Sunday, October 7, 2012

ABAC-Shiny, Sparkly, Blingy, OH MY!

It's week two of the challenge at Anything But a Card, and it's my turn to share a project. Our challenge is to make something shiny, sparkly, or blingy and I think this will qualify (wink) as sparkly. I am loving all of the creations that have been linked up so far!  There is so much variety and everyone has their own style that shows through all of the bling-bling!!  

I really need a class on taking pictures of my layouts as they never appear as nice as they are in real life.  I give you exhibit A...
I sprayed vanilla shimmer smooch spritz all over the base, added a couple of strips of silver glimmer paper and a glitter brad in the center of a distressed flower.  The butterflies are heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. You would think that the glint from the sunlight would be blinding in this picture, but it's not.  So you will just have to take my word that it is VERY sparkly!!

This blurry close up of the flower shows a hint of the shine...

This was a fun page to create.  DD#1 loves purple and I thought the elegant eggplant and silver would give these holiday pictures a festive look.  The grungy flower was a first for me.  I punched 3 scallop circles and misted them with a little water, then mushed them into a ball. This gave them such wonderful texture.  I attached them together with a glimmer brad and sprayed them with vanilla shimmer.  Not to bad if I say so myself!!

When I finished my page and was looking at the pictures, I noticed DD had a jeweled belt buckle on her shirt. How perfect is that?!

Well, i hope you like my sparkly page and I would love to see what you can create with a little sparkle, shine, or bling! Have a wonderful week!

Page Recipe: Cardstock-elegant eggplant, silver glimmer paper, Ink-versamark, Stamp Set-Precious Butterflies, Accessories- scallop circle punch, elegant eggplant dotted scallop ribbon, silver glimmer brad, vanilla shimmer smooch spritz, iridescence ice embossing powder, heat gun


  1. A gorgeous layout Margaret, the purple colour is lovely and I'm sure it will sparkle!!

    I struggle sometimes to get a good picture with a compact camera but if I use my DLSR it is much better. x

  2. Well of course it's gorgeous, it's purple, it's blingy and YOU made it! Your scrunched up, spritzed up, shimmered up, grunge flower is terrific!! Fantastic LO Margaret...those are wonderful pictures too. :D
    Happy Sunday,
    Lisa xx

  3. I already know it sparkles! Anything with the smooch on it is always shiny and love the look of it. Great photos, layout and of course that flower too!

  4. Up close the purple shimmers and sparkles beautifully Margaret.I love your idea of a page recipe - very clever.

  5. Great layout and I love the shimmer on it.
    I know what you mean about the photos and trying to get a good one of a layout. I changed from laying mine down to photograph to standing them up and it helped quite a bit.

  6. beautiful Margaret! I love purple and you did this page with such a great flair.

  7. What beautiful photographs! They look great on this page. Love the techniques you have used. Like Julie already commented, a page recipe is a great idea. Thank you also for your very much appreciated comments. Chers, Di

  8. So pretty, I really like the sparkle on the flowers!!

  9. Splendid splendid!!! Fantastic page!! Purple is my dd'smfave color, too ;)

  10. Sparkly fun page =) I'd guess all the shimmer probably wouldn't let the camera focus properly.

  11. Love it and I always love the details (so I can copy you hahaha) and how you make your pictures stand out. Great job Margaret!


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