretty, I really like the pearls.

jimlynn said...

Love all the shine on this and those colors are a knockout!!! Sensational!
Lynn

Brenda said...

Such a pretty card - love the technique and the pop of green is just perfect

April said...

Thanks for sharing the technique. Love the shimmer!

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome card with the hearts and all the sparkle...love the long card design, too!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, your cards must look dazzling in person with all the glitter and sparkle you add! Great card for the challenge! hugs, de

Damohicane said...

Super de belle idée Anne, ces coeurs agencés ainsi! Félicitations. Danielle

nwilliams6 said...

You are the Glitter Queen for sure! You must have 50,000 different colors too. Great sketch, sparkle, and image on this card. Hugz!

tammy scott said...

Very nice I like the blending I'm going to try that today