Monday, January 2, 2012

Sparkle: verb

to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; coruscate.

My first challenge of the new Year is brought to you by
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project.
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Winter Whites Assortment
paper- Reminisce ,Snowman Collage
stamped sentiment- Robin's Creative Cottage, Snowman's Prayer
Estaz Glitter Gloss
Winter Wonderland cartridge, p.66 layers ( holly leaves)
Paper Trimmings cartridge, p.24 ( snowflake)
gem- Hero Arts
silk floss- Splendor
Rangers Glossy Accents
inks, embossing powder,stickles, pearls 
Helmars 450, Gemstone Glue and Liquid Scrapdots
I really enjoyed making my own hatpins for this. The snowflake hatpin is made from a safety pin and the "Let it Snow" hat pin is made from 2 map pins! The latter is also held up with help from Liquid Scrapdots, so far one of my most favorite adhesives! And the gem in the middle of my snowflake is held there with Helmars Gemstone glue, the bow is securely placed with 450.
One of my favorite cards to make is by taking an image from the paper and simply adding to it. Add your own special touches to really create a one of a kind image. I stickled the outline and his nose, added Glossy Accents to the hat band, cut an image from my Cricut to add as an embellishment and hand sewed the branch arms, and my last but not least touch is adding the glitter gloss around his neck as a scarf.

So do you think it has sparkle? Does it shine and glisten?
I think so, how about you?

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Sandee Shanabrough said...

This is so cute Sandee!!! Happy New Year!

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Pat N. said...

I just love this snowman, Sandee. He's so gosh darn cute and the card is beautiful!!==Pat N.

Unknown said...

Sandee this card is so sweet! I adore that snowman, but then, I am very partial to the little guys :-)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that snowman is just way too cute!

Kristi said...

Aww Sandee, he is so cute!I love the glitter accents and tinsel scarf!

Thanks for your recent visit and sweet comment..have a Happy New Year!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Oh, how adorable! I adore snowmen, and this one is a cutie! Great sparkle too :)
Happy New Year!
hugs, margie

Karan said...

I love your card, Sandee! I love sparkly accents, and this card definitely glistens! Great job!

mommyof5kidz said...

your card is adorable! Loving your snowman!! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!